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Class of 2/12/12

posted Feb 19, 2012, 2:33 PM by Balvihar Teachers Yoga   [ updated Feb 19, 2012, 2:33 PM by Balvihar Administrator ]

The yoga class was very special today as children volunteered to present their
favorite yoga pose to the rest of the class. It was truly exciting for all.
They explained what parts of one’s body were exercised by the poses. The poses
presented were –
Tree pose
Flamingo Pose
Garudasana
Dhanurasana
Back bend
Thoppu Karnam
Splits
Plow pose
Savasana

Class of 12/18/11

posted Dec 23, 2011, 3:33 PM by Balvihar Teachers Yoga   [ updated Dec 23, 2011, 3:33 PM by Balvihar Administrator ]

Rigorous warm ups
Utthanasana – Forward bend Pose
Malasana – Garland Pose
Adho Mukha Snavasana – Downward facing dog Pose
Kapotasana – Pigeon Pose
Balasana- Child’s Pose
Vajrasana – Thunderbolt Pose
Ananda Balasana – Happy Child Pose
Savasana – Corspe Pose
 

Class of December 4th

posted Dec 12, 2011, 8:25 AM by Balvihar Teachers Yoga   [ updated Dec 12, 2011, 8:25 AM by Balvihar Administrator ]

Rigorous warm-ups

Vrikshasana - Tree Pose

Padmasana – Lotus Pose (several kids also did Lolasana)

Baddha Konasana- Butterfly Pose

Paschimottanasana – Forward Bend

Vajarasana – Thunder Bolt Pose

Balaasana – Child’s Pose

Ustrasana – Camel Pose

Savasana – Corpse Pose

We tried a two minute Laughing yoga session.  Laughing brings more blood and oxygen to your body and brain thereby energizing you.  It relaxes your face muscles and relieves physical, emotional stress.

Class of 11/06/11

posted Nov 10, 2011, 4:23 PM by Balvihar Teachers Yoga   [ updated Nov 10, 2011, 4:23 PM by Balvihar Administrator ]

Warm ups – After rigourous warm-ups, we did a couple of exercises to become aware of our breath and our thoughts.Talked about importance of breathing and ensuring oxygen reaches all parts of our body.  We also did an exercise in listening, by closing our eyes and listening to the farthest sound.

Asanas – Today we started the second phase of our curriculum that of Seated, Supine and Twist poses.  The following poses were practiced in class

For more information on these poses please look up the following link to Yoga Journal  - http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/finder/browse_categories/standing

Padmasana – Lotus Pose ( many kids did Lolasana as well)

Baddha Konasana - Butterfly Pose and variations

Ardha Mtsyendrasana – Half lord of Fishes Pose

Gomukhasana – Cow Face Pose

Vajrasana – Thuderbolt Pose

Suptha veerasana – Supine Hero Pose

Balasana – Child’s Pose

Savasana – Corpse Pose

Class of 10/23/11

posted Oct 30, 2011, 7:34 PM by Balvihar Teachers Yoga   [ updated Oct 30, 2011, 7:36 PM by Balvihar Administrator ]

Warm ups – For warm ups we did a simple exercise which involves  crossing your arms in front of you and holding your ears and do a series of squatting and standing.  This is done typically in front of Lord Ganesha in India.   In Southern India, it is called “Thoppukaranam” (in Tamil) or “Gunjeellu” (in Telugu) and in Northern India, it is called “Kaan Paati” (in Hindi) and Utah Beshi (in Marathi).  This exercise warms up your body and is supposed to increase one’s focus and concentration.

In addition to these we did ankle rotations, knee lifts, hip swings and lunges.

Asanas The following poses were practiced in class

For more information on these poses please look up the following link to Yoga Journal  - http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/finder/browse_categories/standing

Veerabhadrasana – Warrior Poses I, II and III

Adho Mukha Svanasana- Downward facing dog

Vajrasana  - Thunder Bolt Pose

Balasana –  Child Pose

In addition to these poses children were asked what they would like to do and as per them we did

Urdhva Dhanurasana - Upward Bow or Wheel Pose

Bhujangasana- Cobra pose

Dhanurasana - Bow pose

Savasana- Corpse Pose

Class of 10/o9/11

posted Oct 12, 2011, 5:09 PM by Balvihar Teachers Yoga   [ updated Oct 12, 2011, 5:09 PM by Balvihar Administrator ]

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

Class of September 25th

posted Oct 2, 2011, 9:52 AM by Balvihar Teachers Yoga   [ updated Oct 2, 2011, 9:54 AM by Balvihar Administrator ]

Omkar – We dissected the OM sound into three of its parts “Aa, O and Mmm” and chanted them one at a time to observe what sensation each sound makes within the body.  Children were very receptive to this exercise.   In addition to the many benefits of Omkar this exercise makes kids aware of their body an important aspect of Yoga. 

Rigorous warm ups -  We built up our breath with  rigorous warm ups and stood in Tadasana to steady our breath.  This teaches children to become aware of their breath and moderate it.

Asanas -The following poses were practiced in class, with each of the poses we took a second to see which part of the body was stretched.   For more information on these poses please look up the following link to Yoga Journal  - http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/finder/browse_categories/standing

Tadasana- Mountain Pose
Vrikshasana- Tree Pose

Garudasana- Eagle Pose

Trikonasana – Triangle Pose

Prasarita Padottanasana-  Wide-Legged Forward Bend

Adho Mukha Svanasana- Downward facing dog

Balasana – Happy Child Pose

Savasana- Corpse Pose

Class of September 11, 2011

posted Sep 15, 2011, 7:34 AM by Balvihar Teachers Yoga   [ updated Sep 15, 2011, 7:45 AM by Balvihar Administrator ]

Class began with a brief introduction of rules of the class and history of Yoga. To test what the kids had retained from last year’s class we played a game.  Children were asked to jog in their places and stop to do a pose that the teacher called out.  Kids enjoyed it and we were thrilled to see that they knew all the poses we called out.

 

We then reviewed two poses the first and the last pose in an yoga practice, Tadasana(Mountain pose) and Savasana ( Corpse pose). Children realized how difficult these two seemingly simple poses were to do, as it took some of them several minutes before they could be still in either of the poses.

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