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Creating Space in the Mind and Body for and by the Breath with Chris Saudek

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A beautiful expansive and quieting morning practice led by Advanced Iyengar Yoga Teacher Chris Saudek. 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
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
Adho Mukha Virasana
Credit:  Scuola Yoga Camerino
English name: Downward Facing Hero Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Beginner
Tadasana
Credit: Nikolay Titov
English name: Mountain Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
The feet are together. The ankles, knees, hips and shoulders are in one line. Press into the feet to draw the thighs up.Fronts of the thighs move towards the backs of the thighs.Roll the outer shoulders ... more
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
Utkatasana
Utkatasana from Dharma Yoga and Ayurveda
English name: Fierce Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Learn to bend the knees properly and maintain the lift of the spine.
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
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
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
Gomukhasana
Model: Sara Stover
English name: Cow Face Pose
Practice type: Seated Poses
Practice level: Intermediate
Do not extend your lower ribs forward. Practice the arm action first before incorporating the legs.
Adho Mukha Vrksasana
Model: Nadine Dorrington Credit: Bob Schnell Photography
English name: Downward Facing Tree Pose
Practice type: Arm Balances
Practice level: Intermediate
To learn to practice the pose, practice ardha adho mukha vrksasana, by finding the distance in Adho Mukha Virasana with the toes at the wall. Come to Adho Mukha Svanasana with the heels at the wall and walk the legs up... more
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
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
Maricyasana I
Model: Noriko Credit: Michelle Haymoz
English name: Pose Dedicated to the Sage Marichi
Practice type: Seated Poses
Practice level: Beginner
From Utthita Marichyasana, practice Urdhva Hasta Maricyasana by extending the arms by the ears.Extend the trunk forward to reach for the foot and extend the spine towards the sky, dorsal spine in to lift the chest. This... more
Upavistha Konasana
Model: Adri Kyser
English name: Seated Angle Pose
Practice type: Seated Poses
Practice level: Intermediate
Parsva Upavistha Konasana
English name: Side Seated Angle Pose
Practice type: Seated Poses
Practice level: Intermediate
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
Savasana
Credit: Sara Agelasto
English name: Corpse Pose
Practice type: Restorative
Practice level: Beginner

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