Website for image http://bodytribal.tumblr.com
“Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, incomparable.You are you, I am I. I have to contribute my potential to life; you have to contribute your potential to life. I have to discover my own being; you have to discover your own being.”
“Open up the doors and let the music play
Let the streets resound with singing
Songs that bring Your hope
Songs that bring Your joy
Dancers who dance upon injustice”
-“Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble” by Delirious
Check out this photo of my talented yoga friend of The Hot and Healthy Blog
Marysia Weiss in Eka Pada Bakasana. the photo is by photographer Jim Knowles.
Here is a short description of the class that goes with this playlist…
Buckle up yogis
and get ready for some fun transitions! Float from Eka Pada Bakasana (One legged crow) to Tripod headstand
and later learn to glide from Marichyasana I (Seated forward fold wrap) into Eka Pada Bakasana. Jump start your handstand practice with some explanations on pikes and one legged entry methods. Complete your adventure with kicking over from Urdhva Dhanurasana
at the wall. Enjoy!
- Initiation (Change)Adam Plack & Johnny (White Ant) Soames
- Devil May Care euphoria
- Weird Fishes/Arpeggi Radiohead
- This Heart’s On Fire (Wolf Parade) Jacob Ruefer
- Blues From Down Here TV On The Radio
- Conversation 16 The National
- Rome Phoenix
- Where Do You Run to? Vivian Girls
- All a Them a Do Noiseshaper featuring Juggla
- Make You Mine Best Coast
- Mystery of Life (Featuring Andrea Monteiro)Nickodemus featuring Andrea Monteiro
- Entre (feat. Kormac) Simon Resoul
- Into My Blues (feat. Pegah Ferydoni)Eva Be
- Still? Yes! Nightmares On Wax
- Shh Frou Frou
- Fader The Temper Trap
- Fireworks (Album) Animal Collective
- Pink Bullets The Shins
- Watching You Well The National
- Kettering The Antlers
- Everywhere I Go Lissie
- Shavasana Sound Bath Therapy – Deep Healing Through the Power of Sound (Feat. Ann Malone)Music for Deep Meditation
Props to handstanding yogini Kristin Olson of the K.O. Yoga Blog for writing this amazing post on handstand….
While working on handstands in Brock Cahill‘s Flight Club class at Yogis Anonymous, I was chatting with other students about handstand tips. We were talking about how hard it is to manage simultaneously two of the tricks to finding balance in a handstand: engaging your core while opening your heart. Thinking about it after class, I was pondering about how these two principles apply in life. Read More…
When I first found myself in a yoga class figuring out how to actually do Trikonasana (Triangle Pose) was a challenge enough,… let alone trying to learn the ancient language of Sanskrit. (the language of yoga)
To say I found Sanskrit intimidating is to put it mildly. All I knew is that all the names of the poses sounded alike since the name of each pose ends in the word asana. (asana means pose, so Trikonasana is Triko which means Triangle followed by asana which means pose.) All I have to say is Yogi rappers have a huge advantage, but I digress….
After deciding I wanted to become a yoga teacher I was a little distraught when I learned I was going to have to learn this ancient language of rhymes whether I liked it or not.
I must admit, at first I didn’t really see the point, however, as a teacher it has become essential for me to have a good grasp on both the Sanskrit names of the poses and basic Sanskrit terminology.
Click below for a few great online resources to acquaint yourself with the Sanskrit names of poses, and commonly used yoga terms from the Sanskrit language.
I found these websites extremely helpful for you “new to Sanskrit” yogis!
This one www.tilakpyle.com is great because it has audio. The guy recorded his voice pronouncing the names of the poses in Sanskrit. If you click on the name of the pose it takes you to a page with photos of the pose and a description.
Also try www.YogaJournal.com for pronunciation and great photos and descriptions as well!
Also check out www.YogaDancer.com which gives you the all of the poses (even ones I’ve never heard of! ) and when you click on the pose it shows you all the different variations as well,…very cool!
Also for the meanings of a lot of commonly used Sanskrit terms check out Yoga Glossary.
Good Luck on your yoga journey!
“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”
Photo of: Dice lida Klein
Photo by: Tara Rice Photography
Music Playlist For Vinyasa Yoga!
Here is an eclectic mix of upbeat tunes for your “yogaing” pleasure! Click here to view the full PING playlist on itunes!
Om Namah Shivaya (Bhakti Brothers MahaDread Omstrumental) MC Yogi
Wavin’ Flag K’naan
Freedom Jimi Hendrix
Set You Free The Black Keys
Freedom Jurassic 5
Culture of Fear Thievery Corporation
Lokah Samastah (Sean Dinsmore’s Happy Free Mix) Sharon Gannon
Bullet and A Target Citizen Cope
Hey NaNa Katie Herzig
She’s Long Gone The Black Keys
Let The Drummer Kick Citizen Cope
Dropping Out of School Brad Sucks
Vaporize Broken Bells
Fire In the Hole euphoria
Pure Shores All Saints
Keep Your Heart TV On the Radio
Black Balloon The Kills
The Devil’s Tears Angus & Julia Stone