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Sequence for Beginners Free Online Yoga Podcast Class:

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Cat Cow Pose

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Down Dog

Plank Pose

On your belly to Salambasana (hands clasped)

Child’s Pose

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Uttansana – Standing Fwd Bend

Down Hill Skiers Pose

Urdvah Hastasana – Hands Extended Over Head

Samasthiti – Mountain Pose/Pose of Alignment

Uttanasana – Fwd Bend

Straight Leg Lunge

Lunge with Knee to Floor – lunge-with-knee-bentthumbnail.jpg

Uttanasana – Fwd Bend

Plank Pose – Top of a Push-up

Cobra

Child’s Pose

All 4’s to Down Dog

Parsvakonasana – Extended Side Angle pwalfull.jpg

Down Dog

Child’s Pose

Supta Padangustasana – Supine Leg Stretch

Supine Stretch

Knees to Chest

Savasana – Corpse Pose

Namaste!


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Mentioned in this Free Anusara Online Yoga Class Podcast (great for all yogi’s at work or not):

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This Anusara Yoga class podcast is great for beginners, if you have back pain, or in your office at work. All you require is a chair and your body. Upload to your ipod and use when you are traveling over the holidays. How cool is that? You can do yoga in your jeans, pajamas or even a suit.

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    Anusara Yoga Chair Sequence for All Levels (Even If You Have Back Pain):

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    Urdvah Hastasana – Stretch Arms Overhead then take Shoulder Stretch

    Arms Go Up and Down Moving with Breath

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    Urdvah Hastasana – Arms Over Head

    Shoulder Stretch then Arch to the Side

    1/2 Sun Salutes in Chair – Stretching Up then Folding Over and Looking Up

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    1/2 Sun Salute

    Ardha Agnistambasana – 1/2 Firelog Pose (Hip Opener then to a Twist) agnich.jpg

    Supported Uttansana – Standing Fwd Bend with Head on Chair (use a phone book if need be)

    Shoulder Stretch

    Standing Thigh Stretch

    Ustrasana Prep – Sit on Chair Hold Sides and Arch Back Up

    Twist

    Seated Fwd Bend or Baddha Konasana – Bound Angle Pose

    Meditation

    Namaste!

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Mentioned in this Free Anusara Yoga Podcast (good for beginners or advanced yogi’s):

Call me to share what is helping you to grow at this time of your life that may be uncomfortable. 206.984.0347 – and check out my main website.

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Listen to Elsie and me talk about yoga off the mat…

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THANKS KIKI and JANE for THE RECOGNITION!!!!!

Check it out!!!! A sweet write up by Kiki of … Yogademia

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Anusara Yoga Class Sequence for All Levels of Yoga Students:

Sukasana – Easy Posture

Down Dog Bending Arms and Legs

Uttanasana

Urdvah Hastasana

Uttanasana

Plank Pose to Down Dog

Lunge then Twist

Vinyasa – Plank, Chattarunga to Cobra w/Pelvis on Floor

Lunge

Parsvottonasana Variation with Heel Off the Floor

Uttanasana to Samasthiti

Utkatasana – Chair Pose

Parsvokonasana – Extended Side Angle

Down Dog

Parvritta Parsvakonasana – Revolved Extended Side Angle

Plank Pose on Belly to Cobra

Trikonasana – Triangle Pose

Parsvottonasana to Parvritta Trikonasna – Revloved Triangle

Uttanasana

All 4’s onto Elbows for Dolphin (Forearm Balance Prep)

Child’s Pose

Gomukhasana – Cow Faced Pose then Twist

Supta Padangustasana

Knees to Chest then Rock Back and Forth on Spine

Savasana

Namaste!

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Mentioned in this Free Anusara Yoga Podcast (for beginners or advanced yogi’s):

Call me to share what you are doing with the life that you have been gifted. 206.984.0347 – and check out my main website.

CHECK IT OUT!!!

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THANKS KIKI and JANE for THE RECOGNITION!!!!!

