Friday, March 26, 2010

Tucson Day One

We had a great day today. We started off with a talk about the Cycles of Creation and the the 3 Goddesses- Kali, Saraswati and Lakshmi, which was really fun. The group did some journal writing and sharing and then we did a super strong asana practice with the theme of from kali to saraswat- raw potential to creative expression. Darren and I were really in sync, the group worked hard and it was one of the most focused and powerful beginnings to any Immersion we have done so far. Nothing like startgin the day off invoking Kali, I suppose!


meditation- 5 minutes

Surya Namaskar A 5X

Surya Namaskar B 5X

Handstand- 1 minute timings with a friend in the middle

Pinca Mayurasana- 1 minute timings with a friend in the middle

1 minute timings:



Ardha chandrasana

Ardha Chandra chapasana

Parivritta parsvakonasana

Parivritta trikonasana

Parivritta ardha chandrasana

Parivritta ardha Chandra chapasana

Ardha bhekasana

Eka pada rajakapotasana

Ekapada rajakapotasana with thigh stretches

Setu bandhasana- 2X

Urdhva danurasana- 5X

Dwi pada viparita Dandasana- 5 X



Parsva uttanasana



Childs pose

Supta padangusthasana


After lunch we spent sometime talking about Shri and Lakshmi and about how the refined form is the final stage of the creative cycle. After a discussion and contemplation we practice headstand, shoulder stand, supta padangusthasana variations and then ended with pranayama, meditation and savasana.

All in all, a great day. here are some scenes of the fun.

More tomorrow. Time to rest.


MichaelCommonVision said...

Question: On the posted series.. Do the 1minute holds apply to all the urdhva's and dwi pada's as well?! Playing the edge over here and my mind and body are just wonderin'...

Christina Sell said...

yes, we timed those also! have fun!