Art of Attention is intended for yogis everywhere, a nomadic workbook from our friends Elena Brower and Erica Jago to open on your mat, providing yoga and meditation practices for all levels.
Not only does the this incredible book provide ways of seeing and relating yoga to real life, but it also gives back. That's right, the funds raised through Elena and Erica's Indiegogo campaign directly support some incredible non-profits (Find out more here).
Back to the book... Exclusively for MBG readers, here's a sneak peek of their restorative chapter, entitled "Let Go of Blame" - with the perfect three poses for a truly restful and healing sleep.
Pascimottanasana is one of the best poses for sleeping. Turning inward for this seated forward bend, this pose invites us to be closer to ourselves, to our listening, to our healing.
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Prasarita Padottanasana with a twist is a great cleansing rinse for your internal body, opens the breathing even more and helps circulation. In this chapter it's a chance to take a "snapshot" of your inner state as much as your outer pose and get an "impression" of where your attention is, and how you can bring it back to your body, to your breathing, to prepare you for rest.
Urdhva Baddha Tadasana
Urdhva Baddha Tadasana is a long warmup moment, your hands above your head, interlaced with your palms facing up, observing any places where your breathing is needed and moving your attention to those places.