Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Claire Falkenberg

All images belong to Claire Falkenberg found via thejealouscurator
"...We've got to organise. In the words of the old American trade unionist Joe Hill: don't mourn, organise."

Ken Loach, The Guardian

on my list of things to do today...ha!


My favourite sequence this week, found via yoga journal, click the link to see the sequence in full.

Before You Begin

Stand In Tadasana (Mountain Pose) and set your intention for your practice.
Salute Do three to five rounds of your favorite Sun Salutation, building heat in the body.
As you begin the sequence, start by holding each pose for three to five breaths. Then do two more rounds, holding each movement for one breath cycle

  1.  Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog)
  2. Anjaneyasana (low Lunge) 
  3. Ardha Hanumanasana (Half Monkey God Pose)
  4. Triang Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana (Three-Limbed Forward Bend)
  5. Parivitta Parsvakonasana (Revolved Side Angle Pose, variation)
  6. Parsvottanasana (Intense Side Stretch, variation)
  7. Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide-Legged Standing Forward Bend)
  8. Ardha Virasana (Half Hero Pose)
  9. Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge)
  10. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose)
  11. Hanumanasana (Monkey God Pose)
After You Finish
Arch or fold Finish with a series of backbends such as Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose) or Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel Pose) or move directly to -finishing forward bends such as Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend) or Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose).
Inversion Do an inversion of your choice: Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand), Sirsasana (Headstand), or Viparita Karani (Legs-up-the-Wall Pose).
Recline Lie in Savasana (Corpse Pose) for 10 minutes. After coming out of Savasana, chant three Oms to mark the end of your practice.