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The Power of Unity with Abhijata Iyengar - Day 2

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This was the second day of practice during Abhijata Iyengar's Online Intensive, The Power of Unity. Most of these poses were practiced using some form of support. Most of the standing forward bends included head support and most of the other standing poses used the wall for support. Abhijata encouraged us to be gentle with ourselves during this time, saying that "Everything is so uncomfortable right now. Your yoga practice should be comfortable". 

Asanas: 
Adho Mukha Virasana
Credit:  Scuola Yoga Camerino
English name: Downward Facing Hero Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
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
Adho Mukha Virasana
Credit:  Scuola Yoga Camerino
English name: Downward Facing Hero Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
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
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 Uttanasana
Barry Silver in Ardha Uttanasana
English name: Half Intense Stretch Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Beginner
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
Virabhadrasana III
Lois Steinberg PhD in Virabhadrasana III
English name: Pose Dedicated to the Warrior Virabhadra
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Intermediate
Learn the process of concentration while balancing. If the body wavers, the mind wavers and if the mind wavers, the body wavers. - Geeta Iyengar, Preliminary Course
Supta Padangusthasana
Model: Erich Schiffmann
English name: Reclining Big Toe Pose
Practice type: Core Poses
Practice level: Beginner
Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana I
Model: Sondra Loring Photo Credit: Robert Sturman
English name: Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Intermediate
One can put the belt around the foot and extend the trunk.Do not lift the shoulders or contract the neck.Do not turn the right buttock out. Keep the trunk straight.Do not lean forward.Do not turn the left foot out.Keep... more
Eka Pada Salamba Sirsasana
Anne-Marie Van Holder in Eka Pada Sirsasana
English name: One Leg Head Balance Pose
Practice type: Inversions
Practice level: Intermediate
Adho Mukha Virasana
Credit:  Scuola Yoga Camerino
English name: Downward Facing Hero Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Beginner
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
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
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 to Lift the Thighs, the Buttocks and the Trunk.
Pascimottanasana
Model: Cynthia Woodring
English name: Intense Stretch of the West of the Body Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Intermediate
Bharadvajasana I
Model: Kate Hallahan Zuckerman Credit: Ellie WIlliams, Cville
English name: Pose Dedicated to the Sage Bharadvaja
Practice type: Twists
Practice level: Beginner
Draw the shoulderblades in the back to lift the sternum.Learn to turn the spine laterally before attempting to clasp. Pay attention to the fact that the turn is always to the opposite side that the legs are placed on... more
Viparita Karani
English name: Legs Up the Wall Pose [or] , Inverted Action Pose
Practice type: Restorative
Practice level: Beginner
Savasana
Credit: Sara Agelasto
English name: Corpse Pose
Practice type: Restorative
Practice level: Beginner

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