Utthita Ekapadasana | Virabhadrasana III | Ardha-Candrasana
Viparita Virabhadrasana II | Vasisthasana | Adho Mukha Vrksasana
This sequence starts to move through some of the same asanas we’ve already visited, but this time exploring the ways in which we move energetically from the inside out in all directions- Vyana Vayu.
We begin by lifting one knee into the chest and pushing energetically out through the sole of the foot forward and backwards in Utthita Ekapadasana and Virabhadrasana III. This begins to the power the legs in an outward direction while simultaneously powering through the standing leg- essential for any standing leg balances.
From here, we continue the push from the belly out the legs, and begin to play with the extension of that energy out the arms as well, pivoting the torso and reaching evenly out through all four limbs into Ardha-Candrasana.
The push through the legs begins to power the floating leg back down towards the earth and we continue to feel the extension out through the hands as we windmill back to Viparita Virabhadrasana II.
Keeping the steady center through all this movement, we bring the hands down, roll towards one side, and expand out to a fuller version of Vashistasana. This asana is a true embodiment of Vyana Vayu. When we ripple outwards in all directions from the center, the expanse can root us into balance.
To finish up, we come back through a Vinyasa and one more play of Adho Mukha Vrksasana… this time continuing that outward flow in all directions so that maybe we float into a full handstand.