1. Reblog from my other new blog. 

uselesslab:

Dante’s Peak at 4pm, close to dusk, in Death Valley National Park.

    Reblog from my other new blog.

    uselesslab:

    Dante’s Peak at 4pm, close to dusk, in Death Valley National Park.

  2. Anonymous asked: Hi, good sketches. please upload more.

    Thanks!!

  3. Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.

    — Plato  (via thatkindofwoman)

    Yep….

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  4. High lunge with nose kissing the knee

    In her vinyasa class, Janya led us through flows that emphasized the upper back.
    From crescent pose with arms stretched up, slowly bend the torso down.
    Sweep the arms down past the ground and back up.
    Peck the front knee with the nose, curling the upper back.
    Stretch the arms strong to the fingertips.
    To come out, bring the fingertips alongside the front foot, flatten the back, and step forward into uttanasana, or, forward bend.

  5. Getting to Handstand

    So, I can do a handstand against a wall, but cannot stand on my two palms alone.

    These are poses that prepare the core to support the handstand, and to provide a taste of balance, but with the help of a wall.

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  7. Diagonal breathing stretchs

    Hattie’s flow class at Avalon Yoga studio emphasized diagonal breathing stretches, which surfaced repeatedly along the sequence of poses. Variations on the breathing stretch, and modifications to deepen the poses built up the sequence to a point of challenge, before we lay down to Savasana.

    We started the class by laying on our mats, sweeping our arms with the wave of the breath.

    Laying down, we stretched the body diagonally with the breath. Right arm and left leg stretching the body, then left arm and right leg stretching away in opposite directions.

    We also did this stretch laying face down - this time, lifting the limbs off from the ground.

    Going into tabletop position, with knees and hands on the mat, we repeated this stretch. Holding the lift of the leg and arm provided a balancing exercise.

    We wove this diagonal stretch in to a flow. Standing with feet slightly wider apart than the hips, we stretched up to one side with an inhale. Then, bending the knees into goddess legs, we came into a light bouncing gesture, as the arms swept out and back into a self hug. Finally, we inhaled and stretched up to the other side.

    From here, we lifted the back leg forward, bending at the knee. We also sent the leg back, and lifted the calf up towards the buttocks, bending at the knee.

  8. Yoga for pregnant students

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    We had a four-hour course on pre-natal yoga. Since it would require much, much more than four hours to cover this subject in depth, our experienced instructor Ro Mamone treated the workshop theme as, “how to design poses for pregnant women if they walk into your yoga class.” In addition to going over poses, we learned effective tips on managing the classroom when there is a mix of non-pregnant and pregnant students.

    Beneficial poses for pregnant women differ depending on how far along they are in their pregnancy. We divided the pregnancy into three trimesters, and dealt with each stage differently.

    Underlying principles were - opening of the hips and pelvic floor are healthy (generally expressed through widening the knees in poses). Compression of the belly is not. In the second and third trimesters, laying on the back is not good since it compresses a major vein in the lower back.

    We practiced modifying poses to avoid compressing the belly or the back - by bringing an incline to reclined poses with bolsters and blocks, modifying the pose to use the support of the wall, or, modifying the pose to stretch sideways instead of forward if it would compress the belly.

  9. storyofacollegeyogi:

yogateachings:

if they do not belong to you!

Powerful.

    storyofacollegeyogi:

    yogateachings:

    if they do not belong to you!

    Powerful.

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