Level II-III 05-01-2008 Strength and Flexibility | iHanuman

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Level II-III 05-01-2008 Strength and Flexibility

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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.In the Spring Session, John concentrates on strengthening poses to build stamina, like standing poses, abdominal strengtheners and arm balances. Listen to a Sample and Download this Class!

Asanas: 
Sukhasana
Model: Dona Holleman
English name: Easy Pose
Practice type: Seated Poses
Practice level: Beginner
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Model: Dawn F. Cala Nova, Ibiza, Spain
English name: Downward Facing Dog Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Learn to stretch from the hands to the buttocks and from the heels to the buttocks. - Geeta Iyengar, Preliminary Course. Keep the feet parallel to each other and extend the toes. Move the trunk towards the legs. Take... more
Pincha Mayurasana
Model: Sara Avant Stover
English name: Feather of the Peacock Pose
Practice type: Arm Balances
Practice level: Intermediate
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 CourseLearn 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. The... more
Dandasana
Credit: YogaXTC.com
English name: Staff Pose
Practice type: Seated Poses
Practice level: Beginner
Learn to Adjust the Sits bones. Move the flesh of the buttocks back and away from the sitting bones. Press knees and thighbones towards the floor to lift the waist
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
Ardha Navasana
English name: Half Boat Pose
Practice type: Core Poses
Practice level: Intermediate
The angle between the legs and the trunk should be wide so that the abdominal muscles are contracted. In paripurna navasana, the spinal muscles are toned and in ardha navasana, the abdominal muscles are toned. Beginner... more
Pascimottanasana
Model: Cynthia Woodring
English name: Intense Stretch of the West of the Body Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Intermediate
Purvottanasana
Model: Christy Brock
English name: East Facing Pose
Practice type: Backbends
Practice level: Intermediate
Chaturanga Dandasana
Model: Elizabeth Shilling Credit: Matthew Sexton
English name: Four Limbed Staff Pose
Practice type: Arm Balances, Backbends
Practice level: Intermediate
Learn to keep the knees and thighs firm above the floor without sticking the tailbone up towards the ceiling. If it is not possible to lift the body off the floor then do Adho Mukha Svanasana and reach this asana... more
Salabhasana
English name: Locust Pose
Practice type: Backbends
Practice level: Beginner
The Closer the legs are together the more difficult the pose.To relieve lower back pain, the knees are bent, shins perpendicular to the floor. The thighs are lifted from the floor and the knees and thighs brought closer... more
Dhanurasana
Model: Adri Kyser
English name: Bow Pose
Practice type: Backbends
Practice level: Intermediate
Learn to raise the arch of the body up giving a backward pull to the arms. Balance on the abdominal area. - Geeta Iyengar, Yoga In Action Preliminary Course
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Model: Dawn F. Cala Nova, Ibiza, Spain
English name: Downward Facing Dog Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Learn to stretch from the hands to the buttocks and from the heels to the buttocks. - Geeta Iyengar, Preliminary Course. Keep the feet parallel to each other and extend the toes. Move the trunk towards the legs. Take... more
Salamba Sarvangasana I
Kate Hallahan Zuckerman in Salamba Sarvangasana I
English name: Shoulderstand, 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. At the wall, place your 3 four-fold blanket and mat set up at the wall with the folded edges of the... more
Halasana
Model: Sara Agelasto Credit: Peter Agelasto
English name: Plow Pose
Practice type: Inversions
Practice level: Intermediate
Learn to maintain the lift of the spine when the toes touch the floor.Extend the hips towards the ceiling. Lift the backs of the knees.Press the Toes. Lift the Thighs, the Buttocks and the Trunk.  
Savasana
Credit: Sara Agelasto
English name: Corpse Pose
Practice type: Restorative
Practice level: Beginner

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