I imagine I don't have a spine and instead I'm a floppy mascot.
Just kidding. But visualizations can be super helpful, too.
How I do it, is I close my eyes and repeat only a few movements until my body wants something different. It can looks like a sequence but usually it’s simple rolls of my spine or stretches of the legs.
It works wonders for me but may not work for you that well. How do I know it? Because I’ve tested it. Some people tune into it, others not right away. You are a teacher to yourself. Test on yourself everything that feels appropriate to you.
HOW TO EVEN BEGIN?
If you could start in Child’s pose and roll your spine up one vertebrae at a time to table top, what will the body want to do when you reach the all-fours position? Feel it. Close your eyes, repeat that sequence. Start in Child's pose, slowly roll the spine up to table top.
Then add some leg and arms extensions, move your hips to one side or the other. Move the neck.
Is the body opening up, letting go of the well-known sequences? Does it immediately want to go to Adho mukha svanasana (Downward Facing Dog) or Side plank (Vasisthasana)?
Notice. Observe. Feel. And let the breath guide you.
Leave a comment to let me know how it goes.
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