Sri K Pattabhi Jois said, "Yoga is 99 percent practice, one percent theory." This blog is a resource to explore the one percent theory and to inspire you on the mat.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Dynamically Transition in Standing Postures

I don't know how many times I see practitioners lackadaisically transition from one standing posture to the next. The transition of the standing posture is the gateway to a dynamic Trikonasana or Parsvottanasana. Transitioning between the postures needs to be panther like and full of expression. When done correctly you can soar through the air, be poised to land lightly, and have your body fully prepared for your standing posture. The child like spring that happens adds an additional amount of enjoyment to your practice. So the next time you are jumping into Uttitha Parsvakonasana really spring like a tiger and fully express yourself. Enjoy!

4 comments:

  1. Seeing how you coil and begin to turn "on the edge of imbalance" before springing to the side is really helpful. thanks david!

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  2. Hi David,
    I am an ashtanga teacher in Cairo, Egypt. I will be spending a lot of time in Philadelphia this summer and I am looking forward to attending your mysore classes. I am hoping to be there next week. Can't wait to meet you

    All the best,
    Jenna

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  3. HI Jenna, thanks for your message. That's great you'll be in philly this
    summer. Unfortunately I'll be out of town from tomorrow through july 6th.
    Classes will still be held at our studio and I'll be back teaching on July
    7th. I look forward to meeting you, David. Ps. if there's a ever an
    opportunity to teach a workshop in Cairo, I would love that!
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