SweatyYaya is a blog created to help Yoga St. Louis Intro students with building a home practice. SweatyYaya is a memorable mispronunciation of the Sanskrit word: svadhyaya. Svadhyaya is the practice of self-study and is one of the niyamas (observances) presented in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.


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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tuesday 4.30p MS — Week 4 (November 24, 2009)

Focus: Restorative poses following colonscopy day before. Agitation and fatigue.

No new students.

Note new poses for this week are in bold face.

Discussion: Patanjali Yoga Sutra II.30-39 — The Yamas
What is Ethical Yoga Practice? [Tuesday 6.30p Intro — Week 3 (November 17, 2009) for details]

Invocation in Swastikasana

1. Chair Pavanmuktasana
a. Tops of feet on blankets to relieve stomach/intestinal pain.

2. Chair Bharadvajasana
a. Lift both sides of the chest evenly to prevent back muscle cramps.

3. Salamba Purvottanasana

4. Supta Baddha Konasana
a. Knees on a second bolster.

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