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The universe expands and contracts and so do we… with this I am happy to introduce part of my expansion – Mudra Moments this is a collaboration with the amazing YoGeekElsie Escobar. Enjoy this episode as its our second episode.. for a class you can do one of the many in itunes or check out Elsie’s Class – Yoga to Uplift Your Spirits. Enjoy !

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In this Free Yoga Podcast:

The many phases of the moon are reflected in our hearts. One paradox is that we actually see the moon from the reflection of the sun, here is the mudra. Even in the word ha-tha sits both the sun and moon.

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Funny enough I did not know Harry Potter was releasing #7 this weekend.. I guess the energy was embedded as there are so many things we have yet to see in ourselves and the world. While working to produce a NEW!! YOGA PODCAST called, Mudra Moments this week I found new features in wordpress which allowed me to add color to my posts..and what made me laugh is that it was pretty much always there but neither Elsie (congrats elsie for podcast 411 interview) or I saw it.

Notice in your life if you are not seeing that is right in front of you and send me an email to share hillaryrubin1@gmail.com.

Mentioned in this Yoga Podcast:

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ALSO CHECK OUT a New interview with me and Dr. Nikki Monte from fdrgrxbevwd170x170-75.jpgCLICK HERE – Stuck No More Radio on July 12th 2007

Sequence: Level 2/3 Yoga Class Supta Padagustasana

Ardha Happy Baby

Urdvah Hastasana

Uttanasana

Lunge to Crescent Pose

Vinyasa

Down Dog

Vira II – Warrior II

Parsva Konasana

Down Dog

Trikonasana – Triangle

Vinyasa

Garudasana – Eagle Pose eagle.jpg eagle.jpg into Ardha Chandrasana – Half Moon halfmoon.jpg

Vashistasana – Side Plank

Down Dog

Vinyasa with Salambasana – Locust Pose

Anjaneasana Thigh Stretch – img_1956.JPG

Ardha Bhekasana – ardha-bhekasanathumbnail.jpg

Down Dog

Agnistambasana- Fire Log img_2005.JPGimg_2004.JPG

Make sure you arent sickling the foot!

2X Ustrasana – Camel Pose img_1929.JPG

Dhanurasna – Bow 1dhanurasanaprep.jpgdhanurasanathumbnail.jpg

Setubhandasana – Bridge

Eka Pada Setubhandasna – One Legged

One more Backbend of Choice Maybe Urdvah Dhanurasana –urdhva-dhanurasanathumbnail.jpg

Windshield Wiper Pose

Supta Padangustasana

Happy Baby – happy-baby.jpg

Knees to Chest

Savasana

Namaste!

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It is my practice these days to be more playful off my mat… yes, being serious is easy for me and my tendency is to keep it all together and have been watching lately how the universe is always at play eve when I am in thi splace of containment. I offer this class to you for the exploration of the Lila Tandava – “the playful dance of life” is always happening even when you are not aware of it – even at times of challenge.

Yoga can be fun – Boga Yoga does not always have to serious and we can allow this if we choose to… let yourself have fun and play today.

Check out Linda’s Interview and share it with your friends who are new to yoga…

Sequence for this Level 2-3 Yoga Class Podcast:

[You will require a Block and Blanket for this yoga class]

Tadasana – Interlace Hands In Front and Move Torso Around Then Plug In

Urdvah Hastasana with Hands Clasped Over Head

Uttanasana with Hands Clasped Behind Back – uttanhandsclsp.jpg

Wide Dog the Bring Legs Together for One Legged Dog – aekapadadwndg.jpg

Step Fwd to a Straight Leg Lunge then Twist –lunge-twist-variation-side-2thumbnail.jpg

Down Dog to Lunge then to Parsvottonasana Prep – parvottanasana-variationthumbnail.jpg

Vinyasa

Crescent Pose to Vinyasa

Uttanasana to Tadasana then Hold Knee to Chest

Urdvah Hastasana to Uttanasana

Vinyasa into Warrior II Vinyasa

Warrior II to Reverse Warrior – 44-reverse-warrior.jpg into Utthita Parsvakonasana – Extended Side Angle

Plank to Chattarunga to Salambasana – (with feet off floor)

Down Dog to Balasana – Child’s Pose back into Down Dog

Hop into Ardha Chandrasana – Half Moon halfmoon.jpg

Down Dog into Vashistasana – Side Plank Pose vashi.jpgthe to Wild Thing Pose tn-3.jpg

Down Dog to Triangle Pose to Down Dog

Malasana – Garland Pose

Malasana into Bakasana – Crane Pose into Sirsasana II Back into Bakasana

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Child’s Pose

Tadasana to Uttanasna to Lunge Hip Opener –deep-lunge-on-forearmsthumbnail.jpg

Anjaneasana – Lunge Backbend lunge-with-knee-bentthumbnail.jpg

Hanumanasana – Front Splits runnerlungeblnk.jpghanuprop.jpghanamanasana.jpg

Uttanasana

Plank onto Belly to Ardha Bekasana – Thigh Stretchardha-bhekasanathumbnail.jpg

Danurasana – Bow Pose 1dhanurasanaprep.jpgdhanurasanathumbnail.jpg

Parsva Danurasa -Side Bow Pose

Bridge Pose

Supported Shoulder Stand –img_2320.jpgnnimg_2321.jpgnnmimg_2322.jpg

Supine Twist

Down Dog then Twist – ddtwist.jpg

Uttanasana

Baddha Konasana – Bound Angel

On Back Kness to Chest

Supta Baddha Konasana – Supine Bound Angel

Kness to Chest

Savasana

Namaste!

