Turning Upside Down with Yoga- 6 Poses No Fear

Turning Upside Down with Yoga Listen on Spotify! Look at like from a different view, upside down! Turning upside down with yoga will literally flip your perspective. In the Ashtanga Primary Series, the inversion sequence is started with a shoulderstand followed by headstand. When we turn the body upside down, we create a new viewContinue reading “Turning Upside Down with Yoga- 6 Poses No Fear”

How to Sequence an Ashtanga Class- Logical Flow of Energy

How to Sequence an Ashtanga Class How to sequence an ashtanga class? You must understand the science of the sequence. This is the way an ashtanga class warms the body, reaches a peak, stretches the body to avoid lactic acid in the muscles, and then cools the body back down toward savasana. The Ashtanga PrimaryContinue reading “How to Sequence an Ashtanga Class- Logical Flow of Energy”

8 Tips for Thriving in Ashtanga Yoga- Demystify Practice

8 Tips for Thriving with Ashtanga Yoga Listen on Spotify! Ashtanga yoga is a very physically demanding practice so we need tips for thriving in Ashtanga Yoga. But the time and energy you put into it will be worth it if you approach your practice with some ashtanga yoga tips in mind: 8 Tips forContinue reading “8 Tips for Thriving in Ashtanga Yoga- Demystify Practice”

Ashtanga Primary Series Closing- Powerful Back Bending Experience

Ashtanga Primary Series Closing Listen on Spotify! The Ashtanga Primary Series Closing Sequence- You have now arrived at the “bread of the sandwich.” This portion of the practice is primarily focused on back bending. Ashtanga Primary Series Closing Sequence When I do a back bend, I like to focus also on the forward lengthening ofContinue reading “Ashtanga Primary Series Closing- Powerful Back Bending Experience”

Arm Support Yoga Poses- Strengthen Wrists and Shoulders!

Arm Support Yoga Poses When we balance our entire body on the hands, it requires focus, strength, and control. Arm support yoga poses are freeing and energizing. Arm support yoga poses bring us closer to the logical fear of falling and this is linked to our ego and the desire of being in control. TheContinue reading “Arm Support Yoga Poses- Strengthen Wrists and Shoulders!”

4 Yoga Bandha Locks for Building Energy and Lightness

Yoga Bandha Locks for Building Energy and Lightness Listen on Spotify! Yoga bandha locks are energetic energy locks in the body used while practicing yoga to create lightness. They are a tool for increasing and directing prana in the body. When we practice yoga and activate yoga bandha locks, energy is gathered in the torsoContinue reading “4 Yoga Bandha Locks for Building Energy and Lightness”

Surya Namaskara Foundations- A Powerful Sequence to Establish

Surya Namaskara Foundations Listen on Spotify! Welcome to Surya Namaskara Foundations of the Ashtanga Primary Series, the Surya Namaskara A and B sequences.  Surya means “the sun” and Namaskara is a greeting of honor and respect to the divinity present in each of us.  With the Surya Namaskaras, we set the rhythm and mood forContinue reading “Surya Namaskara Foundations- A Powerful Sequence to Establish”

Ashtanga Primary Series- Find Balance and Challenge Within

Ashtanga Primary Series Listen on Spotify! When we start an Ashtanga Practice, we usually begin with the Ashtanga Primary Series.  The standing sequence of the Ashtanga Primary Series initiates weaving of one asana into the next form which K. Parrabhi Jois called “a garland of asanas.”  Think of this as a sandwich; our first pieceContinue reading “Ashtanga Primary Series- Find Balance and Challenge Within”

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