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Sequence from 10-8-17

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Swastikasana – Urdhva Baddhanguliasana, Parsva Swastikasana, Swastikasana forward then other leg cross Upavistha Konasana Baddha Konasana Upavistha Konasana Siddhasana Adho Mukha Svanasana Uttanasana Tadasana Utthita Trikonasana Ardha Chandrasana Sirsasana Urdhva Mukha Janu Sirsasana Urdhva Mukha Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana Supta Baddha Konasana over crosswise bolster Viparita Karani

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3 Hours of Backbends 5-8-17

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This is what we worked on in the 3-hour class this morning. Swastikasana Adho Mukha Virasana Adho Mukha Svanasana Uttanasana Parsvottanasana – Prasarita Padottanasana – Parsvottanasana Tadasana -work with toes together and heels apart for broadening of back thigh and tailbone space, grip outer hips and buttocks to lift trunk -create same experience with feet […]

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Sequence from 3-8-17

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Unfortunately, due to a mix-up with the community centre this class was only about 1 hour long. Here’s what we practised: Adho Mukha Virasana Adho Mukha Svanasana Uttanasana Tadasana Urdhva Hastasana in Tadasana Utkatasana Vrksasana Utthita Parsva Hasta Padangustasana – facing the wall with the leg on support – keep standing thigh back as the […]

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What I Taught 20-07-17

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I’ve decided to start posting the sequences of what I teach in the blog. Hopefully this can help students with their home practice. This sequence is inspired by the work we did with Kirsten Agar Ward on Saturday. We focused on keeping the width in the tailbone space by broadening the back groins and thighs […]

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According to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the goal of yoga practice is attaining a state of yoga, a state where the consciousness becomes still. The benefit of attaining this state is that then we experience our own truth. I.2 yogah citta vrtti nirodhah Yoga is the cessation of movements in the consciousness. I.3. tada […]

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Over the first weekend in May, Abhihjata Iyengar taught at the Iyengar Yoga UK Convention in Harrogate. Here’s what I thought she emphasized: Do not let your memories define your present state. She said that it is easier to teach beginners in some ways because they do not have memories and habits that hold them […]

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Workshop with Sallie Sullivan

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This weekend, I attended a yoga day with Sallie Sullivan and I really enjoyed her teaching. She taught in a way that inspired more reflection rather than just giving instruction. She encouraged us to explore the connections between poses and the connection between the actions of a pose and the breath. She had us do […]

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Twists in the morning

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Wednesday morning we started with examining twisting actions in the abdomen, ribcage, and shoulders in chair Bharadvajasana and applied that awareness to the other poses. Swastikasana Adho Mukha Virasana Adho Mukha Svanasana Uttanasana Tadasana Paschima Baddanguliasana Chair Bharadvajasana Partner work in Chair Bharadvajasana – belt around shoulder blades, under the armpits. Partner pulls on one […]

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This is a class highly influenced by the teachings of John Schumacher in a class where he stressed the action of spreading the skin of bottom of the heel and sole of the foot from inside out (medial to lateral) to bring stability to the hips and softness in the abdomen. I taught this sequence […]

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Workshop with Marios

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This past Saturday, Marios Argiros taught a yoga workshop in Southbourne. (Only about a 5 minute walk from my house!) His teaching was very clear and challenged me to work with my legs with more awareness and much more action. The concepts he presented were familiar– I’ve heard it from all the teachers I’ve had […]

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