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Student Q&A:  (More) Exercises You’ve Never Heard Of…yet should!  “GP Squats”

hi coach,
i did miss a question when I was reviewing my new online training program?
i don’t know exactly what “GP Squats” are and have not found the definition in Total Body Transformation anywhere.
direct me to it if you will!
much thanks,
New Student MM

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Iron-fisted Chaturanga…

Like vapors of the Ancient One’s ujjayi breathing, in the HP Yoga™ tradition, the Iron-fisted Chaturanga still remains a pranically-potent catalyst of all principles sacred to the High Mountain Yogi Tradition…the “Ilg Loincloth” exclusively by www.verveclimbing.com Below, i describe how to safely enter, sustain, and exit this nadic-firing posture of the Ancient Ones and describe the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits.

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bharadvajasana

taking asana (seat) within the gloriously rigorous (for me & most other cardio/strength athletes) Bharadvajasana at my Temple H(om)e zendo. each yoga asana is intended as a meditation enhancer, so the Instructions are simple; strike a pose, and meditate in it. below i describe how after a couple of decades of practice, i was finally able to ‘take seat’ in this majestic posture…
Bharadvajasana (variation)…

Traditional Benefits – lumbar and dorsal spine mobility igniting all the chakral fields (when Mula, Uddiyana, and Kantha Mudras are engaged). MahaYogi Iyengar says it treats arthritic and stiff spines. FeebleYogiIlg knows from Direct Experience that this posture really solidified the fact that i WAS going to self heal from my spinal paraylsis and smashed pelvis…i recall quite a Chakral M(om)ent practicing this posture in my sweatlodge of a trailer home on the Poaquque Reservation, NM. Bharadvaja was a father of warriors in the Mahabharata. This posture honors him.

How To Do It…

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mula women

below, i field an Actual Training Question from an Online Student on the undeniably critical Life Force-enhancing technique of Mula Bandha…a requisite attainment for all those who seek Awakened Life Force and resultant Insights… demonstrating appropriate posture for development, enhancement, and refinement for Mula Bandha.   note the obvious engagement of Uddiyana Bandha through the midsection […]

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humanity = humility…WF Exercise Profile; Gaia-adambhasana

icy creek, by steve ilg human and humility = root word (no pun intended) is ‘humus.’ meaning we are soil-born. outside my Animas River office, wild geese flap upstream…genuine human culture has GOT to be about cultivation, not pure consumption. i feel the Ancient Ones humility within me today… may your own Practice today be […]

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Exercise Profile: Skilfull Hunting For An Elegant Crane Posture

excerpt from Actual Training Exchange with WF Online Student C: photo from TOTAL BODY TRANSFORMATION; Green Tara HP Yoga Program/Bakasana (Crane Posture). this and other photos by Wayne Williams. *** Student:in the Yoga Discipline:Comment: i LOVE HP Yoga Sun Salutations Series C!Regarding your instructions: “Work on Crane Pose – (or variation and/or into a HEADSTAND […]

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dang…ilg considers it an inner victory if i can manage to keep my heels down on the earth in a yogi squat after a run… this was sent to WF Headquarters from our ineffable Ron Jones with the following lead in from him: “Ilgbro;Next time someone tells us we should be sitting on a gym […]

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Exercise Profile; The Diagonal or "Classic" Stride

This is Vegaard..my ski training partner here at Two Tree Manor. as you can plainly see, Vegaard is also sponsored by PowerBar and is a nordic ski racer. “V” – as i call him – told me that it was about time to do an Exercise Profile on Nordic ski technique. “You’re absolutely right, V,” […]

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