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CategoryAsana/Anatomy Focus

Groundhog Asana (Bhuvarahasana)

It is deemed in the 9th century treatise on yoga, the Bhur Varaha Shastra, that February 2nd is a highly auspicious day to practice yoga. It is a remarkable coincidence that in the West we celebrate Groundhog day, for the Groundhog asana (Bhuvarahasana) is detailed in this ancient text. The …

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Nourish and Restore Sequence

Nourish and Restore in this short practice of five essential poses to help ease the pressures of the holiday season. Feel free to include any additional poses that supports you in your practice.   Supta Baddha Konasana Supta Virasana Supta Padangusthasana I & II Jathara Parivartanasana Viparita Karani

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New Class by Tias on

We are proud to announce Tias’s newest class, Turning The Body Into A Garland, is now available on Malasana, the garland pose, requires elasticity in your ankles, knees, hips and lower back. Prepare your body for this pose through dynamic and passive movements. 90 minutes, Level 2. Preview the class …

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This pose has an other world quality, as its name suggests the god Vishnu, the Sustainer, asleep on the cosmic serpent at the beginning of time. Vishnu is asleep on his raft in the primeval ocean, deep in his own subconscious. The raft is thought to be a couch (thus …

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Diaphragmatic Breathing

This exercise will enable greater sensitivity for the movement of the respiratory diaphragm, particularly at the posterior margin of your diaphragm deep inside your trunk. Assume a comfortable seated position so that your spine is upright and stable. Align your cranium, diaphragm, and pelvic floor. Begin by softening the edges …

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The Third Chakra: Gut Instinct

The belly brain within the third chakra, called the enteric nervous system, has the capacity to process independent of the cranial brain, yet its capacity to self-regulate is not fully understood by experts in the field of gastroenterology. Yet we know that the gut operates at times without direct signaling …

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Anatomy of the Chakra at Moksha Yoga 11/19

Journey into dream time with Tias & students on Day #3 of his advanced teacher training course Anatomy of the Chakra. This session was recorded live on Nov. 19. 2012 at Moksha Yoga (Riverwest) in Chicago. Right before the Thanksgiving holiday, Tias conducted two teacher training intensives at Moksha. In …

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