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Summer Yin Heart - Lung -Intestines Sequence 2015

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The Heart, Lung, Large and Small Intestine Meridans all run along the chest cavity around the physical heart and lungs and/or up and down the inner and outer arms. Keep your mind cool as you contemplate and practice this sequence.

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
Ardha Uttanasana
Barry Silver in Ardha Uttanasana
English name: Half Intense Stretch Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Beginner
Uttanasana
Uttanasana by Franscisco
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
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
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
Salamba Sirsasana I
Model: Sara Agelasto
English name: Supported Head Balance Pose
Practice type: Inversions
Practice level: Intermediate
Beginner's Tips from Geeta Iyengar's Preliminary CourseLearn to consolidate this position by lifting the shoulders and spine as well as the legs, from the heels to the thighs, upwards towards the buttocks. The... more
Chaturanga Dandasana
Model: Elizabeth Shilling Credit: Matthew Sexton
English name: Four Limbed Staff Pose
Practice type: Arm Balances, Backbends
Practice level: Intermediate
Learn to keep the knees and thighs firm above the floor without sticking the tailbone up towards the ceiling. If it is not possible to lift the body off the floor then do Adho Mukha Svanasana and reach this asana... more
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
Christy Brock Yogaminded.com
English name: Upward Facing Dog Pose
Practice type: Backbends
Practice level: Intermediate
This asana may be performed with the toes in the same positions as Chaturanga Dandasana. Learn to raise the trunk higher up, using the arms as support.
Bhujangasana
Model: Kate Hallahan Zuckerman
English name: Cobra Pose
Practice type: Backbends
Practice level: Beginner
Dhanurasana
Model: Adri Kyser
English name: Bow Pose
Practice type: Backbends
Practice level: Intermediate
Learn to raise the arch of the body up giving a backward pull to the arms. Balance on the abdominal area. - Geeta Iyengar, Yoga In Action Preliminary Course
Ustrasana
Model: Adri Kyser
English name: Camel Pose
Practice type: Backbends
Practice level: Intermediate
Learn to bend backward while keeping control over the legs. Learn to keep the shins pressed down in order to lift the thighs and spine. Do not distort the legs for the sake of bending.If you cannot take the hands down... more
Salamba Sarvangasana I
Kate Hallahan Zuckerman in Salamba Sarvangasana I
English name: Shoulderstand, 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. At the wall, place your 3 four-fold blanket and mat set up at the wall with the folded edges of the... more
Eka Pada Sarvangasana
English name: One Legged All Limbs Supported Pose
Practice type: Inversions
Practice level: Intermediate
Learn to lift the spine and the trunk up especially on the side that you take the leg down.Learn to be attentive to the body and relax the brain. You should be able to do this pose without tensing the head.Turn the... 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. Lift the Thighs, the Buttocks and the Trunk.  
Parsva Halasana
English name: Side Plow Pose
Practice type: Inversions
Practice level: Intermediate
Parsva Halasana removes heaviness and backache if it occurs during Sarvangasana due to uneven extension of the back muscles. Learn to keep the buttock bones level and avoid the tilt either to the front or back.
Supta Padangusthasana
Model: Erich Schiffmann
English name: Reclining Big Toe Pose
Practice type: Core Poses
Practice level: Beginner
Pascimottanasana
Model: Cynthia Woodring
English name: Intense Stretch of the West of the Body Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Intermediate
Savasana
Credit: Sara Agelasto
English name: Corpse Pose
Practice type: Restorative
Practice level: Beginner

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