Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Shoulder Work + Self Love for Vday

My ruff notes from this mornings class at Metric yoga:

'Tis the week of LOVE. With valentines day being on Friday. This holiday has become very commercialized with all of the focus on your relationship (or lack there of) between you and your significant other. However I like to use valentines day as a reminder to look at all of the relationships you are in. The practice of yoga asana is a great opportunity for you to look at the relationship you have with your body and with your Self. I was talking wrh my husband the other day and we were discussing qualities that make up a good relationship. Some we said were awareness, acceptance and appreciation. Let's apply this to Anusara yoga and the work we do on the mat. First you have to be aware what's going on. Are you in a good relationship or a less then awesome relationship with your self? What is really good and what needs work? Where are your strengths and weaknesses? Based on what your awareness tells you, you implement changes. This could be something like spreading your pinky toes because your knee hurts or drawing your arm bones back because you get headaches a lot. Then you need to appreciate the heck out of yourself because no matter what is going on at your core you are spectacular and nothing can make that not so. However we can enhance our relationship with our rocking self. Lastly accept that we will not ever be perfect. And if we are waiting until the day we are perfect to fully love ourself then that will never come. One thing I dig about Anusara yoga is that there is always refinements. Give me the best yogi in the world and I will give her/him a refinement. This is because we are never perfect.

Principle of emphasis: shoulder loop. Focusing on moving collarbones, arm bones, scapulas back and pressing heart forward (melting heart)

Standing L hands on wall 3x
Strap in hands urdhva hastasana lower strap behind without bending elbows pausing at the sticky parts cone back up shorten hands on strap and lower again.
Wide leg forward fold clasp hands strap
Handstand timed 2x to warm up shoulders
Utt slide to the side (make space ad widen opst direction you slide)
L.l quad stretch
Shalabasana hands behind head
Anjaneyasana clasp hands behind head curl head into hands lift heart then stretch arms
Shalabasana hands behind head
L clasp hands behind head. Curl then stretch -vinyasa
Dolphine (sbl, mh) shoulders vertical
Pincha manyurasana lift head look forward melt heart
Child's fulancy to curve in spine. The capacity to open up the thorastic spine so we can open or heart
Danurasana 2x
Bridge.2x Use head pressing down (collar bones, arm ones, scapulas press down to lift heart)
Urdhva danurasana 2x wall (if you experience pain in low back lift heels inner spiral thighs scope tail bone lower heels back down)
Root femur bones

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