Welcome! I am a recent graduate of Starseed Yoga Teacher Training Program 2010. I have been granted the blessing of teaching a regular weekend class filled with passionate and supportive students who have witnessed the blossoming of my teacher style. Come check it out. Sundays at noon.
215 Glenridge Ave - Montclair, NJ
Sunday 8-1-10 Duplicity
Focus on seeing two sides of things. sthira and sukha. alertness and calmness.
Patanjali's Yoga Sutra 2.46 sthirasukhanasanam - pose is steady and comfortable.
Sthirasukha myth: Ananta, king of snakes is floating on an ocean. The snake's body coiled forms the comfortable couch, which Visnu lies upon. The snake's head rises above Visnu as a protective umbrella upon which the earth rests. Here, we look at the the snakes body. Sukha is soft and gentle to serve as a couch for a God, and Sthira is firm and steady to support the whole earth.
Warm up- Balasana with bolster, walk fingertips to right side and left side of body, Table/cat/cow, Thread the needle, sit back in Virasana, 3 OM's, simple seated twist, neck rolls, body circles, Paschimottanasana (add twist variation), Janu Sirsasana, Parvritta Janu Sirsasana, hip cradle and circles, Baddha Konasana.
Body - Adho Mukha Svanasana (peddle feet out and welcome your first downdog into the practice), downdog twist, lunge, side prayer lunge, Virabhadrasana I > Virabhadrasana II, Uttanasana, Ardha Uttanasana, Surya Namaskar, Vrksasana.
Cool down - Viparti Karani > Savasana.
"In the midst of all that changes, I am what doesn't change." Bhagavad Gita 7.13