Mexican Yoga Intensive, Abhijata Iyengar

April 27, 2019, 3:30-5:30 pm

– Adho Mukha Virasana – with bolster under torso all the way to the groins

– Supta Swastikasana – with horizontal blanket under thoracic

– Supta Baddha Konasana – as above

– Adho Mukha Svanasana

– Tadasana – with Urdhva Hastasana arms

– Utkatasana – hands stretching towards the floor and then stretching the arms overhead to experience to lift of the trunk away from the legs

– Supta Tadasana – arms overhead; lying over blanket with legs tied together at shins

– lying as above with a block on the sternum; she instructed not to lift the block on inhalation but to make contact with it moving the breath into the chest cavity. She expressed the importance of width across the top chest area. This can be achieved by drawing the extreme corners of the shoulders to the floor. Paying attention to the breath in all poses helps to transition into a Pranayama practice;

– Savasana with chest opening prop – long smooth inhalations and then inhalation retention. The in-breath was divided into two parts – holding the breath at the halfway point and then completingthe inhalation followed by a long, slow, smooth exhalation

– Savasana

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