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  • Here’s my post for #AshtangaMondays 2019 week 2 : #Padangusthasana & #Padahastasana.
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I’m so happy we’re doing something fairly easy today 😂. This morning’s Led Intermediate with Sharath here in Mysore was tough, and I don’t have much left in the tank.
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Both of these poses are forward bends, and so they have a lot of similar work:
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STRONG LEGS. Try to engage your legs for all forward bends. Engaging your quadriceps will help the hamstrings to lengthen. Also, when the legs are engaged it’s easier to access the bandhas. Which brings us to:
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ENGAGE YOUR BANDHAS. Lift the pelvic floor and pull in through your lower belly. This deep core engagement will keep your lower back from over-rounding. It will also help to protect the hamstring tendons that attach to the bottom of the pelvis.
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EXTERNALLY ROTATE THE UPPER ARMS to release the upper trapezius. Try to bring the elbows slightly back towards the legs and engage your latissimus dorsi. Use the strength of the arms and upper back to help deepen the forward bend, while being careful not to squeeze the shoulders to the ears.
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Join in on #AshtangaMondays! Show us your Padangusthasana & Padahastasana.
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  • The lessons we learn in the little world of our Sadhana can often be extrapolated into the big world off the mat. When we practice asana we are really practicing skill in all action. 
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@vesic_jelena and I have some retreats and practice intensives coming up. We’d love to have you come and practice with us. 
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TORONTO PRIMARY SERIES INTENSIVE
Feb 16-21, @ashtangatoronto 
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MEXICO WORKSHOP & RETREAT
Feb 23 & 24, Guadalajara
Feb 24 - Mar 2, Sayulita
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Mar 16-29
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  • It’s time for another #DRonthemat tutorial. This week is JUMPBACK PART 2.
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To do the tutorial, you’re going to need to be able to lift in Uthpluthi/Tolasana. While this seems fairly simple, it can be pretty challenging for a lot of practitioners.
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So I’m making a post that’s a tutorial for the tutorial. 🤓😅
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Uthpluthi/Tolasana requires both the hips and the feet to lift off the floor:
•cross your shins and pull your legs tight to your torso. Roll slight back on the hips to keep the feet up.
•place your hands shoulder width in front of your hips and behind your feet. Spin your arms in. Press into the hands and straighten your arms.
•this is the important part: LIFT FORWARD FROM THE TAILBONE, not the head and shoulders.

Did it work?

Check out the tutorial! Link in bio.
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  • We use postures to evoke sensations and reactions. Once we can calmly hold the posture, we weaken the power those feelings have over us. This is how asana develops and strengthens our equanimity.
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  • Here’s my post for #AshtangaMondays 2019 week 1 : Sun Salutations A & B. I’m just doing B.
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I love these sequences. They are the prototype for all of the vinyasa we do through the Ashtanga Sadhana. And they’re such a good way to start the practice!
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2 things I always focus on in the Suryanamaskara vinyasa are:
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MAKE THE MOVEMENT FOLLOW THE BREATH. Breath should be even; the inhalation and exhalation should be even duration and intensity. Try to make the movement fit into the breath evenly— begin the movement as you begin the breath, and then either speed up or slow down the movement so that it ends at the end of the breath. This means that we need to constantly adjust the speed of the movement to fit into the steady rhythm of the breath.
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MAKE YOUR VINYASA A STRAIGHT LINE. Use the structure of the vinyasa system to identify superfluous movements: if it doesn’t need to be there, it’s an extra movement. Once you identify the extra movement, do your best to get rid of it.
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I’m doing this Suryanamaskara B a little bit fast to make it fit into the IG minute. And I don’t hold the last downward dog for the 5 count as we usually would in our practice.
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To be honest, I filmed this just after doing Led Intermediate with Sharath and I can barely stand up. 😂😂😂
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Join in on #AshtangaMondays! Show us your Suryanamaskara.
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  • It’s a long weekend for Ashtangis here in India: Saturday Moon Day and Sunday rest day. And so @vesic_jelena and I have retreated to the forest to meditate on impermanence and drink some beers.
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But in the back of my mind, Monday is looming. Led Intermediate with my Teacher. 🤭😭
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Pic by @cat_108 💙
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Shorts from @sulawear
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  • Do you need more of a breakdown? 😅😅🤓
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The latest #DRonthemat is all about jumping into #Bhujapidasana and #Titthibasana: the “quick & dirty” version.
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Link in bio!
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Shot by @melissasinghyogifuel💙
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Shorts from @sulawear
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  • It’s only day 2 of my month of practice in Mysore and I’m already gently falling apart. 😅It’s wonderful to give myself over to the process of being a student.
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And tomorrow morning I start assisting my teacher! 🙏
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