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side body love

Dec 20, 2020

This practice addresses some of your sore QLs, as a couple of you described. The Quadratus Lumborum are two muscles that lie deep in your flank area — sort of a back muscle, sort of a core muscle.

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cozy & strong

Nov 1, 2020

In this one, start mellow enough and be carried to poses like forearm stand w/ hanumanasana. Experiment with turning your inversion into a backbend. We start with alternate nostril breathing — a calming pranayama.

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highest purpose

May 23, 2020

Beginning with dirgha breath counting, we move into a flow that has at its heart the determination to enter a flow state that gets us out of our own way in order to access inner knowing.

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lines of energy

May 10, 2020

Rechaka pranayama begins this mindful practice, which emphasizes energy lines and the radical emptying of breath. Movement begins at about 10mins, and downdog makes its appearance at about 15mins.

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focus & fly

May 3, 2020

Movement begins about 4 mins in. Following an Ujjayi pranayama practice, find precise and subtle core-strengthening movements on your way to execute Crow pose. Glide through a tradition-inspired flow and take some handstand practice (if you wish to) throughout.

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An Unfolding

Yoga polishes off that which we are not. Behind the accumulation of conditioning, memory, thought and defenses, we are each radiant beings — at one with all that is. This and all of these practices help you metabolize the gritty stuff so that what remains is the shiny gem of your spirit self manifest.… Read More “An Unfolding”

Peace

In this practice we remember what’s important — staying in touch with the ever-present peace within us. But don’t let the thumbnail fool you. We still move through a heat-building flow that includes postures like forearm stand with hanumanasana, rotated half moon w/ chapasana, wheel, fallen triangle, side plank with half lotus, pigeon and king pigeon, wheel with elbows down, foot behind the head and more.… Read More “Peace”

Paradise

This is my version of paradise.

An intention breath-setting 5 minutes
Movement beginning at 5 mins.
Luxurious, possibly slow-feeling warm-up,
Attention to breath
Attention to bandha
Attention to refinement
First down dog at 13 mins
Pace starts to pick up around 15:30
18 mins ego tries to stay “stop watching,” but you continue anyway because you’re awesome
At 22 you start to resent me
Bird of Paradise happens at 24:51
Crow at 25:30 (& jumping back to chaturanga)
Crane at 28:54 (& jumping back to chaturanga)
Anahata (Puppy pose) at 19:30
~30 mins – side plank, wild thing>wheel, fallen triangle, pigeon
46 mins – 2nd handstand

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Strength & Serenity

Here’s a lively practice that brings many elements together, including a few you’ve requested. Beginning with bellows pranayama and guided by the balance between strength & ease, we visit some powerful favorites with a spirit of “none of these really matters in the grand scheme, so why get all scrunched about it?”… Read More “Strength & Serenity”

Grasshopper

This practice safely and systematically builds toward the arm balance Grasshopper. One of you pointed out that we’d been preparing our hips so nicely this season that it could be a good opportunity to do this challenging pose.… Read More “Grasshopper”

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