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Level II 05-14-2008

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A Strong Level II of standing poses, abdominal strengtheners and inversions. All John's classes follow the Iyengar method of yoga, based on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar, the foremost living yoga teacher in the world. His rigorous approach emphasizes a balance between strength and flexibility, builds endurance, and develops Self-awareness through precision in movement and attention to subtleties of body, breath, mind, and spirit. Level II classes are for the students who have completed the introductory (Level I) course. The basic poses will be refined with an emphasis on all the standing poses. Inverted poses (headstand, plow, and shoulderstand) will be introduced. Listen to a Sample and Download this Class!

Model: Dona Holleman
English name: Well Being Pose
Practice type: Seated Poses, Standing
Practice level: Intermediate
Ardha Uttanasana
Barry Silver in Ardha Uttanasana
English name: Half Intense Stretch Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Beginner
Utthita Trikonasana
Utthita Trikonasana Model: Lois Steinberg, PhD
English name: Extended Triangle Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Extend the Sides of the Waist.Take the shoulderblades into the back.Rotate the chest towards the ceilingDraw the outer hip underneath you.Back foot presses as much as front foot.Lengthen the underside of the chest and... more
Utthita Parsvakonasana
Angela Kukhahn in Utthita Parsvakonasana
English name: Extended Side Angle Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Learn to keep the structure of the thoracic chest broad.Do not put dead weight on the bent leg.Outer edge of back foot presses into the mat.Tuck the right buttock in so that it remains in line with the outer right knee.... more
Virabhadrasana II
Virabhadrasana II  Photo Credit: Iriartin
English name: Pose Dedicated to the Warrior Virabhadra
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Extend through the outer edge of the back heel.Press into the inner and outer edges of both feet. Do not allow the trunk to lean towards the bent leg while bending the right knee and vice versa. Both sides of... more
Virabhadrasana I
VIrabhadrasana I by Sandra Petra Pintaric
English name: Pose Dedicated to the Warrior Virabhadra
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Learn to bend the knee to 90 degrees, without allowing the trunk to lean to the front. While bending the right leg to 90, do not bend the left knee. Keep the quadriceps tight. Beginners and those who find it... more
Parivrtta Trikonasana
Teacher: Cora Wen
English name: Revolved Triangle Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Intermediate
Learn to balance having a full extension of the spinal muscles and expansion of the chest. Learn to get the sense of balance and the rotation of the spine maintaining the alignment of the trunk with the legs.Learn to... more
Model: Netta in Parsvottanasana for 2nd Trimester Pregnancy
English name: Intense Stretch of the Sides of the Body Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Press into the big toe mound of both feet to internally rotate thighs.Pull the abdomen towards the spine. Lift the torso out of the pelvis. Extend towards the head to reach the knee. Stretch the spinal... more
Prasarita Padottanasana
Prasarita Padottanasana D
English name: Extended Feet Intense Stretch Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Learn to spread the legs apart without allowing the feet to slide and slip off. Learn to press the outer edges of the feet, like the application of the brake to a vehicle.Learn to concave the back using the arms and... more
Salamba Sirsasana I
Model: Sara Agelasto
English name: Supported Head Balance Pose
Practice type: Inversions
Practice level: Intermediate
Beginner's Tips from Geeta Iyengar's Preliminary Course Learn to consolidate this position by lifting the shoulders and spine as well as the legs, from the heels to the thighs, upwards towards the buttocks.... more
Supta Virasana
Supta Virasana with a Partner
English name: Reclining Hero's Pose
Practice type: Backbends
Practice level: Intermediate
If your thighs insist on sliding apart in this pose, you might try one of two short-term solutions: bind your thighs together with a strap positioned around the mid-thighs; or squeeze a 2- to 3-inch thick book between... more
Paripurna Navasana
English name: Full Boat Pose
Practice type: Core Poses
Practice level: Intermediate
Learn to maintain the balance without sinking the spine and the chest. Those who cannot balance should keep the palms on the floor while the legs are up. If the legs and abdomen are not strong enough to maintain the... more
Model: Tim Thompson, Monkey Yoga Shala
English name: Pendant or Dangling Earring Pose
Practice type: Arm Balances
Practice level: Intermediate
Urdhva Prasarita Padasana
Model: Sara Agelasto Credit: Peter Agelasto
English name: Upward Extended Foot Pose
Practice type: Core Poses
Practice level: Beginner
Learn to maintain the chest open while keeping the face relaxed. Keep the lower back extended towards the tailbone during the movement of the legs.Stretch the arms over the head, palms facing towards the ceiling to... more
Salamba Sarvangasana I
Kate Hallahan Zuckerman in Salamba Sarvangasana I
English name: Supported Whole Body Pose
Practice type: Inversions
Practice level: Intermediate
Practice this pose with the guidance of a reputable teacher first. Practice this pose with a chair or a wall.  To Practice at the wall, place your 3 four-fold blanket and mat set up at the wall with the folded... more
Credit: Sara Agelasto
English name: Corpse Pose
Practice type: Restorative
Practice level: Beginner

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