Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Here's the sequence for friday's practice

27 June
(timing 1-3 min/side, depending on pose)

Amvira. Amsvana. Amuttana. UM uttana. Tadasana. 

An effort at staying cool no matter what:
Paschima namaskarasana, in utthita padasana
Paschima namaskara in prasarita padottanasana as far as possible
Parsvottanasana, arms down, arms forward
Gomukhasana  in parsvottanasana: R leg fwd, R elbow up; Then L/L; R/L; L/R.

Adho mukha svanasana
Adho mukha vrksasana and variations
Pincha mayurasana and variations
Salamba sirsasana I and II and other variations, as possible

Ustrasana, support as needed.
          Learn to hover in the coiled backbend position without taking support of hands; stay
Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana on chair, first high up, then head on floor holding legs or sirsa
I hands.
Urdhva dhanurasana pushing up from the floor and holding 30 sec. to a minute each time.
Staying cool.
Dwi pada viparita dandasana on floor, making sure throat is open and shoulders lifted when
head is down.  On elevation under feet, or not.
Free practice walking down the wall to U. dhanurasana staying cool.
          Walking back up again to U. hastasana staying cool.
Maybe other backbend things, but staying cool somehow throughout.

Adho mukha svanasana torso w/ prasarita padottanasana legs .
Parsva uttanasana.
Bharadvajasana I
Bharadvajasana II or repeat BI
Marichyasana I
Ardha Matsyendrasana II
[Or some other twist or forward bend to your liking

Halasana, shoulders supported on bolster, legs stretching
Sarvangasana with variations including urdhva padmasana / pindasana as possible
Setu bandha sarvangasana dropping over and jumping up again


Monday, June 23, 2014

Arun Workshop Info

Iyengar Yoga Workshop with
Sri Arun from Bangalore
Friday through Monday, July 25-28, 2014

Austin Yoga Institute
Welcomes Arun this July

Evening Class Friday 6-8:30 pm
Morning Classes Saturday and Sunday 9:30am to noon
Afternoon Classes Saturday and Sunday 3:00 to 5:30 pm
Morning Class Monday 9:15 to 11:45

Born in Sringeri, South India in 1954, Sri Arun grew up and completed his studies in Bangalore, where he started his career at a Chartered Accountant company. It was around this time that he developed an allergy towards dust and developed asthma, which became quite severe during the rainy season.
 At a colleague's suggestion he decided to try Yoga as a remedy and got initiated into Yoga in 1974. He started teaching Yoga in 1976 at the Rashtrothana Shareerika Siksha Kendra, where he gave the class in front of his Pujya Guruji Dr B.K.S. Iyengar in the year 1978. Teaching Yoga was a different and a very challenging experience. To quote him in his own words "As I started teaching Yoga, I saw different kinds of human bodies and thousands of complex minds; despite the apparent similarities between people I saw that each individual has very distinct needs. I appreciate the challenge of shaping body and mind of my every student.” The idea of teaching and applying Iyengar Yoga to meet and suit each individual's unique needs appealed to him immensely. He knew then that Yoga had become his true vocation.
To register, fill out the form below and mail with your check to Austin Yoga Institute, 1608 Dexter Street, Austin, Texas 78704.
To attend all five classes, pay by June 1st and receive a discount.
One year’s experience with Iyengar Yoga recommended. If you have questions, call Peggy Kelley at 512-923-4643, or email Peggy at: yogini102@gmail.com

Cost: $300 for the whole workshop, $260 if paid by July 10, 2014.

Two and a half hour classes $50

Friday, Saturday and Sunday classes located at:
Clear Spring Studio
605A Copeland
Austin, Texas 78704
Carpooling is strongly encouraged.  No parking on Copeland St.  Park on the interior of the block only.  Overflow parking south of the studio on Gibson St and South 3rd St.  

Monday class located at:
Austin Yoga Institute
4006 South Lamar, Suite 700
in Active Life Yoga Studio





I will attend these classes:_____________________________

I am from out of town and need help with lodging:____________

Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer Events

Devon teaches an Iyengar Immersion this weekend. 

