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Episode 74: Sankalpa, 90 min Level 1 Yoga Class

14 Sep

Sankalpa

Ready to delve into the depth of your Heart? Yikes!

One of my all times favorite themes to teach is Sankalpa, or Intention. This isn’t a general intention, or a teeny tiny intention but your heart’s truest wish, your deepest heart’s desire embedded in the richness of your Self. I know that when I was first offered the opportunity to meditate, truly ponder my sankalpa, it began to shift me very deeply. In fact it was the mere asking of ‘what is my intention’ that facilitated living a more fulfilled and truthful life. It informs my life every day, and now it becomes even more important as it helps guide me to be a better mother. I also must be honest. The power of one’s own Sankalpa is very powerful, and at times requires a great shift from us if we are going to align with it fully. I felt my Sankalpa, I knew it in my cells and for many years I chose to ‘ignore’ it’s fullness, for lack of better words. I was not ready to truly embrace what living in my truth would require of me. It took me years, plus the help of those around me who knew me and loved me enough to require me to be absolutely honest with myself :D

I recorded this week’s yoga class at Yoga Matrika in Squirrel Hill, where I’ve had the opportunity to teach series classes, all with a connecting theme. This specific series was called “Yoga With Grace”, just a very welcoming way in which to offer yoga classes that were beyond just the yoga poses, beyond the asana. I had the opportunity to teach more from the Heart, from a deeper place of basic Anusara philosophy, tapping deeper into the Source.

Although this class is a very basic Level 1 yoga class, with a lot of basic alignment and instruction, the theme is always one that we can always step deeper into. If you are feeling a bit down, disconnected, lost, possibly need a tune up, do this yoga class :) Oh, and how about a piece of paper? and pen? Just to write down some thoughts, especially during the opening meditation. Let me know how it goes….

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This Week’s Yoga Class is a Level 1 Basic Class


The Sequence of Yoga Poses in the Class is:

Hands and Knees

Downward Facing Dog

Hands and Knees

Downward Facing Dog/Eka Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana/Straight Legged Lunge/Straightening the Front Leg

downward facing dogone legged downward facing dog with hips squaredstraight legged lungeparsvottanasana variation

Downward Facing Dog

Repeat sequence above on other leg

Uttanasana/Ardha Uttanasana x 3

uttanasanaardha uttanasana

Hands on Hips, Shoulders up/Tadasana

Arm Salutes

Half Sun Salute

Lunge with knee on the floor

Lunge with bent leg

Adho Mukha Svanasana

Lunge with knee on the floor

Lunge with bent leg

Uttanasana/Ardha Uttanasana

uttanasanaardha uttanasana

Tadasana

High Lunge

Downward Facing Dog

Modified Plank with Knees on the Floor

modified plank pose

Modified Salabhasana with hands off the floor

Cobra Pose

cobra

Downward Facing Dog/Tadasana

Arms interlaced behind the Back

Tadasana With Arms Interlaced Behind the Back

Vinyasa

plank pose chattarunga dandasana cobradownward facing dog

Child’s Pose

Facing to the Side

Parvakonasana

parsvakonasana prepParvakonasana with forearm on thighParsvakonasana

Prasaritapadotanasana

prasarita padotanasana

Vira II

warrior II

Tree Pose

Sitting Poses (grab a blanket)

Agni Stambasana

Agni Stambasana

Sukhasana Twist

Apanasana

apanasana

Savasana

Episode 72: July 4th How Clear Is Your Heart To Reflect Freedom? A Beginner 1 hour Yoga Class

7 Jul
Auspicious Flag Blowing in the Breeze

Auspicious Flag Blowing in the Breeze

Declare Your Freedom

I had the opportunity to teach a yoga class at this year’s Annual Mensa Gathering in Pittsburgh! It was quite an exciting experience. It’s always such a treat to teach outside of the yoga studio, and it’s also very exciting not knowing who is going to be showing up :) I was thrilled to see a pretty good outcome of between 20-25 people. The majority of them did not have yoga mats and quite a few of them weren’t wearing what we would call ‘yoga clothing’.

You see, none of this matters. The practice can be done anywhere, no props nor specific attire needed!

How Do Your Choices Reflect Optimal Freedom?

This yoga class is what I would call a beginners class. Although one does not need to be a beginner to practice it. We as practitioners can bring complexity to any class as we choose to step deeper into it’s nuances and continue to make more meaning with every breath and every movement. Something simple can be ever so fulfilling and can become a gift to all of us who choose to pull the meaning of our hearts into it :D Let me know your thoughts! Enjoy the practice!

