19th September 2010 Bodywise Workshop Notes

Quiet Mind. Still quiet Body

Patient: quietly and steadily persevering or diligent, especially in detail or exactness

 Meditation: Observe your experience at this moment. Negative/Positive. Move away from the negative & positive and observe your experience with neither

The mind and body then come into their true natural state – yoga sutra


Tadasana – connect feet to pelvis. Be aware of the 3 halves of the body to help align

Boosts confidence, helps reduce depression, tones and stimulates abdomen, pelvis, torso and back, relieves  arthritis, reduces sciatic pain, strengthens and corrects knees, stretches hamstring muscles and corrects flat feet

Urdhva Hastasana (palms forward)

Urdhva Baddha Hasthasana interlocking fingers both ways and turning palms evenly

Tadasana Paschima baddha Namaskar (folded behind hands)….Helps in the treatment of cervical spondylosis.

Build the posture from the bottom following with full attention up through the body to the neck, and then continue upwrds through the crown chakra to the sky.

Tadasana Paschima Namaska (namaste 2)

Tadasana Gomukhasana

Sitting Kriya hip rotator swings and ankle/foot releasing sequence

Ankle and foot alignment focus knee to be aligned in the centre of the foot

Virabhadrasana 2  Pair work encouraging front knee alignment by supporting from outside and teasing the hip  rotator to direct outer trocantar towards back foot

Virabhadrasana 1  Foot against wall, knee against brick on wall, theraband for arms, pair work encouraging lift in back thigh and pelvis upward and forward energy

Virabhadrasana 3  Pairwork observing and helping with alignment in hips, balance if needed, theraband around wrist to encourage awareness of powerful arms

Trikonasana observing balance of torso, spine in centre, rotation of front thigh and calf (rooting and alignment of pada bandha)

Adhomukha Svanasana & Vinyasa flow through the Asanas we worked on id there’s time

Sitting or Lying Savasana

Afternoon PRACTICE


Mula Bandha breathing kneeling on comfortable base

Bolster Yin releasing and breathing

Supta Baddha Konasana

Supta Virasana (for those who can) or Prasarita Padottanasana

Adhomukkha Virasana

Triangamukkha Paschimotanasana

Upavistha Konasana

Baddha Konasana open with feet on bolster

Viparita Karani using chair or bolster

Viparita Dandasana in pairs and partner to support thighs