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Michelle Dorer in Viranchyasana
"Viranchyasana is one of the names of Brahma, the supreme Being, the first deity of the Hindu Trinity, to whom is entrusted the work of creating the world." - BKS Iyengar
Model: Elizabeth Shilling Credit: Matthew Sexton
Geometry:The four limbs of the hands and feet support the weight of the body. The body is straight, strong and steady like a staff. The hands are shoulder width and parallel. Hands in line with lower ribs.The legs are hip width and parallel. 
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--Image Attribution:Demonstrated by Jamie Turner Allison
©Om Zone Yoga Studio
Jamie Turner Allison, Director
P.O. Box 1877
Edwards, CO 81632
Tel. 970-926-3536
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--Image Attribution: Demonstrated by David Swenson
Authorized Ashtanga Teacher
Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual: An Illustrated Guide to Personal Practice
by David Swenson -
©Ashtanga Yoga Productions ï ISBN 1891252089
Model: Nadine Dorrington Credit: Bob Schnell Photography
To learn the pose, practice near a wall.  Practice Urdhva Hastasana to learn the arm actions in the pose.  For the first variation, the palms turn out when you place the hands a few inches away from the wall.  Press the palms firmly as you externally rotate the upper arms and move the shoulderblades into the back.

Asana Sequences

This 75 minute all levels class warms you up quickly with arm balances including ardha adho mukha vrksasana and chaturanga dandasana to prepare you for building more heat in backbends such as paryankasana and ustrasana

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Props Recommended: Wall, Strap, Chair, Block and Blankets. Alternative props can be used.

Tree posture, known as Vrikshasana in Sanskrit, is an excellent posture for everyone practicing yoga – from beginners to advanced practitioners. Regular practice of vrikshasana will help to build strength and stabilise the ankle joint, help strengthen and charge the core, and improve the practitioners balance. First, we'll instruct the basic alignment and cues to get you into your vrikshasana, take a more in depth look at some of the tree yoga benefits, and then finish with some modifications or versions of a tree yoga asana that can diversify the posture, it’s benefits, and your practice.
start with malasana taking 5 breaths while in the pose. transition to bakasana then to salamba sirsana 2 hold the pose taking 5 breaths. move the right leg by sliding the right leg with the left leg lowering forming figure number 4 and take 3 breaths. lower both legs forming butterfly position while in sirsana. 3 breaths lower both legs releasing salamba sirsasana 2 and transition to supta virasana. take 5 breaths. release supta virasana with your arms and core rise up to ustrasana. take 5 breaths. release ustrasana then lastly, take child's pose breath while releasing all tension. namaste.  
A nourishing and illuminative look at backbends with Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Patricia Walden. This class was hosted by the Iyengar Yoga Association of the United States
All John's classes follow the Iyengar method of yoga, based on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar, the foremost living yoga teacher in the world. His rigorous approach emphasizes a balance between strength and flexibility, builds endurance, and develops Self-awareness through precision in movement and attention to subtleties of body, breath, mind, and spirit. In the Spring Session, John concentrates on strengthening poses to build stamina, like standing poses, abdominal strengtheners and arm balances. Listen to a Sample and Download this class!
John breaks his classes down by session. In the Spring Session, John concentrates on strengthening poses to build stamina, like standing poses, abdominal strengtheners and arm balances.In the Spring Session, John concentrates on strengthening poses to build stamina, like standing poses, abdominal strengtheners and arm balances.
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