So you can watch my slow, modified for back pain, Surynamaskara from this mornings post OR you can watch this stunning, floaty transition video instead.
Thank you to James for the heads up on this, for some reason your comment had ended up in blogger's spam box.
I tended to be a bit disillusioned with arm balances back when I was exploring Advanced A, seemed to be playing to my strengths as a guy, ie leanings towards upper body strength. At the time I found the second half of Advanced A much more interesting and challenging.
Coming around to them again now though, although I'm not exploring them that much, mostly appreciating them more in others. It's not just about upper body strength but working with the bandhas, the subtle shifts of body weight, in a word control...which of course is focus and concentration, the name of the game.
This should give you an idea of what I mean- don't blink at the beginning you'll want to skip back and play the first one again, watch the hands.
"The Budokon®Yoga style recognizes tradition while innovating and leading the way for what is possible. We recognize that Yoga does not look the same as it did 5000 years ago or even 5 years ago, therefore, we continue to press the boundaries of creativity while maintaining the crucial therapeutic application of asana".
And why not take a look at this one too. I posted recently on a couple of videos by Meghan Currie and how she reminded me about the movement aspect of Vinyasa, breath and movement. I tend to focus more on the breath aspect than the movement at times. Good reminder below to be more aware of the movement along with the breath in our own practice
Oh and Thanks too to Kino for posting this backbending video with Patrick. I like the internal rotation of the thighs idea and especially the 'constructive rest position'. My back was feeling a lot better after my modified practice this morning but after spending all day sitting at my bench repadding a Saxophone it was aching again by the end of the day. Ten minutes or so in Kino's Constructive rest position and it feels much better.
Couldn't resist explore this in Ramaswami's dwipadapitam (desk pose) variations from Vinyasa Krama's Supine sequence, Makes all the difference trying these while holding the idea of the internal rotation of the thighs in mind
|from my Vinyasa Krama Practice book.|