Imagine yoga before it was transformed in its journey to the West. Imagine a personalized, breath-centered practice, passed down from individual teacher to student. Yoga for the well being of the whole person; not only the physical, but also the mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies. Something that would provide a vehicle for slowing down and learning to truly take care of ourselves. Something to ease the pains of life. For more than fifteen years, J. Brown has been at the forefront of a wonderful resurgence of this ‘old-school’ yoga, developing techniques to teach people how to practice yoga in a deeper and more fulfilling way. He is also a well known writer, having been featured in Yoga Therapy Today, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, Elephant Journal, and Yogadork.
To start, lie down in the corpse pose and hug your knees to the chest. Continue by putting your feet to the floor and raising your arms overhead. Inhale and exhale in this pose. Next, leave your hands overhead and straighten your leg. When you inhale lift your right leg to 90 degrees. While exhaling, slowly lower your leg down. Repeat with the left leg.