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Advancing Asana – Handstands

Interested in learning more complicated yoga postures? Looking to refine your skills with certain poses or learn new variations and transitions? This workshop is for you!

This series of 1 hour workshops will focus on a specific pose or pose family each month. We will work through drills, alignment, strength and mobility exercises, and play with the shapes! In order to give each participant one on one instruction and tips, each workshop will be limited to 15 people.

Time: 5-6pm (EST)

Dates:
June 16 – Handstand
July 7 – Headstand
August 18 – Hamstrings and Splits
September 15 – Wheel Pose
October 20 – Side Crow
November 10 – Compass and Eight Angle
December 15 – Koundinyasana 2

Register for Class with Angelina Fox, ERYT 500 Yoga Teacher, Ayurveda Health Counselor, Diet and Lifestyle Design, Washington DC, Alexandria, VA, Lake Anna

Investment (per person):
$20 Single Workshop
$108 for Any 6 Workshops
$120 for All 7 Workshops

All sessions will be hosted live online via Zoom. Recordings of each workshop will be available for one month after the workshop.

Previous yoga experience is encouraged, and you do not already have to know how to do these postures to attend. We will break each pose down from the beginning and then add some spice for those who are working on variations and transitions.

Yoga teachers who attend live will receive 1 CEU per workshop attended for Yoga Alliance.

Cancellation/Refunds: No refunds for any cancellations because the recordings will be available. Cancellations received 7 days prior to the workshop date may transfer to another workshop and receive access to the recordings for the new workshop.

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Advancing Asana – Crow & Crane Poses

Interested in learning more complicated yoga postures? Looking to refine your skills with certain poses or learn new variations and transitions? This workshop is for you!

This series of 1 hour workshops will focus on a specific pose or pose family each month. We will work through drills, alignment, strength and mobility exercises, and play with the shapes! In order to give each participant one on one instruction and tips, each workshop will be limited to 15 people.

Time: 5-6pm (EST)

Dates:
April 14 – Crow and Crane Pose
May 12 – Flying Pigeon
June 16 – Handstand
July 7 – Headstand
August 18 – Hamstrings and Splits
September 15 – Wheel Pose
October 20 – Side Crow
November 10 – Compass and Eight Angle
December 15 – Koundinyasana 1 and 2

Register for Class with Angelina Fox, ERYT 500 Yoga Teacher, Ayurveda Health Counselor, Diet and Lifestyle Design, Washington DC, Alexandria, VA, Lake Anna

Investment (per person):
$20 Single Workshop
$108 for Any 6 Workshops
$155 for All 9 Workshops

All sessions will be hosted live online via Zoom. Recordings of each workshop will be available for one month after the workshop.

Previous yoga experience is encouraged, and you do not already have to know how to do these postures to attend. We will break each pose down from the beginning and then add some spice for those who are working on variations and transitions.

Yoga teachers who attend live will receive 1 CEU per workshop attended for Yoga Alliance.

Cancellation/Refunds: No refunds for any cancellations because the recordings will be available. Cancellations received 7 days prior to the workshop date may transfer to another workshop and receive access to the recordings for the new workshop.

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Add Spring to Your Step

Add Some Spring to Your Step

According to Ayurveda, spring is the Kapha season. Kapha is a blend of water and earth elements which give it qualities like heavy, dense, wet, cool, slimy, dark, smooth, liquid, stable. These are not to been seen as negative qualities, but qualities in of themselves. We need these qualities in our life to function. Without the heavy and dark qualities it would be difficult to sleep. Without stability, we would fall apart. Without liquid or slimy qualities, our joints would dry out.

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In spring time these qualities are more abundant and directly affect us so it is important to take care to not let ourselves be overwhelmed by them. Like increases like and opposites balance is an adage closely followed in Ayurveda. By adding light, dry, warm qualities through lifestyle practices and diet choices it is possible to bring balance to the qualities of Kapha and prevent them from taking over and creating that sluggish, don’t want to get off the couch feeling and add spring to your step!

Think of the “spring cleaning” ritual many of us follow with our homes. It is the same thing with our body. We need to shake out the cobwebs we accumulate over winter to make space for the fun of summer and begin to feel light on or feet.

If we are wise, we begin to incorporate the practices just when the weather is starting to turn from winter to spring to reduce things like allergies and colds as much as possible. But it’s never too late!

Lifestyle

Start to move your body more! Exercise is critical to keeping the heavy and sluggish qualities at bay. Every day move your body for at least 30 minutes. This does not have to be high intensity or all in one take, simply walking, or dancing in your living room counts!

Kapalabhati Breathing is also a great way to bust up excess Kapha. Kapha tends to collect in the lungs and airway, which is why it is important to breathe deeply. To do this, sit tall, have a tissue on hand, forcefully heal air through your nose. Your inhale will happen on it’s own. If you feel light headed, take a break or stop. Always be safe and listen to your body.

Doing a saline rinse with a Neti Pot helps keep the cilia in the nostrils functioning at full capacity to help filter allergens, dust, and other pathogens keeping galleries and colds at bay.

Drink your beverages warm or room temperature (At least no ice!). Because Kapha has the cold quality already, we don’t want to aggravate it and further reduce our body’s ability to digest the food we eat.

Diet

Incorporate more foods with bitter, astringent and pungent tastes and try to reduce sweet, sour, and salty tastes. In Ayurveda, sweet is more than sugar and candy. Sweet is anything that has a sweet taste like dairy, heavy meats like red meat or pork, wheat, etc. Replace flour with amaranth, millet, oat, barley, or buckwheat.

Have your meals warm to make them easily digestible. During the spring, our digestion is not as strong, so eating fully cooked foods that are warm make it easier to digest to the food. Make dinner your lightest meal or if you’re digestion is particularly sluggish, you may consider skipping dinner all together for a short period of time.

Bitter:

  • Leafy Greens (like kale, collards, dandelion greens)
  • Cabbage Family (broccoli, cauliflower)
  • Cranberries
  • Artichoke
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Chard
  • Collards
  • Coffee
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Bitter melon
  • Burdock root
  • Eggplant

Astringent:

  • Apples
  • Blueberries
  • Lemons
  • Pomegranates
  • Rye
  • Popcorn
  • Corn
  • Ricecakes
  • Legumes and Beans
  • Green Beans
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes (not sweet)

Pungent:

  • Black Pepper
  • Cayenne
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Chilies
  • Ginger

Begin to reduce oily, cold, dense, and sweet foods like fried foods, avocados (I know, it’s a bummer. Don’t have to give them up entirely, just reduce to like once per week and you can bring them back in full force over the summer!), soy, sweet potatoes, olive oil, cucumbers, bananas, oranges, dairy, etc.

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