Dog pose looking up (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana). Pyramidal posture (intense lateral stretching posture). From the puppy's extended posture (on a wall), put your hands together so that both pinkies press the mat evenly. Place the top of your head between your hands and walk with your feet toward your body until you find your toes on toes.
Extend one leg at a time. Move your weight forward, toward your forearms and head, hugging your elbows toward each other. Hug your knees toward your body, until your hips are above your shoulders. Activate the trunk by stretching the navel up and back towards the spine.
Extend one leg and then the other, so that your feet are stacked above your hips and shoulders. As you inhale, close the zipper of your legs and press upward with your feet; when you exhale, pull your navel back, towards the spine. The pigeon pose or Eka Pada Rajakapotasana is considered a hip opener that releases tension from the muscles surrounding the pelvic region. Trapped emotions find relief through hip openers.
The arch pose or Dhanurasana is a backward flexion. Backbends help open hearts and release pain. Yoga teachers should use the following yoga sequence as a guide for creating their own yoga class plans. To quote the words of Dr.
Bessel van der Kolk, M, D, doctor and teacher in the area of PTSD: yoga addresses the body, breathing and stillness. It allows you to feel everything you feel, tolerate every sensation, and live and move with it. Similarly, this trauma-sensitive yoga sequence is a type of therapeutic and restorative practice that, when taught with proper care and instructions, will heal the trauma survivor's nervous system. Yoga teachers may consider including this sequence for both post-traumatic stress (PTS) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Since PTSD is a clinically diagnosed condition, it is essential to follow a doctor's advice before presenting this sequence to patients or clients. This morning I attended my first introduction to yoga for beginners. I must say that I felt calm, very relaxed. I'm looking forward to the next 4 introductory sessions to get back to practicing yoga.
This imbalance can be solved using a scientific approach to the yoga sequence (with the use of yoga, pranayama and meditation poses) and thus pave the way to healing.