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Class 4A & 4B


Class of 11/20/11

posted Nov 27, 2011, 1:43 PM by Balvihar Teachers Yoga   [ updated Nov 27, 2011, 1:43 PM by Balvihar Administrator ]

  • Warm Ups
  • Padmasan - Lotus pose
  • Nadi Shodhan pranayam
  • Gayatri Mantra recitation
  • Virbhadhrasan - Warrior 1
  • Ushtrasan - Camel 
  • Ohmkaar
  • Preliminary Natrajasan - Dancers pose
  • Setubandhasan - Bridge pose
  • Shav asan - Corpse pose
  • Ohmkaar

Class of November 6th, 2011

posted Nov 16, 2011, 8:30 AM by Balvihar Teachers Yoga   [ updated Nov 16, 2011, 8:30 AM by Balvihar Administrator ]

  • Class Started with Centering in Anjali Mudra and Omkar
  • Energetic warm up doing Jumping jacks and sit ups 
  • Surya Namaskar
  • Gayatri Mantra recitation
  • Children were explained the importance of Gayatri mantra and its vibrational benefits
  • Preliminary Head stand
  • Tree pose
  • Importance of Sun rays was explained.
  • Class of 10/09/11

    posted Oct 12, 2011, 5:10 PM by Balvihar Teachers Yoga   [ updated Oct 12, 2011, 5:10 PM by Balvihar Administrator ]

    Due to the Diya project last week there was no yoga class for your child's class

    Class of Septemeber 25th, 2011

    posted Oct 2, 2011, 10:03 AM by Balvihar Teachers Yoga   [ updated Oct 2, 2011, 10:06 AM by Balvihar Administrator ]

    Centering:

    Students were taught how to still their bodies and minds by being seated in Sukhasan – cross-legged seated position and focus in the middle of their head between their brows.  This helps cultivate in children a skill on how to focus not only during yoga but all life activities in general.

    Breath-Awareness: 

    Students were taught belly breathing while keeping their attention focused and calm. 

    Warm-ups

    Gentle circular movements for all major joints.

    Gentle up and down movement of the spine.

    Sun Salutations

    Students followed this sequence of 12 asanas in succession learning to co-ordinate the movements with their breath.    

    Vrikshasan – Tree Pose

    ·         Stand in Tadasan with your feet joined together.

    ·         Lift your right foot place it (toes pointing downwards), on your left inner thigh.

    ·         Balance your body properly on your left leg.

    ·         Join the palms of both hands in front of your chest, fingers pointing upward.

    ·         Inhale slowly and gradually raise both your hands up above your head.

    ·         Gaze ahead.

    ·         Keeping your balance, Breathe.

    ·         Bring down your hands to chest level.

    ·         Lower your right leg.

    ·         Repeat the above steps with the opposite leg.

    Benefits:

    1.       Strengthens thighs, calves, ankles, and spine

    2.      Stretches the groins and inner thighs, chest and shoulders

    3.      Improves sense of balance

    4.      Relieves sciatica and reduces flat feet

     

    Natarajasana – Dancer’s Pose

    ·         Stand in Tadasan

    ·         Inhaling raise your left leg off the ground and take it backwards.

    ·         Raise the leg further up and catch hold of the big toe or ankle with your left hand. Simultaneously extend the right arm in front so that it is parallel to the ground.

    ·         Pull your left leg with your left hand to raise it as high as comfortably possible without straining.

    ·         Look in front and fix your gaze.

    ·         Maintain this posture for a minute.

    ·         Exhaling slowly, bring your left leg and right hand down to the starting posture.

    ·         Repeat the same steps as above alternating the legs and hands.

    Benefits:

    1.       Stretches the shoulders and chest

    2.      Stretches the thighs, groins, and abdomen

    3.      Strengthens the legs and ankles

    4.      Improves balance

     

    Shavasana – Corpse pose

                Asana to help relax the body and mind after yoga postures.

    Omkaar

    This helps center the mind again before end of class

    Homework:

    Other than what is posted on the website for homework students are encouraged to practice these asans at home on a daily basis and must be prepared to step up and demo the asana in front of the class, know the benefits and how to get in and out of the asans learnt in the previous session. 

     

    Class of September 11, 2011

    posted Sep 15, 2011, 6:34 PM by Balvihar Teachers Yoga   [ updated Sep 15, 2011, 6:36 PM by Balvihar Administrator ]

    • Introduction  to teachers, 
    • Going over rules for the class, recap and reminder that this is their final year and learning is to be taken in full earnest and sincerity
    • Warm Ups
    • Sun Salutations
    • Vrikshasana - Tree Pose
    • Natraj Asana -  Lord of the Dances Pose
    • Shavasana - Corpse pose
    • Omkaar

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