Sun, 28 January 2007
One word for Elsie is - Authentic! I have known Elsie for five of her 35 years on this planet. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to her YEAH!!!! And I must say our connection becomes deeper all the time as we grow and share together - she is a great friend, teacher and student. Elsie is always true to herself and takes time to steep in her heart before she makes choices to take action. I love her for all of her inspiration as she is who taught me how to do a podcast (rockin yogitechy) but kept space for me to teach myself as well. Sharing yoga with her is one of my favorite things to do. Her students are lucky to have her healing heart and conscious mind to guide them in their practice.
Sat, 20 January 2007
Being responsible and taking care of our bills, our car, our bodies is part of yoga and action. If we ignore what we have to do then when we want to experience other delights in life there can be difficulty and even a disconnect without the foundation being cared for. Nitya karma is exactly that keeping all the ducks in a row, being accountable which the universe does all the time. Kaamya karma is where we play with what we want to do (desire) within the support of these boundaries. One is stability which offers freedom to express as the other opens us to explore the wonders of life with its duties and desires.
How I am using these words is in relation to our everyday life outside of Hindu life which translates quite nicely. This was how I was taught by my teacher, Dr. Douglas Brooks.
Sanskrit: Karma - action , Prana - life force
Sequence Level 2:
Downward Facing Dog
Downward Facing Dog Splits
Sun Salutations also known as Vinyasa
Ardha Chandrasana to Trikonasana
Prasarita Paddottonasana with Clasped Hands Behind You into a Twist to Each Side
Balasana - Childs Pose
Downward Facing Dog
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana Prep - Pigeon Prep
Downward Facing Dog
Dhanurasana 2X - Bow Pose
Extended Childs Pose
Setubhanda - Bridge Pose
Mon, 15 January 2007
One word for Bobbi is - Heart! I enjoy whenever she comes to class because when I look at her, she has the most open heart and smile on any given day as she thrives on the teachings of yoga. She is an amazing photographer who took all the pics for my site and also took the pictures for my wedding. I love how she sees the world and really uses yoga in her everyday making life more meaningful. Being from Australia she is able to enjoy the opportunities that America offers along with how LA is one of the best places to practice yoga.
Yoga makes her feel beautiful and I love how she shares a deeper part of herself with us over our conversation about the practice of yoga.
Sun, 7 January 2007
Happy New Year! With 06 behind us and now 007 in front of us we are standing facing the unknown. We take what we know (our habits, fears, loves, patterns) into the new year hoping to do things better or differently. Samskara's are patterns/imprints that you are born with, impressions you created and show up like groves in a record playing again and again. It's up to us to step into the yoga and make better choices through contrast while we apply our willingness to be better on our mats and off the mats. We explore how we move and take ourselves out of the comfort zone to the unknown creating the known in a new way.
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Please watch this for an audio explaining the 5 Principles Of Alignment
Sanskrit: Anajali - offering Svadhyaya - self study
Sequence Level 1-2:
Sukhasana - Easy Posture
Tadasana - Mountain
Urdvah Hastasana - Upward Stretching of Hands
Uttanasana - Standing Fwd Bend
Downdog to Vinyasa = Plank Pose - Chattarungadandasana - Cobra- Downdog
Vinyasa with Cobra /Upward Facing Dog
Crescent Pose Then to a Twist Variation of Parvritta Parsvakonasana - Revolved Extended Side Angle
Utthita Parsvakonasana - Extended Side Angle
Utthita Trikonasana - Triangle
Ardha Chandrasana - Half Moon
Parvritta Ardha Chandrasana - Twiste/Revolved Half Moon
Adho Mukha Vrksasana - Handstand
Uttanasana or Balasana - Child Pose
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana - Pigeon Prep
Anjaneasana - Backbend Lunge
Setubandha - Bridge Pose
Urdvah Danurasana -Upward Facing Bow
Supta Padangustasana with Leg Out to Side and Twist Across Body
Knees to Chest