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Yoga for the Week of October 14th: Free Flow, Balancing Duality.

This from Kia Miller:

A meditation to help with stress and a state of mental duality…balances the tatvas (the elements)  in the body: earth, air, fire, water, ether…when they are out of balance it’s easy to be drawn into a state of duality, of right and wrong, feeling stuck in the middle of two places…this pushes us toward balance

1 Long inhale thru the nose: creates a sense of endurance and calmness.

8 Short exhales through the mouth:  stimulates parasympathetic system, calm and expansive.  Assists the process of release. Also stimulates pituitary gland which is the seat of our intuition, our neutral mind.

Note:  not Breath of Fire (no inhale inbetween short exhales).

Mudra:  all fingers touch lightly.  Thumbs press to chest.  Dishti:  Eyes to tip of the nose:

Free Flow from Clare Missingham:  Designed to switch up our yoga habits.  Pay attention to your reactions.

2-4 Suryva Namaskar

Siddhasana

Uttanasana with non habitual fingers interlaced overhead

  •  Virabhadrasana 1  Start with Left Foot.
  •  Parivrtta Parsvakonasana (revolved side angle)
  •  Plank Pose
  •  Vasisthasana

Prasarita Padottanasana with non habitual fingers interlaced overhead

Vatayanasana (horse stance) with Garudasana Arms.  Sway 6 times

Ardha Ustrasana (half camel…one arm overhead)…dont twist hips

Dhanurasana

  • 3 legged dog
  • Pigeon pose
  • Revolved pigeon pose

Vikasitakamalasana (blossoming lotus pose…cross ankles wrap wrists underneath, lotus mudra

Paschimottanasana

Siddhasana (adept’s pose) opposite of first time.

Add ons:  “Baby Love” from Jane Austen

Virasana with Goddess Arms

One-sided squats (start on all fours, bring one foot forward, move arms, lower without tucking pelvis

Polar Bear (forearms on floor forward)

Horse pose with Goddess arms

 

 

 

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Maria Young Ace Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (500) Independent Contractor providing the following services: Office Management, Bookkeeping, Web Design, Marketing and Instruction in Yoga and Martial Arts for children and adults. Black Belt, 4 year program, LockBoxing. Maria studied under Erik Lee and won Grand Champion at the Kuk Sool Tri-State Tournament in 2006. Experience Certified Yoga Instructor: 700 hour level. At Piedmont Yoga, Maria’s main instructors were Richard Rosen, Rodney Yee, and Clare Finn. To them she is eternally grateful. Richard Rosen, founder Piedmont Yoga Studio & editor of Yoga Journal says: “Among the 30...students Maria was always among the more assiduous and adept.  If you’re thinking of adding Yoga instruction to your program, then I highly recommend Maria for the job.” College: CSULB: B.A. English Literature, UC Berkeley: M.A. Comparative Literature