Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Iyengar Level 2-3 : 2015.09.29

yogena cittasya padena vacam
malam sarirasya ca vaidyakena
yopakarottam pravaram muninam
patanjalim pranjaliranato’smi
sankha cakrasi dharinam
sahasra sirasam svetam
pranamami patanjalim
hari om

adho mukha vajrasana
adho mukha svanasana - long, ok for heels to raise from ground
utthita uttansana - shoulders into back, lift chest.

rope work: first use upper rope to get lift, compare with using lower rope to help rotation of the hips and lengthening of the side body. long rope to deepen extension of the side waist in preparation for twist. side of back foot to block, pull forward with "horse shoes" of the feet


utthita parsvokonasana - lift up thigh bone of the back leg, keeping leg straight
parivrtta trikonasana - rotate heel some on block press back of heel into block
parivrtta parsvokonasana - rotate onto ball of back foot press heel into block.

counter posture hands on ropes hips back from feet

sirsasana - front body collapsing, broaden lower ribs to pull back thighs to open front body, lift up from shoulders 

marichyasana III - sitting on folded blanket to give height, near wall to assist with torso rotation, assist bend in knee, move foot in, tuck toes under extended leg, inhale arm up and reach arm pit as far across bent leg as possible, tucking into leg, other hand to wall, pulling down to raise and rotate torso, both elbows drop.

repeat 3 x, on third, hand of arm at bent knee goes to extended leg shin

catushpadasana - blocks at wall, seat in towards heels, slide balls of feet down blocks to floor, press into ground, lift hips, shift one shoulder under, shift second under lift hips, chest comes towards chin:|| on second, place feet on top of blocks sliding balls of the feet down wall, move shins away from the wall, bringing chest closer to chin

salamba sarvangasana - open back of legs, bring thighs in line.


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