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Abhyasa & Vairagya with Lois Steinberg, PhD

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A strong morning practice including forward bends, twists and backbends with Advanced Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Lois Steinberg. This event was hosted by The Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States. 

Asanas: 
Svastikasana
Model: Dona Holleman
English name: Well Being Pose
Practice type: Seated Poses, Standing
Practice level: Intermediate
Parsvottanasana
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
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
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
Pascima Namaskarasana
English name: West Side of the Body Namaskar Pose
Practice type:
Practice level: Intermediate
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
Padangusthasana
English name: Foot and Big Toe Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Until you can reach the toes, hold the ankles.Do not take the head to the knee by caving the chest. This causes cramps in the chest, abdomen and neck and causes headaches. Press into the the big toe to lift the... more
Padahastasana
Padahastasana by Portrait Yogi
English name: Foot and Hand Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Until you can reach the feet, hold the ankles. Create space in the armpits and groins. Lift the abdomen to support the spine.
Uttanasana
Cora Wen in Uttanasana
English name: Intense Stretch of the Spine Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
"Inhale the arms over head, palms forward, place hands beside the feet. Once the body stretches correctly, there is no need to extend the arms overhead first." - Geeta Iyengar, Yoga, A Gem for Women  Take... more
Ardha Sirsasana
English name: Half Head Balance Pose
Practice type: Inversions
Practice level: Intermediate
Supta Padangusthasana
Model: Erich Schiffmann
English name: Reclining Big Toe Pose
Practice type: Core Poses
Practice level: Beginner
Anantasana
Model: Sara Agelasto Credit: Ashley Twiggs
English name: Vishnu's Couch Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Intermediate
Jathara Parivartanasana
Model: Amy Colwell Bluhm, Ph.D Anahata Project
English name: Turning the Stomach Pose
Practice type: Core Poses
Practice level: Beginner
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
Pascimottanasana
Model: Cynthia Woodring
English name: Intense Stretch of the West of the Body Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Intermediate
Parivrtta Paschimottanasana
English name: Revolved Intense Stretch of the West Body Pose
Practice type: Twists
Practice level: Intermediate
Ubhaya Padangusthasana
Model: Christina Sell
English name: Both Big Toe Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Intermediate
Upavistha Konasana
Model: Adri Kyser
English name: Seated Angle Pose
Practice type: Seated Poses
Practice level: Intermediate
Baddha Konasana
Model: Adri Kyser
English name: Bound Angle Pose
Practice type: Seated Poses
Practice level: Intermediate
Maricyasana III
Model: John Schumacher
English name: Pose Dedicated to the Sage Maricyasana III
Practice type: Twists
Practice level: Intermediate
Pasasana
Model: Joy Marzec
English name: Noose Pose
Practice type: Twists
Practice level:
Uttana Padasana
English name: Extended Leg Pose
Practice type: Backbends
Practice level: Intermediate
Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana
Model: Kathleen Cunningham Credit: Clark Quinn, Yoga Journal 2001
English name: Inverted Two-Footed Staff Pose
Practice type: Backbends
Practice level: Intermediate
Urdhva Dhanurasana
Lois Steinberg PhD in Urdhva Dhanurasana, Upward Bow Pose
English name: Upward Bow Pose
Practice type: Backbends
Practice level: Intermediate
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
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
Model: Sara Agelasto Credit: Peter Agelasto
English name: Whole Body Bridge Formation Pose
Practice type: Backbends
Practice level: Beginner
Stretch the spine towards the neck, keep the heels firmly on the ground. 

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