Spokane Men’s Yoga Gathering 2020-02-23

Opening

Somatic is psychology

8
Lazy Bear
Constant Bear
8

Mountain
Namaskarasana

Forward Fold – bent
Forward Fold – support

Feet

Mountain
Pyramid

Mountain – wide
Forward Fold – wide
Triangle
8

Squat
Calf
Squat
8

Quad extend – Dancer (Natarajasana varied)
Tree + Namaskarasana

Quad extend
Warrior 1

Quad extend
Warrior 1
Tree + Namaskarasana

Lunge
Cobra
Bow variations

Lightning up
Child open

Bound Angel

Constructive Rest

Spokane Men’s Yoga Gathering 2020-02-09

Shoulders

Lazy Bear
8
Constant Bear

Mountain

Neck limber

Anjali mudra
Namaskarasana
Eagle arms
Pashchima Namaskarasana

Quad extend
Tree
Eagle

Staff (dandasana)
Upward Plank

Plank
Side Planks
Plank
Four Point Staff (chaturanga dandasana)

Study: Less Than 3 Percent of Americans Live a ’Healthy Lifestyle’ – The Atlantic

Depressing statistics from a new study

Source: Study: Less Than 3 Percent of Americans Live a ’Healthy Lifestyle’ – The Atlantic

Spokane Men’s Yoga Gathering 2020-01-26

Small Adjustments

Yoga, when you are really getting the most out of it, has lots of small adjustments to improve poses.

Lazy Bear – 8
Constant Bear

Squats & Calves

Mountain – all the small adjustments
Mountain – Namaskarasana

Stand and rotate

Mountain
Forward Fold, hip width – supported – external thigh rotation
Forward Fold, hip width – supported – the turns

Mountain
Calves extended

Mountain
Quad Extend
Warrior 1 – rear heel up – slight external rotation of rear thigh
Tree

Mountain Wide
Triangle – slight external rotation of front thigh
8

Happy Baby – variations
Archer – variations

Bridge
Hip opener
Medial thigh rotation
Constructive Rest

Pushing Down – POST COMPETITIVE INSIGHT

The downward pressure of superior bodies allows for shifts to stay put.  Without the weight of the pelvis, for example, the right leg would collapse under its own false arrangement:

Source: Pushing Down – POST COMPETITIVE INSIGHT

Folds Twist & Lean – POST COMPETITIVE INSIGHT

The idea that internal rotation ‘screws in and locks down’ while external rotation ‘unscrews and loosens’ helps me conceptualize the potential for each action.

Source: Folds Twist & Lean – POST COMPETITIVE INSIGHT