Manic: The last two wonderful weeks as my daughter performed in her first main stage production, “A Christmas Carol” which took us from show to show to show to school all week and then to five more shows that the cast performed this last weekend.
Managed: Bittersweet when the final curtain closed last night and we said goodbye to an absolutely incredible experience and now I’m reminded that I need to get back to my long list of holiday items that have yet to be checked off my list. But before I jump back into everything tomorrow, I plan to try this yoga lesson to get me back in balance. Roman explains the pose, as he always does every Monday, but this time we get to see him demonstrate on video for us! Enjoy, breathe, do some yoga and make it a great week as we count down to Christmas!
With the New Year fast approaching and New Years resolutions being made, we here at ra-yoga thought it would be a good time to introduce you to Ashtanga yoga. All of the poses I have been sharing with you over the past year are from Ashtanga yoga. The practice was introduced to the world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Ashtanga yoga is a series of poses that leads to abundant health. The combination of synchronized breath and movement in the series creates intense heat, and thereby rids the body of toxins, removes impurities, and creates vibrant physical, mental and spiritual wellness.
The first video we are sharing with you will show you the beginning of the Primary Ashtanga Series. This series of poses is called Surya Namaskara A (Sun Salutations A). As you begin the Primary Series you start out with 5 Surya Namaskara A done in secession of one another leading you into 5 Surya Namaskara B. In our next few videos we will break down Surya Namaskara A pose by pose for you to learn with us.
To watch the video, click on the word, “video” and enjoy this yoga pose!
About Roman Acevedo, Yoga Instructor
Roman began practicing yoga in 2000 to complement his rigorous workout and hectic work schedule. Leading to increased strength, concentration and flexibility, he found yoga far more beneficial in restoring peace in any stressful environment. Studying under Andrew Eppler and local instructors Dave Oliver, Cheryl Oliver and John Salisbury, Roman is currently working towards the 500 hour advanced Yoga Instructor training.