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ModuleThree Review

Review of Module Three concepts and information

What is the primary principle of seated poses? Pelvis is level and neutral
What is asana? The practice of physical postures.
What is the purpose of asana? Reattaching us to our bodies and quieting the mind in preparation for meditation
What is the purpose of the chant OM NAMO BHAGAVATE VASUDEVAYA? Attaining freedom to make true choices - not driven by desire and aversion
What are the four qualities of the breath? Time, Texture, Space and Rest
What does time mean relative to breath? Counting the time it takes to inhale and exhale
What does texture mean relative to breath? The movement of breath in and out; the balance of the breath in relationship to the body and noticing how attention on the breath smooths it.
What does space mean relative to breath? The entire space of the breath in the torso and the exploration of the body with the breath.
What does rest mean relative to breath? Rests separate the inhales from the exhales and the exhales from the inhales - a suspension of the breath as it turns from in to out and out to in.
What is Outer Stop and Wait breath? Purposefully stopping and observing the reaction of the body before the inhale
What is Inner Stop and Wait breath? Purposefully stopping and observing the reaction of the body before the exhale
What is the technique for Slow Breathing (inhale/exhale)? Adding another count to the count of a comfortable, natural breath - reaching for the edge of your comfort to streamline the breath and smooth texture.
What props can be used to practice Belly Weight breathing? Sandbag or block
What is Spot Breathing? Dividing awareness of the torso into 6 segments - Down the middle and into low, middle and upper segments - and breathing with awareness into these segments in any combination
What is the purpose of practicing Unusual Breathing Techniques? Observe the breath, cultivate focus and calm the mind/body in preparation for meditation/yoga/deeper pranayama practice
What is your first priority when planning a yoga sequence? Safety
What is Zig Zag Breathing? Inhale for 2 counts. Then zigzag the breath by exhaling for 1 count. Again inhale for 2 counts, then again exhale for 1 count. Continue on in this way & you’ve inhaled for a total of 6 counts and, during the inhale, exhaled for a total of three counts.
What parts of a class sequence are considered to be in the Beginning of Class? Centering and Warming Up - beginning with the end in mind.
What parts of a class sequence are considered to be in the middle of the class? Connecting Breath and Body - Flowing, Standing, Balancing, Seated, Back Bending, and Inverting
What parts of a class sequence are considered to be in the end of the class? Integrating the practice - winding down (Finishing) and Savasana
When incorporating a concept/theme in class, what is essential? Must be relevant to the objectives of the class sequence and be connected throughout the entire class.
What are the layers of a concept/theme in class? In the Beginning of class the concept/theme is introduced & explained; In the Middle of class the concept/theme is connected to what you are doing in the practice & why it's important; & in the End the concept/theme is reminded as important off the mat.
What are the qualities of strong class concepts/themes/stories? You have worked personally with the theme/concept/story and can share personal experience and anecdotes that will make the benefits of the lesson clear; It is simple and not complex; it is topical and appropriate for your audience.
What is Desire? Craving for pleasure to the senses
What is Aversion? Feelings of malice directed toward others or self
In meditation, how do you work with Desire? Reflect on where desire is leading; Know whether or not you want to go there; understand impermanence; Practice generosity; Cultivate gratitude; Simplify your life.
In meditation, how do you work with Aversion? Recognition w/o judgement; look at feelings that feed aversion; shift focus from the anger to the suffering of the situation; let go of avenging; practice forgiveness; recognize responses to pain & see them as acts of aversion; & practice Lovingkindness
Agnistambhasana Firelogs
Baddha Konasana Bound Angle Pose
Dandasana Staff Pose
Gomukasana Cow Faced Pose
Janu Sirsasana Head to Knee Pose
Kranucasana Heron Pose
Malasana Basic Squat Pose
Marichyasana A & B Sage Pose
Padmasana Lotus Pose
Paripurna Navasana Boat Pose
Paschimottanasana Seated Forward Bend Pose
Sukasana Easy Seated Pose
Upavista Konasana Seated Angle Pose
Virasana Hero Pose
Ardha Badha Padma Paschimottanasana Half Bound Lotus Western Intense Stretch Pose
Trianga Mukhailkapada Paschimottanasana Three Limbs Face One Foot Pose
Created by: adyer108