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The Power of Unity with Abhijata Iyengar - Day 3

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On the third day of this weeklong online intensive, Abhijata Iyengar encouraged us to soften and  in particular to soften our groins. For the first half of this class, we belted our pelvis and legs together; placing a belt on the pelvis, the shins, the thighs and the ankles and Abhijata welcomed the use of 6 belts on the legs, if available. We also placed a 4-fold cotton pune blanket in between our upper thighs to further emphasize the softening of the groins. During this class, Abhijata encouraged us to make our yoga practice comfortable because so much of our world right now is uncomfortable. We ended the session in Svastikasana supported with the back at the wall with the practice of Ujjayi III pranayama. The Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana in this sequence was practiced lying down prone on the floor. 

Asanas: 
Svastikasana
Model: Dona Holleman
English name: Well Being Pose
Practice type: Seated Poses, Standing
Practice level: Intermediate
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
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
Jathara Parivartanasana
Model: Amy Colwell Bluhm, Ph.D Anahata Project
English name: Turning the Stomach 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
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
Virasana
Virasana Credit: Iyengar Teacher Training Yoga Del Sur
English name: Hero's Pose
Practice type: Seated Poses
Practice level: Beginner
Find more space in the knees by drawing the flesh of the calves back and away from the knees.  
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
Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana
Model: George Purvis, Houston Iyengar Yoga
English name: Revolved Half Moon Pose
Practice type: Standing, Twists
Practice level: Intermediate
One should perform Ardha Chandrasana before Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana. This asana can be done with the support of the wall. 
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
Janu Sirsasana
English name: Head of the Knee Pose
Practice type:
Practice level:
Pascimottanasana
Model: Cynthia Woodring
English name: Intense Stretch of the West of the Body Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Intermediate
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.
Svastikasana
Model: Dona Holleman
English name: Well Being Pose
Practice type: Seated Poses, Standing
Practice level: Intermediate
Savasana
Credit: Sara Agelasto
English name: Corpse Pose
Practice type: Restorative
Practice level: Beginner

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