Vinyasa Krama Brush Strokes
Sūrya Namaskāra: Introduction to kumbhaka
This tutorial introduces breath retention after exhale as a preparation for Samantraka Sūrya Namaskāra (or Sūrya Namaskāra with mantra). If the holds create tension take an extra breath. Move at your own pace.
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