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This week’s Yoga Class Online is a beginner yoga class

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The Sequence of Yoga Poses in this week’s Yoga Podcast Episode is:

BEGINNING SEATED YOGA

Sukhasana with arms interlaced above head

sukhasana_parvatasana_arms

Sukhasana side stretch

Sukhasana with arms over head

Sukhasana w/ eyes closed

BASIC YOGA STANDING SEQUENCE

Tadasana

Arms over head

One arm up over the head with palm of the hand facing forward

Tadasana with One Arm Up Over Head

Arms interlaced overhead

Tadasana With Arms Interlaced Above the Head

Arms interlaced behind the back

Tadasana With Arms Interlaced Behind the Back

Standing stretch to the side

Arm salutations

SIMPLE YOGA ASANA SEQUENCE AT THE WALL

Shower pose

Yoga Shoulder Stretch at the Wall or Shower Stretch

L pose at the wall

L Pose At the Wall (shoulder stretch)

Shoulder stretch at the wall

Forearm Shoulder Stretch at the Wall

Modified Parvotanasana at the wall

Modified Parvotanasana At the Wall

Pavrita Trikonasana prep at the wall w/ clock arm

Pavrita Trikonasana Preparation at the WallPavrita Trikonasana Preparation at Wall 2Pavrita Trikonasana Preparation at the Wall 3Pavrita Trikonasana Preparation at the Wall 4

Tree Pose

Easy Seated Yoga Sequence

Dandasana

Marychiasana III

Marychiasana III

Gomukhasana

Gomukhasana

Agni Stambasana

Agni Stambasana

UNCOMPLICATED SUPINE YOGA ASANA SEQUENCE

Modified supta padangustasana

Easy supine twist

Apanasana

apanasana

Episode 66: Pause and Feel, A 75 min, Basics (Level 1) Yoga Class

3 Feb
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This is a leve 1 (Basics) Yoga Class. This is a great class for yoga newbies.

The sequence of poses in this yoga podcast:

Seated Side Stretch and Looking Up

Still seated arms interlaced above the head (parvatasana arms)

sukhasana_parvatasana_arms

Easy Seated Twist

Modified Krounchasana (seated hamstring stretch)

seated_hamstring_stretch_prep_sideseated_hamstring_stretch_prep_fronthamstring_stretch_sideseated_hamstring_stretch_front

Hands and Knees

Cat/Cow Stretches

Hands and Knees Alternate Limb Core work

hands and kneestable top variation

Balasana

Downward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog with Knees bent

dd_bent_legs

Balasana

Downward Facing Dog

Repeat Balasana and Adho Mukha Svanansana again

Downward Facing Dog opening the hip

Downward Facing Dog with hips squared

one legged downward facing dog with hips squared

High Lunge/Straight Legged High Lunge

straight legged lungeparsvottanasana variation

Uttanasana

Tadasana

Half Sun Salutes x 3

Straight legged Lunge/Crescent Pose

plank

Salabasana with arms interlaced behind the back

Tadasana

Tadasana on tippy toes

Balancing on one foot with hands on hips

standing_one_leg

Tree Pose

Malasana

Malasana

Agni Stambasana Prep

Easy Seated Twist

Easy Supine Twist

Knees to chest (Apanasana)

apanasana

Savasana

Episode 65: Align to Harmonize, Level 1 75 min Yoga Class (Yoga Mat Winner Announced)

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In this Level 1 Free Yoga Class:

Seated Side Arm Stretches

Hands and Knees

Cat/Cow Stretches

Downward Facing Dog

Hands and Knees Alternate Limb Core work

hands and kneestable top variation

Downward Facing Dog

Lunge into Straightening Front Leg into Lunge Twist
straight legged lungeparsvottanasana variationlunge twist backbend 2lunge twist backbend

Uttanasana

Tadasana

Arm Salutations x3

Half Sunsalutations x 2

Lunge with Arms over head
Lunge with bent leg

Plank

Cobra

cobra

Lunge with Arms over head
Lunge with bent leg

Uttanasana

Tadasana

TO THE SIDE

Warrior II

Prasarita Padotanasana
prasarita padotanasana

Parsvakonasana

Prasarita Padotanasana
prasarita padotanasana

Tree Pose

Deep Lunge with Forearms on the Floor and back knee down

Child’s Pose

Setubandha x 3

setubandha stage 1setubandha robot armssetubandha

Outer Hip Stretch on the Back

Easy Supine Twist

Supta Padangustasana

Savasana

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