Since I have been having so much fun with my Asana Junkies Webinar and Practice Club I thought I would take a few moments to share some of the sequence and scenes from this week's lesson.
We are on Week #5 of an 11-week program. We spent the first few weeks doing sequences to build strength and clarity in foundational postures. We worked with long timings and with lots of repetition. And of course, every week I remind people the sequences are guidelines, not meant to be used rigidly or to encourage anyone to move further or faster than what is intelligent for them as individuals.
What has been great to watch is that many people are working alone at home and taking inspiration from the online forums for camaraderie, education, troubleshooting and community. Other folks are gathering with friends and forming their own local practice clubs and using the sequences as a structure. Again, to me it an incredible blend of global community being grounded in local connections. We have participants from all over the states and from Israel, Asia, Malaysia, Australia, all over Europe, Canada and even an officer in the US Army has joined the fun.
Here is the sequence we are working with this week:
standing back arch
anjaneyasana back bended
chataranga to up dog
eka pada rajakapotasana prep
eka pada rajakapotasana with quad stretch
UD to kneeling/ustrasana
urdhva dhanurasana to tadasana
Adho mukha parsva vajrasana
adho mukha sukhasana
Each week we have "yoga school", a 60-90 minute webinar where we review the previous week's sequence, issues that are coming in practice, and strategize for the upcoming week. Then we all go our merry way and work on the sequence. Each week I give a 2-hour version of the sequence and also 90-minute, 60-minute and a few 30-minutes variations for people to work with. During my local group practice, I film a lot of my demos and post them as tutoirals for the group to bring additional clarity.
urdhva dhanurasana to ustrasana
The Rocking Horse
Using the wall to practice drop backs
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