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Credit:  Scuola Yoga Camerino
Watch a beautiful demonstration of Vajrasana, Parvatasana in Vajrasana, Adho Mukha Virasana and Adho Mukha Svanasana with Senior Iyengar Teacher Patricia Walden.
Model: Cynthia Woodring
Extend the inner thighs back to create space to move the abdomen forward. Draw the lower back ribs in to take the front lower ribs forward over the legs. 
Siegfried Bleher in Malasana
1. Squat on the haunches with the feet together; inner sides of the feet, thighs and calves touching. The soles and the heels should rest completely on the floor. Raise the seat from the floor and balance.2. Stretch the arms forward, in line with the shoulders, the palms face the floor.3. Take the arms backwards, hold the backs of the ankles. Separate the knees and stretch the spine forward. Stay in this posture for 10 - 15 seconds.4. Take the arms behind the back and clasp your hands. Stretch the spine so that it is parallel to the floor.

Asana Sequences

Recorded Live at the Yoga Institute of Champaign Urbana, this is a killer three-hour forward bends class with Senior Teacher, Lois Steinberg. 
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.
The spring season invites us to explore our Liver and Gallbladder meridians on the inner and outer thighs. Consider poses which extend and stretch these areas of the body. On this cold and rainy spring day, I chose more of a restorative practice incorporating Forward Bends and Inversions, but another sequence may include more standing and seated twists. Enjoy. 
During the Summer Session, John practices cooling forward bending poses to balance the heat of the season.  This is a strong forward bending class including Krounchasana, Akarna Dhanurasana, Malasana and Kurmasana.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. Listen to a Sample and Download this Class!
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.
Level II classes are for the students who have completed the introductory (Level I) course. The basic poses will be refined with an emphasis on all the standing poses. Inverted poses (headstand, plow, and shoulderstand) will be introduced. Listen to a Sample and Download this Class
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