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Geometry: In this variation of Halasana – The legs are stretched straight overhead towards one side of the body and then the other side. 
Model: Martin Hunke, Inner Heat Yoga
From Supta Tadasana1. Start in Supta Tadasana, palms down, with 3 four-fold blankets on top of open blanket on your sticky mat.2. Draw the knees into the chest and take the knees over the head.3. Extend the legs onto the floor or onto a chair, block or bolster support. 4. Place the palms of your hands on either side of your spine with the fingers pointing up towards your tailbone. 5. Extend the arms overhead. Exhale and come down.From Salamba Sarvangasana1. Keep palms pressing into the back and the legs straight, Lower the legs until the toes reach the ground. Take your chest and hips slightly back to do this. 
Geometry: In this inverted pose, all my limbs are supported on my upper arms and shoulders. The back of my head is on the ground. One leg stays in line with the hips and shoulders and one leg extends overhead in halasana.Actions:a)    From Halasana
Model: Sara Agelasto
Geometry: In this inverted posture the weight of the body is on the forearms and the body is balanced on the head. The torso and legs stretch straight up as in Tadasana.
If you know you need a special set up, go ahead and take it. show with back to front. then take them to the wall. If the back is on the wall, then do not go up but stay in ardha sirsasana. Be safe and come down. do not stay too long.
Credit: Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Yoga del Sur
This is an inverted pose. The back of the head, neck, shoulders and upper arms are on the floor. The torso is perpendicular to the floor with the hips over the shoulders. The legs are overhead and spread wide apart. The arms stretched to hold the toes. 1. From Halasana or Karnapidasana stretch the legs straight and spread the legs as far apart as you can.  2. Pull the trunk up and extend the backs of the knees. 3. Hold the right toe with the right hand and the left toe with the left hand.  4. Keep the heels up.
Karnapidasana Credit: Simply Nate Photo
In this pose, both the ears are pressed by the bent legs. The outside noise is shut off which makes one turn inwards. This is an inverted posture where the head, neck, shoulders and upper arms are on the floor, the torso is perpendicular to the floor, the legs are over head with the knees bent and inner knees and thighs press the ears. 1. From Halasana, place the hands on the back.  2. Exhale, flex the knees and bring the right knee by the right ear, the left knee by the left ear and rest the knees on the floor.
Model: Sara Agelasto Credit: Peter Agelasto
Geometry: In this inverted pose, the weight of the body is on the upper arms, shoulders and back of the head (as in Salamba Sarvangasana). The hands are on the back and the legs are stretched straight overhead.
 
Kate Hallahan Zuckerman in Salamba Sarvangasana I
Salamba Sarvangasana literally translates as Supported Whole Body Pose. Figuratively, this meaning holds true as the whole body benefits from this pose.1. Start in Supta Tadasana, palms down, with 3  four-fold blankets on top of an two-fold blanket on your sticky mat.

Asana Sequences

From the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, We have received requests from various associations and teachers for a sequence of practice for the third International Day of Yoga. If our large Iyengar Yoga family across continents would practice the same sequence, then it would be our small tribute to Guruji.
Recorded Live at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles during the Summer of 2012. These three classes stand alone as individual sessions and build on one another for the Intensive Experience. The Friday evening class is two hours of Seated and Standing Forward Bending poses and Twists. Listen to and Download this class in our download store: https://www.ihanuman.com/yoga-download/la-intensive-forward-bends-and-twists-0
All of Lois' classes are taught in the Iyengar Style of Yoga. This class focuses on standing poses and culminates with Urdhva Dhanurasana over a chair. This is a well-rounded yoga practice including standing poses, forward bends, twists, back bends and inversions. Listen to and download this class here: https://www.ihanuman.com/yoga-download/loissteinberg/experienced-beginners-04-21-2012
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. 
Sequence from live iHanuman Recording with Kofi Busia at Common Ground. Download the Recording Now and Support the mission of Common Ground. 
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