Yoga with Melissa 130 Beginner Yoga Standing Postures

by Melissa West on May 31, 2012

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Namaste-Yoga-Episode-130In the second class of the beginner’s series we explore standing and standing postures. In these postures our feet are connected to the ground and our body is in an upright position. This is the active position we go out into and interact with the world. In this class we will explore what it is like to inhabit our bodies from this position. What is happening in our bodies? What stands out about our physical experience? What emotions are present? What thoughts move through our minds? What is it like to connect with our spirit from this position? We will also move our spines in all directions from flexion (forward bending), to extension (back bending) laterally (side bending) and rotation-ally (twisting). Standing offers a very different experience to gravity from the first beginners class in the series (the preparatory poses). This entire class will be experienced from the standing position. We love your feedback, thank you for leaving your comments, liking our videos on YouTube, leaving your rating on iTunes.

Yoga Postures/Asanas: Figure 4 or Keyhole Stretch Standing, Standing Active Twist, Standing Side Bend or Ardha Chandrasana, Breath of Joy, Tadasana, Chair Pose or Utkatasana, Tree Pose or Vrksasana, wide legged standing forward fold or Prasarita Padottanasana, Standing Cat Pose or Marjaryasana Standing, Standing Twist with chair, Uttanasana or Standing Forward Fold, Savasana or Corpse Pose

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