Grounding Practice: Asteya on and off our mat
In this class, I will explore the way we can practice Asteya (non-stealing) in our practice. Very often in vinyasa flow, the student can move too quickly, rushing from pose to pose, wanting to go deeper, and never truly settling into the present moment with contentment or ease. This robs them of the experience of stillness and stability. This class uses blocks, a strap, and the wall to slow the practice down, with a specific sequence deliberately cued and designed to open the psoas muscle and quadriceps. The sequence includes Downward Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Shvanasana), Low Lunge (Anjaneyasana), Chair Pose (Utkatasana), Warrior 1 (Virabhadrasana 1), Hero's Pose (Virasana), Reclining Hero's Pose (Supta Virasana), Half Hero's Pose (Ardha Virasana), Reclining Half Hero's Pose Ardha (Supta Ardha Virasana), Frog Pose (Bhekasana), King Authur's Pose prep, King Arthur's Pose, Camel Pose (Ustrasana), Intense Stretch of the Dorsal Pose (Paschimottanasana), Leg's Up The Wall Pose (Viparita Karani), Corpse Pose (Savasana), mediation and a closing prayer of gratitude.