Category Archives: Spokane Men’s Yoga Gathering

Spokane Men’s Yoga Gathering 2019-10-27

Morning routine

Constant Bear

Mountain
Mountain extended

Calves

Squats

Discuss goals

Toes up throughout

Mountain
Forward Fold – explore
Mountain

Mountain
Mountain Split
Pyramid – explore
Mountain

Mountain Wide – explore
Forward Fold Wide – explore
Mountain Wide – explore
Triangle
Mountain Wide
Forward Fold Wide – explore
Mountain Wide – explore

Mountain
Quad Extend – explore
Mountain
Quad Extend
Warrior 1
Mountain
Warrior 1
Mountain

Mountain
Tree
Mountain

Mountain
Forward Fold
Mountain

Floor?

Spokane Men’s Yoga Gathering 2019-10-13

Hip Chain

Constant Bear

toes up, bent rise throughout

Start building the parts:

Mountain, Forward Fold, Mountain
Tree
Mountain, Forward Fold, Mountain

Mountain and Tree engage our butts and hams. Forward Fold extends our butts and hams.

Mountain
Quad Extend
Mountain

Kneeling Reclined
Kneeling Reclined One-side
Kneeling Reclined

Bound Angle
Tree Reclined
Bound Angle

Mountain
Quad Extend
Warrior 1
Mountain

Chain

Mountain
Forward Fold
Mountain Split
Pyramid
Mountain Split
Warrior 1
Tree
Mountain, Forward Fold, Mountain

Constant Bear

Spokane Men’s Yoga Gathering 2019-09-22

Wuji
Constant Bear

Enso 8 ways

Neck

Mountain
Mountain Extended

Mountain – Forward Fold Half – Mountain
Tree
Mountain – Forward Fold Half – Mountain

Mountain Wide – Forward Fold Wide – Mountain Wide
Warrior 2
Mountain Wide – Forward Fold Wide – Mountain Wide

T lateral chain extension – explore

Standing quad extension – explore

Mountain
Tree
Mountain
Eagle
Mountain

Constant Bear

No mat needed

Spokane Men’s Yoga Gathering — Balance — 2019-09-08

6 to 8pm Sunday 8 September 2019

Slow, patient, deliberate work learning to feel our way into better balance.

Don’t drink too much coffee.

I developed a new chain as our goal for the gathering.

All poses with arms in namaskarasana:

Mountain – Half Forward Fold – Mountain
Tree
Mountain – Half Forward Fold – Mountain

Wide Leg Stance – Wide Leg Forward Fold – Wide Leg Stance
Warrior 2
Wide Leg Stance – Wide Leg Forward Fold – Wide Leg Stance

Pattern:
A – B – A
C
A – B – A

D – E – D
F
D – E – D

Then repeat in the other direction as both Tree and Warrior 2 (C & F) are unilateral.

No mat needed.

Spokane Men’s Yoga Gathering — Flow, Pause, & Meditation — 2019-08-11

The next Spokane Men’s Yoga Gathering will be on Sunday 11th of August from 6 to 8pm.

We will work on flowing sequences of yoga to add to your regular yoga practice.

We will start with Ken’s vinyasa sequence that we have used for warm up.

  • Ken’s vinyasa sequence
    • pause on half fold and seated chair
  • Warrior 2 sequence
  • Surya Namaskara – once or twice
  • Plank, staff, up dog, half dog sequence – a middle of Surya Namaskar

In the middle of flow, we will each pause in positions that feel most beneficial.

In the middle of the gathering we will pause for meditation. How does yoga feel different after meditation?

On a day when you can do only five minutes, one of these sequences will benefit.

Spokane Men’s Yoga Gathering — Back to Fundamentals

Anjali mudra
foot shake
Mountain pose
Vinyasa warm-up

Namaskarasana
Eagle arms

Half forward fold
Pyramid pose

Standing rectus femoris stretch
Warrior 1

Wide leg forward fold
Triangle pose
Warrior 2

Calf stretches
Half forward fold
Wide leg forward fold
Downward dog

Mountain pose

Spokane Men’s Yoga Gathering — Floor Therapy

Bring a mat if you have one. I will provide blankets for those that don’t.

We will spend most of the time on the floor. If your mat isn’t soft enough, bring a blanket.

Bring foam rollers if you have them.

Bring smaller hard balls, like softball or baseball, if you have them.