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YogiPi School of Yoga is pleased to offer you this beneficial Hatha Yoga Course for those of you who would like to learn like Teachers without the need of becoming one!
There are 7 videos which will give you a good foundation for the various asanas in different anatomical forms.
The key is to watch the videos initially, then to practice the Asanas and finally to practice whilst guiding yourself into each posture.
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Join us for 28 mins by the mighty river Ganges in Rishikesh, India.
In order for the energetic body to be engaged we first need to warm, loosen, strengthen and open the physical body joints. If we take the time to practice this series before all other asana class you will feel the importance of this practice.
Enjoy and practice with the full use of the three part yogic breath.
Contra-indications: Rheumatoid Arthritris
Join us for 30 mins by the mighty river Ganges in Rishikesh, India.
The term ‘supine’ simply means lying on the back or with the face upward and when practising asana in these positions, you can always modify them by using blocks, bolsters or blankets for comfort.
The supine position is one of the most common ways to rest or sleep and also it is a popular position to be in whilst practising yoga Asana.
Contra-indications: Sleep apnea / Pregnancy / Gastroesophageal Reflux
Join us for 17 mins on the banks of the holy river Ganges in Rishikesh, India.
The term ‘prone’ means to lay on your front with your belly down. This group of asana postures build core body strength by engaging the abdominal muscles, flexibility to the back, the opening of the lungs and correct alignment of the hips and shoulders energizing the body, stimulating the kidneys.
Simple for beginners, yet challenging for more advanced practitioners, particularly when held for longer periods.
Contra-indications: Pregnancy after the first semester / Slipped disc
Join us for 40 mins by the mighty river Ganges (Ganga Ma) in Rishikesh, India.
The term ‘seated’ means that your foundation should be equally spread between the sitting bones and coccyx. The most important aspect of seated asana will be of a proper sitting posture. We recommend that the knees should be below the hips and the use of a block, bolster or blanket is used to achieve this.
Relax the internal organs, and let the shoulders and arms relax whilst maintaining a long, erect spine with the softness of breath.
Contra-indications:Any recent hip or knee surgery
Join us for 15 mins by the mighty river Ganges (Ganga Ma) in Rishikesh, India.
To deepen your practice we have created this video of the main Kneeling asanas (6) according to Traditional Hatha Yoga, which will allow you to move into and out of each posture safely and correctly.
The term ‘kneeling’ is used for balancing on one or both knees. We recommend using a blanket under the knees for comfort.
This is a great way to open or re-align the hips. Improves core strength with the use of the breath and brings emotional stability which is excellent for meditation.
Contra-indications:Any major recent injury to the knee.
Join us for 24 mins by Ram Jhoola Ghat (steps to Ganga Ma) Rishikesh.
The term ‘standing’ means any posture using one or both feet. These poses have tremendous benefits for strengthening and stretching all of the muscle groups in the legs, particularly the gluteus, thighs, hamstrings, calves and ankles.
They allow the practitioner to ‘ground,’ which, is the ability to connect deeply to the earth and thereby cultivate stability in life. This includes your basic needs such as food, water, shelter and safety, as well as your more emotional needs such as letting go of fear.
They also invigorate the entire body increasing circulation and stamina. It corrects spinal imbalances and teaches us to conduct force through the body.
Contra-indications: Pregnancy do not stand for to long / Hypertension never lock the joints
Join us for 14 mins by Lakshman Jhoola Ghat (steps to Ganga Ma).
The term ‘inversion’ means when the head is below the level of the heart.
When practising these various types of asana they can be for the relief of anxiety, for energetic support, an immune booster, clarity of mind or for core-strengthening.
When you’re upside down, fresh oxygen floods your brain, sweeping out cobwebs and mental fog. When you’re feeling confused and mentally out of sorts, ease yourself into shoulder stand or legs-up-the-wall pose and try staying in the pose for a good 10 minutes. Notice how your mind begins to clear and how much of that confusion dissipates as you slowly come out of the posture.
Contra-indications:Glaucoma / High Blood Pressure / Pregnancy