Round Out Your Practice: Balance
1. OM: Begin your practice with the chant om.
2. BALANCING BREATH: Inhale for six counts and exhale for six counts.
3. WARM-UP VINYASA:
Repeat four times.
4. SUN SALUTATION:
Repeat the entire series three to five times.
5. FEATURED SEQUENCE: Now move through this balancing sequence.
Perform the sequence twice--once leading with the right leg, then leading with the left.
For safety's sake, practice with your hands three to six inches away from a wall.
8. BACKBEND NEUTRALIZERS:
9. FORWARD BENDS:
10. CLOSING POSES:
12. OM: End your practice with the chant om.
Cyndi Lee is the founder of OM yoga center in New York City. She is a longtime practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism and has been teaching yoga for over 20 years. Cyndi is the author of OM Yoga: A Guide to Daily Practice and Yoga Body, Buddha Mind.