Chech it out!!!! A sweet write up by Kiki of … Yogademia

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Anusara Yoga Class Sequence for All Level Yoga Students:

Tadasana – Mountain Pose

Urdvah Hastasana – Arms Overhead then Interlace Fingers

Side Crescent Stretch

Uttanasana – Standing Fwd Bend

Down Dog into Down Dog Split aekapadadwndg.jpg

Plank – Top of a Push-up then Belly

3X Cobra with Hands Lifted

Down Dog

Vira II – Warrior II then Interlace Fingers and Fold Fwd img_1769.JPG

(Then you are going to reverse it from fwd bend to warrior II)

Prasarita Padottonasana – Fwd Bend with Wide Stance

Uttanasana

Tree Pose then Jump Switch

Vashistasana to Wild Thing – vashi-stg1.jpgvashi.jpgtn-3.jpg

Ardha Bekasana to One Armed Dog – onearmdog.jpg

All 4’s to Child’s Pose

Pigeon Prep

Down Dog

Bridge Pose

Bridge 2x

or Bridge then Urdvah Dhanurasana – Upward Facing Bow

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Baddha Konasana

Savasana

Namaste!

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Mentioned in this Free Yoga Podcast:

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TH001) Yoga Fundamentals (5-Week Module)
Embrace Your Body for Self Empowerment and Transformation with Anusara ™ Yoga
Faculty: Hillary Rubin
Evenings: Monday 7pm – 10pm
First class: November 5, Last class: December 3
Location Room 1
Course Fee: $175; No Prerequisite

To Sign Up call 310-328-1250
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At the kibbutz where Gusta is buried. A sad day of remeberance and the sweetness showed its face as the cemetery is surrounded by banana fields and I felt like doing hanumanasana.

Sequence Level 2:

Lie on Belly in Prone Position

Downward Facing Dog

Uttanasana then Clasped Hands Behind Back for Shoulder Stretch uttanhandsclsp.jpg

Eka Pada Uttanasana to Lunge then Vira II

Then Interlace Hands Behind and Fold Forward img_1769.JPG

Release Clasp and Work your Head Behind Knee

Down Dog then Second Side

Anejaneasana Thigh Stretch img_1956.JPG

Plank to Belly into the Variation of Makrasana

All 4’s then onto Your Back

Bridge Pose then Eka Pada Setubhandasana – One Legged Bridge

Wind Shield Wiper Pose

Supta Padangustasana

Knees to Chest

Savasasana

Namaste!

 

 

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YoGeek Workout with Elsie Escobar

Anusara Fundamentals Workshop for 5 Monday’s at Agape this Nov-Dec:

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TH001) Yoga Fundamentals (5-Week Module)
Embrace Your Body for Self Empowerment and Transformation with Anusara ™ Yoga
Faculty: Hillary Rubin
Evenings: Monday 7pm – 10pm
First class: November 5, Last class: December 3
Location Room 1
Course Fee: $175; No Prerequisite

To Sign Up call 310-328-1250
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Sequence Level 2/3 Yoga Class:

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Parvritta Balasana – Twisted Child’s Pose img_1957.JPG

Cat Cow In Between then the Other Side

Down Dog

Down Dog Split aekapadadwndg.jpgto Straight Leg Lunge then take a

Twis into Variation Parvritta Parsvakonasana lunge-twist-variation-side-2thumbnail.jpg

Plank, Chattarunga, Cobra

Uttanasana with a Twist

Samasthiti – Sameness Pose or Pose of Alignment

Uttanasana Lunge to Runner’s Lunge (baby Hanumanasana) runners-lunge.jpg

Vinyasa – Plank, Chattarunga, Cobra

Parsvakonasana – Extended Side Angle

Vinyasa

Ardha Bekasana – 1/2 Frog ardha-bhekasanathumbnail.jpg

Dhanurasana – Bow Pose 1dhanurasanaprep.jpglunge-with-knee-bentthumbnail.jpg

Eka Pada Rajakapotasana – Pigeon Prep with Back Bend pigeon-prepthumbnail.jpg

Down Dog

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Balasana – Child’s Pose

Supine Twist

Knees to Chest

Savasana

Namaste!

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Yes, with grace I have made it to my 35th birthday and podcast and bring you the offering of this special episode which is approximately a 35 minute meditation. To signify my 35th birthday we begin with three om’s and end with five. Many days of contemplation on what I was going to share and the usual 35 sun salutations came to mind but then after connecting to my commitment to a three week breakthrough meditation practice (this is in the back of Sally’s Book) it made sense to share this with you. If you are new to meditation take a whirl and know there is no right or wrong enjoy your experience even if you just sit there and nothing seems to happen, be patient it will offer amazing fruits without your even being aware of them at first.

