Friday, December 30, 2011

here's the sequence

we won't get through all the balancings at the end, but we'll do what we can in the time we have.

this one is from the Abbey 2010.

Adho Mukha Virasana
Adho Mukha Svanasana
· Jump with both feet between the hands Uttansana
· Jump back AMS
· Jump back Uttanasana
· Urdhva Hastasana come up on the toes and look up try and balance
· Ukatasana
· Come down Malasana
Parsvottanasana x 2
anus and the front of pubis up into the body and extend the truck forward
vinyasanas do several times
malasana, malasana on toes, and bowing forward
then add parvamuktasana and roll back up to malasana etc she called these vedic prostrations in february

Dandasana – paripurna Navasana – urdhva mukha Paschimottanasana Then hands behind head Ardha Navasana did this two or three times.
Urdhva Parsarita padasana
· legs to 90 – to the floor – bend the knees into the chest – repeat 10 time

adho Mukha Vrksasana
· both legs up and down put belt down and aim feet in front of belt
Sirsasana II
Sirsasana I urdhva Dandasana
Sirsasana II
Parivrtta Trikonasana
· Parivrtta Parsvakonasna Uttanasana
Baddha Konasana
Malasana II (I think we did this all the way from standing through utkatasana. )
Sirsasana II to bakasana
Tadasana after each one take head up like very beginning of standing back arch.
Marichyasana III clasp if possible
Ardha Matsyendrasana clasp if possible
Quasi jatara parvatanasana.
Parsva Bakasana
Eka pada Bakasana II
Eka pada Bakasana II
Tittibasana belt legs and go down to Kurmasana.
Padmasana fold forward if Padmasana is coming well.
Urdhva Kukutasana
Paripurna Matsyendrasana
Twisting Padmasana
Parsva kukutasana
Eke pada galvanasana
Urdhva Dhanurasana
Prone savasana
Urdhva Padmasana
Setu banda full poses dropping over and walking feet out as much as possible

There is Practice this afternoon and next friday also

Hi All, we are on for this afternoon at 4:30 at clear spring. I'll lead it this time around. I'll post a sequence later, but it will probably be twists to start off my year of 2012 - 12 minutes of twists a day

More later come twist and shout the old year out.

then start the new year off right with Devon's backbend class.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Congratulations to the newly certified teachers.

First, Congratulations to the three newest certified teachers in Austin, Seva, Patti, and Debra all passed their assessment. Yippee!!!

Second, Anne is teaching a restorative workshop at Clear Spring this Saturday from 3-5. Cost is 40 dollars. Come relax and unwind before you hit the malls.

Third, Anne is now teaching an ongoing Level 2-3 class at Castle Hill Tuesdays at 9:30. You don't have to be a member of castle Hill to attend. If you buy a 20 class pass, it is only 11 dollars a class!!!!

Fourth, There is practice Friday at Clear Spring. 4:30 cost 10 dollars.

What's on the docket for Friday? dropping over from Dwi Pada

These are some notes Randy sent me from the recent Patricia Workshop in Santa Fe. Devon will lead us through it Friday.

Saturday, November 12, 2011
Morning session 10:00a-1:00pm

SUTRAS 2:46, 2:47, 2:42, 2:48
Harmonious curve of the spine
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Uttanasana - concave
Eka pada supta virasana – keep knee on the mid-line
Supta Virasana
Paryankasana trunk, supta tadasasana legs, belt hammock-sling on arms for head to rest on
Supta Virasana
Paryankasana – draw arms into the sockets
Ardha supta virasana – other leg in maricyasansa
Lunge on front leg, back leg in Bhekasana, before bending keep the foot at the outer thigh, do not let them come apart, do not turn torso
Eka pada Bhekasana
Bhujangasana with calves belted – coil top chest, use the arms with elbows bent
Salabhasana – alternate pose for those not doing full Bhekasana
Bhekasana full pose
Samasthiti – as prep for Sirsasana
Sirsasana – prep with block (savasana block then Tadasana block) legs in pinchamayurasana, sirsasana with fingers interlaced around block.
eka pada
Adho Mukha Vrksasana
Urdvha Hastasana – face the wall to roll the deltoids out and move the upper arm bones away from the wall
Amdho Mukha Vrksasana
Pinchamayurasana _at the wall and balance

