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Abdomen Use in Asana Series1: More than Core (Short Course; Level Intermediate) Incl. FREE Session on Breath Experience in the Abdomen

The role of the abdominal area in asana and pranayama practice is much more varied, complex, and interesting, than it is in the more conventional physical exercises.  This area is rich with  musculature, organs, nerve plexi, and the more esoteric control centres.  It is recognised not just a ‘structural’ component whose musculature needs to be kept toned, but also an important physiological, endocrine, nervous and emotional centre.  When a practitioner further moves on to pranayama practices, the abdominal area is regarded as a more important locus for the breath than the heart/ lung (chest) area.   Any component that is so important, is also very sensitive, and imbalances can creep in easily.   In our practice we have to balance the ‘firming’ and ‘strengthening’ aspects with the ‘quietening’, ‘softening’ and  ‘deflating’ actions in the abdominal area.  The word ‘Core’ takes on a completely different meaning here!

In this series of asana classes, we explore these connections from various perspectives.  This Short Course includes a FREE recording on Breath with focus on the abdominal region.

Part1: Abdominal Engagement and a Healthy Back (Level Exp Beg, Intermediate)

Part2 – Front and Back Bodies are Parallel

Part 3 – Abdomen in Forward Extensions

Part 4 – Abdominal Focus in Twistings

Part 5 – Steady and Dynamic Abdominals

Part 6 – A Short burst of Abdominal Actions

Part 7 – Relief from Abdominal Heaviness (Level Intermediate)

Part 8 – Experience of the Breath in the Abdomen (FREE Recording)

 

Abdominal Engagement and a Healthy Back (Level Exp Beginner/ Intermediate)

We learn to engage the abdomen in order to understand and engage the front body with the back body.

Duration: 60min;

Level: Experienced Beginner, Intermediate

This recording is part of the Short Course Abdomen in Asanas: More than Core Series 1 (Level Intermediate)  and the Short Course  Abdomen in Asanas: More than Core Series 1 (Level Experienced Beginner)  Save by buying the whole Course.

Tagwords: abdominals, abdomen, core, abdominal toning, arms, shoulders, favorite, 60min,  caturanga dandasana, chaturanga dandasana, Utkatasana, Virabhadrasana3, supta padangusthasana3 

Our Front and Back Bodies are Parallel: For the Health of the Back, and the Abdominal Organs

We learn to engage the abdomen in order to understand and engage the front body with the back body.

Level: Experienced Beginner, Intermediate

This recording is part of the Short Course Abdomen in Asanas: More than Core Series 1 (Level Intermediate).  and the Short Course  Abdomen in Asanas: More than Core Series 1 (Level Experienced Beginner)  Save by buying the whole Course.

Tagwords: abdominals, abdomen, core, abdominal toning, arms, shoulders, 60min,  caturanga dandasana, chaturanga dandasana, supta padangusthasana1, adhomukha svanasana, urdhva prasarita padasana, urdhva hasta dandasana

Abdomen in Forward Extensions

Deploying the abdomen in Standing Forward Extensions

Duration: 60min; Level: Experienced Beginner, Intermediate

This recording is part of the Short Course Abdomen in Asanas: More than Core Series 1 (Level Intermediate), and the Short Course  Abdomen in Asanas: More than Core Series 1 (Level Experienced Beginner)  Save by buying the whole Course.

Tagwords: abdominals, abdomen, core, abdominal toning, standing, forward bends, forward extensions,  arms, utthita hasta padangusthasana, supta padangusthasana1, supta padangusthasana2, parsvottanasana

Abdominal Focus in Twistings

This session focusses on integrating abdominal participation in twists.

Duration: 60min;

Level: Experienced Beginner, Intermediate

This recording is part of the Short Course Abdomen in Asanas: More than Core Series 1 (Level Intermediate).  and the Short Course  Abdomen in Asanas: More than Core Series 1 (Level Experienced Beginner)  Save by buying the whole Course.

Tagwords: abdominals, abdomen, core, abdominal toning, standing asana, twists, 60min, favorite, prasarita padottanasana, parivrtta trikonasana, Upavistakonasana, parsva upavistakonasana

Steady and Dynamic Abdominals

Deploying the abdomen in Standing and Forward Extensions

Duration: 75min; Level: Intermediate

This recording is part of the Short Course Abdomen in Asanas: More than Core Series1 (Level Intermediate) .  Save by buying the whole Course.

Tagwords: abdominals, abdomen, core, abdominal toning, standing asana, Navasana, Jathara parivartasana, Supta Padangusthasana3, favorite

A Short Burst of Abdominal Actions

A short burst, dynamic abdominals session.

Duration: 35min; Level: Beginner, Experienced Beginners, Intermediate

This recording is part of the Short Course Abdomen in Asanas: More than Core Series 1 (Level Intermediate)  and the Short Course  Abdomen in Asanas: More than Core Series 1 (Level Experienced Beginner)  Save by buying the whole Course.

Tagwords: abdominals, abdomen, drills, core, abdominal toning, 35mins,  supta padangusthasana3, parsvottanasana, urdhva prasarita padasana

Abdomen Use in Asana Series1: More than Core – Experience of the Breath (FREE Recording)

Experiencing the breath in the abdomen

Duration: 45min;

Level: Intermediate, Gentle

This FREE recording is part of the Short Course Abdomen in Asanas: More than Core Series1 (Level Intermediate)  and the Short Course Abdomen in Asanas: More than Core Series1 (Level Gentle)

Tagwords: 45min, abdominals, abdomen, core, abdominal toning,  uddiyana kriya, uddiyana region, samana region

Relief from Abdominal Heaviness after Feasting (Level Intermediate)

A sequence to relieve abdominal heaviness/sluggishness, this is a mix of active and passive positions.

level: Intermediate

Duration: 60 min

This recording is part of the Short Course Abdomen in Asanas: More than Core Series 1 (Level Intermediate).  Save by buying the whole Course.

Tagwords: 60min, digestion, abdomen, abdominal, supported, props, supine, supta padangusthasana2,  supta padangusthasana3, supta virasana, supta baddhakonasana, setubandha sarvangasana, Jathara Parivartanasana, Sarvangasana, Halasana.

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