Friday, January 17, 2014

Hip Openers with Discipline

Location: Sugar space
Time: 9-10:30am
Class: Anusara-Inspired
Principles of emphasis: muscle energy, inner spiral, outer spiral
Theme: connecting to our center Is one of the gifts we get from the practice. The longer we go without practicing the more we might experience a feeling of muck, heaviness, and just unhealthy. When we get on out mat after a break there is more work that needs to be done. But after we practice we feel so fresh, clear, healthy and connected to our center+core. It's like the inversion. When we go a long time without rain or snow all the pollution builds up and gets trapped it the valley. We quite literally live in a haze and it feels unhealthy and dirty. However when it does rain or snow we get those few days of crisp freshness. What would be nice is if people and companies made changes so less pollution is being produced so their is less that builds up between storms. Just like in our body the more we maintain some alignment in our life with our higher intentions physically (maybe you don't want to be in pain so you maintain better posture) mentally (Maybe not gossiping or talking bad about yourself...) spiritually (maybe taking a few minutes at the beginning and end of your day to sit quietly and notice your breath....) if we can maintain little actions to keep us connected then when we get back to the mat we will have less to clean up, we can connect to our center more quickly and we can keep that connection longer.

Heart quality: discipline.
Apex: eka pada galavasana
Antidote: the inversion

*Lunge - eagle - lunge
*Lunge twist - W2
*Mod parsvak - Half moon - Standing figure 4
*Pigeon quad
*Kick up handstand with garudasana legs
*Lunge outer edge front foot- forearms - forehead to floor inside front food clasp hands behind back -3LDD- Bridget's cross forearms- (back heel stacks over toes in these poses) forearm plank- dolphin
*Fish twist sitting on sole of back foot hook front hand over outer edge front foot clasp back hand around hip (plant hands hop switch)
*Eagle on shin eagle point toes straight back - arms in garudasana then cow face arms (plant hands hop switch)
*Baby cradle- akarna dhanurasana 1- ashtavakrasana
*Eka pada galavasana prep hands on floor bottom leg bends parallel with from wrap arm fit over knee first then arm pit over front of ankle wrap toes around ankle plan hands first activate first index knuckle finger
*Repeat above then hop back to dd variation then float leg high eka pada galavasana then take leg lower for more advanced versions. Maybe hope back vinyasana
*Root femur bones

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