Restoring Inner Peace: A Yin Yoga Class Plan for Managing Severe Depressive Disorder

 

Greetings, my lovely Yogis, Yoginis, and Yoga teachers. I’m George Watts, a BWY yoga teacher and creator of the online Yoga Genie Lesson Planner.

Today, I’d like to share with you a Yin Yoga class plan to help ease the symptoms of Severe Depressive Disorder. First off, it’s important to know a bit more about what severe Depressive Disorder is.

 

What is Severe Depressive Disorder?

What is Severe Depressive Disorder

 

Severe Depressive Disorder, also known as Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), is a mental health condition characterized by persistent and severe feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness. It is one of the most common mental health disorders and can affect people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds.

Individuals with Severe Depressive Disorder may experience a range of symptoms that can have a significant impact on their daily lives.

These symptoms may include:

  • Feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness
  • Loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyable
  • Changes in appetite and weight
  • Difficulty sleeping or excessive sleeping
  • Fatigue and lack of energy
  • Difficulty concentrating and making decisions
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide

The causes of Severe Depressive Disorder are complex and may involve a combination of genetic, biological, and environmental factors. Treatment typically involves a combination of psychotherapy, medication, and lifestyle changes, and may require a multidisciplinary approach involving mental health professionals, medical doctors, and other healthcare providers.

It is important to seek professional help if you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of Severe Depressive Disorder. With the right treatment and support, many individuals with this condition are able to manage their symptoms and lead fulfilling lives.

Next up, can Yoga help with Severe Depressive Disorder?

 

Can Yoga Help with Severe Depressive Disorder?

Can Yoga Help with Severe Depressive Disorder

 

Yes, yoga can be helpful in managing the symptoms of severe depressive disorder. Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and improve overall well-being.

Here are some ways in which yoga can be beneficial for individuals with severe depressive disorder:

  1. Reducing stress and anxiety: Yoga has been shown to reduce levels of stress and anxiety by activating the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps the body to relax and promotes feelings of calmness.
  2. Improving mood: Regular yoga practice has been linked to improved mood and decreased symptoms of depression. This may be due in part to the release of endorphins and other feel-good hormones during yoga practice.
  3. Increasing self-awareness: Yoga encourages individuals to be present In The Moment and to pay attention to their thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations. This can increase self-awareness and help individuals to better understand their own thoughts and behaviours.
  4. Promoting physical health: Yoga can improve physical health by increasing flexibility, strength, and balance, and by reducing the risk of chronic health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. This can in turn improve overall well-being and may help to alleviate symptoms of depression.

While yoga can be a helpful tool in managing symptoms of severe depressive disorder, it is important to seek professional help and follow a comprehensive treatment plan that may include psychotherapy, medication, and other interventions as needed. It is always a good idea to speak with a mental health professional before beginning any new exercise or wellness routine.

Next up, is a Yin Yoga lesson plan I created for managing Severe Depressive Disorder.

Yin Yoga Lesson Plan For Managing Severe Depressive Disorder

Yin Yoga Lesson Plan For Depressive Disorder

Here’s a Yin yoga lesson plan for depressive disorder:

Class Theme: Alleviating Symptoms of Depressive Disorder

Class Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Class Duration: 60 minutes

Props Required: Yoga mat, blocks, bolster, blanket, and strap.

Aims:

  • To promote relaxation and calmness in the body and mind
  • To ease symptoms of depressive disorder
  • To help students connect with their breath and find stillness within themselves

Objectives:

  • To warm up the body and release tension and stiffness through gentle movements
  • To hold Yin yoga poses for an extended period to promote relaxation and calmness
  • To use props to support the body in each pose, allowing students to surrender into the pose and find stillness
  • To end the class with restorative poses that further promote relaxation and calmness
  • To encourage students to focus on their breath and connect with their inner selves throughout the practice
  • To provide a safe and supportive environment for students to explore their practice and promote healing of the mind and body.