Details on her web page.

July 11-12
Devon teaches an Iyengar Immersion

Details on the Clear Spring Page

July 25-28
H. S. Arun

Clear Spring.

Contact Peggy to sign up.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sequences for Immersion Weekend

Friday 20 June,  4:30pm advanced practice
Adho Mukha Virasana, Svanasana, and Uttanasana
Do this series all standing on L leg first, then R leg second:
 tadasana   /   vrksasana   /   *utthita hasta padangustha full pose.   /  vira III   /  urdhva prasarita ekapadasana   /  ardha chandrasana   /  Parsvakonasana   / Vimanasana / Parivrtta Trikonasana /  utthita hasta padasana to tadasana ready for next side

*Adho mukha vrksasana and variations.
Prasarita padottanasana with all sirsasana arm/hand variations/vrttis/turnings
*Pincha mayurasana and variations
*Sirsasana II
*Sirsasana I and leg variations as possible

Chair backbends
     Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana
     Urdhva Dhanurasana
*Padmasana prep and full poses as far as possible
Twisting in padmasana/sukhasana
Simhasana in padmasana / baddha konasana
Adho mukha padmasana / sukhasana/baddha kona
*Matsyasana on blocks under chest, and flat working to open the anterior hips

*Parivrtta paschimottanasana
Upavistha konasana
*Parivrtta upavistha konasana
Janu sirsasana
*Ardha baddha Padma paschimottanasana
Ardha matsyendrasana I
Ardha matsyendrasana II
*Parivrtta janu sirsasana
*Parivrtta paschimottanasana

Chatush padasana
Urdhva dhanurasana repeated

Sarvangasana and variations as possible
Setu bandha sarvangasana


Saturday Morning 21 June 9:30am-noon

Adho Mukha Virasana, Svanasana, and walk hands back to Uttanasana
Utt Hasta Padasana-Parsva Hasta Padasana
Virabhadrasana I straight legs; turn the hips forward fully
Parsvottanasana to Virabhadrasana I and back again
Virabhadrasana III
Urdhva prasarita ekapadasana,
Urdhva prasarita padasana 90 deg, transition to
Jathara parivartanasana legs bent, legs straight

Adho mukha vrksasana palm position changes
Prasarita padottanasana with sirsa arm variations

Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana
Urdhva Dhanurasana pushing up
          [pushing from floor for those who can]
Twisting in sukhasana
Supta sukhasana
Supta baddha konasana
Adho mukha padmasana / sukhasana/baddha kona

Parsva paschimottanasana, Introduction
Upavistha konasana
Parsva upavistha konasana
Janu sirsasana
Ardha baddha Padma paschimottanasana
Ardha matsyendrasana I
Parivrtta Upavistha Konasana

Chatush padasana


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Devon is leading practice Friday

Here's the sequence.

13 June
U. namaskarasana
Malasana I
Utthita hasta padangusthasana
Parivrtta u. hasta padangusthasana
U. parsvakonasana
Ardha baddha padmottanasana
Uttanasana full pose
Adho mukha vrksasana, two variations
Pincha mayurasana, two variations
Sirsasana I
Sirsasana II
Parsvaikapada Sirsasana (I)
Parivrtta Ekapada Sirsasana
Adho mukha svanasana
Akarna dhanurasana II
Ardha baddha Padma paschimottanasana
Ekapada sirsasana
Upavistha konasana
Parsva upavistha konasana
Janu sirsasana
Parivrtta janu sirsasana
Parivrtta upavistha konasana
Kurmasana II
Parivrtta paschimottanasana
Jathara parivartanasana
Chatush padasana
Urdhva dhanurasana
Dwi pada viparita dandasana, two ways
Marichyasana III
Salamba sarvangasana I
Eka pada sarvangasana
Parsva ekapada sarvangasana
Urdhva padmasana
Pindasana in sarvangasana
Setu bandha sarvangasana, dropping over and hopping up
Marichyasana I
Marichyasana II