monthly INfrastructure: april 2015 asana

April 2015 Trikonasana + Parivrtta Trikonasana ‘Triangle Pose’ + ‘Revolved Triangle Pose’ Mar 30 – April 5 Trikonasana: Base (Feet + Hips) Sutra 3.24 Great powers of friendship, compassion and the like come from concentrating on that quality. Busia April 6 – 12 Trikonasana: Spine (Axial Elongation + Lateral Flexion) Sutra 3.25 Correct visualization of the strength of…

monthly INfrastructure: march 2015 asana

March 2015 Hanumanasana / ‘Pose dedicated to Hanuman, the Monkey God’ March 2 – 8 Hips + Spine Sutra 3.20 But their causative reasons do not become known as there is no effort to identify them. Busia March 9 – 15 Front Leg Sutra 3.21 Through insightful perception on the manner of existence of the body,…

monthly INfrastructure: february 2015 asana

February 2015 Natarajasana / Lord of the Dance Pose (Standing balance) February 2-8 Lumbar spine + hips Sutra 3.16 When samyama is performed on the three transformations [of characteristics, state, and condition], knowledge of the past and the future ensues.Bryant February 9-15 Thoracic spine + shoulders Sutra 3.17 An object, the word for it, and the idea evoked by it…

monthly INfrastructure: january 2015 asana

January 2015 Virabhadrasana III / Warrior 3 (Standing balance) January 5-11 Hips Sutra 3.12 In that regard, attainment of one-pointedness occurs when the image in the mind that has just passed is the same as the image in the mind that is present. Bryant January 12-18 Spine Sutra 3.13 In this way, the change in characteristics, state, and…

monthly INfrastructure: december 2014

December 2014 2014 Flow (A set sequence bringing in all the poses from 2014!) December 1-7 Sutra 3.7 These three (dharana, dhyana, samadhi) are more internal than the preceding five limbs (niyama, yama, asana, pranayama, pratyhara). Carrera December 8-14 Sutra 3.8 But even these three are external to that enlightenment in which the very seed…

monthly INfrastructure: november asana

November 2014 Paschimottanasana / Intense Stretch of the West Pose (Seated forward bend) November 3-9 Hip Flexion Sutra 3.3 When the field of observation and the observing intelligence merge as if their own form is abolished and the total intelligence shines as the sole substance or reality, there is pure choiceless awareness without the divided…

monthly INfrastructure: october asana

October 2014 Virabhadrasana I, II, III / Warrior Pose I, II, III (Standing hip openers) September 29-October 5 Virabhadrasana I Sutra 2.53 And, the mind attains the ability to concentrate, to focus its attention. Venkatesananda October 6-12 Virabhadrasana II Sutra 2.54 When the senses withdraw themselves from the objects and imitate, as it were, the…

monthly INfrastructure: september asana

September 2014 Adho Mukha Svanasana / Downward-Facing Dog Pose (Standing forward bend) September 1-7 Shoulders to Hands Sutra 2.49 The universal life force (prana) is enhanced and guided through the harmonious rhythm of the breath. Devi September 8-14 Low back / Hips Sutra 2.50 The movement of the life force is influenced through inhalation, exhalation,…

monthly INfrastructure: august asana

August 2014 Viparita Karani Mudra / Inverted Action Seal (Inversion) also known as Ardha Salamba Sarvangasana / Half Supported Shoulderstand August 4-10 Starting from Bridge: Shoulders Sutra 2.45 Perfection in self-awareness instantly follows total, dynamic and intelligent surrender of the individual ego-sense (in the sense of the realisation of its unreal nature) or the merging…

monthly INfrastructure: july asana

July 2014 Adho Mukha Vrksasana / Handstand (Arm Balance) June 30-July 5 Shoulders + Wrists – Foundations + Intentions Sutra 2.40 By purification, the body’s protective impulses are awakened, as well as a disinclination for detrimental contact with others. (Carrera) July 6-12 Hips + Legs – Embracing the Whole Sutra 2.41 And, such a habit…