Advanced Seated Āsanas
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About the Event
Almost all of the postures listed in the oldest textual sources are seated ones. In fact, our dynamic standing postures are there to prime us for these seats of prolonged contemplation. Thing is, seated postures require some intimidating elements such as hip mobility, knee flexion, spinal extension and hardest of all, patience & humility. These postures will not be mastered in one day and they must not be forced. We all have unique bodies, life experiences, injuries, etc. and it all needs to be honored with patient, step by step progression. When it is time for the fruit of the posture to blossom within us, it will happen that naturally. A practice of ego dissolution, attunement to the difference between pain and fear, and true equanimity of mind, this family of poses has much to teach us. When practiced regularly at the end of our sequences for the day, we step away from the mat grounded and whole instead of feeling fried.
We'll work with this category of āsanas by demonstrating the full form and then laying out the pathway there so you can skillfully direct your own practice accordingly. Included in this pose family: Padmasana (lotus pose) and its variants, Kurmasana (Tortoise Pose), Virasana (Hero's Pose) and its variants, Akarna Dhanurasana (Archer/Arrow Pose), Krounchasana (Heron Pose), Marichyasana, Matsyendrasana and more! Come join us in giving these postures the attention and precision your practice deserves.