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Three Tier Approach-Yoga Couch
Instructions in folding and setting up a yoga couch. Blankets are folded into 3 sections and then stacked to support the cervical spine and lumbar lordosis when lying supine. This posture can be used for breathing, meditation and manual therapy.
Corpse pose can be done anywhere because the intention is to nurture your best self and cultivate love, joy, and peace towards self and others. The intention of this pose is to increase perception and awareness of the self and assimilate your practice. Breath is allowed to be free-flowing, releasing the need to control breath or tension in the body. Attention is paid to the senses and breath. The belly rises and falls with the breath as you unwind and rest.
The supine hook lying windshield wiper movement described in this video can be used to identify movement impairments in twisting and rotation of the spine, pelvic girdle, shoulders, hips and knees. This supine movement can bring awareness to the symmetry of movement and can help guide the development of an individualized yoga practice.