Breathwork (5 minutes): Begin the class in a comfortable seated position, with legs crossed and hands resting on the knees. Instruct the students to do the Abdominal Breath (take deep inhales and exhales through the nose, focusing on filling the belly and chest with air on the inhale, and releasing all the tension and stress on the exhale). Encourage the students to close their eyes, and continue with the Abdominal Breath for 5 minutes.

Warm-Up (10 minutes): Start with gentle movements to warm up the body and ease any tension or stiffness. Begin with Cat-Cow stretches, moving the spine from a rounded position to an arched position. Instead of doing Cat-Cow stretches on the mat, they could do them on a chair (Cat-Cow On A Chair I, Cat-Cow On A Chair II, and Cat-Cow On A Chair III). Move into Cow Leg Raises.

Move into Child’s Pose, holding it for 2-3 minutes to allow the students to settle in and connect with their breath (You could also do Child’s Pose On A Chair).

Yin Yoga Poses (35 minutes): Move into a series of Yin yoga poses that help promote relaxation and calmness. Hold each pose for 3-5 minutes, allowing the students to surrender into the pose and find stillness in the body and mind. Use props like blocks, bolsters, and blankets to support the body in each pose.

Add the following Yin poses:

  1. Seated Forward Fold (Paschimottanasana) – promotes relaxation and stretches the lower back and hamstrings.
  2. Supported Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana) – promotes relaxation and stretches the chest, shoulders, and hips.
  3. Reclining Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana) – promotes relaxation and opens the hips and groin.
  4. Sphinx Pose (Salamba Bhujangasana) – promotes relaxation and gently stretches the spine.
  5. Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana) – promotes relaxation and stretches the hips.
  6. Pigeon Fold On A Chair (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana) – promotes relaxation and stretches the hips.
  7. Pigeon Using Yoga Blocks – promotes relaxation and stretches the hips.

Restorative Poses (5 minutes): End the class with a series of restorative poses that help promote even more relaxation and calmness. Use props like blankets and bolsters to support the body. Add Child’s Pose, Legs Up Wall Pose, and Savasana With Props (Place a bolster under the knees to release the lower back. Place a neck pillow, headrest or rolled-up blanket under the head. Place a bolster under the upper back. Arms out to sides). Encourage the students to focus on their belly breathing (Abdominal Breath) and find stillness in the body and mind.

Guided Relaxation (5 minutes): In a soft, calming voice guide your students through this relaxation:

Find a comfortable position, lying down on your back or sitting up with your spine straight. Allow your eyes to close and take a deep breath through your nose, feel the air fill up your lungs, and exhale slowly through your mouth. Repeat this a few more times, breathing in relaxation and exhaling tension.

Now, bring your attention to your body. Starting at the top of your head, imagine a warm, soothing light flowing down from your scalp, melting away any tension or stress in your forehead, temples, and eyes. Let your cheeks, jaw, and neck release any remaining tightness as the light flows down your throat and shoulders.

As the warm light reaches your chest and heart, imagine a gentle breeze blowing away any heavy emotions or negative thoughts. Let your heart fill up with peace, love, and compassion. Allow the light to flow down your arms and into your fingertips, relaxing each muscle and joint.

Moving down to your stomach, imagine a soft cloud forming underneath you, supporting you and giving you a sense of stability and grounding. Let any worries or fears dissolve into the cloud, knowing that you are safe and protected.

As the light reaches your hips and thighs, feel a sense of openness and flexibility, as if you are being gently stretched and released from any tightness or pain. Let your knees, calves, and feet rest comfortably, enjoying the feeling of weightlessness and relaxation.

Take a few deep breaths in and out, feeling your whole body filled with the warm, soothing light, and the soft cloud underneath you. Allow yourself to stay in this peaceful state for as long as you like, knowing that you can always come back to it whenever you need to.

As we come to the end of this practice, bring your attention back to your breath, feeling it flow in and out naturally. Take a moment to express gratitude for yourself for taking this time to nourish your mind, body, and soul.

When you are ready, slowly open your eyes, stretch your body, and take a moment to notice how you feel. Remember that you can always come back to this state of relaxation and peace whenever you need it.” 

