Dropping over into a backbend can be scary unless you’re taught the right tools to land lightly. We’ll be exploring this posture as well as the backbends and Arm Balances found in the Ashtanga Third Series in my small group workshop in Pasadena this Saturday. DM me for more details.
Kukkutasana, from Ashtanga Primary Series. After rocking around on your back in a full circle, nine times, you lift yourself up for five breaths. The posture is a great counter pose to Kurmasana, (the deepest forward bend in Primary Series). Lifting up at the end builds strength in the upper back and further develops Uddiyana Bandha, the internal core strength necessary in Second and Third Series for Advanced Arm Balances. Primary Series is also called “Yoga Chikitsa” which means Yoga Therapy. Primary strengthens and detoxifies the body. It is the foundation of the entire Ashtanga practice. . . . Lens: Elena Ray Hair: Jomohair
Teaching how to get into Tripod Headstand and the Ashtanga exit in my monthly Master Class workshop. This class focuses on the Ashtanga practice. Next month’s theme is the Arm Balances in Third Series. DM me for more information.
“Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind.” Through the practice of yoga, we learn to still the mind, through breath and movement. Come practice with me today. YogaWorks Los Feliz 12:45 YogaWorks W. Hollywood 4:00 Lense: Elena Ray
Remembering my first proper yoga photo shoot in 2014. We shot three sessions in two days in Joshua Tree. The first day was in the studio with me just doing my regular practice, so coming off a two hour drive I dove into Primary and Second Series Ashtanga. The posts following will be highlights of that shoot. . . . Photo:Elena Ray Hair/Make-up ~Joanne Morrison
I made a new elixer today, and it turned out great. Got the recipe from @youngandrawofficial and just had to try it. I never thought of adding cinnamon or chia seeds to this drink, but makes so much sense, as cinnamon is also anti-inflammatory as is tumeric, and the chia seeds are a great source of fiber, and help with digestion. I soaked the chia seeds about 10 minutes and then blended it all up with a little honey.
This Saturday is my Ashtanga Yoga Master Class in Pasadena, from 9-11 AM. This week we’re practicing the deep hip openers in Primary as well as Second. Inversions and Arm Balances will be included in the practice. DM for more details.
New class starts today! Level 1 Flow filmed for YouTube~ Donation bases class for anyone and everyone. I’ll also be teaching my regular classes: 5:30~ Flow All Levels 6:30~ Flow Level 2 All at Radha Yoga LA