Twisting Actions Short Course (Weekend Intensive) Part2: Open, Closed, Supine and Inverted

Building up on the first part of this two-part series, This session explores the next level of complexity in twisting – introducing the concepts of open and closed twists, also twists in supine and inverted positions. The session ends with breath-work in supine positions Level: Intermediate Duration: 150min. Props needed: chair, block, blankets, bolsters ( […]

From Simpler Towards Deeper Forward Extensions

The category of forward extensions extends from gentle. restorative actions, to deep and intense asanas. This session comes after a couple of preparatory sessions, and explores deeper forward extensions, and arm balances. Those with back injuries/ weakness are advised to exercise caution in forward extensions. Level: Intermediate Duration: 75min Props: blocks and blankets are optional […]

Hip Stiffness: Deep Dive into Baddhakonasana

Stiff/ ‘tight’ hips, are connected to lower back pain, wearing out of the hip socket, arthritis of the knee, menstrual discomfort etc. To maintain the overall health of the hips, it is important to include many kinds of hip actions in our practice.  Asanas like baddhakonasana and supta baddhakonsasana, upavistakonasana and padmasana, are often referred […]

Positioning the Neck for Back Arches in Beginner Asanas

Starting with mobility and strengthening eactions in the upper back/ neck/ shoulder area, this session explores how the cervical area and the skull can be held in back arches to avoid straining the neck. We work up to salabhasana and ustrasana in this session. Level: Experienced Beginners Duration: 60 min. Props needed: one yoga belt, […]

Virabhadrasana1: The Twist and the Backarch in the Standing Asana

In this session, we start with twists, rise up into urdhva dhanurasana, dip down into parsvottanasana, and then lift back up into virabhadrasana I. Level – Experienced Beginner, Intermediate Duration – 60min This recording is part of the following Short Courses: Deep Dive – Virabhadrasana I (Short Course, Level – Experienced Beginner)and, Deep Dive – […]

Virabhadrasana I – Firmness and Confidence in the Legs to Proceed Further

Meant for a beginner level student who has attempted this virabhadrasana I  a few times, and is ready to look at the moving parts of this layered position. In this session, we address the lower body: the hips, the legs, the alignment of the stance, the balance Level – Beginner, Experienced Beginner Duration – 40min […]

The Wings of Virabhadrasana I: Role of the Arms

In this session, we start with activating the legs in supine positions, work with the arms in isolation, in dynamic actions.  The two are then integrated into into virabhadrasana I Level: Experienced Beginner, Intermediate Duration:  60min Props needed: none Part of the following Short Courses: Deep Dive – Virabhadrasana I (Short Course, Level – Experienced […]