Thursday, June 1, 2017

Last Night's Class

Last night's class seemed to be well-received. Following a theme of back-health, below is the sequence that we explored.

Intermediate Class
5/31/17
Focus: Back Health

Hamstring Wake-Up (in prone mountain)
Locust Pose (focus on hamstrings)
Knee Folds
Shoulder Reset
Dead Bug Cycle
Locust Pose (contralateral form)
Sumo Cycle
Warrior II (focus on hamstrings)
Side Angle (New School form)
Sun Salutations x5
Frog at Wall (quad stretch)
Downward Dog Pose
Supine Leg Stretch
Child’s Pose (supine or prone)
Pranayama (microcosmic orbit)

Rest

2 comments:

Ingrid said...

can you elaborate briefly on microcosmic orbit for pranayama? gracias!

Scott Anderson said...

The microcosmic orbit is a term/technique that can be found in Qi-Gong practice. This breathing technique involves initiating the inhale at the tailbone, and visualizing drawing the in-breath up the back to the crown of the head. At the crown of the head the exhale begins, and flows down the front of the body and back to the tip of the tailbone.