Thursday, July 15, 2010

Summer Seasonal Vinyasa Class with Melina

It's summer in the northwest! Time to celebrate, play, eat piles of fruit, swim, be outdoors, and cultivate your intuition in yoga practice by closing your eyes and moving from within. This week in class we've been working on doing our familiar poses with eyes closed, it's been super relaxing and grounds you deeply into the moment, not to mention your being. Give it a try! There are still a few spaces left to join me for the summer retreat at Breitenbush Hot Springs, OR. Call 206-325-1511 to reserve your space.

Pranayama lying on your back with a bolster supporting your spine, hold a comfortable amount after exhale
Tadaka Mudra
Supta Padangusthasana (hamstrings, balance, twist series)
Supta Baddha Konasana w/hands holding head curling up into abdominal curls
Rock and roll on your spine
Cat/Cow with knee to face on exhale, inhale leg lifts look up
Downward shifting back and forth into plank
Forward bend
Elevator squats
Flow 1: beginning with side arch, forward bend, step back to plank, salabhasana with legs opening and closing, up dog, downward dog, high lunge with arms raised, bring feet together for chair with arms up by ears, tadasana. second side.
Flow 2: Twisting chair, caturanga, up dog, downward dog, warrior 1, lean forward into warrior 3 variation "airplane", step up to the top of the mat, second side.
Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana
Prasarita Padottanasana with hand in reverse prayer
Standing neutral
Turn to one direction: Pyramid pose, twisting triange, other side
Turn to one direction: High lunge, revolved half moon
Samakonasana, wide leg splits
Vasistasana with variations
Childs pose
Ustrasana with one arm up, one down
Supta Virasana
Pigeon with bolster support
Roll back down to floor
Bride or Shoulderstand
Closing ideas....
Cover eyes in savasana ( :

Enjoy. In just a week or two, my new video series with My Yoga Online friends will be available to download. Stay tuned for details.

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