When we grow weary, angry, frustrated, it's easy to close ourselves off, especially as a way to protect our hearts. In these times, allow your heart to remain open. This sequence physically invites the heart to be broad and expansive. As with all postures in yoga, though, it's the intention behind the pose that truly matters. In this practice, keep the intention of unconditional love present at all times, and it'll be imbued in each posture & in yourself.
Before your practice, take a few moments to connect with your breath. If so moved, you can use the following mantra before, during, or after your practice:
Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu (Low-ka, sam-as-tah, suk-ee-no, bhav-an-too)
It translates simply to, "may all beings, everywhere, be happy and free."
Warm Up -
Move with your breath, inhale into Down Dog and exhale to pause, inhale into plank, exhale to Up Dog, inhale into Down Dog.
Heart Opening Sequence