Vinyasa II/III – 3/24/2010

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Vinyasa II/III
3/24/10
MAC, Harvard University
75 mins
18 peeps
Music: Yoga Pop mix on my iPod

child’s pose with shoulder opener
downward facing dog
down dog to plank
vinyasa
tadasana
intention setting
3 Sun As
3 Sun Bs

three-legged ab work
crescent lunge
warrior II
side angle
triangle
prasarita A/horse/B

utkatasana twist
padangustasana

vinyasa to down dog
walk to back of mat
tree
airplane

walk hands back front
dolphin

2 locust with block between ankles
2 bow
cat/cows
1 bridge
2 bridge/wheel
supta baddha konasana
happy baby
half pigeon
inversion
spinal twist
savasana

Smaller group than usual for this time slot, but they were all so powerful!  Really great class.  Again, had some good questions at the end of class.  One student asked about stretches for the low back, while another was curious about jump backs.  I don’t practice jump backs (I’ll confess to a deep-seated fear of not being strong enough and getting hurt) but there are a couple students who have beautiful practices that include jumping back.  I asked one of them if he minded demonstrating while I talked through the Sun A so the other student could get an idea of what it looked like.  Her response was “Yeah, not doing that anytime soon!”  HA!  I hear ya, sister!

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