Closing (5 minutes): Instruct the students to slowly open their eyes and come back to a comfortable seated position. Thank them for their practice and encourage them to carry the feelings of calmness and relaxation into their day.

To create this lesson plan using Yoga stick figures, get your Yogic hands on my online Yoga Genie Lesson Planner. The breathing exercises, yoga poses, and guided relaxation in the lesson plan above are all available within the Planner, along with 3000+ more of them.

Also, you might like my Yoga Therapy Lesson Plan Bundle.

Next up, are 50 Yoga poses for managing Severe Depressive Disorder.

 

50 Yoga Poses For Managing Severe Depressive Disorder, And Improving Sleep

50 Yoga Poses For Improving Sleep Quality

 

All 50 of the Yoga poses below can be found on my free Yoga Pose Directory which has over 3000 yoga poses.

50 Yoga poses to improve relaxation:

  1. Child’s Pose (Balasana): This gentle pose promotes relaxation and can help to calm the mind and body. Sit back on your heels, stretch your arms out in front of you, and rest your forehead on the mat.
  2. Legs-Up-The-Wall Pose (Viparita Karani): This restorative pose helps to reduce tension in the legs and improve circulation, which can aid in better sleep. Lie on your back with your legs extended up the wall.
  3. Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana): This pose helps to calm the mind and stretch the hamstrings, reducing tension in the body and promoting better sleep. Stand with feet hip-width apart, fold forward from the hips, and bring your hands to the ground or legs.
  4. Corpse Pose (Savasana): This pose is often used as a relaxation pose at the end of yoga practice and can help to quiet the mind and relax the body for better sleep. Lie on your back with your arms and legs extended, and allow your body to fully relax.
  5. Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana): This pose helps to release tension in the back and can improve overall relaxation and sleep quality. Lie on your back, bend your knees, and lift your hips up towards the sky.
  6. Reclining Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana): This restorative pose can help to calm the mind and reduce tension in the body, promoting better sleep. Lie on your back with the soles of your feet together and knees bent out to the sides.
  7. Gorilla (Pada Hastasana): This pose can help to calm the mind and stretch the hamstrings, reducing tension in the body and promoting better sleep. Fold forward and grasp your big toes with your fingers.
  8. Cat-Cow Pose (Marjaryasana-Bitilasana): This gentle movement can help to release tension in the spine and promote relaxation for better sleep. Get on your hands and knees. Inhale, arch the back. Exhale, round the spine.
  9. Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana): This pose helps to stretch the hamstrings and calm the mind, reducing tension in the body and promoting better sleep. Sit with your legs extended in front of you, reach forward, and fold forward from the hips.
  10. Triangle Pose (Trikonasana): This pose helps to stretch the hamstrings and spine, promoting relaxation and better sleep. It’s a standing yoga posture that involves stretching the body into a triangle shape. It is done with one foot forward, reaching forward with one hand and placing the other hand on the hip.
  11. Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana): This pose can help to release tension in the hips and promote relaxation for better sleep. It’s a seated pose where you bring the soles of your feet together and gently press your knees towards the ground.
  12. Extended Puppy Pose (Uttana Shishosana): This pose can help to release tension in the spine and promote relaxation for better sleep. It’s a pose that is a hybrid between Downward Facing Dog and Child’s Pose. It is done on hands and knees, with the hips above the knees, and the arms extended forward with the forehead resting on the ground.
  13. Standing Forward Bend (Padahastasana): This pose helps to stretch the hamstrings and calm the mind, reducing tension in the body and promoting better sleep. Stand with your feet hip-width apart, fold forward from the hips, and bring your hands to the ground or hold onto your elbows.
  14. Half Pigeon Pose (Ardha Kapotasana): This pose can help to release tension in the hips and promote relaxation for better sleep. Start on all fours and bring one leg forward, placing it in front of the opposite hip with the foot flexed. The other leg is extended behind you, and you fold forward over the front leg.
  15. Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana): This restorative pose can help to release tension in the hips and promote relaxation for better sleep. Lie on your back, bend your knees, and bring your feet up towards the ceiling. You then hold onto the outside edges of your feet and gently pull your knees towards your armpits.
