Preparatory Āsana to make Adho Mukha Śvānāsana more effective….

Adho Mukha Svanasana

Practice Study Question around Āsana Planning Theory:
Identify a minimum of two modifications of preparatory Āsana
which can be used to make Adho Mukha Śvānāsana more effective.

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Variations of Āsana to make Navāsana more accessible……

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Practice Study Question around Āsana Planning Theory:
Identify a minimum of two variations of preparatory Āsana
which can be used to make Navāsana more accessible.

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Identify and illustrate four key Āsana to help prepare for Ardha Śalabhāsana

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Practice Study Question around Āsana Planning Theory:
Identify and illustrate four key Āsana to help prepare for Ardha Śalabhāsana.

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Guidelines for exploring the Breath in Āsana Mudrā and Prāṇāyāma

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Explore how the Breath can:

  • Stimulate Prone Backbend Āsana.

Design an Āsana Practice according to the principles taught by TKV Desikachar

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Design an Āsana Practice for around 45′ according to the planning principles taught by TKV Desikachar.

The Vinyāsa Krama or planning steps in the practice will be a total of 90 breaths based around:

  • Standing Āsana 24 Breaths
  • Lying Āsana 12 Breaths
  • Inverted Āsana 12 Breaths
  • Prone Backbend Āsana 12 Breaths
  • Sitting Āsana 24 Breaths
  • Closing Counterpose Āsana 6 Breaths

In this instance the practice will not include any sitting Mudrā, or seated Prāṇāyāma or Dhyāna.
In the structure link Āsana such as Samasthiti, Śavāsana, Vajrāsana, do not count in the breath tally.

  • State the aim or purpose of the practice in terms of the Āsana goal or goals
  • Indicate the primary or crown Āsana you are choosing to build the practice around
  • Justify your choice of supporting or compensatory Āsana within the scheme

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Plan an Āsana practice to include Ardha Uttānāsana……

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Plan an Āsana practice to include:

1. Ardha Uttānāsana – Stay 8 Breaths

2. Śīrṣāsana – Stay 20 Breaths

3. Navāsana – Stay 8 Breaths

A  question given it me by TKV Desikachar during our 121 lessons in 1980 when learning Āsana practice planning skills.

Plan an Āsana practice to include Jaṭhara Parivṛtti……

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Plan an Āsana practice to include:

1. Jaṭhara Parivṛtti – Stay 8 breaths each side

2. Uttāna Pādāsana – Stay 8 breaths

3. Viparīta Daṇḍāsana – Stay 8 breaths

A  question given it me by TKV Desikachar during our 121 lessons in 1980 when learning Āsana practice planning skills.

Plan an Āsana practice to include Śalabhāsana……

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Plan an Āsana practice to include:

1. Śalabhāsana – Repeat 12 times

2. Tiryaṅgmukha Ekapāda Paścimatānāsana – Stay 6 breaths each side

3. Paryaṅkāsana – Stay 12 breaths

A  question given it me by TKV Desikachar during our 121 lessons in 1980 when learning Āsana practice planning skills.

Thirty day Personal Study Project on Yoga Planning, Theory and Sūtra Summary

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Thirty days have passed and ten posts have been posted on each on the three topics below which can be downloaded as PDF’s as three themed topics, each with ten questions or a single thirty question collective:

Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Practice Planning Questions 1-10

Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Study Theory Questions 1-10

Yoga Sūtra Study Questions 1-10

The thirty posts collated into a single downloadable PDF Study Workbook

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Plan a practice to stay in Mahā Mudrā with Uḍḍīyāna Bandha.

Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Practice Planning Q10.

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Plan a practice to stay 12 breaths each side in Mahā Mudrā with
Uḍḍīyāna Bandha, choosing and justifying the ratio used within it.
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Plan a practice to stay 12 breaths each side in Mahā Mudrā.

Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Practice Planning Q9.

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Plan a practice to stay 12 breaths each side in Mahā Mudrā.
Choosing and justifying the ratio used within it.
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Plan a practice to stay Tiryaṅgmukha Ekapāda Paścimatānāsana and Paryaṅkāsana.

Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Practice Planning Q8.

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Plan a practice to include staying 6 breaths each side Tiryaṅgmukha Ekapāda Paścimatānāsana
and staying 12 breaths in Paryaṅkāsana.
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Plan a practice which supports 12 Breaths 1.1.2.1 in Sthiti Paścimatānāsana.

Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Practice Planning Q7.

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Plan a practice which supports 12 Breaths 1.1.2.1 in Sthiti Paścimatānāsana.
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Plan a practice which focuses on Vīrabhadrāsana and Upaviṣṭa Koṇāsana.

Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Practice Planning Q6.

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Plan a practice which focuses on Vīrabhadrāsana and Upaviṣṭa Koṇāsana.
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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.

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Plan a practice leading to Sarvāṅgāsana with a crown of 12 breaths 1.1.1.1.
Justify your choices.
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Plan a practice to work dynamically in Eka Pāda Uttāna Mayūrāsana.

Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Practice Planning Q4.

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