This year has been a whirlwind. Life’s highs and lows are part of any average trip around the sun, but 2020 has many of us feeling like we’re spinning in circles with no relief in sight.
It seems crazy to suggest more circles as a counter to it all, but this slow, sweet Mandala flow centers the mind and releases toxins without taking more time than a set of sun salutations. The practice of facing the four sides of your mat in turn can be a means of connection to the elements of air, fire, water, and earth. It also cultivates a lovely balance between mindful, concentrated movement and the ability to lose oneself a bit in the flow once the repetition and muscle memory kick in. (In = inhale; Ex = exhale; Reg = breathe normally for a period.)