Sun Salutation Workshop!

Sun Salutation Workshop!

Sun Salutation Workshop with my students in Qingdao! Breaking down Sun Salutation 1. This Sun Salutation is often associated with Hatha Yoga and it’s not as popular as it used to be. It’s a traditional Sun Salutation with 12 positions, making it perfect for the Vedic Sun Salutation chant. I love this Sun Salutation and practice it daily. Grateful to my teacher, Dharma Mittra for showing me this sequence and teaching me the traditional variation as well. Grateful to my teacher, Mr. Ramaswami for teaching me the Sun Salutation chant. The Sun is the brightest and lightest thing in our world. It is a symbol of the brightest and lightest part of ourselves, which we sometimes call our inner light.

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Teaching my students different ways for beginners to come into the Bound Head Balance Pose.

Teaching my students different ways for beginners to come into the Bound Head Balance Pose.

Teaching my students different ways for beginners to come into the Bound Head Balance Pose. The ‘Tug of War’ actions in the arms and the shoulders will keep pressure off the neck. Once you are comfortable balancing, take your gaze to the middle of the eyebrows and concentrate. Let the Pose work on you. The Head Balance Pose is good for the heart and the cardio-vascular system and good for the spinal discs, which need to be squeezed in order to get nutrients. More importantly — this pose is a mudra, and has an effect on the nervous system. Combined with the Shoulder Stand, it helps to bring about a state of balance. In Raja Yoga — we work towards a state of Sattva, a place where the mind is fit for concentration, meditation, and Samadhi. In Hatha Yoga, we work towards perfect balance, a place where the Kundalini force awakens, a place where Samadhi automatically occurs.

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