This is an image that came out of the Asana Lab I conducted on Friday, May 20th.
It was created on a whiteboard onto which I project video images of students in various asanas – in this case, half spinal twist.
The blue lines were traced over the starting position of the pose, and the orange, lighter, lines were traced over the pose after some simple breathing directions. The point of the exercise was to show how the twist could be deepened from within by the breath – rather than imposing the twist on the body using the external leverage of the arms.
The resulting image was quite beautiful, so I photgraphed it to share with you. (Many thanks to Gail Ogden for retouching the photo.)
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Leslie's guided exercises "FREEING THE BREATH: Health, Relaxation, and Clarity Through Better Breathing" is available as a download or CD.