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The Power of Unity with Abhijata Iyengar - Day 4

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On the fourth day of this online intensive, which was also mother's day, we practiced forward bends. Abhijata introduced us to the term, Iccha shakti, meaning willpower and she encouraged us to have the desire or will to practice. She said if you have this will or desire, this is what separates the ordinary person from an extraordinary person. The ordinary person, their will is extinguished easily. We practiced our forward bends with as much support as necessary and moved from the inner groins and lower back forward. We completed the practice with Salamba Sarvangasana I, Supported Shoulderstand, the mother of all asanas. And we concluded with a supine practice of Antara Kumbhaka pranayama. 

 

Asanas: 
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
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
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
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
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
Pascimottanasana
Model: Cynthia Woodring
English name: Intense Stretch of the West of the Body Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Intermediate
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
Pascimottanasana
Model: Cynthia Woodring
English name: Intense Stretch of the West of the Body Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Intermediate
Janu Sirsasana
English name: Head of the Knee Pose
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Baddha Konasana
Model: Adri Kyser
English name: Bound Angle Pose
Practice type: Seated Poses
Practice level: Intermediate
Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana
Model: Bartosz Bobkowski Credit: Dharma Yoga & Ayurveda
English name: Half Bound Lotus in Intense Stretch to the West Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Intermediate
Pascimottanasana
Model: Cynthia Woodring
English name: Intense Stretch of the West of the Body Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Intermediate
Trianga Mukhaikapada Pascimottanasana
Trianga Mukhaikapada Pascimottanasana from Monkey Yoga Shala
English name: Three Limbs Face to One Leg Intense Stretch to the West
Practice type: Seated Poses
Practice level: Beginner
Extend the sides of the waist. Practice by lifting the arms in Urdhva Hastasana.Do not lift the bent leg buttock bone.Do not tilt the weight into the stretched leg, but bring the weight into the center of the bent leg... more
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
Janu Sirsasana
English name: Head of the Knee Pose
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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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