Vitality Sequence
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Vitality Sequence

 -   & 
Anouschka Dack
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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Members' comments:

8 Jul, 2023
Srivalli's picture
Thank you for talking me through so peacrfull and clear, dear Ruth. I combined it with the lesson of Annie about emotional confidance and lighting the inner flame. That was great! Wil keep it for this week, Im so gratefull
2 May, 2022's picture
Fabulous! One of my very favourite Dru Sequences beautifully shared. Thank you!
4 Mar, 2022
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Rachel Hammond
Thank you, it was fabulous. x
11 Feb, 2022
RP's picture
Enjoyed that. Why can't I put it into my favourites?
11 Feb, 2022
Anouschka-DruTeam's picture
Thanks so much for letting us know! I'll connect with our tech team to explore :-)
4 Aug, 2021
Nadia Dickie's picture
Nadia Dickie
beautiful!!!! just what I needed. Thank you!
17 Jul, 2021
Jeannie's picture
Beautiful class, enjoy it every time. Thank you
30 Jun, 2021
Hemma707's picture
What a beautiful class, thankyou so much. Whole system feels relaxed, open, light and deeply grounded.
3 Mar, 2021
sandra.chevin121's picture
A lovely end to a busy day in front of the computer. My body appreciates the feeling of space from he stretching. A beautiful calming finish. Thankyou
10 Nov, 2020
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Jan Hall
Thank you for this wonderful class, which benefited all the areas of my body in need a stretch. As a student on the Derby DYTT course, I also benefited from the links to the muscles in use during the postures and the associated chakras. The relaxation was a wonderful finale too. Thank you Ruth and Anouschka for this lovely experience.
24 Oct, 2020
JuliaS's picture
wonderful. Really enjoyed this sequence.
11 Jun, 2020
roos.yogi's picture
This class was lovely! Thank you both, great way to get back into practicing dru myself - I mostly teach it nowadays
29 May, 2020
Angela's picture
A wonderful start to the day. Feel refreshed and ready for the day ahead. Thankyou. x
25 Apr, 2020
Evanst's picture
Lovely stretch and relax thank you
29 Mar, 2020
Alison Hayward's picture
Alison Hayward
Thank you Ruth and Anouschka, this is beautifully presented and well explained. I'm looking for sequences that I can email to my students and this will be one of them. Thank you, Alison x
13 Mar, 2020
Sandy's picture
This is a great session and has been moved into my favourites. Everything well explained and demonstrated by you both. Also the music for the relaxation by Jane is very relaxing. Thank you one and all.
9 Sep, 2019
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Laura Bryson
Thankyou so much for this wonderful 40 minutes that I have just practised. I couldn't of asked for more for my day, I am on a dytt training course and I haven't learnt any of these postures yet what a treat I had today experiencing them. Beautiful teaching Ruth and your voice Anouchska its so relaxing and velvety. xx
12 Jun, 2019's picture
Ruth and Anouschka, thank you for this gorgeous sequence, Jez and I loved it. See you next month at the walking retreat xx
11 Mar, 2019
justhhh's picture
I was looking for a lesson on the Vitality sequence which was fine and the relaxation was exceptionally good, after a challenging day.
8 Jan, 2019
sdashworth1970's picture
Really enjoyed this class, just what i needed. Relaxing and energising.
22 Nov, 2018
Neesey55's picture
Thank you so much for this beautiful class. I really enjoyed it. One of my favourites xx
13 Mar, 2018
Arjie Ramsay's picture
Arjie Ramsay
Thank You, Ruth ! A very well structured, easy-to-follow and powerful class. Loved the relaxation ... :)
15 Jan, 2018
Anouschka-DruTeam's picture
Hi everyone - a great class to energise body and mind! The music in the relaxation is by our very own Jane Saraswati Clapham - and you can buy it here: as a CD or MP3
15 Jan, 2018
Jo's picture
Thank you Ruth, a sequence I love and body preps which enhance the whole class xx
21 Nov, 2017
lmorfill's picture
I loved this class today. The music in the relaxation is lovely. Is it available to buy?
1 Aug, 2017
Rosie Mead's picture
Rosie Mead
Thank you, that's lifted my energy for another great day.
8 Jul, 2017's picture
6 Jun, 2017
yogajo123's picture
My first Dru yoga experience ..very relaxing ..loved it ..thank you
5 Jun, 2017
Nicky's picture
Absolutely brilliant loved this class, will do it every day. :-)
2 Apr, 2017
Laurann Yen's picture
Laurann Yen
Thank you - a really wonderful class, and a great activation sequence-
14 Mar, 2017
joyousjulie's picture
Love this revitalizing class. Just what I need today between teaching. Thank you.
9 Dec, 2016
Jo's picture
Such a revitalising way to begin Friday. Loved revisiting this sequence and learning new warm ups. Thank you xx
10 Jun, 2016's picture
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
Janemorris101's picture
What a truly beautiful class I feel stretched, relaxed an energised - no mean feat! Thank you so much x
23 Mar, 2016
m.smith108's picture
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
juliescarff's picture
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
Dorothyfromyork's picture
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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26 Aug, 2015
kath's picture
thoroughly enjoyed that class
19 Aug, 2015
MelC's picture
Beautiful class. Thank you
30 Jun, 2015
relax's picture
Really amazing class feel so back to me thank you x
17 Jun, 2015's picture
such a wonderful, full and beautifully taught class. thank you.
16 May, 2015's picture
Love this super class with a very well planned generous warm up! Thank you Ruth and ?Jane for the voice over.
28 Apr, 2015
Kayostell's picture
Just ace, wishing I was in beautiful Wales practicing right next to you.
23 Apr, 2015
Nazama Tague's picture
Nazama Tague
Loving this class x
5 Apr, 2015
joyousjulie's picture
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's picture
Beautiful session …. nicely build up ! leaving me with new energy
1 Mar, 2015
MelC's picture
Really enjoyed this session. thank you.


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