The Daily Practice: Strength and length

With yoga, standing poses build strength and length, and integration of the skeleton and muscles. This enhances alignment and eventually produces fluidity and light strength.

Try this a few times, aiming for a few minutes a day.

Centering (5 minutes)

Sit or lay down comfortably. Close the eyes. Use a recorded audio of your own voice, or any short breath-focused meditation.


Keep the breath soft.

Pay attention to the breath, but not too intensely.

Other thoughts will start to form.

Maintain calm.

Pay attention to the breath in the belly. It will expand on the inhalations, and contract on exhalations.

Soften the jaw and tongue. Let the eyes become still and soft, whether open or closed.

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