As many of us yoga/movement geeks know, there are three “planes of movement” in which the human body can move. Traditional sun salutations do a good job of moving our body in the “sagittal” plane only (movements we see when looking at someone from the side) 👍🏽 . A couple of weeks ago, I shared an idea for a “frontal plane sun salutation” - a sun salutation-like flow that focuses on moving our body in the frontal plane (those side-to-side movements we see when looking at someone from head-on) . And in response to requests, today I’m presenting a “transverse plane sun salutation” idea for your consideration! . The transverse plane consists of rotational movements - those you would see if you were looking straight down at someone from a bird’s-eye-view. . In the case of this sun salutation idea, the main transverse plane movement we’re focusing on here is spinal rotation 👍🏽 . As you can see, this flow incorporates rotation first toward one leg and then toward the other. And then we get to pivot around, facing the opposite end of the mat, and repeat these rotational movements. . Just like with my frontal plane sun salutation idea, I didn’t actually incorporate vinyasas into this sequence, but you are more than welcome to throw some in at any point where they would feel natural to you! . Try practicing several of these rotational sun salutations in a row and see how your spine feels afterward! Let me know how it goes if you think of it 💙 . . . . . #sunsalutation #suryanamaskar #yogaflow #yogavideo @jenni_rawlings jenni_rawlings Jenni Rawlings

  • Jenni Rawlings As many of us yoga/movement geeks know, there are three “planes of movement” in which the human body can move. Traditional sun salutations do a good job of moving our body in the “sagittal” plane only (movements we see when looking at someone from the side) 👍🏽
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A couple of weeks ago, I shared an idea for a “frontal plane sun salutation” - a sun salutation-like flow that focuses on moving our body in the frontal plane (those side-to-side movements we see when looking at someone from head-on)
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And in response to requests, today I’m presenting a “transverse plane sun salutation” idea for your consideration!
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The transverse plane consists of rotational movements - those you would see if you were looking straight down at someone from a bird’s-eye-view.
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In the case of this sun salutation idea, the main transverse plane movement we’re focusing on here is spinal rotation 👍🏽
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As you can see, this flow incorporates rotation first toward one leg and then toward the other. And then we get to pivot around, facing the opposite end of the mat, and repeat these rotational movements.
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Just like with my frontal plane sun salutation idea, I didn’t actually incorporate vinyasas into this sequence, but you are more than welcome to throw some in at any point where they would feel natural to you!
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Try practicing several of these rotational sun salutations in a row and see how your spine feels afterward! Let me know how it goes if you think of it 💙
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#sunsalutation #suryanamaskar #yogaflow #yogavideo

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  • As many of us yoga/movement geeks know, there are three “planes of movement” in which the human body can move. Traditional sun salutations do a good job of moving our body in the “sagittal” plane only (movements we see when looking at someone from the side) 👍🏽 . A couple of weeks ago, I shared an idea for a “frontal plane sun salutation” - a sun salutation-like flow that focuses on moving our body in the frontal plane (those side-to-side movements we see when looking at someone from head-on) . And in response to requests, today I’m presenting a “transverse plane sun salutation” idea for your consideration! . The transverse plane consists of rotational movements - those you would see if you were looking straight down at someone from a bird’s-eye-view. . In the case of this sun salutation idea, the main transverse plane movement we’re focusing on here is spinal rotation 👍🏽 . As you can see, this flow incorporates rotation first toward one leg and then toward the other. And then we get to pivot around, facing the opposite end of the mat, and repeat these rotational movements. . Just like with my frontal plane sun salutation idea, I didn’t actually incorporate vinyasas into this sequence, but you are more than welcome to throw some in at any point where they would feel natural to you! . Try practicing several of these rotational sun salutations in a row and see how your spine feels afterward! Let me know how it goes if you think of it 💙 . . . . . #sunsalutation #suryanamaskar #yogaflow #yogavideo https://scontent-ams4-1.cdninstagram.com/v/t51.2885-15/e35/67566930_2394525660820338_3653322954198536690_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-ams4-1.cdninstagram.com&oh=c051168360009cbaec0035b51d17aa2d&oe=5D5E67D0 jenni_rawlings

    As many of us yoga/movement geeks know, there are three “planes of movement” in which the human body can move. Traditional sun salutations do a good job of moving our body in the “sagittal” plane only (movements we see when looking at someone from the side) 👍🏽
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    A couple of weeks ago, I shared an idea for a “frontal plane sun salutation” - a sun salutation-like flow that focuses on moving our body in the frontal plane (those side-to-side movements we see when looking at someone from head-on)
    .
    And in response to requests, today I’m presenting a “transverse plane sun salutation” idea for your consideration!
    .
    The transverse plane consists of rotational movements - those you would see if you were looking straight down at someone from a bird’s-eye-view.
    .
    In the case of this sun salutation idea, the main transverse plane movement we’re focusing on here is spinal rotation 👍🏽
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    As you can see, this flow incorporates rotation first toward one leg and then toward the other. And then we get to pivot around, facing the opposite end of the mat, and repeat these rotational movements.
    .
    Just like with my frontal plane sun salutation idea, I didn’t actually incorporate vinyasas into this sequence, but you are more than welcome to throw some in at any point where they would feel natural to you!
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    Try practicing several of these rotational sun salutations in a row and see how your spine feels afterward! Let me know how it goes if you think of it 💙
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    #sunsalutation #suryanamaskar #yogaflow #yogavideo

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arwendance - Arwen Rogers 1 week ago

Brilliant idea! I think yoga can get stuck in saggital plane a lot. I like how you made it flow! 😍🤗

pushtiyoga - Debi 1 week ago

Great I love this. I did a Forrest class yesterday where we held the twist for 11! Breaths. 😱 I much prefer yours Jenni xxxx💕