A Heart Opening Yoga Flow


A yoga flow to open your heart and embrace the limitless love that exists within and around you

Harnessing the energy of the Full Moon in Sagittarius we invite you to join us in this heart-opening yoga flow for connecting within and releasing from your heart, anything that is no longer serving you.

Begin in Tadasana with your hands in prayer. Connect in with your heart and create a loving intention for this practise.

Begin with an inhale as you reach your arms above your head into Urdhva Hastasana (Upward Salute). Exhale as you open your chest up as your arms sweep backwards and you Swan Dive forward.

Find your way into Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend) touching your hands or fingertips to the earth and belly toward thighs. Inhale as you halfway lift, spine straight.

Exhale as you make your way into Ardha Purvottanasana (Tabletop). Keeping wrists under shoulders and your back flat. Inhale as you reach your chest forward into Marjaiasana (Cat Pose), opening the heart here. Exhale as you round your spine into Bitilasana (Cow pose).

REPEAT FOR THREE LONG BREATHS.

Flow forward and down into Uttana Shishosana (Puppy Pose). Breathe into your heart space here.

Exhale as you lower down onto the earth, placing your elbows under your shoulders. Inhale as you lift up into Salamba Bhujangasana (Sphinx pose) a gentle chest opening with your elbows flat on the earth. Exhale back to the earth. Inhale now into Bhujangasana (Cobra pose) with wrists under shoulder and elbows bent. A deeper chest opening. Exhale back to the earth. Inhale finally into Urdhva Much Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog) lifting thighs of the earth and opening through the heart.

Exhale back into Adho Much Svanasana (Downward facing dog). Maybe peddling out your feet to find more length down the back of your legs. On your next inhale reach your RIGHT leg up into three-legged dog, bend the knee and open the chest.

Exhale as you flip your right foot over into Camatkarasana (Flip Dog). Hold your hand to heart here. Close your eyes for a few breaths and reconnect with your intention for your practise. On your next exhale reach your arm forward, extending that love outwards and maybe to someone in your life who needs it.

Inhale as you return to your three-legged dog with your RIGHT leg lifted.

Reach your RIGHT leg through to the front of your mat, ground into the earth and then lift up into Ashta Chandrasana (High Lunge).

Inhale as you lift your arms up and open up through chest and heart space. Recognise your heart as an unlimited portal for giving and receiving love. Bring your back foot to reach your front, return to Tadasana with hands in prayer.

Inhale as you float your right leg backward, catching the inside of your right foot with right hand. Reach your hand forward and open your heart into Natarajasana (Lord of the Dance). Find a drishti or point of focus on the earth in front of you to hold you steady. Then, slowly bring your feet together.

repeat on the opposite side

Before flowing onto the final poses.

Inhale into Urdhva Hastasana (Upward Salute) on your tippy toes. Reach high up into the sky! Slowly exhale as you melt down onto your heels, toes remaining flexed. Inhale as you relax your knees and feet to the ground. Place your hands to your heart, and again reconnect with your loving intention for this practise.

On your next inhale reach come up to kneeling, place your hands on your lower back for support. As you exhale fold your back and head backwards into Ustrasana (Camel Pose)

For a deeper heart opening, you may choose to reach your hands onto your heels. Listen to what your body and heart wants here.

Finally, come to a seat or to the floor to breathe into your heart space or for a deeper meditation. Stay tuned later this week for a heart cleansing meditation that will work perfectly here.

Thank you for joining us in this beautiful heart-opening practise. We hope you can now flow through life with a heart a little more open and free to give and receive love.

Love DA

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