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I did a couple of sessions from previous guides and they all left me with sore muscles and wobbly legs. Looks easy but left me sore all over for a couple of days - happy sores lol!
Long one ahead, but it is essential to get it right to produce maximum results..
Moon-piercing breath (A)
Moon-piercing breath (B)
Half sun salutation (ardha surya namaskara): Mountain pose (tadasana)
Half sun salutation (ardha surya namaskara): Upward reach (urdhva hastasana)
Half sun salutation (ardha surya namaskara): Standing forward bend (uttanasana)
Half sun salutation (ardha surya namaskara): Half lift (ardha uttanasana)
Chair pose (utkatasana)
Low pushup (chaturanga)
Upward-facing dog (urdhva mukha svanasana)
Downward-facing dog pose (adho mukha svanasana)
Note: If keeping your back straight is difficult, practice down dog with bent knees.
Warrior II (virabhadrasana II)
Take a vinyasa: Exhale and return to plank pose and lower to chaturanga. Inhale and roll over your toes to up dog. Exhale, lifting your hips to come into down dog. Repeat warrior II on the other side.
Extended side angle pose (utthita parsvakonasana)
Revolved side angle pose (parivrtta parsvakonasana)
Modification: If this is too difficult with the back knee raised, or you feel too wobbly, you can move your front foot toward the outer edge of your mat for stability or lower your knee to the floor (as shown here).
Eagle pose (garudasana)
Note: Don't worry if you can't hook your ankles. Simply cross one knee over the other and work toward it patiently.
Warrior I (virabhadrasana I)
Note: If your hips are tight and you can't get your butt to the floor, place a block or a folded blanket under your right hip.
Cow face pose (gomukhasana)
Cow face twist
Seated forward bend (paschimottanasana)
Corpse pose (savasana)
Meditation technique for savasana
Imagine that your body were made of candle wax. Shift your awareness to the crown of your head, and melt that space with your gaze. As the wax begins to melt, feel the tension releasing from your scalp.
Happy Yoga-ing :)