Patrick Oancia & Satoko Horie at yogafest 2013
In the 8th year for YogaJaya to be at Japan's YogaFest Yoga Conference In Yokohama, Patrick and Satoko will introduce the following workshops:
September 22nd 17:00-18:30 -
Viparita Karani Mudra: Building Confidence in Practice and Life
"Viparita Karani Mudra" represents all inverted yoga postures. It is said that when inversions can be practiced with confidence and stability, that one can become more confident in aspects experiential life.
This session will first focus on the extension and stability of the spine, to refine the understanding of core foundation. This will be followed by different applications to safely practice inverted postures. Poses will include headstand (sirsasana), handstand (adho mukha vrksasana), fore arm balance (pincha mayurasana), the plow (halasana), shoulder balance (viparita karani), and ear pressure pose (karnapidasana). This will be followed by a “YogaJaya Baseworks Series 3.0 Sequence”.
September 23rd 15:00-16:30 -
Sthira Sukham Asanam: Core Foundation
Sthira (steady) Sukham (comfortable) Asanam (posture) is one of the many aphorisms introduced by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. It is said that when the body and mind achieve equanimity that the feet, legs, pelvis, torso, arms, hands, neck, throat and head are perfectly balanced. When practicing with a sense of equanimity one learns to detach from the pure physical challenges while remaining confident and calm throughout.
This session will first outline the approach to building core stability utilizing muscles that stabilize the spine, abdominal region and pelvis so as to enhance an understanding of body mechanics. This will be followed by a “YogaJaya Baseworks Series 2.0 Sequence”.