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…

monthly INfrastructure: april 2016

216 Monthly INfrastructure – April 2016 Garudasana Eagle Pose (Standing Balance) April 4-10 EAGLE ARMS This week, we break down how to “wrap the forearms” (yes, they really do that!) Sutra 4.21 If one mind were able to see directly into another, there could then be an infinite number of minds seeing into each other, and…

monthly INfrastructure: march 2016

216 Monthly INfrastructure – March 2016 Pincha Mayurasana Forearm Stand (Inversion / Arm Balance) February 29 – March 6 FOUNDATIONS + SHOULDER STRENGTH How do you support yourself on your forearms? Sutra 4.16 If an object were dependent on only one mind for its existence and were not perceived by that mind, would it then exist?…

monthly INfrastructure: february 2016

216 Monthly INfrastructure – February 2016 Urdhva Danurasana Upward-Facing Bow Pose (Deep Backbend) February 1-7 FOUNDATIONS Where do you put your hands and your feet? SUTRA 4.12 Both past and future exist in the present, each in its own way, although there are differences in the manifestation of their characteristics. Translation by Kofi Busia February 8-14 FRONT BODY…

monthly INfrastructure: january 2016

216 Monthly INfrastructure – January 2016 Parivrtta Bakasana Side Crow (Twisting Arm Balance) January 4-10 SHOULDERSBuild strength in the shoulders and learn how to shift your weight forward into your hands SUTRA 4.8 Of these only those causes that are due to produce effects do actually in fact produce effects. Translation by Kofi Busia January…

monthly infrastructure: december 2015

216 Monthly Infrastructure for December 2015 2015 Flow A set sequence that brings back in some way all of the postures we’ve explored over the months this past year! November 30 – December 6 Sutra 4.3 Life energies are never the cause of these changes, but merely act—like a gardener—through the removal of obstacles. Busia December…

monthly infrastructure: october 2015

216 Monthly Infrastructure for October 2015 Eka Pada Galavasana Flying Pigeon Pose October 5-11 Hips (Opening) Sutra 3.51 Only by totally renouncing even this is the root-cause of bondage destroyed and liberation attained. Busia October 12-18 Arms (Weight Shift) Sutra 3.52 When these high powers tempt, satisfaction in what has been achieved should be avoided as…

monthly infrastructure: september 2015

216 Monthly Infrastructure – September 2015 Chaturanga Dandasana and Floating Four-limbed Staff Pose and Floating August 31 – September 6 Chaturanga + the Wrists Sutra 3.46 From this mastery comes manifestation of the ability to become minute as well as other powers. Mind and body become perfect—no form of matter or energy can in any way…

monthly infrastructure: august 2015

Monthly Infrastructure for August 2015 Restorative Yoga Postures This month is a little different! Instead of one pose, you’ll get four –all of them restorative postures! Instead of teaching the “alignment” of the postures, we’ll use the active portion of class (still plenty of flow + sweat!) to prepare you to take full advantage of…