Mandala Namaskar 1 & 2

Oh what a beautiful and creative Vinyasa flow inspired by Shiva Rea! Tonight’s class based on my inspiration from Shiva, a circular flow. We started with opening meditation and then went into Mandala Namaskar 1.  Here is a partial version of the flow:

Mandala Namaskar 1
Then we went into Mandala Namaskar 2

The class flowed quite beautifully…breath and movement exquisite. Then we had a small 10 second earthquake in class, but it was small 3.8 on the richter scale (I believe).

We ended in quiet mediation and ready for the evening…

Thank you, Shiva for such a wonderful flow!

Wheel of Life – AYURCHAKRASANA

While this pose may not be often seen, it is another wonderfully delicious pose that increases spinal and hip extension. As you extend the opposite arm, the torso lengthens and as you breathe into the entire back body, the stretch feels amazing.  This is another pose that inspires my yoga flows. An article that bests explains the pose is through the Yoga Journal.

Ayurchakrasana

Enjoy!

Fallen Warrior Pose

If you wondered about the pose I did in class today, it is called “Fallen Warrior” — wonderful for the I.T. Band. I’d like to share with you some pictures of the pose. Kira Ryder is a wonderful yoga instructor and I just love the way she teaches and explains the poses. Here is her pictorial explanation on this pose:

http://teachingyoga.blogspot.com/2007/09/fallen-warrior.html

This is a wonderfully delicious pose!