Yoga Class Plan

Philosophical Theme: Giving and Grounding

2 ganesha king dancerPhysical Focus: Lower Body Stability, Upper Body Strengthening

Elements: Earth and Fire

Chakras? Root and Sacral. First and Third.

Pranayama: Double inhale through nose, double exhale through mouth (in planks)

Emphasis: Dynamic and Static Masculine Energies

It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding;
And to the open-handed the search for one who shall receive is joy greater than giving.
And is there aught you would withhold?

 

All you have shall some day be given;

 

Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors’.
See first that you yourself deserve to be a giver, and an instrument of giving.
For in truth it is life that gives unto life while you, who deem yourself a giver, are but a witness.

 

And you receivers… and you are all receivers… assume no weight of gratitude, lest you lay a yoke upon yourself and upon him who gives.
Rather rise together with the giver on his gifts as on wings;
For to be overmindful of your debt, is to doubt his generosity who has the freehearted earth for mother, and God for father.
– Kahlil Gibran

OPENING WAVE:

WAVE 1:
Seated meditation 3 minutes
Seated cat/cow
Seated Shoulder openers: Hands on shoulders twisting kriya, Rotate in a circle (release trapezoids)

WAVE 2:
Bharavajrasana side 1, 2
Table – wrist stretches
Dog
Down Dog with twists/Skier Dog optional lift 1 arm up

WAVE 3
San Salutation C with variations

WAVE 4 Arm Balance Wave
Including hitchhiker from lizard and half Titibasana
– Taking it apart in steps into Koundinasana
And including half titibasana/half crow arm balance into Koundinasana A

WAVE 5
Adding into Sun Sal C variation full side plank (Vasistasana)

CLOSING WAVE
Bharavajrasana side 1, 2
Supine twist (walk down on side, curl into a ball)
Savasana

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