Posts Tagged ‘Chatoosh Padasana’

Panama: September 22 – 25. 2016

May 24, 2017

Workshop at Fusión Panamá.

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Upavista Konasana at the wall with ropes. Those with tight hamstrings and a sacrum that tips back ward will benefit from this support.

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Parivritta Janusirsasana. Move your right-back ribs down away from your spine and revolve your entire right-side body forward. Make a diamond shape with your elbows: press your front elbow down, raise your top elbow up and back.

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Chatoosh Padasana. In order to get your tail-bone to lift – first press your heels down! Roll onto the tops of your shoulders and press your back ribs forward toward your head.

Container ship in the Panama Canal.

A container ship passing very slowly through the Panama Canal. This was the view from the yoga studio window.

© 2017 Bobby Clennell.

Slovenia Workshop, May 15 – 17, 2015

September 22, 2015

Yoga workshop at City Joga Center in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

This was my second visit to this city and this yoga studio.

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Ljubljana is so pretty.

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Pincha Myorasana, with a block and the palms turned up.

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Press the backs of your hand to the floor, opening them from the outer edges to the thumbs. Pull the deltoid muscles up and “fix” them onto the shoulder blades.

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We observed that in Salabhasana, some could raise their legs but not their chest. Others, like the student in the forground, were stronger in the upper body than their lower. An even balance is what we are working for.

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Urdhva Dhanurasana: Begin in Chatoosh Padasana, feet supported up on blocks, holding the sides of the mat. Pull the back ribs up away from the floor and forward onto the chest.

 

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Let go the mat, and place your hands on the floor beside your head, fingertips under the shoulders.

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Push your hands and feet down. Lift your spine and pelvis. Having the feet raised helps the student raise the pelvis.

© 2015 Bobby Clennell.