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Being true to who you in the world on and off the mat is yoga. Even though we all wear many masks in one day there is always a part of ourself that is constant. See if you can honor yourself connect to this authentic part of you and if you are not being true to your heart forgive yourself and then take action to nurture yourself.

In the third chapter of the Bhagavad Gita there is a conversation about this and its presented as it as its better to fail at your dharma then do someone else’s – trying to become someone else takes more work and is not authentic to your heart. If you are not sure if you are being true to you then allow yourself to become quiet and see in any situation if you are being true to you, just ask and there will be a response.

In this Yoga Podcast:

A Block will be used in this class.

Sequence: Level 1 (some theraputics for lower back pain)

All 4’s Hands and Knees
Downward Facing Dog
Balasana – Child’s Pose
All 4’s
Opposite Extension of Limbstable-top-variationthumbnail.jpg
Down Dog
Plank to Belly then Salambasana – Locust
Down Dog to Uttanasana – Standing Fwd Bend
Urdvah Hastasana- Hands Over Head in Tadasana
Uttanasana
Straight Leg Lunge to Down Dog to Plank Pose
Cobra without Hands, Cobra – Full Pose
Balasana – Child’s Pose
All 4’s to Down Dog
Uttanasana then Come Up 1/2 Way to Urdvah Hastasana
Uttanasana
Parsvakonasana – Extended Side Angle
Plank Pose to Belly to Cobra to Down Dog
Trikonasana – Triangle Pose
Down Dog
Plank Pose to Cobra on Fingertips
Child’s Pose
2X L-Pose at the Wall with A Block Between Thighs img_2297_lposewithblock.jpg
L-Pose to Warrior III – img_2298.jpg
Vinyasa – Down Dog to Plank Pose to Cobra Pose to Down Dog
Pigeon Prep with Hands on Hips
Lie on Belly for Prone Pose- img_2299.jpg(great for lower back pain)
All 4’s to Down Dog to Uttanasana
2X Parvatasana – Table Top Pose img_2295_tabletop.jpgimg_2296.jpg
Supported Bridge Pose with A Block – supported-setu-bandhathumbnail.jpg
Supine Twist – jatha.JPG
Childs Pose
Baddha Konasana – Bound Angle
Supta Padangustasana
Knees to Chest
Savasana!
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Every time I prepare to teach a workshop I ask myself why I teach yoga, why I do yoga and how does it make a difference in my life. What comes up again and again is how I find my self-empowerment through my choices to align with my heart. The Gita states that we are better to fail at who we are then become someone else which to me means to be who we are and through this we can find our power knowing that we are being true to ourselves and make better choices from this place.

Even when I cannot find the access point of a pose I know with my breath and intention there is a shift which shows me it’s possible even if not on this day. Force does not lead us to a place where we are able to connect deeply to ourselves where power is what we hold deep within ourself which can influence and inspire others. When we soften, align and take action to do the best we can there comes a feeling of accomplishment even if we don’t get the textbook pose. See how you can empower yourself by taking care of yourself and make choices that support what you believe in on and off your mat

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Sequence : Level 2/3

All 4’s Hands and Knees

Down Dog

Uttanasana

Urdvah Hastasana

Samastithi then Interlace Hands Strech Palms Up

Shoulder Stretch Interlace Hands Behind Back

Uttanasana

Lunge with Knee on Floor lunge-with-knee-bentthumbnail.jpg

Uttanasana

Plank Pose to Cobra to Down Dog

Down Dog Split

Vira I – Warrior One

Vinyasa

Vira II – Warrior Two to Parsvakonasana – Extended Side Angle to Trikonasana – Triangle

Down Dog to Vashistasana – Side Plank vashi-stg1.jpgvashi.jpg to Wild Thing Pose tn-3.jpg

Vinyasa

Balasana – Child’s Pose to Down Dog

Lunge with Shoulder/Head Behind Knee deep-lunge-working-head-behind-the-knee-back-viewthumbnail.jpg

Eka Pada Koundinyasana

Ardha Chandrasana – Half Moon halfmoon.jpg

Parvritta Ardha Chandrasana – Revolved Moon revolvedac.jpg

Down Dog

Hasta Padagustasana padah.JPGpadagusprep.JPGpadagus.JPG

Malasana – Garland Pose to Bakasana – Crane Pose

Child’s Pose

Anjaneasana with Thigh Stretch img_1956.JPG

Seated Hip Opener Agnistambasana Prep – Firelog Prep

Setubhanda – Bridge to Urdvah Danurasana urdhva-dhanurasanathumbnail.jpg

Windshield Wiper Pose

Baddha Konasana – Bound Angle

Janu Sirsasana – Head to Knee Pose

Upward Facing Child’s Pose – Sit with Knees Bent Wrap Arms Around and Lower Head to Knees

Ujjayi Breath

Meditation

Savasana – Corpse Pose

Namaste!

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