Tuesday, April 21, 2009

No Practice this Friday but here's Sequence for Friday May 1

Hi Everyone

No practice this friday. I'll be gone and the studio is rented out anyway. Here's the sequence for Friday May 1. It is based on a John Schumacher class, with additions from Anne. I get back into town around 2. Devon will lead if I happen to be late.

adho mukha virasana
adho mukha svanasana
baddha hasta uttanasana
*Adho mukha vrksasana
parvritta trikonasana
parvritta parsvakonasana
baddha hasta uttanasana
ardha chandrasana
parvritta ardha chandrasana
utthita hasta padangusthasana
parvritta hasta padangusthasana
prasritta padottanasana
sirsasana - variations: parsva sirsasana, parvrittaikapada ,
rest in adho mukha virasana
*Parsva Dhanursana
*Supta virasana
*Urdhva dhanurasana of various sorts, all the eka pada variations I have in mind.
marichyasana III
sarvangasana – parsva sarvangasana , eka pada sarvangasana, parsva eka pada sarvangasana, halasana, parsva halasana

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sequence for Friday April 17th 3:30

This one is from Gabriella Guibiliaro. Hope to see everyone there.

AMS with head on a block

Vinyasa: on r. leg first
urdhva hasta
ardha chandra r. side
vira III
urdhva prasarita ekapadasana
utthita hasta padangusthasana I
ardha baddha padmottanasana
urdhva hastasana
[repeat on l. side, then again]
Second time, when coming out of ABPadmottana, go immediately to
parivrtta trikonasana
[add other poses as desired. This is for strengthening the legs}

supta vira
pincha mayurasana
parsvottanasana into parivrtta trikonasana

variations at will

urdhva mukha svanasana on chair
prep for ekepad rajakapota:
lunge into chair.
first time, back leg on floor
second time, back shin on wall
third time, both shins on wall, knees apart, toes touching
fourth time, with assistance to go to kapotasana several times

urdhva dhanurasana 3x, classical
again, straightening arms at wall with blocks
again, with feet parallel and thighs rolling in
again, block between ankles
again, no props but remembered actions

chair twists:
forward bend as malasana
leaning over one knee then other knee
pasasana in chair at wall, twice each side

supported halasana or viparita karani

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Anne at ASY Saturdays at Noon

Hi Everyone,

I just taught my last classes at YogaYoga. Starting the first saturday in June, I will be teaching a mixed level Iyengar Yoga class at noon at Austin School of Yoga. I'll still be running the Friday practices at Clear Spring at 3:30. I've learned a lot about teaching by teaching in the eclectic yoga environment of YogaYoga, but I have to say I'm quite excited about teaching in Iyengarland.

See everyone there in June.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

There is Good Friday Practice CSS Friday 3:30

This is based on a sequence Geta taught in July 2007

eka pada supta padanghustasana
supta padanghustastana
janu sirsasana
parivritta janusirsasana
upavista konasana parsva and parivritta
supta virasana
Prasarita Padottasana
Parsvottansana arms extended forward and then bring back to feet extending the sides of torso
Parsvo Classic
Parvritta trik (Added)
Prasarita padottansana II
Prasarita clasping hands behind back
Sirsasana, alternating clasp
Parsva sirsasana
Arm clasp behind back
AMVrk, hands regular and hands turned out.
Sirsasana II, coming up and down one leg at a time,
Tadasana interspersed stretching arms down to release neck. (repeat three times)
Trikonasana (three times)
Uparvsakonasan looking at the differences between the two gravity not gravity work, extending sides,
Ardha Chandrasana and parivritta AC (added)
Urdhva dharusana two or three times,
Then several from bolster
Then one dwipada viparira dandasana
Bharadvagasana I on bolster
Sarvangasana really worked on getting lift in sides and arms down back by tipping over and really lifting the others.
Sarvangasana II
Niralamba I