Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday Morning

Well, the day yesterday was certainly full. After a walk on the greenbelt and some kitcharee I went up to Breath and Body for the Immersion. We spent a lot of time exploring inversions and variations and then we made a foray into the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

We had a practice and potluck at 4:00 which was super fun. We put 43 people into the room (Desirae said that was the most people there practicing yoga ever, so that was fun.) And we had a really delightful potluck after. People made great food and we hung out for quite some time just gabbing about yoga, life and so forth. It was really a fantastic evening in so many ways. I was really moved by the whole thing. Several people asked me to post the sequence so here is a rough rendition o f it. Flow-based sequences are a little harder to capture but this gives you an idea.

The Sequence

In flow, all on one side:
Lunge with arms stretching out in front, back leg down
one-legged down dog
wildthing prep
parsvakonasana variation with arm straight up
opposite side vasisthasana
triangle pose
vinyasa and repeat with other leg leading

twisted lunge with quad stretch

From Down Dog:
Vira One
Vira Two
Reversed Vira Two

Then Vira 1,2, rev. vir 2 pasrvakonasana in flow

clasped parsvakonasana
standing pasrvautthitahasta padanguthsasana with friend holding foot and back bended

then in flow: clasped parsvakonasana, to clasped parsva utthita hasta padangusthasana, clasped 1/2 uttanasana, clasped pasrvakonasana

Then in Flow- Vira 1, Vira 2, reversed vira 2, clasped parsvakonasana to standing, etc. and back down- grab big toe and go to vasisthasana 2, vinyasa

Classic Parsvottanasana
Anjaneyasana with Quad stretch and back bend
eka pada rajakopatasana prep
eka pada rajakapotasana with arms in gomukhasana
ardha bhekasana
ardha bhekasana with other arm in up dog
danurasana with one arm in bhekasana
setu bandhasana
urdhva danurasana
dwi pada viparita dandasana
eka pada rajakapotasana
backbend delight and free for all- kapinjalasana, natrajasana, kapotasana
Down Dog
Down dog
child's pose
parsva adho mukha vajrasana
agnisthambhasana with twist
janu sirsasana
windhsield wiper pose
knees to chest

And some picture pilfered from Lisa's Facebook page!

Kelly's backbend demo

me showing off

J-Man's demo- (Jeremiah turned in his Anusara-Inspired application to the Anusara Yoga office on Friday. YAY!)

Pose of 2009

Zoe--friend, yogi, mother and mistress of music



natrajasana play- erica, margaret, hannah

margaret and catherine

Brigitte and Alex enjoying the food

Food, glorious food!

For a video of J-Man's demo go here:

Oh-- and for another fun clip of me and John Friend at the Curriculum Committee Meeting, Check this out (Compliments of Amy Ippolitti):

All right, then, more pictures to come soon. Time to get the day started.


Olga Rasmussen said...

As always, love your blog - and thanks for posting your sequence - what fun! I love to see how other teachers sequence classes!

Anne-Marie Bowery said...

sorry to have missed all the fun. Busy with philosophy land.