Episode 73: Skillfully Attune to Know Deeper, A 75 Min Level 2 Yoga Class

by Elsie on August 8, 2009

How Do We Truly Know Anything?

Man am I always a mess! Believe me, I do try to be neat…and tidy…and organized…but somehow I always end up with fantastic chaos all around me 😉 The worst part about this is that I was like this BEFORE I welcomed my beloved baby, so now with her in the picture my chaos(mess) has escalated to new heights. The good thing is that as the mess escalates my need to find clarity also grows and thus came the theme for this week’s yoga class :)

My teacher John guided me to recognize how one truly begins to know something. How do we acquire knowledge? Deep knowledge? How do we align with anything? You soften, feel and attune. We attune to the Highest. We attune by getting close to that which we wish to know. This learning is not a head thing, but a heart thing as we truly begin to ‘vibe’ with and resonate with each other at a much deeper level 😀 Listen and practice to the class and see if you can begin to attune to something bigger!

Finally something other than a Level 1 basic yoga class! This week’s class is a Level 2 Yoga Class, not quite an ‘advanced’ yoga class, but a bit faster in pace and a warmer practice. You will find within this class preparations for more advanced postures such as Urdhva Prasarita Ekapadasana into Handstand (Standing Splits into Handstand) and Archback (maybe even a drop back *yikes*). If you are a seasoned asana practitioner and are acquainted with these poses, please feel free to rock it in the comfort of your own sacred practice space 😉

This week’s Yoga Class Online is a Level 2 Yoga Class

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This class was recorded at Yoga Matrika on June 15, 2009

The Sequence of Yoga Poses in this week’s Yoga Podcast Episode is:

Downward Facing Dog

Straight Legged Lunge/Straightening Front Leg (hamstring stretch)

straight legged lungeparsvottanasana variation

Vinyasa

plank pose chattarunga dandasana cobradownward facing dog

Uttanasana

Urdhva Hastasana (Moving into standing arch back)

Vinyasa

plank pose chattarunga dandasana cobradownward facing dog

Crescent Pose

Vinyasa

plank pose chattarunga dandasana cobradownward facing dog

Tadasana

Urdhva Hastasana (Moving into standing arch back)

Vinyasa

plank pose chattarunga dandasana cobradownward facing dog

Parsvakonasana Prep

Parvakonasana with forearm on thighparsvakonasana prep

Parsvakonasana Full

Parsvakonasana

Uttanasana

Handstand Prep through Standing Splits

standing splits

Malasana

Malasana

runner’s stretch or hanumanasana prep

Deep Lunge on Forearms

Deep Lunge with back knee on the floor deep lunge with forearms on the floor

Twisting Parsvakonasana

Eka Pada Rajakapotasana Prep

Pigeon Prep

Pigeon with Twist

Pigeon with a twist

Modified Child’s Pose on Forearms

Lunge with Thigh Stretch

Lunge with thigh stretch

Plank on tops of the feet

chattarunga dandasana on tops of the feet

Vinyasa

Balasana

Urdhva Dhanurasana x 3

urdhva dhanurasana

Supine Twist

Knees to Chest

apanasana

Savasana

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Gunn Helene Arsky August 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm

This was a great class, Elsie! I did it after 1 week of vacation, and it really loosened my spine and created space between the vertebraes! Thank you :-) Looking forward to your next posting :-) Gunn Helene, Oslo, Norway

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Tracee Sioux August 18, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Loved it much Elsie. Trying to calm down and rev up for a new school year. Deep breaths required to avoid overwhelm. Like you, my ambition and motherhood feel like they collide sometimes and “how will I?” stops me from doing and being. No pressure for the next podcast. Here’s the thing – you have like 70 free yoga classes ready for any student who wants to study up. We can always go back and do an old favorite. And I do.

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Tracee Sioux August 18, 2009 at 2:55 pm

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Sarah Alexander September 10, 2009 at 1:49 pm

It’s been awhile since I downloaded a new class from you, and this one was wonderful. My hips are more open than they have been in months! Feeling blissed out with gratitude, thank you, Elsie!

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Kathryn January 23, 2010 at 8:46 am

Episode 73 is wonderful: learn how it is through rooting that you may open

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lola June 10, 2010 at 12:32 am

thanks so much Elsie! I’ve been doing your classes all week while on a business trip in Las Vegas. this class was just perfect for me tonight. I love your alignment points. It’s amazing how your instruction through parsvokanasana lead me to a more open, more heart-to-the-sky pose than perhaps I ever have experienced!

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Elsie June 10, 2010 at 1:11 am

Oh my goodness! How exciting :) I’m so very glad that it helped you out. I LOVE to hear stuff like that 😀 Woo hoo!

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Jackie July 9, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Loved this class. Love the hip openers and back bends. Feeling more open now

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