After the headstand comes Sarvangasana (Sanskrit: सर्वाङ्गासन), the Sanskrit name for the shoulderstand, comes from the word “sarva”, meaning whole. This asana strengthens your entire body; it gives many of the benefits of the Headstand, but here the circulation is directed to your thyroid gland instead of the head and it gives a great stimulation to your metabolism. It’s an inverted pose, with your body resting on your shoulders.
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Maybe you browsed this blog already and know that the entire Sivananda yoga class is described for your use and benefit.
In order to share the teachings of Gurudev Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnudevananda even more, I’m posting a daily reference to a full 90′ class on the Facebook page to encourage practitioners to come to the blog and discover the entire sequence with its benefits and step-by-step guidance per exercise or pose.
Yoga is such an important legacy to leave to the next generations.
I’m a lifetime student of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres and am very happy to see that some of the main teachings of Swami Sivananda are now included on the Google Cultural Institute in order for many more people to become familiar with yoga.
It’s December… and Sampoorna Yoga Studio in Brussels will brighten your day with a nice special offer: Commit now to a healthy New Year, and receive a month of yoga practice for free !
>>> Buy an unlimited yoga pass of 6 months or 12 months for 2016 at a reduced rate (student rate for everyone), and receive December 2015 for free! (offer valid during December 2015, for passes starting 1 January 2016). <<<
They are also introducing a new validity period for yoga passes: All 10- and 20-lesson passes are now valid for 4 months, so you need not worry about losing classes if you are away on holidays or business.
Don’t wait any longer, come by, join a class & buy your yoga pass (there are classes every day, but the studio closes between 24 December & 1 January included, all passes are extended with 1 week).
Exploring the impact of skeletal variations on your hatha yoga practice.
In this anatomy-oriented workshop you will learn more about how different body structures can affect our asana practice, and how you can take your unique shape into account to grow and develop safely in your personal practice.
The workshop has a practical approach rather than a theoretical one. We will explore our own bodies in specific asanas, compare and embrace our unique ranges of motion, learn to recognise the difference between tension and compression, and how this knowledge can deepen our yoga practice.
The workshop is led by Eknath, Certified Sampoorna Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500). Eknath studied with anatomy expert Paul Grilley (USA) during his Yin Yoga Teacher Training in 2011 – 2012 and 2013.
Location: Sampoorna Yoga Studio, rue du Houblon 40, 1000 Brussels Date & time: Saturday 24/10/2015 from 3-6PM. Price: 45€ (or 35€ unemployed/ student)
My friend and fellow yoga teacher Ramdas (known from Sampoorna) will teach the first class in a series of 3, this Sunday 30 August in the Roi Baudoin park in Jette (Brussels). Join his hatha yoga class (suitable for all levels) at 12:30 PM (until 1:45PM). Bring your own yoga mat or towel and enjoy the sun on your face while you practice.
This is a typical sequence (in fast forward) of the 12 basic asanas (steady poses) in a Sivananda yoga class. Obviously this is the fast forward version, a class typically lasts 90 minutes including the initial relaxation, chanting, Pranayama, Sun Salutations, leg raising exercises, 12 asanas, final relaxation.
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