let your breath lead the way

In this practice you’ll have an opportunity to turn inward with forward bends and twists, and cultivate both wisdom and humility.

This class was on Maha Shivaratri, which is a very special night representing the union of the creative energy we call Shakti and the universal consciousness that we call Shiva. Though you may not be practicing this on Maha Shivaratri, it is still a very potent practice reminding you that every transition holds limitless potential.

You might take a few minutes to write down your intention. No matter when you do this, it is powerful!

If you’d like some ideas for setting intention, try turning to page 29 of your book. You may also want to read up on the mantra “Om Namah Shivaya” on pages 197-198 of Yoga for Dragon Riders. This is a maha mantra (great mantra) and one that can bring you to deep places of meditation.