Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hatha Yoga

The Sun and the moon.

The reflected light of the moon is like our more subtle, inward nature. The sun, like our outward actions. We contain both, and reconciling the two is a daily practice. When we do, it is like the two lenses of a telescope, or microscope. There are moments when the focus is just so, and in those moments we can see into the cosmos, or into our innermost nature clearly. And then, there is nothing so much as spacious peace - we recognize every star, every cell is just fine as it is, and we navigate on.

Asana - Form and action ( Outward form like the sun, internal action like the moon)

Standing crescent moon
Urdva hastasana - shoulders on back, expand
Sun Salutation
Peaceful salutation to the moon
Ardha Chandrasana
Standing splits
Upward dog

Heart opener on block

Headstand prep, wall backbend inverted

Prasarita Padottanasana
Shoulders - peaceful shoulders on back like the moon, arms overhead like the arc of the sun

Rajakapotasana (back leg bhekasana)
Urdhva Dhanurasana

Ardha matsyendrasana
Janu sirsasana

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