monthly INfrastructure: may 2016

216 Monthly INfrastructure – May 2016 Paripurna Navasana Full Boat Pose (Core Balance) May 2-8 AXIAL ELONGATION AGAINST GRAVITY We work this week on bringing two directional length (axial elongation) to the spine, all while balancing on the point of our seat! Sutra 4.25 Those who have seen this distinction cease all speculation regarding the nature…

self-consciousness

sutra 4.22: let’s talk about Self-consciousness

Let’s start our yoga sutra musings today with the sutra itself: Sutra 4.22: Real pure consciousness is changeless and immutable, but due to its constantly changing appearance it identifies with its own workings. Translation by Kofi Busia And welcome a little help from a wise scholar who wrote the following commentary on sutra 4.22 (emphasis…

muscle fundamentals

muscle fundamentals

In Yoga 216 INfrastructure, we talk about muscles a bunch. And not all aspect of muscle fundamentals, but primarily the fundamental principle of how they create movement. Ready for it? How Muscles Create Movement Bones don’t move themselves. Muscles contract and move the bones. That might seem obvious, but often the obvious passes by unnoticed,…

joint fundamentals

joint action fundamentals

In Yoga 216 INfrastructure, we look at asana through a lens of joint range of motion for each joint action. Let’s unpack that. First, what’s a joint? A joint is the meeting of two bones: In movement studies, we’re usually talking about synovial joints. A synovial joint is a freely-movable joint. Synovial fluid lubricates the…

dariush sets up for forearm stand

Dariush’s Forearm Stand Journey – March 2016 Yogi of the Month Update

We’re checking in with our March yogi of the month, Dariush Kashani, to learn a little about his experience with the pose of the month, Pincha Mayurasana (Forearm Stand). As you’ll see, it’s not really about the pose at all… I had not practiced forearm stand (pincha mayurasana) prior to this month…and my first impressions? Curiosity…doubt and…