Plan a practice to stay in Tiryaṅgmukha Ekapāda Paścimatānāsana and Paryaṅkāsana.

Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Practice Planning Q8.

Plan a practice to include staying 6 breaths each side Tiryaṅgmukha Ekapāda Paścimatānāsana
and staying 12 breaths in Paryaṅkāsana.
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What are Kapālabhāti and Bhastrikā and why use them?

Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Theory Question 7.

dhyanamnadi_sodana

What are Kapālabhāti and Bhastrikā?
Compare and discuss their effects on Prāṇa Sthāna and Apāna Sthāna..
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Plan a practice which supports 12 Breaths 1.1.2.1 in Sthiti Paścimatānāsana.

Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Practice Planning Q7.

sthiti_pascimatanasana

Plan a practice which supports 12 Breaths 1.1.2.1 in Sthiti Paścimatānāsana.
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Which techniques unique to Prāṇāyāma are used whilst practising Āsana?

Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Theory Question 6.

nadi_sodana

Which techniques unique to Prāṇāyāma are used whilst practising Āsana?
What are the advantages?
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Plan a practice which focuses on Vīrabhadrāsana and Upaviṣṭa Koṇāsana.

Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Practice Planning Q6.

virabhadrasanaupavista_konasana

Plan a practice which focuses on Vīrabhadrāsana and Upaviṣṭa Koṇāsana.
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Discuss the structural and/or systemic functions of Matsyendrāsana……

Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Theory Q5

matsyendrasana

Discuss the structural and/or systemic functions of Matsyendrāsana,
basing your response on the teaching in the Haṭha Yoga Pradīpikā.
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Plan a practice leading to Sarvāṅgāsana with a crown of 12 breaths 1.1.1.1.

Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Practice Planning Q5.

sarvangasana

Plan a practice leading to Sarvāṅgāsana with a crown of 12 breaths 1.1.1.1.
Justify your choices.
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What are the Haṭha Yoga principles that inform the viniyoga of inverted Āsana?

Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Theory Question 4.

 sirsasanasarvangasana

What are the Haṭha Yoga principles that inform the viniyoga of inverted Āsana?

What are the criteria that determine whether or not a practitioner should,
even if they can, practice these postures?

What are the means of verifying this?
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Plan a practice to work dynamically in Eka Pāda Uttāna Mayūrāsana.

Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Practice Planning Q4.

eka_pada_uttana_mayurasana

Plan a practice where the Pradhāna or crown
is working dynamically in the Pūrṇa form
of Eka Pāda Uttāna Mayūrāsana.

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Yoga Practice Planning and Theory Questions – Collected & Collated

Āsana & Mudrā Practice Techniques Glossary
– Grouped into Standing, Kneeling, Lying, Inverted, Backbend, Seated & Sitting

Develop the concepts of Sṛṣṭi, Sthiti and Anta Krama.

Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Theory Q3.

 
What are the concepts of Sṛṣṭi Krama, Sthiti Krama and Anta Krama
and what is their significance in relationship to the practice of Āsana?
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Compare Paścimatānāsana, Janu Śīrṣāsana, Upaviṣṭa Koṇāsana and Baddha Koṇāsana.

Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Practice Theory Question 2.

Compare:
Paścimatānāsana, Janu Śīrṣāsana, Upaviṣṭa Koṇāsana and Baddha Koṇāsana.
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Plan a practice which focuses on linking Uttānāsana and Ūrdhva Mukha Śvānāsana with……

Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Practice Planning Question 3.

Plan a practice which focuses on linking Uttānāsana and Ūrdhva Mukha Śvānāsana
with a ratio of 1.2.1.0. in Nāḍī Śodanam.
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Plan a practice which focuses on Vasiṣṭhāsana and Eka Pāda Rājakapotāsana……

Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Practice Planning Question 2.

Plan a practice which focuses on Vasiṣṭhāsana and Eka Pāda Rājakapotāsana for a capable student.
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Compare the function, application and risks for Uṣṭrāsana and Dhanurāsana.

Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Practice Theory Question 1.

 ustrasanadhanurasana

Compare the function, application and risks for Uṣṭrāsana and Dhanurāsana.
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Learning Support for Chanting the Sūryanamaskāra Mantraḥ

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Learning Support for Chanting the Taittirīya Brāhmaṇa 3.7.6 – Sūryanamaskāra Mantraḥ
– Om Hrām Udyannadya.
From my personal library of recordings from my studies with my teacher TKV Desikachar.
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108 Dhāraṇā Practice Pointers – 2 – Some days my Dhyānam Sādhana is akin to……

dhyanam

Some days my Dhyānam Sādhana is akin to sailing in the Aegean at sunset,
on others, it’s more akin to slogging through mud at midnight.
Either way, it is just practice.

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Learning Support for Chanting the Āyurdhehi Mantra.

Learning Support for Chanting the Taittirīya Āraṇyaka 4.2 – Āyurdhehi Mantra.
From my personal library of recordings from my studies with my teacher TKV Desikachar.
This particular recording is with one of my learning support Chant teachers Sujaya Sridhar.
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