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This yoga class podcast is dedicated to the memory of Gusta, my Husband’s grandmother who passed away August 13th in her sleep peacefully at the age of 96. She passed just from old age with a life filled with love and beauty. Last year before we were married I met her in Israel. She was pure love. Her life was one that was filled with amazing experiences. I am grateful to have been able to spend time with her and will miss her. We are going to Israel this September for our 1 year anniversary and Gusta was stretching every breath to see me and to have someone actually put you as the meaning behind their breath is an honor. And with this I offer this yoga class to her.

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My husband Asaf and Gusta in June 06.

In this Free Yoga Class Podcast:

Yoga Class Sequence- Level2-3

Down Dog

Uttanasana Lift One Leg Up then Stretch Back into A Lunge

Down Dog

Salambasana

Down Dog

Crescent Pose

Surya Namaskar

Pigeon Prep

Surya Namaskar

Parsvottanasana

Down Dog with Twist ddtwist.jpg

Ardha Chandrasana – Half Moon halfmoon.jpg

Vinyasa

Uttanasana Interlace Fingers Stretch Over Head uttanhandsclsp.jpg

Vira II – Warrior 2

Surya Namaskar

Vashistasana – Side Plank vashi-stg1.jpgvashi.jpg

Pigeon Prep Thigh Stretch img_1927.JPG

Anejaneasana- Hanuman’s Mother, Soft as Ghee lunge-with-knee-bentthumbnail.jpg

Setubandha Sarvangasana- Bridge img_2320.jpg

Urdvah Dhanurasana -Upward Facing Bowurdhva-dhanurasanathumbnail.jpg

Windshield Wiper Pose

Supta Padangustasana

Happy Baby happy-baby.jpg

Savasana – Corpse Pose

Namaste!

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After many days of asking myself this question I realized that I wish to be a compassionate person who is loving and understanding towards others. This was a big choice for me. After a fews days of practicing this I have seen more ease with my relationships to others. If we choose to ask this first then take action we are able to be more responsible yogi’s.

In this Yoga Class Podcast :

Anusara Yoga Level 2-3 Sequence and Images of Poses:

All 4’s

Down Dog

Urdvah Hastasana – Fingers Interlaced Stretching Up

Uttanasana – Standing Fwd Bend

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Vinyasa – Down Dog, Plank, Chattarunga into Cobra back to Down Dog

Vira I – Warrior One vira1.jpg

Vinyasa

Uttanasana

Utkatasana – Chair Pose

Vinyasa

Crescent Pose

Vinyasa with Salambasana

Ostrich Pose img_1769.JPG

Vinyasa

Samasthiti – Equal Pose

Adho Mukha Vrksasana – Handstand tn-4.jpgtn-1.jpgtn-2.jpg

Tadasana – Mountain Pose

Trikonasana with Bound Top Arm- Triangle Pose

Vinyasa

Ardha Chandrasana – Half Moon Pose halfmoon.jpg

Uttanasana

Malasana – Garland Pose

Uttanasana

Tadasana

Knee Over Ankle Hip Opener (Prep for Eka Pada Galavasana)img_1922.JPGimg_1921.JPG

Uttansana

Eka Pada Galavasana – One Leg Name for a Sageimg_1924.JPGimg_1926.JPG

Down Dog

Anejaneasana – Low Lunge Backbend (Soft as Ghee) lunge-with-knee-bentthumbnail.jpg

Vinyasa

Pigeon Prep pigeon-prepthumbnail.jpg
Eka Pada Bekasana – Thigh Stretchardha-bhekasanathumbnail.jpg

Setubhandasana – Bridge Pose

Urdvah Dhanurasana – Upward Facing Pose urdhva-dhanurasanathumbnail.jpg

Parvritta Balasana – Twisted Childs Poseimg_1957.JPG

Supta Padangustasana

Supta Baddha Konasana – Reclined Bound Angle

Knees to Chest

Savasana

Namaste!

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The other day I misplaced my keys and began to feel out of the flow as I became worried. This bump was a great way to become creative and find another way – using another set of keys that I had. We often feel that if we didn’t have obstacles in the way everything would flow. But what if that is exactly the inviation to be in the flow and let ourselves become more flexible.

How do you stop the flow coming out of being Anusara (in the flow, current) into Samsara (out of the flow) – call me and leave your connection to this theme at 206.984.0347.

Mentioned in this Free Yoga Podcast:

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  • Urdvah Dhanurasana – Upward Facing Bow urdhva-dhanurasanathumbnail.jpg
  • Apana Vayu – Downward Flow of Energy
  • Samsara – Out of the Flow / Anusara – In the Flow

Yoga Class Sequence: Level 1-2

All 4’s

Downward Facing Dog

Wide Uttanasana with Hands Interlaced Behind Back into Uttanasana with Feet Apart

Urdvah Hastasana

Straight Leg Lunge to Anejaneasana

Downward Facing Dog to Plank to Cobra to Downdog

Uttihita Parsvakonasana – Extended Side Angle

Down Dog to Uttanasana (Hold Calf Muscles)

Vrksasana – Tree Pose

Prasarita Padottonasana – img_2371.jpg

Parvritta Prasarita Padottonasana – img_2373.jpg

Malasana – Garland Pose

Bakasana – Crane Pose img_2319.jpg

Malasana to Ardha Pasana – Half Noose pasana.jpeg

Uttanasana to Tadasana

Trikonasana – Triangle to Ardha Chandrasana – Half Moon halfmoon.jpg

Down Dog to Uttanasana

Agnistambasana – Fire Log Pose or Double Pigeon img_2005.JPG

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Danurasana – Bow Pose dhanurasanathumbnail.jpg

Parsva Danurasana – On Side

Down Dog

Pigeon Prep to Thigh Stretch – img_1927.JPG

All 4’s Hands and Knees

Danurasana – Bow Pose

Sukhasana with Twist – Easy Posture Twist

Baddha Konasana – Bound Angle

Supta Padagustasana

Knees to Chest

Savasana

Namaste!

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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.

Discuss? Leave us a comment
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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:

click the logo to listen to Episode #1  

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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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Inversions For Beginners at City Yoga inversionhill07-2.jpg

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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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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Today is my actual birthday, June 16th and the celebration began thurs night and continues with more events this week… I am so blessed to be doing what I love every day and see how I have grown myself using the gift of yoga. Well with all this fun happening around my special day there was pretty much no time for me to record a class and my friend Lara of Yoga Peeps was cool enough to allow me to offer you this interview for this episode. The life I have created is unfolding with endless blessings and gifts which you are part of – thank you. Enjoy this podcast and share your story with me.

My teachers are listed in my blogroll pls check them out Also for the books I mention check out my Amazon Store for great YOGA in NYC check out Elena Brower enjoy her interview hillandelana3.jpg.

NEWS and a GIFT just for YOU!

I have a workshop on YOGA of Health and Healing Sunday June 24th at City Yoga – its FREE!!! Please come if you are in the area I did say its FREE right…

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