This Yogea sequence integrates gentle massage with soothing and cleansing postures that relieve pain and help the body eliminate toxins from stress, environmental pollution, emotional meltdowns and improper diet. Gentle forward bends quiet the mind, and deep diaphragmatic breathing pumps oxygen to the brain to refresh the cells and restore the size and function of the blood vessels. Special emphasis is placed on re-directing the blood flow to the head while the pineal and pituitary glands are stimulated to secrete revitalizing hormones. Kneeling inversions and neck rolls release the pressure in the head and shoulders and elicit the parasympathetic nervous system response to rest the mind. Reclining forward and back bends and semi-inversions massage the cervical spine and nurture the hypothalamus — the body’s navigator to secrete life-sustaining and pain-relieving hormones. The effect is calming and soothing.