There are many ways to meditate and I first began using the style of the Self Realization Fellowship but then met my current teacher, Sally Kempton while in teacher training in 2002. At first when I met her I was practicing SRF technique thinking this was the only way and did not even listen to her. At the time I was not open to something new and in some way was rigid but after some time I sat with her again and totally let go and went with her guidance and am happy I did. Today I follow her technique which are beautifully explained in her book The Heart of Meditation .

This episode is dedicated to Sally as she opened me to the possibility of play within my practice of meditation.


Shakti: 1) the divine Mother, the dynamic aspect of the absolute Reality, and the creative force of the universe. 2)All-pervasive, divine spiritual energy

Acroyoga and the amazing Huck Hirsch – he is a gifted teacher who travels around the world teaching and sharing this wonderful practice.

 
Huck Hirsch
Residence: Los Angeles
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
323.939.2393
huck@acroyoga.org
After years of enjoying yoga on my own mat, I was so delighted by the AcroYoga vision of yoga practiced in 2s and 3s and 4s…exploring connection and trust and beauty in community makes this playful practice fun and vast and important.God created others for many reasons. AcroYoga invites us to find all of them.Born in Brooklyn. High School of Performing Arts. Amherst College. Many years working in musical theater. Performer. Director. Choreographer. Then I made a film and moved to LA, where I currently teach AcroYoga and Anusara Yoga.And I continue to write about the crazy wonderful journey of living.

Thank you for this opportunity to experiment, explore and share with you.

Namaste!

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In the past couple of months I’ve had the opportunity to travel to Vancouver to visit and was blessed with seeing the most amazing blossoms (in the midst of rainfall) – cherry and magnolia (see in pic). Please take in the fullness (Purna) and perfection these blossoms radiate knowing that this too can come from within you especially after churning and opening your body with twists.

When spring comes around its a wonderful time to cleanse and create space for new opportunities as we transition into our fullest expression. With our busy lives we forget to look up to take in beauty around us or even look into ourselves to recognize it dwells there as well. When we are pulled in to many directions we tend to loose our footing if we are not grounded – this is like doing twists. From a steady base there is the opportunity to ground down, hug in then churn and move things around a bit to enjoy the unexpected on and off the mat.

What I love about twists is that they are subtle and powerful, neutralizing and cleansing as they do their work. In twists we are breathing more into one lung and when we come out our organs are flushed with new blood – the power of healing with yoga.

See if you can do this practice 2 -3 times this week and discover the opening your body will have along with the tapping into your core or power. Also, you can be creative and do this with another 30 min practice skip savasana and do backbend sequence or arm balances if you desire a one hour practice.

Sanskrit: Purna: Fullness, To fill, Perfection Sukha: ease Duhka: Suffering

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Sequence: All Levels

Adho Mukha Svasana – Down Dog to Uttanasana – Standing Fwd Bend

Down Dog with Twist Holding Opposite Shin or Thigh ddtwist.jpg

Plank to Belly then to Cobra Hands off Floor then Regular Cobra with Hands on Floor

Down Dog to Straight Leg Lunge place Knee on Floor and Twist to Down Dog

Vinyasa to Nagani Madasana – Intoxicated Cobra (keep elbows bent arms strong so your chest can be free to move)

Down Dog to Uttansana to Urdvah Hastasana

Cross One Ankle over the other and Fold Fwd to Uttanasana uttantwst.jpg

then Walk to the Side of the Foot In Front uttantwstsde.jpg

Down Dog

Crescent Pose the Twist Upper Body crestwst.jpg

Vinyasa

Parsvakonasana to Down Dog

Vira I- Warrior I vira1.jpg to Parvritta Parsvakonasana (heel up or down) parvparsv.jpg

Eka Pada Rajakapotasana to Parvritta Eka Pada Rajakapotasanaimg_1793.JPG

Down Dog

Twisted Thigh Stretch Holding Opposite Foot to Bent Leg thightwsthand.jpgthighstrtwst.jpg

Down Dog

Triangomhkaipada Paschimottanasana ekapadgomuk.jpg Then do the Twist epgtst.jpg

Baddha Konasana

Janusirsasana

Kness to Chest

Meditation or Savasana

Namaste!

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Being reminded to take time to connect to ourselves and tap into who we really are at our core is not as easy these days with so much stimulation in our lives…. When my dear friend Elsie (who I always talk about cause she rocks) sent me an email on Good Friday which inspired this class. Funny enough I didn’t even know that is was a holiday she took me to the mat to sit and go within to remember.