  16. Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana): This pose can help to release tension in the shoulders and promote relaxation for better sleep. It’s a seated pose where you stack one knee on top of the other and bring the opposite arm up and over the shoulder, clasping the hands behind the back.
  17. Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana): This inversion pose can help to calm the mind and reduce tension in the body, promoting better sleep. Lie on your back, lift your legs and hips up towards the ceiling, and support your lower back with your hands.
  18. Fish Pose (Matsyasana): This pose can help to release tension in the chest and promote relaxation for better sleep. Lie on your back, lift your chest and head up off the ground, and arch your spine. Your weight should be supported on your forearms and the crown of your head.
  19. Supine Spinal Twist (Supta Matsyendrasana): This pose can help to release tension in the spine and promote relaxation for better sleep. Lie on your back, bend your knees, and twist your legs to one side while keeping your shoulders grounded on the floor.
  20. Wide-Legged Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana): This pose helps to stretch the hamstrings and calm the mind, reducing tension in the body and promoting better sleep. Stand with your legs wide apart and fold forward, bringing your hands to the ground or onto a block.
  21. Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana): This pose helps to open up the chest and improve breathing, promoting relaxation and better sleep. Lie on your belly, place your hands next to your shoulders, and lift your chest and head up off the ground while keeping your elbows close to your body. I
  22. Supported Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana): This inversion pose can help to calm the mind and reduce tension in the body, promoting better sleep. Lie on your back and lift your legs up towards the ceiling, using your hands to support your lower back.
  23. Standing Half Forward Bend (Ardha Uttanasana): This pose can help to stretch the hamstrings and calm the mind, reducing tension in the body and promoting better sleep. Stand with your feet hip-distance apart, hinge forward at the hips, and bring your hands to rest on your shins or on the floor in front of you.
  24. Low Lunge (Anjaneyasana): This pose helps to stretch the hip flexors and promote relaxation, which can aid in better sleep. Step one foot forward, bend the front knee and bring your hands to rest on the front thigh or on the floor on either side of the foot.
  25. Camel Pose (Ustrasana): This pose can help to release tension in the chest and improve breathing, promoting relaxation and better sleep. Kneel on the ground, place your hands on your lower back, and arch your spine backwards while lifting your chest towards the ceiling.
  26. Supine Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana): This restorative pose can help to calm the mind and reduce tension in the body, promoting better sleep. Lie on your back and bring the soles of your feet together while allowing your knees to fall open towards the ground.
  27. Chair Pose (Utkatasana): This pose helps to strengthen the legs and promote better blood circulation, which can aid in better sleep. Stand with your feet together and bend your knees as if you are sitting on an imaginary chair while reaching your arms up towards the ceiling.
  28. Easy Pose (Sukhasana): This seated pose helps to calm the mind and reduce tension in the body, promoting better sleep. Sit with your legs crossed and your spine erect, while resting your hands on your knees or thighs.
  29. Warrior II Pose (Virabhadrasana II): This pose helps to strengthen the legs and improve blood circulation, promoting better sleep. One foot is placed forward while the other foot is turned slightly inward, with the arms extended out to the sides, parallel to the ground.
  30. Mountain Pose (Tadasana): This pose helps to improve posture and promote relaxation, which can aid in better sleep. Stand tall with feet hip-width apart, arms at the sides, and shoulders relaxed.
  31. Plow Pose (Halasana): This inversion pose can help to calm the mind and reduce tension in the body, promoting better sleep. Lie on the back and lift the legs overhead to bring the toes to the ground behind the head.
  32. Garland Pose (Malasana): This pose helps to stretch the hips and promote relaxation, which can aid in better sleep. Squat down with the feet flat on the ground and the hands in prayer position at the heart centre.
  33. Downward-Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana): This pose helps to stretch the hamstrings and promote relaxation, which can aid in better sleep. Extend the arms and legs, pressing the hands and feet into the ground, and lifting the hips towards the ceiling to create an inverted V-shape with the body.
  34. Warrior I Pose (Virabhadrasana I): This pose helps to strengthen the legs and improve blood circulation, promoting better sleep. Start in Mountain pose, step your left foot back and turn it out at a 45-degree angle, bend your right knee and lift your arms up overhead, and gaze forward. Hold, then switch sides.
