Posts Tagged ‘Hannah Lovegrove’

Lyme Regis, Dorset: May 11 – 12, 2019

July 23, 2019

Workshop with Hannah Lovegrove

In this standing twist, to avoid the pelvic organs from sinking, press the standing leg thigh back.

Uttitha Trikonasana. Move the entire pelvis back away from the head. Revolve from the right kidney to the left.

Cut the inner right thigh back. Move the breast bone away from the pelvis so that the entire torso extends toward the head.

As you curve around the block, create some resistance by extending your inner legs, ankles and heels away.

Stamp your heels down and raise your tailbone and with it, your entire pelvis. Move your back ribs up away from the floor and forward toward your breast bone.

Press your heels to the floor (toes turned in) move your upper body and chest toward the wall.

Urdhva Dhanurasana. It take several yearts of practice in this and other poses to build the strength needed to practice this with the arms straight.

No wall ropes? Not a problem!

Forward extension with chair, bolster and wall. Here we are looking to get the front body the same length as the back body.

More recovery: Uttanasana with a blanket roll.

We are in rural England. This working sheep dog waited patiently outside the asana room for his human (a sheep farmer) to finish her yoga.

© 2019 Bobby Clennell.

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Saddle Street Farm, Dorset, UK: April 10, 2018

July 9, 2018

The plan for this afternoon.

Keep your heels pressed firmly against the chair legs and then lift your pelvis so that it doesn’t drag. This is a chest opener, but while curving over the chair, in order to help maintain a healthy bone density squeeze your tailbone and grip the gluteal muscles onto the pelvis.

When there is no tall stool available, a chair and three bolsters works almost as well. Observe the difference between the two poses: Guruji has supported his chest so that it opens to the maximum.

© 2018 Bobby Clennell.

Dorset: April 20

July 12, 2016

Workshop at the Studio at Saddle Street Farm

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Parivrtta Upavistha Konasana. As you turn the lower waist forward, elongate the side ribs along the leg you are turning toward. Point the upper elbow toward the ceiling. Press the lower elbow into the floor. If it doesn’t reach the floor, place a narrow block or a folded sticky mat underneath it.

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The drive from Swanage, Dorset to Saddle Street Farm, Dorset took me through Poundbury, an urban extension to the Dorset county town of Dorchester. It is built on Duchy of Cornwall land according to architectural principles advocated by The Prince of Wales. It’s an interesting place, an experiment if you will. Though beautiful to look at, it’s somewhat lacking in soul, perhaps because it doesn’t have a proper main street.

 

© 2016 Bobby Clennell.