Monday, November 16, 2009

Yoga Makeover Workshop

Bringing Alignment  with Self And Universe 
HipOpener, Inner Spiral, Outer Spiral, Lead from the Heart

Keeping Focus, Breaths, Arm Strength with Shoulder Blades Drawn Down

Bringing Re-Alignment, Inner Spiral, Outer Spiral, Muscular Energy, Organic Energy
Uddiyana Bandha Shown by June (Far Left)

Titibhasana using  Uddiyana Bandha and Arm Strength.
The Yoga Makeover workshop was hopefully inspirational to the students attending it.  My hope was to give students the knowledge and the understanding with deep appreciation of the muscles that we use to 'enhance our asanas.  Based on Anusara Theme, we worked into our 'inner spiral' 'outer spiral' ' shoulder loop' and 'heart softening'.  There were a lot of transformations made in the poses by students who felt they weren't able to do so in the 'past'.  Some students who had well rounded backs and other back issues to neck issues, we used the breaths and Anusara verse of adjustment to bring the students into their highest potential.  'Transformation' was the key word, and I was more than happy to see students doing yoga in the most of their ability.

Cynthia has back issues, so going into Paschimottasana is challenging for her.  Whenever she goes into any forward bend, her back rounds off.  But with inner spiral, and creating space to her lower back and hips, she's created 'space' to her lower spine while she maintains her length through the crown of her head. She's now able to guide herself half way into Paschimottasana. Transformation.

Om Namah Shivaya

N.B  Thanks To Candy C. For Taking The Pictures.