  35. Seated Twist Pose (Ardha Matsyendrasana): This pose can help to release tension in the spine and promote relaxation for better sleep. Sit with one leg crossed over the other, and the opposite hand on the knee. Twist and hold, looking over your shoulder. Repeat on the other side.
  36. Supine Hero Pose (Supta Virasana): This pose can help to release tension in the hips and promote relaxation for better sleep. Start by sitting in Hero, then recline back onto the elbows, and forearms, and lie back on the floor with arms overhead.
  37. Upward-Facing Dog Pose (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana): This pose helps to open up the chest and improve breathing, promoting relaxation and better sleep. From a prone position, the hands are placed on the ground beside the chest, and the upper body is lifted while keeping the legs and hips on the ground.
  38. Extended Triangle Pose (Utthita Trikonasana): This pose helps to stretch the hamstrings and spine, promoting relaxation and better sleep. Stand with your legs apart and reach one arm down towards your foot while extending the other arm towards the ceiling.
  39. Supported Reclining Twist Pose (Supta Matsyendrasana): This restorative pose can help to release tension in the spine and promote relaxation for better sleep. Lie on the back and twist the torso to one side while the knees are bent and stacked on top of each other.
  40. Butterfly Pose (Baddha Konasana): This pose helps to stretch the inner thighs and hips, promoting relaxation for better sleep. It’s a seated pose where the soles of the feet are brought together and drawn towards the body while gently pressing the thighs towards the floor.
  41. Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose (Supta Padangusthasana): This pose helps to stretch the hamstrings and promote relaxation for better sleep. It’s a supine pose where one leg is extended while the other is held in the hand and drawn towards the chest.
  42. Sphinx Pose (Salamba Bhujangasana): This pose helps to open up the chest and promote relaxation for better sleep. The forearms and elbows are used to lift the chest and upper body while the legs remain on the ground.
  43. Reclining Butterfly Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana): This restorative pose helps to stretch the inner thighs and hips, promoting relaxation for better sleep. Lie on your back and bring the soles of your feet together, allowing your knees to fall outward.
  44. Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana): This pose helps to stretch the shoulders and promote relaxation for better sleep. It’s a seated pose that involves bringing one arm behind the back and the other overhead, then clasping the hands together.
  45. Eagle Pose (Garudasana): This pose helps to release tension in the shoulders and promotes relaxation for better sleep. It’s a standing pose that involves crossing one leg over the other and then wrapping the opposite arm around each other, creating a twisted position.
  46. Sat Kriya: This powerful Kundalini yoga practice helps to balance the energy in the body and calm the mind, promoting relaxation and better sleep. Begin by sitting on your heels with your hands on your knees. Inhale deeply and chant “Sat” as you pull your navel towards your spine, then exhale and chant “Nam” as you relax your belly.
  47. Spinal Flex (Sufi Grind): This gentle twisting movement helps to release tension in the spine and promotes relaxation for better sleep. Sit cross-legged and place your hands on your knees. Inhale as you twist to the right, and exhale as you twist to the left.
  48. Breath of Fire (Kapalabhati): This powerful breathing technique helps to awaken the energy in the body, clear the mind, and promote relaxation for better sleep. Sit cross-legged and begin to pump your belly in and out rapidly, using short exhales and passive inhales.
  49. Nadi Shodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing): This balancing breathing technique helps to calm the mind, reduce stress, and promote relaxation for better sleep. Begin by sitting in a comfortable position and using your right thumb to close your right nostril. Inhale through your left nostril, then use your ring finger to close your left nostril and exhale through your right nostril. Inhale through your right nostril, then use your thumb to close your right nostril and exhale through your left nostril. Repeat for several rounds, alternating nostrils.
  50. Bhramari Pranayama (Bee Breath): This calming breathing technique helps to soothe the nervous system, reduce anxiety, and promote relaxation for better sleep. Begin by sitting in a comfortable position and placing your hands on your ears, with your index fingers on your forehead and your thumbs on your cheeks. Inhale deeply, then exhale while making a humming sound like a bee. Repeat for several rounds, focusing on the vibration and sound of the humming.

