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Forgive me for not having the list of poses as I was not able to get that in order and wanted to get this out.

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Free Online Yoga Sequence for Level 1/2 Students:
Sukasana

Childs Pose – balaii2004shoot.jpg

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Down Dog to ddtwist.jpg

Uttanasana- Standing Fwd Bend utan.jpg

Clasp Hands Stretch Arms Over Head

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Urdvah Hastasana – Hands Over Head

Uttanasana – Standing Fwd Bend

Down Dog to Plank to Belly

Prone Position (great for lower back pain) img_2299.jpg

Cobra Pose

Down Dog to Lunge to Twist lunge-twist-variation-side-2thumbnail.jpg

Uttanasana to Plank to Chatarunga (or belly) to Cobra

Down Dog to Crescent Pose

Uttanasana to Urdvah Hastasana – Hands Over Head

Vinyasa: Uttanasana to Plank to Chatarunga (or belly) to Cobra

Down Dog to Trikonasana (Triangle) triw.jpg

Down Dog

Vashistasana vashi-stg1.jpgvashi.jpg

Down Dog

Child’s Pose – balaii2004shoot.jpg

All 4’s Lower Elbows

Dolphin Pose images1.jpg

Child’s Pose – balaii2004shoot.jpg to Down Dog

Vinyasa

Down Dog to Malasana

Bakasana – Crane 2 x bakasana.jpg

Down Dog

Ardha Chandrasana – halfmoon.jpg

Down Dog to Uttanasana

Thigh Stretch – img_1956.JPG

(Option to do Standing Thigh Stretch)

Dhanurasana – Bow Pose
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Child’s Pose – balaii2004shoot.jpg

Bridge Pose to One Legged Bridge

Bridge or Urdvah Dhanurasana urdhva-dhanurasanathumbnail.jpg


Janusirsana – Head to Knee Pose trimkpadap.jpg

Dandasana

Paschimottonasana – Seated Fwd Bend paschimottasana.jpg

Meditation

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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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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One word for Christine is Grateful! YES, and I am to her as she was able to open my eyes to see past the rain and take in with great appreciation the view from my hotel room. We connected immediately when we met and it was so wonderful to connect to the heart of someone who shares the same feeling about life.

Her sharing of her transition from NYC to BC (Vancouver) is inspiring and a great support for anyone who may wonder what their practice can offer off the mat and she says is with clarity and warmth. Christine found her teacher in her heart within herself and now had to look inside even more than she thought which I can totally relate to in my own life as we can always delve deeper. Enjoy this part this of her journey in this conversation and remember that each of us are our own teacher.

Om Namah Sivaya Guruve – the first line to the Anusara Invocation

translation: I offer myself to Lord Shiva, the Auspicious One, who is the True Teacher within and without
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I am excited to share with you – Hillary’s Yoga Practice Podcast Store in beta. Please shop, support and enjoy the practice with these fun items I chose for you. (more to come)

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Note: the photo was taken in the hotel lobby by the valet and we had no time as Christine had to jet to class

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Taking our seat is sacred and pivotal to set one’s intention while staying in our expanded heart. Asana, means posture as well as the posture of your heart (hrdyam). How we interact with ourselves and others is yoga while you read these next questions go into your heartspace and check in to see how are you aligning and keeping connection to the bigger heart that holds all of us. Please allow yourself to see how you keep connected to your heart (and disconnect) throughout your day while you interact with your life in every way – this is a great practice to learn how you align with yourself, others and the world.

PLEASE LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE TO YOGA PEEPS – ENJOY MY INTERVIEW WITH LARA HEDIN

Focal Point: Where energy is gathered, moves into and moves out of in every pose. There are 3 focal points: the upper palette, bottom of the heart, core of the pelvis. Each point is the metaphor for the heart as the focal point changes in each pose.

Sequence : All Levels

Sukasana – Easy Pose to All 4’s then Downward Facing Dog

Down Dog Splits Lifting One Leg at a Time

Uttanasana – Standing fwd Bend

Then Take a Wider Stance with Hands Clasped Extended Over Your Head- Shoulder Opener

Tadasana – Mountain Pose

Urdvah Hastasana

Uttanasana – Extending fwd 4 times

Plank Pose – to Chattarunga – to Bhujangasana – Cobra Pose then Down Dog

Uttanasana to Urvah Hastasana

Surya Namaskar

Straight Leg Lunge to Crescent or Vira 1 – Warrior 1

Parvritta Parsvakonasana Variation with knee to floor with twist – Lift Leg Up if Possible pavrita-parsvakonasanathumbnail.jpg

Surya Namaskar

Down Dog to Straight Leg Lunge

From the Lunge Straighten to Parsvottanasna Variation parvottanasana-variationthumbnail.jpgand Bend 3X

Surya Namaskar

Down Dog

Pigeon Prep pigeon-prepthumbnail.jpg to Thigh Stretch

Down Dog

Vashistasana – vashi.jpgSide Plank Pose

Down Dog to Plank to Sphinx Pose

Salambasana Pose Variation 2x

Makrasana

Down Dog the hold ankle, calf or thigh for twist

Uttanasana

Supta Padangustasana

Meditation or Savasana

Namaste!

Special thanks to Elsie for Pics…

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One word for Emily is curious! She is also dedicated and has found yoga helpful for her active lifestyle with marathons, triathlons and in her life. Every time she is in class she gives her best and really wants to learn why we do what we do in yoga to find the results she desires in her body to perform better while running. I love that Emily has really brought the teachings of yoga into her life by being present and appreciating every breath, appreciating her family, friends and the gifts in her life.

Yoga does help running – YEAH! She was 20 minutes better in her timing this marathon than her first one a year ago- way to go Emily. Her yoga practice has taught her to be in the moment as she is running seeing that every step is important which has enriched life for her in many ways appreciating how yoga supports her love of running. In her words – they go hand in hand.

Emily will be doing a triatholon for The Lukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training – to raise money for this cause this June

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This week March 15th I am interviewed by Lara of Yoga Peeps – it’s a fun conversation she rocks yogini style!

A special thanks to Gayle and Kelsy for helping with our pic of hasta padagustasana over at City Yoga.

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