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Practice Sequence, Week of October 23, 2018

TWISTING SEQUENCE: Twist in Svastikasana (simple cross-legged pose) x2 Adho Mukha Virasana (Downward-facing Hero) Parsva Adho Mukha Virasana (above pose, to the sides) Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-facing Dog Pose) Uttanasana (Intense Forward Bend Pose) Salamba Sirsasana (Headstand) or Prasarita Padottanasana (Intense Spread-out Foot Pose) with head support Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose) x2 Standing […]

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Practice Sequence, Week of October 16

Upavistha Konasana (wide-angle pose) Ardha Baddha Konasana (one leg in half Bound Angle Pose, other leg in Upavishta Konasana), both sides, repeat Ardha Janu Sirsana (one leg in Half “Head of the Knee Pose,” other leg in Upavistha Konasana), both sides, repeat Adho Mukha Virasana (Downward-facing Hero Pose) Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-facing Dog Pose) Uttanasana […]

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Restorative Practice Sequence, Week of 10/9/18

Supta Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose) Supta Padangusthasana (Reclining Big-toe pose), belt around foot and shoulderblades Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-facing Dog) with head support Uttanasana (Intense Forward Bend) with head support Salamba Sirsasana (headstand), alternatively, Prasarita Padottanasana (Intense Spread out Foot Pose) with head support Bharadvajasana (twist named after Bharadvaja) in chair Salamba Sarvangasana (chair […]

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Practice Sequence Week of October 2, 2018

Belt heels and sacrum in Dandasana (staff pose), extend from inner groins to inner heels.  Sharpen heels and open backs of legs completely.   Maintain and take arms up into Urdhva Hastasana (upward-facing arms) Upavistha Konasana (wide-angle pose), same actions, arms up into Urdhva Hastasana Urdhva Prasarita Padasana (upward extended leg pose), arms above head, with […]

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Practice Sequence Week of September 25, 2018: Back bends

Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-facing Dog) Adho Muhka Vrksasana (Downward-facing Tree Pose/Full Arm Balance) — those unable to do, can practice “Ardha” (half, walking feet up wall) or build time/strength in Plank. Pinca Mayurasana Prep (Peacock Pose preparation), elbows on mat on end of chair, walking knees back, bring thoracic spine in.  Practice on floor belting […]

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Practice Sequence Week of 9/19/18

Forward bends this week!  Focus on the intense stretch of the entire back body, opening backs of legs and working to keep spine long.  Work within your capacity. Dandasana (staff pose), backs of thighs and knees down, extend from inner groins to inner knees, sit on height if needed to bring sacrum in Upavistha Konasana […]

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