Next up, is how yoga can help regulate the nervous system and reduce stress.

 

How Yoga Can Help Regulate the Nervous System & Reduce Stress, which can be a Major Contributing Factor to Depression

 

Yoga is a powerful tool for regulating the nervous system and reducing stress, both of which can play a significant role in the development and maintenance of the depressive disorder.

When we experience stress, our bodies go into a “fight or flight” response, releasing stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline that can have negative effects on our mental and physical health over time.

Yoga, through its focus on breathing techniques, movement, and relaxation, can help to counteract this stress response and promote a sense of calm and well-being.

One way that yoga can regulate the nervous system is through the practice of pranayama, (also called “yogic breathing techniques”) such as the Alternate Nose Breath.

Pranayama has been shown to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the “rest and digest” response in the body. This can help to counteract the effects of the sympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the stress response. By practising pranayama regularly, we can train our bodies to respond more effectively to stress and reduce the impact of stress on our physical and mental health.

In addition to pranayama, the physical practice of yoga can also help to regulate the nervous system and reduce stress. Certain types of yoga, such as Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga, focus on slow, gentle movements and longer holds of poses, which can help to release tension and promote relaxation. These practices can also stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system and reduce the impact of the stress response on our bodies and minds.

Finally, the mindfulness aspect of yoga can also help to regulate the nervous system and reduce stress. By focusing on the present moment and cultivating a sense of awareness and acceptance, we can reduce the impact of negative thoughts and emotions on our mental health. Mindfulness can also help us to recognize when we are experiencing stress and take steps to counteract it, such as practising pranayama , slowing down everything we do (e.g. washing up, walking, breathing, etc) or taking a break from a stressful situation (e.g. by walking in the garden or doing Savasana).

Next up, is my conclusion.

 

George’s Conclusion

George's Conclusion

 

In conclusion, my fellow yogis, the trick in life is to find ways to not take life too seriously (that’s easier said than done when you have Severe Depressive Disorder). Just like yoga, life is all about finding balance, letting go of what no longer serves us, and embracing the present moment with a smile.

So if you’re feeling down and blue, don’t hesitate to unroll your mat and join me for a Yin yoga class. Stretch, breathe, and surrender to the blissful stillness within. And who knows, maybe you’ll even discover your inner Zen master and start levitating like a true Yogedi (a Jedi master who uses Yoga to tap into The Force). Just kidding, that might take a bit more practice.

Remember, the most important thing is to show up to your mat daily (even if for only 5 minutes) and be present, no matter where you’re at in your yoga journey.

You might like my Yoga Therapy Lesson Plan Bundle, and this article I wrote called: 21 Yoga Poses For Your Spine: 101 Ways To Improve Spinal Health.

And oh yes, I almost forgot…

My free Yoga Pose Directory has over 3000 yoga poses. So, if you want to find even more yoga poses that help with relaxing the body and mind, go here.

And there’s this…

If you like creating yoga class themes, like this one, you’ll want to look at my blog post 101 Perfect Poses For A Peak Pose-Themed Yoga Lesson Plan.

And this…

If you want to streamline your yoga lesson planning process, check out my online Yoga Genie Lesson Planner.

And while you’re here, you might as well get your hands on 37 of my free Yoga lesson plans.

 

Get Your Yogic Hands On 37 Of My Free Yoga Lesson Plans

Below are 37 free downloadable yoga lesson plans that I’ve created for my own yoga classes using the Online Yoga Genie Lesson Planner. Feel free to use them for your own yoga classes, or as inspiration to come up with your own yoga class themes.

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Chair Yoga Lesson Plan I 

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Sun Salutations A Yoga Lesson Plan

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