Posts Tagged ‘Ardha Sirsasana’

Taipei: November 2 – 5

February 17, 2018

Workshop at Shelly Yoga in New Taipei City, Taiwan.

Parivrtta Trikonasana

Parivrtta Trikonasana with wall rope, blocks and partner enables this student to lengthan his front spine and move his breast bone forward. Note: this pair who are helping each other are certified Iyengar teachers under my strict supervision. Observe, the only place they touch each other is at the heal of the hands.

Preparing for Parivrtta Parsvakonasana.  Take the time to get the rotation first, before straightening the back leg. Move the right back ribs toward the spine, and the left back ribs toward the waist. Roll the left side waist over the right side thigh.

Parivritta Parsvakonasana.

Art and Yoga are alive in Taipei!

Ardha Sirsasana with a channel.


This is a really effective way to warm up for Kapotasana. Grip the mat, and maintaining the roots of the arms into the sockets, slide the tail bone away from the back waist.

Toward Kapotasana: practice taking your tail bone in, moving the trapezium and back ribs away from the head and lengthening the lumbar spine before walking the hands onto the blocks.

Lifting and opening the spine before taking the hands to the floor.

Getting closer….

This student did eventually place his hands on his feet – although we didn’t manage to get a photo of his final pose.

©2018 Bobby Clennell.


Charlottesville and Allied Yoga Revisited — March 2013

April 17, 2013



Working with a carrying angle.


Preparation for Sirsasana.


Lift-off (Ardha Sirsasana).


Eka Pada Sirsasana; to keep the hips even, lift the outer hip of the leg you’ve dropped down.

Elements and Koshas


Illustrations to show how the Vayus, Nadis, Chakras and Elements are interconnected.

Baby Backbends for Grownups




Learning how to lift the chest in Ustrasana.

Acarna Dhanurasana (Archer Pose)


One of the many preparation poses (Supta Padangustasana)


Preparation for Acarna Dhanurasana.


More preparation for Acarna Dhanurasana.


Shaaron Honeycutt practicing Acarna Dhanurasana: Vignanomya Kosha — the wisdom body and the aha! moment where you become one with the pose.

Photos by Tay Strauss at Allied Yoga.