Vitality Sequence
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Ruth Boaler

Dru Yoga teacher trainer and Physiotherapist

Ruth began practising yoga 30 years ago and her passion to want to help people’s health and wellbeing led her to train as a Physiotherapist in 1985. During...

The Vitality Sequence

 -   & 
Anouschka Dack
Duration: 
45 mins

Welcome to one of the most exciting sequences in the Dru Yoga library, the Vitality Sequence. It is a powerful method to open the gateway to the energy source deep within you. Be prepared to be fully stretched and mobilised in all directions! Let go of tiredness, lethargy and despondency! It is the panacea to boost energy!
 
Once you have completed your warm up, the Bhima and the Gate postures will act as preparation for the Vitality sequence itself.

The Bhima Posture
The Bhima posture strengthens your legs and opens the chest. It begins the process of freeing and balancing the lower centres of Mooladhara, Swadhisthana and Manipura. These 3 energy centres are the main primal emotional centres that govern fear, attachment and ego. In the western world these centres are particularly weak due to the fast, competitive world and stressful lifestyle we often experience. By working with this posture on a regular basis, you will begin to turn the tide on these emotions and allow these centres to work for you and not against you.

The Gate Posture
The Gate posture focuses on a great stretch to the adductor muscles as well as opening up the sides of the torso. With this posture you can go deeper into the muscles of the body as well as free some of those deeper emotions. It also helps the liver, gall bladder and pancreas to rejuvenate and relax.
 
The Vitality Sequence
There are 3 stages to this sequence that act like a canal barge going through the gates from one area to another!

> Stage 1: Warrior and Bhima
The journey of energy combustion begins. This part of the sequence opens up the heart and upper body and acts like a magnet, that will help clear any emotion that is released in what follows. The lower energy centres are open as you move into the warrior. Then the spine and torso as a whole are gently manipulated to free the cerebospinal fluid and any tightness in the back.
 
> Stage 2: The Gate
This allows the lower body to remain still whilst the torso is mobilised from side to side, enabling us to free the rib cage, massaging the liver, gallbladder. The extended leg position, further opens the lower energy centres that work with transforming fear into courage, attachment to freedom of emotion, and anger to acceptance.

> Stage 3: The Bowing Tiger
This is the pinnacle of the sequence. It is designed to open up the master healer of them all - the Hrit Chakra. As you raise the leg behind you and simultaneosly lower your chest/chin to the floor, squeezing the shoulder blades together at the back, it allows an extraordinary opening in the heart of the heart – the location of the Hrit centre. As you bow forward, like water pouring into a glass, unwanted emotions move up from the base centres and pour into the Hrit where theyare naturally and mysteriously transformed - and an experience of deep healing can take place.
 
When both sides are complete you will then enjoy a relaxation, resting on the earth. You can imagine that you are with Ruth, on the top of the mountain, basking in the warmth of the sun and letting go of all your worries. Ahhh I can see you now!

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1 Aug, 2017
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Rosie Mead
Thank you, that's lifted my energy for another great day.
8 Jul, 2017
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Oliviasomer@gma...
Lovely
6 Jun, 2017
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yogajo123
My first Dru yoga experience ..very relaxing ..loved it ..thank you
5 Jun, 2017
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Nicky
Absolutely brilliant loved this class, will do it every day. :-)
2 Apr, 2017
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Laurann Yen
Thank you - a really wonderful class, and a great activation sequence-
14 Mar, 2017
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joyousjulie
Love this revitalizing class. Just what I need today between teaching. Thank you.
9 Dec, 2016
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Jo
Such a revitalising way to begin Friday. Loved revisiting this sequence and learning new warm ups. Thank you xx
10 Jun, 2016
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Blossom
Beautifully taught class, Ruth - I was able to follow with ease and hardly had to look at the screen - I loved all of the breath cues; also, wonderfully structured. I look forward to doing this class again.
20 Apr, 2016
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Janemorris101
What a truly beautiful class I feel stretched, relaxed an energised - no mean feat! Thank you so much x
23 Mar, 2016
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m.smith108
Loved the warm ups and how it prepared my body in a great way for the sequence. The relaxation at the end was heavenly, thank you Ruth and Anouschka xx
10 Jan, 2016
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juliescarff
Just done this class in my hotel room in Tenerife with the waves crashing onto the beach. Loved this routine☺ thank you
4 Jan, 2016
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Dorothyfromyork
Lovely... we did this in my dru yoga class today and just wanted to do it again... thank you
15 Sep, 2015
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Kayostell
Awesome.xx
26 Aug, 2015
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kath
thoroughly enjoyed that class
19 Aug, 2015
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MelC
Beautiful class. Thank you
30 Jun, 2015
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relax
Really amazing class feel so back to me thank you x
17 Jun, 2015
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Blossom
such a wonderful, full and beautifully taught class. thank you.
16 May, 2015
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kathrineparker1...
Love this super class with a very well planned generous warm up! Thank you Ruth and ?Jane for the voice over.
28 Apr, 2015
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Kayostell
Just ace, wishing I was in beautiful Wales practicing right next to you.
23 Apr, 2015
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Nazama Tague
Loving this class x
5 Apr, 2015
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joyousjulie
Lovely opening and energizing class. I find this sequence revitalizing.returning to the gate was lovely as I haven't practiced this for a while. Beautiful thank you x
19 Mar, 2015
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Lucy Cleary
Lovely class thank you x
1 Mar, 2015
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Hildegeraerts@s...
Beautiful session …. nicely build up ! leaving me with new energy
1 Mar, 2015
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MelC
Really enjoyed this session. thank you.

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