A Sequence to Strengthen Core Connection with Elena Brower - Yoga Journal

Elena Brower's Sequence to Strengthen Core Connection

the relationship between your core and steadiness in preparation for meditation.

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Today, we’ll work on strengthening your core with a few standing postures, which will help you feel the relationship between your core and steadiness—
both physically and energetically. Warm up by holding Down Dog for a few breaths to stretch your limbs and muscles. Then, as you move through the asanas, place your attention on your belly as you breathe, taking your navel to your spine with each exhalation to help lengthen and open the front of your body.

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Elena Brower is the author of Art of Attention, a renowned yoga workbook, now translated into five languages. Studying and teaching since 1998, she's respected globally for her distinct blend of alignment and attention in her teaching of yoga and meditation. Her audio meditation coursework, Cultivating Spiritual Intelligence, is beloved for its accessibility and relevance, and her yoga teaching is influenced by several traditions including Katonah Yoga, Kundalini and ParaYoga. Elena is also the founder of Teach.yoga, a global website for teachers, and her second book, Practice You, will be published in 2018 by Sounds True. Practices with Elena can be found on YogaGlo.com.