(all access) Adho Mukha Vrkasana

Published on Aug 10, 2011 by in Teachings, Yoga

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handstand

“Downward Facing Tree” which is what the Sanskrit name means, requires maturity from roots, just like a tree. in this case however, your ‘roots’ are your hands instead of your feet. so, in the same way a rock climber must steadfastly train his or her finger strength for crucial contact strength of the connective tissues of the fingers, hands, wrists, and elbows…so too, the yogin must use…

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leader board

…the interesting thing about being high up on a Leader ‘Board’ is that it’s never boring…Spiritual Awakening is the same way; the mundane turns miraculous. It’s like when you quit rationalizing about going to yoga and just commit to show up; no matter what. soon, the extensors start extending when the flexors flex, instead of shortening. something REAL is happening within; discs stop getting herniated, muscles stop cramping, and the body has less of itself to fight….

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medium form

…make SURE you’ve got the classic flexibility routine of WF™ which can be done in a few minutes; the ideal warm up and cool down for all sports!

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yoga profile

Hey Coach,
I’m a long time fan…I know your yoga classes are legendary for being tough so I want to “ease” into it if you know what I mean…which are harder, your Monday or Wednesday classes?
Peter

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(all access) “We can’t all be Champions, however, we can train like them!”…

CONGRATS TO CADEL!

i once shared a MTB ride with Cadel up Jones Creek when he was still a mountain biker…he eagerly sought more discussion about the Tibetan cause once i told him i studied at Naropa; it’s great to hear that Cadel is still actively concerned about Saving Tibet ! He was a super, super nice guy back then and..

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inYJ

Coach Ilg as captured in Yoga Journal, performing Vrkasana or Tree Pose. photo by WF Student Mike Powell.

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Dear Coach,
Vrksasana or tree pose is challenging. Whenever I lift a leg I start to lose balance. I get the “leaning tower of Pisa” look in order to maintain some stability even with my leg down near the opposite ankle. Is this a function of core strength? I am being patient and taking what I can each time.

Namaste,

Harry

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Teaching Chi to Chi-ldren?  i’ll take that risk…

regardless of how STEEP, of how DIRECT is this Path of Transformation? we MUST continue placing one foot in front of the other…ever upward, ever inward, ever Go(o)dward…if feeble ilg is still doing it…i KNOW you can…let’s Begin Again tomorrow…and if we fall? Begin Again, and Again…and Endlessly Again until Enlightenment…

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prop; lateral reed

“El Coache;

Thank you!

It gave me just the butt kickin that I needed. I’m going to try to commit to coming every Wed night. I just wanted to check out the new cave before buying a pass.

I’m sure you’ve been told this before… your class is the toughest class ever. Love the pain!”

– one of Durango’s many cycling champions after last night’s HP PROP WORKOUT

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