Today I was in need of wave therapy. Waves of breath, waves of the spine, waves of practice. I am still working through some lower back pain and limited range of motion in spinal extension, so I needed the practice to be slow and fluid.
These waves are what I love vinyasa krama, the idea of setting a pattern in the body, exploring it with breath and building on it to a peak shape or pose. The body begins to open in receptivity so that each krama or stage reveals something deeper. There's an intuitive intelligence to the order which is the spirit of vinyasa, to place in a special way.