Room divided into 2 groups
Beginner group:
Chair dpvd
Ustrasana – front thighs @ chair
Chair dpvd deeper off chair

Advanced Group:
Chatush padasana – holding edge of mat
Urdhva dhanurasana
There was a group dropping over onto a chair
Advanced Group:
Sirsasana drop backs to wall
Legs bent, then straighten
Chatush Padasana, lift thoracic, shins back, lift hips
Urdhva Dhanurasana – belt around the femur heads
DPVD – feet @ the wall

Sirsasana drop-back middle of room, if thumping down then go to a chair, do not let the head lift at all when dropping over. Move the thorasic spine forward
To cool down:
Adho Mukha Svanasana – Prasarita Padottanasana, – Parsvottanasana (do not stay in poses)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Practice schedule from now until May

Hi Everyone,

Here's the tentative practice schedule for Friday's at Clear Spring from now until the end of May. Please check on the website before you come as things do change.

Dec 16. There is practice.
Dec 23 No practice Christmas Eve Eve, both Anne and Devon doing family activities.
Dec 30 practice

6 Practice
13 practice
20 NO practice studio rented
27 practice

3 NO practice Anne and Devon both at Mary and Eddy in Dallas
10 NO practice. Laurie is in San Marcos. Please come
17 NO practice Studio rented.
24 Practice Yippee!

2 NO Devon and Theresa's workshop. Come to that instead.
9 NO training at the studio
16 practice
23 practice
30 practice

6 Practice, but tentative, Anne might be at George's workshop not sure of Devon's schedule.
13 practice
20 NO studio rented
27 NO no studio rented

4 NO Ramanand at AYI come to that instead.
11 Practice
18 NO studio rented and Anne and Devon in Dallas for Chris Saudek
25 NO studio rented

There is Practice this afternoon and next friday also

Hi All we are on this afternoon and next friday also. Yippee.

Here's what we will do today. It is based on the sequence that Swati Chanchani taught Friday night up in Dallas, the bolded poses are my additions most of which she taught at other times during the workshop.

Friday Night Swati,

Emphasis on releasing the groin throughout. Release the groin, press the wrist down, relax the throat. Yoga is skillful action. Don’t just keep on doing. Anything done skillfully is yoga.

AMS head supported on bolster
Prasarita padottansana
Trikonasana, only turn back leg as much as allows for softening of the groin bottom hand flat on floor and fingers turned back in all the SPs (2)
Parsvakonasana, hand to wall to facilitate turning. (2)
AC foot at the wall (2)
Parivritta trikonakasan
Prasarita paddottansana, take hands way back

Vira (actually vajrasana) in these seated poses look at the difference in groin
BK put feet up on folded blanket work on turning the feet.
Go forward see difference between palms on top of toes and taking hold of the toes.
Supta I-II and parivritta (be horizontal to the wall, support foot in both SPII and Parivritta)
Js not bringing the bent leg back ( unless you can do eka pada sirsasana)
Acarna danurasana (work with both hands on bringing the foot back to help push hip back.
Js twice again.
Eka Hasta Bhujasana
Parsva Chatush

M3 insistence on making the clasp to bring the top shoulder blades in.
Savasana with arms belted underneath to get pranayama chest.
Sit in jalandara bandha on bolster blankets under feet and hands to press writs

Friday, December 2, 2011

No practice this afternoon and inversion workshop postponed

Hi All,

No practice this afternoon. jeff and I are on our way upto Dallas for Swati. I cancelled tomorrow's inversion workshop. it is rescheduled for Jan 7th. It was supposed to be updated on peggy's webpage, but that may have fallen through the cracks.


We are on the 9th and the 16th and the 30th. More PW and some Swati.

I'll post the