Archive for August, 2015

Bristol Workshop, May 7 – 10, 2015

August 6, 2015

Workshop at Yogawest, Bristol, UK.

Grafitti super artist Banksy was born in Bristol.

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A lot of his art can still be seen around the city.

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Practicing in the early morning before the workshop begins.

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Adho Mukha Svanasana with the crown of the head supported.

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This combination of Baddha Konasana and Upavista Konasana helps release stiff hip joints and relieves sore  or achey hips. To sit evenly through both sides of the pelvis, press down through the straight leg sit bone.

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….ditto, combination Upavista Konasana and Virasana. Release down through the bent leg sit bone.

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Pincha Myorasana. To help ground her we are rolling her inner wrist bones down with our toes and balls of our feet.

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One Leg Downward Facing Dog Pose. To keep the hips level (and lengthen the hamstring), extend up through the standing leg sit bone.

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I was told that these pants came from Nike.

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This was an anti- anxiety class. We rolled back and forth between Halasana and Paschimottanasana.

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To finish, Supta Baddha Konasana with head wraps.

© 2015 Diana Penny.

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Geneva & London; April, 2015

August 2, 2015

Book Signings

Signing books at YOGALAC in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Book signing, English style, with biscuits and tea at Oakside Yoga Studios in South London.

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I go back a very long way with my old friends Barbara Hicks and Dave Dayes, who run Oakside Yoga Studios in South London, UK.

Workshop at North East London Iyengar Yoga Institute, a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to assist and support the development and provision of Iyengar yoga, and to provide a focus for those studying Iyengar yoga in the local area (north and north-east London).

Getting those trapezium muscles down.

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You need a long belt for this. Drop the ends of the belt over your shoulders.

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Take a hold of the belt and pull the crossed ends down at the back. Anchor the diagphramatic band to the lumber: “Docking the boat”  (which means, don’t make a back bend).

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Sit in Virasana. Prepare for Pariangasana over a tall block, by lifting the chest and extending the spine.

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Confidently maintaining your extension, sentivily lower the spine over the block, which should be positioned on the thoracic spine, directly behind the breast bone.

 

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Curve over the block without tipping it. Press the sit bones straight down (no tucking!). The arms can be straight or folded. Some students may feel the need to support their head.

© 2015 Bobby Clennell.