Class #1 Recorded Nov 14 @YB LAB CA (Stream | Download)

CW teaching  011Working in standing poses addressing a multi level class. Sun Salutation variation and Trikonasana. Parsvakonasana and Revolved Parsvakonasana with lunge cycle to open groin.

Balancing the hubs of shoulder and hip movement in a vinyasa class helps us to find our own alignment.

Class #2 Recorded Nov 21 @YB LAB CA (StreamDownload)

We look at the inner groin and how to work to unveil the subtle sensations. Moving toward arm balancing, we work on Supta Padangusthasana and move toward Astavakrasana.

Most arm balances require opening in the inner groin to access the power to lift and move up and away from the pull of gravity. We look at how to work the legs as a lever to move into an arm balance.

These are poses that need dedication and perseverance. We are moving toward equanimity in the poses, so balancing is not just pushing to over power the asana. Inner power is the fire of Prana and moving from the inner body, aligned with the breath.

Class #3 Recorded Nov 28 @YB LAB CA (StreamDownload)

B&W22We work with the digestive fire today, using yoga asana to help digest the season, and absorb its richness.

The digestive system breaks down proteins, fats and starch which cannot be absorbed intact, into smaller molecules (amino acids, fatty acids and glucose) that can be absorbed into the circulatory system for the body.

There are four basic steps in the process:

  • Mastication/Ingestion
  • Digestion
  • Absorption
  • Elimination