Slow Flow: Forgiveness Sequence

Guy Friswell
Instructor Guy Friswell
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Average: 4.9 (8 votes)
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Duration:
10
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Feeling the need to clear mental or emotional blockages? Join Guy as he guides you through nine rounds of a salutation called the forgiveness sequence. Let go of repetitive thoughts or feelings and simply sink into the rhythm and flow of breath and movement in this short hatha flow practice that requires no props.

Equipment: None
Style: Hatha Yoga, Slow Flow, Yoga for Seniors

Comments

PianoWire 2 weeks ago

Question about forward fold: Should I keep my knees straight and let my hands dangle just below my knees, or should I squat to get my hands down to the floor?

Guy Friswell 1 week ago

In this sequence, when taking the initial forward fold, I’d suggest keeping yours legs relatively straight and only folding to an amount that’s reasonable for you ... say hands to knees or shins or just dangling. My thinking here is that since you’re coming up part way in the next breath and then getting down to the floor, getting your hands to the floor with deeply bent knees on the first fold would be a bit much. Ultimately do what feels best in your body and that allows you to flow easily from one position to the next. It should feel natural.

Olga Hebert 2 months ago

Very effective sequence. Helpful in the time of coping with a pandemic. Thank you.

n00btorious 3 months ago

Thank you for this class! Great opportunity to stand up from my desk and I'm grateful to be able to release tension and focus on forgiveness before diving back into things.

MereYoga4Life 3 months ago

After doing a Vinyasa flow class, I still felt unsettled and resentful so searched for a shorter class to try to add on to my morning wake-up and this was was amazing. Pushing the anger out physically helped clear me out mentally and I felt calmer and more focused after this flow. Thank you, Guy!

Bev2009 5 months ago

Hmmmm.....I dunno. "Yoga for Seniors"? This was a lot of very quick up and downs. I have a wonky knee right now and achy wrists. This sequence was a real challenge, and not necessarily in the best way :(

Just didn't do it for me, though I kinda made it through with lots of adaptation. I suppose for people with good wrists and good knees and lots of flexibility, this would be an effective practise. Perhaps I'll try it again in a few months when I'm healed. I'm doing the 14 day Beginner challenge and this was part of the 'package'; I've appreciated all the previous sessions. Guess it's to be expected that they don't all suit me.

Guy Friswell 5 months ago

Hi Bev -- Fair comment. I can see how wonky knees would make this one less accessible. Mea culpa. I'm also glad to hear that the other sessions have worked for you -- thanks for your perseverance and patience! All the best and happy practicing, Guy

Bev2009 5 months ago

Thanks, Guy. I did the hips sequence today as a part of the challenge--lovely!