Following my periodic reflection I had another review with my teacher. Though my original intention was to focus on the pranayama sequence, the development of breath in asana and its relationship to pranayama called for some attention.
The following changes were introduced to the asana sequence:
- Adding parsva uttanasana in the standing sequence.
- Continuing structured breath development of lying twists while changing the cycle from s:1/2/3 to s:2/4
- Continuing breath development in maha mudra:
126.96.36.199 x4br 188.8.131.52 x4br
184.108.40.206 x4br 220.127.116.11 x4br
- Scheduling a followup review for September to consider a vinyasa of introducing back-bends to the practice.
Pranayama is built around moving from a base inhale of 8 seconds to 10 seconds (a capacity that has been built up in asana). First with anuloma ujjayi – the same ratios I was using in my previous anuloma practice, then moving back to pratiloma focusing on increasing the length of step-up from 5 seconds to 10 seconds.
10.0.15.0 x6br anuloma ujjayi 10.5.15.0 x6br anuloma ujjayi 10.5.15.5 x6br anuloma ujjayi 18.104.22.168 x6br anuloma ujjayi 22.214.171.124 x4br ujjayi
10.0.10.0 x4br pratiloma ujjayi 10.5.10.0 x4br pratiloma ujjayi 10.5.10.5 x8br pratiloma ujjayi 10.0.10.0 x8br pratiloma ujjayi 126.96.36.199 x4br ujjayi
10.0.10.0 x8br pratiloma ujjayi 10.5.10.5 x8br pratiloma ujjayi 10.0.10.0 x8br pratiloma ujjayi 188.8.131.52 x4br ujjayi