Beyond Squatting to Arm Balances and Inversions

This session goes beyond malasana (the squatting position), to integrating the ‘softness’ of the groins into arm balances and basic inversions (including a deliciously quiet supported sarvangasana with chair) Level: Intermediate Duration: 90min Props needed: 2 blocks, yoga strap, access to a wall, this session uses 3 chairs/ a combination of chairs and low tables […]

Progressions from Virabhadrasana I to Twists and Abdominals

Progressions from virabhadrasana I to abdominal actions and standing twists. Level – Experienced Beginner, Intermediate Duration – 60min Props needed: access to a wall, blocks (optional) Part of the Short Course Deep Dive – Virabhadrasana I (Short Course, Level – Experienced Beginner)

Deep Dive – Virabhadrasana 1 (Short Course, Intermediate)

A beginner level Asana, but one that might take a while to master.  Virabhadrasana1 is a standing Asana.  It has components of forward and backward extension, and even twists.  It requires collaborative effort of arms, legs, shoulders, back and hips.  If any of these parts are not performing optimally, it shows up in the Asana most commonly […]

Relief from Abdominal Heaviness after Feasting (Level Intermediate)

A sequence to relieve abdominal heaviness/sluggishness, this is a mix of active and passive positions. level: Intermediate Duration: 60 min Props needed: yoga strap, yoga chair, stack of firmly folded blankets, bolster This recording is part of the Short Course Short Course #1 for Abdomen: More than ‘Core’ (Level – Intermediate)

Steady and Dynamic Abdominals

A mix of steady asanas, and dynamic actions, both requiring use of abdominal engagement Level: Intermediate Duration: 75min Props needed: one strap, one or two firm blankets, a stack of blankets to set up sarvangasana This recording is part of the Short Course Short Course #1 for Abdomen: More than ‘Core’ (Level – Intermediate)

A Short Burst of Abdominal Actions

A short burst, dynamic abdominals session. Duration: 40 min; Level: Beginner, Experienced Beginners, Intermediate Props used: a yoga strap, a plank/ stick about 2.5-3 ft long This recording is part of the following Short Courses: Short Course #1 for Abdomen: More than ‘Core’ (Level – Intermediate) and the Short Course Abdomen in Asanas: More than Core […]

Abdominal Focus in Twistings

This session focusses on integrating abdominal participation in twists. Duration: 60min Level: Experienced Beginner, Intermediate Props needed: yoga strap, a stack of firm blankets for sitting, access to a wall This recording is part of the following Short Courses: Short Course #1 for Abdomen: More than ‘Core’ (Level – Intermediate) and, the Short Course Abdomen […]

Abdomen in Forward Extensions

Part of the Short Course on use of abdomen in asanas, this session focusses on integrating abdominal action  in categories like standing, twisting, and forward extensions Level: Experienced Beginner, Intermediate Duration: 60min This recording is part of the following Short Courses: Short Course #1 for Abdomen: More than ‘Core’ (Level – Intermediate)  and, Abdomen in […]

Back Health Parallels Health of Abdominal Organs

Our ‘BACK’ and our ‘FRONT’ should run parallel with each other, for back health, and for the health of the abdominal organs.  We learn to engage the abdomen in order to understand this relationship. Level: Experienced Beginner, Intermediate Duration: 60 min. Props needed: a yoga strap, couple of blocks, firm blankets folded up for sitting […]