Design and Experiment with a Practice around Āsana, Mudrā and Prāṇāyāma…

Design and Experiment with a Practice around Jaṭhara Parivṛtti, Mahā Mudrā and Pratiloma Ujjāyī Prāṇāyāma

– Staying in Jaṭhara Parivṛtti and Mahā Mudrā for a minimum of 8 breaths each side and Pratiloma Ujjāyī Prāṇāyāma with a crown of 16 breaths.

– Within this Vinyāsa Krama will be a common thread within each of the three crowns of the ratio
This may also be accessed as a crown within each of the three peaks.
However within the planning there will be a developmental thread, in that the ratio of will increase in actual length, whilst the four aspects of the breath remain constant.
In other words, if the base unit for each of the four aspects of the breath in Jaṭhara Parivṛtti is 8 seconds, then the base unit in Mahā Mudrā is 10 seconds and the base unit in Pratiloma Ujjāyī Prāṇāyāma is 12 seconds.
This relationship is to remain progressive within the three crowns, so it may be in the form of 6, 8 or 10 seconds, et al.

The Vinyāsa Krama or planning steps in the complete practice will be for a total of 120 working breaths.

– It will be based around Āsana, Mudrā and Prāṇāyāma
– In this instance, the practice will not include any sitting solely for Dhāraṇā.
– In the planning structure, any link Āsana such as Samasthiti, Śavāsana, Vajrāsana,
do not count in the breath tally.
– State the intended developmental path of the practice.
– Consider the primary Āsana you are choosing to build the practice with.
– Consider the primary ratio you are choosing to use in each crown of the practice.
– Justify your choice of supporting or compensatory Āsana within the scheme.

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