Hip Opening workshop yesterday at Guruv Yoga Dr. Phillips in Orlando!
The students in this picture are working on putting poses into families of similar poses.
Yoga philosophy tells us there are as many poses and pose variations as there are people. Some texts describe the potential for 8,400,000 different asanas. We also learn from the ancient yogis that there are archetypal poses — and really only a handful of “categories” of poses or pose families.
When you break down the asanas and look at the anatomy it becomes easy to see there are only so many ways to move each joint. That really limits the number of actual poses that are really different than other poses.
Fun workshop yesterday!
Please join me today at 1-4pm for an Arm Balancing workshop! Exciting to build on what we covered today.