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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Monday 6.30p Asana 1 — Week 43 (November 16, 2009)

Focus: Review of Purvis Workshop groin opening poses.

1. Invocation in Swastikasana

2. Tadasana/Samasthiti

3. Utthita Trikonasana

4. Utthita Parsvakonasana

5. Ardha Chandrasana

6. a. Parsvottanasana (hands on chair seat)
Head on brick on chair seat. Left leg — while moving the left hip forward, move the left frontal thigh into bone to make space in the left groin and to bring the right hip forward.

b. Angular Parsvottanasana
Stand with the right side body at the wall and the right leg behind the left. Place the outer edge of the left foot on the mat and the inner edge up on the wall. Hands on the chair, step forward with the right leg in Parsvottanasana.

7. Baddha Konasana
a. Back to wall, sit on folded blankets high enough to support the outer thighs.

b. Brick between feet.

8. Supta Parsvakonasana
a. From Supta Baddha Konasana, toes at the wall and buttocks on a sticky mat, sidebend to the right.
b. Take the right leg out and make a square with the foot on the wall. Outer right thigh should rest on the mat. If that is impossible, put a flat brick under the right outer heel.
c. Extend the left leg, placing the bottom of the foot on the wall. If it is impossible, elevate the foot on flat brick or two, and support the left side of the sacrum. With arms out at ninety degrees, it form as Supta Virabhadrasana II.
d. Side bend to take the right hand to the right ankle to Supta Parsvakonasana.

9. Anantasana

10. Sarvangasana Cycle
a. Salamba Sarvangasana

b. Ekapada Sarvangasana
Right toes on the floor

c. Halasana

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