In this yoga swing instructional video, Leela Robinson shares a well rounded, all levels sequence for restorative relaxation and a conditioning workout. Similar to a vinyasa yoga class, the sequence flows from one pose to the next on the breath. The swing height remains constant throughout the sequence, allowing for a seamless flow between asanas.
Includes installation, safety, core strengthening, full inversions, back bends, forward folds, standing poses, spinal twists, thigh stretches, calf and hamstring stretches, hip openers, chest and shoulder stretches, and dismounts.
Modification Note: In Natarajasana/dancer pose, when facing away from swing, with arms overhead, and one leg in the swing, you can hold onto the middle handles instead of the upper handles. The upper handles will be too deep of a back bend for some people.
*Watch the video first, then practice along with your yoga swing.
*Modify at will, hold each posture as long as you like, and do as many reps as you want.
*The sequence moves quickly for demo purposes, pause it to practice at your own pace.
*Make sure your swing is safely installed and that you are healthy enough to be upside down.
*Always come up out of inversions slowly and with inhalation, to avoid feeling light headed/dizzy.
*Practice savasana/corpse pose to close your practice, either lying on your back on a mat, or cocooned in the swing.
*Share what you learn with family and friends.
*Please leave questions and comments.
Leela Robinson, Yoga Instructor and Licensed Massage Therapist FL, has been practicing and teaching yoga and bodywork for more years than not. She began rocking the yoga swing in 2006 and has coached many yoga swing practitioners.
~ Breathe Well Be Well ~