Thursday, November 8, 2012

Breathing in Sun Salutation

If you have just started practicing and is not sure whether to inhale or exhale for each pose for the Sun Salutations sequence, the pictures below provide a good reference on the breathing for each asana in Surya Namaskara A and B in Ashtanga.   And if you intend to start a Mysore practice, the pictures also depict the counting in Sanskrit. 

pictures taken from here.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Be Free Yoga

I have been going to the Be Free Yoga classes for the past three months and would like to share my experience here.    The Be Free Yoga class uses a fabric hammock to do the yoga poses and it is also known as Fly Yoga or Anti-Gravity Yoga.

The hammock provides support as we stretch our body, joints and hamstrings in the poses.  I find it most helpful in stretching my shoulders as I am able to go deeper using the hammock.  

When I first started I find it quite difficulty to use the hammock as it would swing around while I do the poses and I was also quite apprehensive whether it would break.  After being assured by my teacher that the hammock can carry a load of 1,000 kg, I have become more confident in using the hammock to invert and hang suspended in the air.    

The Be Free Yoga class provides a workout that allows me to stretch and strengthen my body and at the same time the hammock makes it possible for me to achieve some of the challenging and difficult poses which I am not able to do on my own.

Below are some of the poses that we do in the Be Free Yoga class. 

The Be Free Yoga Class is taught by Delphine who is a wonderful teacher and the classes are on Tuesday at 6.30 p.m. and Thursday at 8.00 a.m. at Chi-Fitness, Bangsar Shopping Complex.