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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

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Sequence Level 2/3 Yoga Class:

All 4’s Hands and Knees tn-4.jpg

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

Down Dog with Twist ddtwist.jpg

Balasana – Child’s Pose

Supine Twist

Knees to Chest

Savasana

Namaste!

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Me in a one armed handstand

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The sun (surya) rising up through the horizon ….oh its looks like a mango.

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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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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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Now coming up on my 11th year of practicing yoga I see that am deeply into my commitment on and more off the mat. It flows into how I interact with myself and the world around me – I feel blessed. As I look back on the 5 years in LA (from NYC) and the journey to become a teacher, a wife, a writer, a podcaster and a person it’s amazing to see that I have grown exponentially while in LA. Also, with the grace of many people who offered me a place to feel safe to reveal myself even when it was painful for me. Yes I have grown in a major ways inside and out and what was the most important for this to happen was and still is the soil in which I planted my seeds, then the nourishment that followed. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t thank my teachers as they have said the many things which allow me to see who I am today and at moments I get a glimpse of who I am becoming which was always inside. Yoga, as my teacher Dr. Douglas Brooks says so beautifully is Growing Yourself – how sweet and wonderful to know so we can all see that we are becoming different flowers worth picking.

Take a moment before sitting on your mat and check in to see how much you have grown and see the soil you have tended to and how it has supported you to be who you are. Also, if you are in the process of shifting and moving into a place of freedom to choose who it is you want to be let this be a practice to support, nourish and take you deeper into your beauty.

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Sequence: Strong Level 2/3

Sukasana

Balasana – Child’s Pose

Adho Mukha Svansana – Downward Facing Dog to Runners Lunge runners-lunge.jpg

Pigeon Prep pigeon-prepthumbnail.jpg to Dog Pose to Plank Pose

Down Dog to Uttanasana – Standing Fwd Bend

Vrksasana – Tree Pose linda.JPG

Samastithi – Sameness Pose

Urdvah Hastasana to Uttanasana

Trikonasana – Triangle Pose

Vinyasa to Down Dog

Ardha Chandrasana – Half Moon into Parsvakonasana – Extended Side Angle Pose

Down Dog

Hanumanasana hanamanasana.jpg

Down Dog to Vinyasa

Ardha Chandrasana halfmoon.jpg

Ardha Chandrachapasana – Sugar Cane in the Half Moon archp1.jpgarchp2.jpgarchp3.jpg

Down Dog to Uttanasana then Clasp Hands Behind and Extend Over Head uttanhandsclsp.jpg

Bhujapidasana – Arm or Shoulder w/Pressure bujpid1.jpgbujip2.jpgbujip3.jpg

Tittibhasana – Firefly titti.jpg

Agnistambhasana – Fire Log Pose img_2005.JPGthen Twist agnitwist.jpgagnitwistprep.jpg

Dandasana – Staff

Triangamukhaipada Paschimottanasana – 1/2 Virasana and 1/2 Fwd Bend trimkpadap.jpgardhpasch2.jpg

Baddha Konasana – Bound Angle

Down Dog to Uttanasana

Sukhasana 1 minute of Ujjayi Pranayama with Jalandhara Bhanda – Neck Lock Assists More Air to Lungs

Surya Yantrasana – Sun Dial surya1.jpgsuryastg2.jpgsurya3.jpg

or you can have the leg in front for the entire sequence suryabent.jpg

Child’s Pose

Meditation

Savasana

Namaste!

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After sitting nearby one of my sweet teachers Naime Jezzeny (he helped me to see both my potential and the possibilities to be the person I am today) last weekend in his workshop which focused on the Upanishads (means to sit nearby) I was inspired to share with you these teachings inspired from our teacher Dr. Douglas Brooks . When we sit among others and share, listen and realize we all have amazing potential that is in nature. Amidst this diversity you may find a moment of feeling connected to the source (potential) and through this awareness you may discover a new way to express yourself (possibilities).

I know now that I always had the potential within myself to be a yoga teacher but until it was time for me to find teachers who would show me that it was possible then I was able to connect to my own heart and could actually believe it for myself – this was huge for my growth as a person and only 5 years ago. My love for yoga took me to go deeper into Philosophy and realize that I can study seeing that I was intelligent and it was possible to enjoy learning – thanks to Douglas for his teachings open me to more possibilities than I could ever imagine within myself.

We all can relate when we find gifts that are within that come out on the mat, in conversation, at work or in relationships. Tap into your potential that you were born with and see what your possibilities are and if you look to those who believe in you then let them show you the possibility of becoming more of who you are.

The Mala’s: On this great site that one of my friends Jessica Jennings created you can scroll down to the following words – And the next three, from which come the 3 A’s, are: then you will see how the Mala’s play out in Anusara Yoga.

Anava-mala located in the heart

Karma-mala located in the pelvis

Mayiya-mala located in the 3rd eye

many, many, many thanks for the listing of my podcasts Yoga Everyday

Sequence: Level 2/3

Tadasana

Urdvah Hastasana then interlace fingers and stretch palms up to Samastithi

Uttansana – Standing Fwd Bend to Straight Leg Lunge

Down Dog w/Twist ddtwist.jpg

Vinyasa – Plank, Chatarunga Dandasana , Bhujangasana (cobra)

Lunge Hip Opener Chest to Floor (if possible today) deep-lunge-on-forearmsthumbnail.jpg

Vinyasa to Uttanasana

Vira II – Warrior Pose then interlace fingers and fold fwd img_1769.JPG

Vinyasa

Trikonasana – Triangle Pose

Down Dog to Vasistasana – Side Plank vashi.jpg
Childs Pose

2X Adhho Mukha Vrksasana – Handstand REST then try Variation hstdekapada.jpg or try this hstdpike.jpg

Vrksasana – Tree Pose

Urdvah Hastasana then do *Vinyasa with Leg Lifted

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*option for plank with knee down plnkknekapad.jpg

Crescent/Vira I – Warrior 1 back Heel Lifted into Vira III – Warrior 3

Down Dog

Uttanasana

Malasana – Garland Pose

Standing Hold Knee to Chest Prep for Padangustasana then Extent Leg Fwd

Malasana taking it into Pasasana Variation – Ganapati’s Noose

Uttanasana to Plank

Ardha Bhekasana – Thigh Stretch ardha-bhekasanathumbnail.jpg

Dhanurasana 2X – Bow Pose 1dhanurasanaprep.jpg dhanurasanathumbnail.jpg

Anjaneasana 2X – Low Lunge Backbend lunge-with-knee-bentthumbnail.jpg

Down Dog

Pigeon Prep pigeon-prepthumbnail.jpg then Twist img_1793.JPG

Balasana – Child’s Pose

Knee to Chest then Both Knees into Chest

Savasana

Namaste!

 

 

 

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