Asana Clinic 1

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Asana Clinic 1_ Intro to Yoga Asana – supporting PDF

Reflections to be completed in your manual

Turn to page 2 of the ‘Beyond the Asana’ and complete the Starting positions and base of support practice, reflecting on each (page 3).

Svadhyaya – reflections to be completed here in the online portal

Please take some time to reflect on the above and teachings of this Asana clinic and write a reflection based on the following below.

  1. What is your key take-away from the asana clinic and introduction to exploring Yoga Asana?
  2. Identify how you may apply that key take away to both your personal practice and in the context of teaching one-to-one or in a class setting.
  3. Share one aspect of your practical exploration of the ‘bases of support’

4 Responses

  1. admin
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    This is an example reflection.

  2. Coral Ann Gilmore
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    1. My key take away from this Asana Clinic is simply ‘EXPLORATION’ – it was quite profound…….
    I really enjoyed the clinic, it was very informative and relaxed.
    2. I intend to invite exploration into my own practice an to invite students to allow themselves to also invite exploration into their own practice. the invitation to self to explore each asana, pose, posture, shape, breath and mantra practice and to feel into the sensations of each in their body and also how it feels in their mind. Invite exploration of how their emotions may or may not be impacted as well.
    3. Seated in Passmottanasa eyes open, felt more connected as the was more of me touching the earth, grounded, settled, restful, spacially away.
    With eyes closed felt all of the above except more spacially aware, my awareness was internal, my body softened naturally, calm, felt the energy rise up through my spine.

  3. Haylee
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    1. One of the major points that I took away from the asana clinic was a quote from Andy, which was “you must decide what purpose you body should serve, then you do the appropriate yoga for that – and this may change”. This resonated with me and I feel like it is the theme of 2021. Moving away from the one-size-fits-all to a more therapeutic and intuitive approach to a yoga practice. This is what I believe is one of the core foundations of feminine yoga.
    2. This is where one of my major shifts has come so far this year. My body and mind were screaming out for this for years now, but I have never had the platform, resources and support that I have now in order to confidently follow this path. I am listening more to my daily needs by simply asking myself what do I need right now? I am also letting go of guilt and attachment around not having a dynamic yoga practice every day as I am realising that all I was really doing was muscle strengthening. I am starting to trickle this philosophy into women around me and introducing them to a more therapeutic style of practicing, based on their needs. I am doing this by getting to know women, listening to them and their life situations and offering a practice based on that. I am introducing new practices to women (beyond asana) and educating women about all of the wonderful options out there that don’t require dynamic movement (also this is still possible to do if that’s what they need) so they too are aware of the available tools that can support them based on what purpose their body is currently serving.
    3. I practiced the lying position and I felt like after I had enough time to feel settled (both in body and somewhat mind) and I was able to feel my body soften and then I have a simultaneous sensation of being heavy and supported but also light, almost like I am dissolving or melting into the ground below me.

  4. Tracy
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    1. My key take-away from the clinic was to continually explore & be present to notice how that feels in my mind & body.
    2. By continuing to explore my own practice, with observation & reflection will be able to share with other women with a confidence to allow them to intuitively feel into their own experience of practice. Would like to go through the bases of support in a one to one setting as a tool for the woman to perhaps start that path of observing her own mind , body & space in practice.
    3. A wonderful simple tool that I would like to revisit again & again. I found the difference between supine & prone quite suprising, was thinking with so much of the body in contact with the ground that experiences would be similar going from one to the other straight away, found that supine I felt overall at ease fairly quickly compared with prone my mind wandered and became aware of different parts of the body calling out for attention.

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