yoga meditation and philosophy with Lynn
¨ YI Reprint, “Simply Relaxing”, the section on Makarasana
¨ YI Reprint, “Simple Breathing”
¨ Path of Fire and Light, Vol II, Chapter 7, “Preparing Body and Breath”
¨ Memorize the Five Koshas, their Sanskrit names, and their descriptions and functions
¨ Annamaya – the food we eat/ body
¨ Pranamaya – vital force: prana
¨ Manomaya – further essence of prana, the lower mind
¨ Vijnanamaya – higher mind, buddhi, limited consciousness
¨ Anandamaya – sheath made of limited pleasure / joy
¨ First two weeks – daily practice for ten minutes in Makarasana (crocodile) with the breath even and serene. Either mentally count or have a sense of equal length for exhalations and inhalations.
¨ Second two weeks – daily practice for ten minutes of sandbag breathing in Shavasana
¨ Journal for five minutes a week on your observations about this practice.