In earlier posts we have looked at Suryanamaskar in Vinyasa Flow A with 12 postures. Let us look at the Suryanamaskar in Vinyasa flow B with 21 postures.
Enumerating the postures we have:
1 Pranamasana or salutation pose
2 Hasta Uttanasana or backward bend
3 Hasta Padasana A or initial forward bend
4 Hasta Padasana B or deep forward bend
5 Kumbhakasana (Phalakasana) or high plank pose
6 Chaturanga Dandasana or plank pose
7 Bhujangasana or Urdhva- Mukh Swanasana
8 Adho- Mukh Swanasana or Parvatasana
9 Virabhadrasana 1 or warrior pose 1 (with right leg forward)
10 Chaturanga Dandasana or plank pose
11 Bhujangasana or Urdhva- Mukh Swanasana
12 Adho- Mukh Swanasana or Parvatasana
13 Virabhadrasana 1 or warrior pose 1 (with left leg forward)
14 Kumbhakasana or high plank pose
15 Chaturanga Dandasana or plank pose
16 Bhujangasana or Urdhva- Mukh Swanasana
17 Adho- Mukh Swanasana or Parvatasana
18 Hasta Padasana A or initial forward bend
19 Hasta Padasana B or deep forward bend
20 Hasta Uttanasana or backward bend
21 Pranamasana or salutation pose
Life unfolds in cycles. Yoga embraces this fact. See how things repeat in cycles in nature? For example seasons, revolution and rotation of the earth, and keeping current, our body’s very own circadian rhythm. One who has mastered these cycles and lives amicably with them and yet may take charge of the cycles when needed is a true yogi. Evolution is a necessary part of the cycle. It allows the circle to be complete, to return to the point one starts from and yet be immensely wiser, energetic, and stable. That is the journey. Any journey we undertake, no matter how small or insignificant, points to our nature in undertaking this final journey to fulfillment, i.e. our larger journey to learn in life, master learned concepts through repetition and then apply this mastered art. In a similar way, PT is about learning new motor patterns through manual therapy (reset), mastering them through repetition (reload), and applying them in daily movement(perform). StableMovement Physical Therapy is nothing but a part of this evolution that enables the completion of the circle.
When I say, Stable Movement PT makes this journey with you, it is a journey full of insights leading to the ultimate truth of your being and bringing about healing and recovery from injury along the way. Yoga is the basis of anything and everything and when approached sincerely and diligently reveals our being and purpose in life. About yogasana, Patanjali says “Sthiram Sukham Asanam.” Simply put, the posture in which you are stable or steady and yet at ease and comfort is the posture to be assumed. Notice how yogasanas demand stability for accomplishment and a good movement pattern is essential to experience ease and comfort in its performance? The whole practice revolves around this!
Injured? Worry you not! See this as an opportunity to learn about yourself and the way your body moves. Is it stable and balanced (Static Postures/Alignment)? Are the whole body movements smooth and graceful in execution and transitions (Dynamic Postures/ Vinyasa flow)? Help is along the way with the PT being your guide, cheerleader, and best friend. With a skillful eye, the PT identifies the nuances of movement patterns that need to be modified, the muscles that need to be stretched or motor components that need to be activated and the body parts that need to provide stability in order to achieve the goal. Prescribing appropriate exercises is the next step. The final responsibility lies with you, the execution of this newly acquired skill.
So what are you waiting for? Make that call. Visit us. You have nothing to lose.
Ami Gandhi is a licensed physical therapist in the state of California. She is the owner of StableMovement Physical Therapy, a small boutique practice in San Jose that offers patient centered, one-on-one, hands-on physical therapy.