Friday, July 15, 2011

Let's Backbend

We are on this afternoon.

Here's a backbend sequence from Patricia's Intermediate workshop at the Abbey Feb 2011.

Day Four More Backbends with PW

Utt concave back.

Jumping from Utt to AMS several times.

Parvatasana in Virasana
Pariankasana with block and blanket on bolster spine wise and belt legs and arms behind occiput, low height and then again with medium height.

AMS to Utt

Used same belt for AMS. Amazing opening.

Eka papd supt virasana, first with leg in Marichyasana I then again into Pavanmuktasana and Supta I third time.

AMS step to

Parsvottansana long stance arms extended head down.
AMS then second side.

Tadasana and bring hands to back of thighs and go to utt.

AMVrk for sirsana prep

Parsvaikapada spilt legs and then full pose.

Urdhva D over back of chair facing away from the wall using height as necessary did several times.

Standing back arches in center away from the wall, just one or two.

Stood in front of chair and arched back to wall and walked down as able then come up. Showed belting pelvis and moved pelvis away from the belt to get more opening on a stiff T spine person. Also for some it will be better to bend the knees and take the groin more back to get the T spine opening.

Pushing up to Urdhva D from sitting in front of chair, hands in various positions. Corner, sides , front of chair.

Use the arms to lift the chest up. Thighs come forward but lift with the inner groin. .

Urdhva D from Floor many

First to foot side.
Ams to teach weight in legs.
Then UD to foot side again.

Dwi pada prep arms in sirsasana iI

Dwidpada with sirsasana I arms.

Block behind head.

Kapotasana drop backs to bolster on chair, then chair, then walking down to wall with full pose.

Dropback prep to floor Geeta and BKS teach differently.

Prasarita padottansana head down.


Supta Padangustasana II with support under hip of leg going out, diagonal blanket on buttucks.

AMVira experiment with legs together and apart to see which gives best relief.

Prone savasana with blanket under navel band

Savasana legs up on chair if necessary.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

There is practice Friday Yippee!!!!

Hi All, I'm back from Turkey and Greece and ready to practice on Friday afternoon !

Here's a sequence from Chris Saudek when she subbed for Patricia at the Abbey this Feb. the asterik poses are my additions.

Day One Chris Saudek

Parsva Adho Mukha
Walking out from utt
AMS repeated the walking out action
Supta Tadasana
Supta Urdhva Hastasana
Urdhva Prasarita padasana 90 degrees anterior and posterior sides of abdomen mirror each other.
First with arms down then up.
Supta I, started in pavanmuktasana
Supta II move leg to outer leg to edge of mat

Repeat SPI and II

SP III (keep bottom leg down, top leg at open 90 degree ankle and move leg toward chest and IV move from III to IV directly just straighten out the leg keeps from crashing the groin… moving into pose from action… (Did both these Twice)

Urdhva hastasana
Urdhva Badanguliasana Outer shoulder toward inner shoulder

Parivritta Trikonasana

Baddha Hasta uttanasana

Upavistha Konsana
Marichyasana I with leg in Upavistha Konasana

M I turning and clasping.

Janu sirsasana
Ardha Matsyendrasana Sticky Mat Keep the buttock bone down.
Baddha Hastasana
Ardha Baddha pada paschimottansana or Janu sirsasana
(And M2)
And Ardha Matsyendrasana II)



*Sarvangansana and maybe some of the Parsva variations.

*Supta Baddha Konsana