Abdominal Actions in Twists

Twists rotate the spine and stretch the muscles of the back. Twists help to improve the spinal cord’s range of motion. This session explores the relationship between abdominal organs and twisting actions, primarily through revolved and standing and supine positions, using the arm actions as a moving agency. Level: Intermediate Duration: 90 min. Props needed: […]

Breath Supporting Arm Actions to Lift up to Inversions

This session builds up on the previous sessions and it is expected that the left up to headstand (Sirsasana) and shoulderstand (Sarvangasana) will be relatively effortless without requiring too much active preparation. Instead, this session focusses on the breath as a consolidating force Level: Intermediate Duration: 60 mins. Props needed: blocks, bolster, belt, blankets This […]

Strengthening the Weak Underbelly of the Arms: The Triceps

This is a deceptively simple session that targets an area of the arm that we ignore in most arm movements: the ‘Triceps’. This underside of the arms are weak for many people, and with age, a visible ‘sagging’ of this area becomes apparent. Weakness in this area significantly reduces the strength of our arms, creates […]

Ardha chandrasana and Parivrtta ardha chandrasana

Exploration of the two standing asanas: Ardha chandrasana and Parivrtta ardha chandrasana. Being standing asanas, these positions tone and invigorate the legs, build strength and confidence. They also bring in the additional elements of balance, thereby increasing focus.

Strengthening Legs from Thighs to Ankles

Using different arrangement of props to isolate and strengthen different parts of the leg – from the thighs, to the ankles. This session uses a combination of fast, dynamic actions, and longer holds in supported positions  

Exploration of Breath in Different Supported Asana Positions

The concept of the Prana is difficult to understand and even more difficult to explain. What can be said with certainty is that: the breath can be used as a starting point to understand the rhythm of the Prana, and that Asanas are like a laboratory that provide opportunities for breath to be express naturally […]

Upper Back Health through Forward Extensions

Often forward bends are contra-indicated in cases of back injury.  The thoracic vertebrae of the upper back are the ones that are the stiffest for most people.  In fact, it is this stiffness in the upper back that contributes to imbalance and pain that manifests in the lower back. In this session we use intermediate […]