Along with that I am grateful for being able to teach yoga this weekend at the Spring Retreat for Agape and sit & meditate in the illuminating presence of Dr. Rev. Micheal Beckwith (featured in the Secret DVD) & Dr. Ricki Byers Beckwith which reminded me why I teach yoga and live a life of service. Before you do this practice see if you can find within yourself what you are passionate about, what is sacred to you and pour the meaning into each breath, action and intention.

Please check out my new vidcast that was produced in NYC in Jan ( if interested in the books I mention then check out my Amazon Store) choice.gif

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the Agape retreater’s along with me and the rev apres yoga at the Agape spring meditation retreat in rancho palos verdes, ca

“Real Success is coming to knowing yourself  and to share your gift with the world” –

Rev. Micheal Beckwith

Sequence: Level 1

Restorative Heart Opener with a Blanket or Blocks img_2152.jpgimg_2160.jpg

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Extended Balasana – Extended Child’s Pose

All 4’s for Cat Cow Pose

Downward Facing Dog – Bending knees and Working the Top of Thighs Back 3X

Plank Pose to Cobra Pose to a Wide Uttanasna taking the Heart Fwd 3X

Uttansana to Vira III Leg Prep to Straight Leg Lunge

Plank to Chattarunga to Cobra

Utthita Parsvakonasana – Stage one or Full Pose

Vinyasa

Second Side

Plank Down to Your Belly Eka Pada Bhekasana (also Ardha) ardha-bhekasanathumbnail.jpgto Child’s Pose

Agnistambasana – Fire Log Pose Pose of the God Agni (fire) img_2005.JPGimg_2004.JPG

Setubhanda – Bridge Pose

Supta Padangustasana

Supine Twist Easy Twist to Each Side

Knees to Chest

Savasana

Namaste!

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As we step into spring and move forward transitioning from the darker days to the lighter days see if you can find some personal time to honor your process, your body, your heart – basically your yoga. Notice what is coming to fruition and what still in a stage of evolution. My teachers have said to me in many ways that inside we all have potential that is like a bija (seed), which is filled with possibilities now take note of what the soil of your awareness is in which these seeds are being cultivated in.

After going through my own process of teaching for 5 years and becoming a certified Anusara teacher, I have learned that there is not just one way to do anything that there are many ways honoring our way of unfolding that works for each of us. When we give ourselves permission to be, to nurture, to see where we are in the process we are able to find ease on and off the mat.

Enjoy the beauty of spring and see in nature how each tree, bud and blade of grass expresses itself in its own way just as you do.

Check out the interview with Damona Resnick
and for a longer class about Spring check out Elsie from Elsie’s Yoga Class

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Sequence Level 2-3:

Sukhasana
Balasana – Extended Child Pose, Slow Transition to Downward Facing Dog
Down Dog Split – Squared Hips then take Knee to Chest and Extend Back
Plank Pose to Belly to Salambasana
Down Dog to Uttanasana – moving 1/2 fwd 3X
Urdvah Hastasana to Uttanasana
Straight Leg Lunge to Twist lunge-twist-variation-side-2thumbnail.jpg then Straighten Leg for Parvritta Trikonasana Variation
Vinyasa
Vira II to Reverse Warrior back through Vira II then Clasp Arms Behind

and Fold Fwd Ostrich Pose img_1769.JPG
Vinyasa
Uttanasana
Malasana – Garland Pose Take a Squat (pls place a blanket under heels if lifted)
Bakasana – Crane Pose (working core arms bent and straighten) bakasana.jpg
Uttansana
Urdvah Prasarita Eka Padasana standing-splitsthumbnail.jpg Standing Splits to Handstand
Uttanansa
Down Dog
Straight Leg Lunge with Shoulder under Knee deep-lunge-working-head-behind-the-knee-back-viewthumbnail.jpg
Parsvottonasa Variation with Back Heel Lifted
Uttansana
Eka Pada Koundinyasana II eka-pada-koundinyasana-ii.jpg
Balasana done Extended Childs Pose
Supta Padangustasana
Supine Twist – Grape Vine Legs
Core Work – Legs Lifted with Hands Behind Head then Lower
Knees to Chest
Savasana or Meditation

Namaste!

special thanks to elsie for her awesome pics… and to Robin from Inner Freedom

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