Friday, February 5, 2010

My own practice for the day

I had a good, long, varied practice for today focusing on seated forward bends and twists -- many poses, not held particularly long except for 5 minute sirsasana (head stand) and 5 minute sarvangasana (shoulder stand).

Gomukhasana arms -- a couple repetitions
Sun salutations -- 4 or 5
   Eka pada sirsasana
   Parsvaikapada s.
   Parsva sirs.
   Parivrttaikapada sirs.
Virasana -- on heels and in between heels
Long Supta virasana
Brief Paryankasana
Upavistha konasana
Baddha konasana
Triangmukaikapada paschimottanasana
Janu sirsasana
Ardha baddha padma paschimottanasana
Bharadvajasana II
Marichyasana III -- a few repetitions, working toward clasping
Ardha matsyendrasana -- a couple repetitions, working toward clasping
  Ekapada sarv.
  Parsvaikapada sarv.
  Sarvang. II
  Drop back to setu bandha -- a couple times
Urdhva prasarita padasana -- a couple repetitions
Jathara parivartanasana -- a couple repetitions
A short Savasana

As an exercise to you Harmony Yoga students (and any others who are interested)  -- can you figure out what these poses are?   Use books such as "Light on Yoga", "Yoga, the Iyengar Way", or search the web.
Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga...Yoga: The Iyengar Way

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