This post is part of Sadhana, a 26-week exploration of each of the Namaste Yoga sequences. It’s never too late to join! All that is required is to try a new Namaste sequence each week – and don’t forget to post about your experiences to be entered in our monthly contests. Read all the Sadhana posts here or connect with others participating in Sadhana on our Facebook wall.
The Lord of the Fishes sequence features a pose that is not found in any of the other Namaste Yoga Sequences: Sage Pose. Also known as "Marichi I," which translates to "Ray of Light." The pairing of Sage Pose with Sage Twist and Plough creates an incredible sequence of stretches to target the spine from every angle! This also has a massaging and detoxifying effect on the digestive organs.
Remember to keep the chest open, chin tucked slightly and spine and lengthening as you fold into the posture. Reach back with the arms, breathe deeply, and feel rays of light pouring in! Savor the moment and reap the benefits of repeated practice.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Heather Gregory is an avid Namaste yogini and has been practicing the sequences nearly every day for three years. We enlisted Heather to embark on Sadhana, our 26 -week journey, and blog about each sequence. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org