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PRANA

life force
 

leads to – healthy nervous system
 

out of balance – blocked communication and blocked movement

ON MAT

 

word – ENERGISE

 

medicine – congestion, sluggish, weight gain, water retention, accumulation, lethergy, sadness, attachment

 

qualities - expansive, mobile, dry, open

 

elements – ether and wind

 

dosha – vata meaning ‘vehicle’

 

direction – in and down and up and out

 

location – every cell

 

movements – backbends then inversions

 

pranayama – bhastrika, ujjayi, humming breath

 

sankalpa – I am full of life and possibilities

 

OFF MAT

 

tastes – fresh, well-grown food full of vitality

 

remedies – brahmi

 

massage – head massage

 

lifestyle – cleansing the senses, exercise, silence, retreat