Bodywise Giving and Receiving Workshop 10.7.06

Some people are better givers and some better receivers, some are even unaware of which. To be sensitive to others and to ourselves is balance and balance is Yoga. In balance our giving to others nourishes and naturally teaches us to understand the love and honesty between two people. Without this balance we need to beware that our giving isn’t to feed the needs of our own ego. Sensitivity is an equal two way collaboration and requires total attention, concentration and honesty.

Gyana Mudra - effects the brain, especially the pituitary and pineal gland.


1. Pada Bandha. - walking on souls of feet. Focus on relaxing from the centre. One partner near wall

2. Hasta Bandha - opening meridians in the arms. Focus on upper body. 2 partners facing heel on ground balls on palms. One partners foot below elbow and one in armpit

3. Releasing tensions in legs. Supine (support under pubis and ankles) Focus - releases kidneys and sacrum

4. Large Intestine Stretch - one forearm opening shoulder and one hand on outer hip
5. Bhujangasana - one partner holding calves and another supporting shoulders with feet (supported safely on their elbows)

6. Ardha Supta Virasana (on elbows) - partner kneeling outside standing foot/knee with one hand on knee and one on very upper thigh/groin

7. Ekapada Rajakapotasana on elbows - Partner kneeling on one knee behind, levelling sacroiliac joints with Hasta Bandha with their back foot on partners standing foot groin/very upper inner thigh. Focus - opens stomach meridian

8. Urdva Dhanurasana - assisted

9. Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana 2 (belt around foot where needed for ease) Focus -opens liver meridian
Partner standing behind astride with one hand on knee and one hand on the same outer hip

10. Upavistha Konasana - 2 assistants. Focus - spleen meridian
Forearms clasped and partner with feet on inner upper thighs. Second partner against wall with feet supporting sacrum

Vinyasa flow 5-10 - Sarvangasana - Savasana