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Yoga Lessons From Abroad: Vienna

Hannah Faulkner

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3 Videos (1h 3m)
    • Video Discussion

      5:51
    • Vienna Yoga Video Sequence

      56:18
    • Yoga Lessons from Abroad Prague

      1:02

About This Class

Welcome to my Course about Alignment and Foundation.

There are many benefits of striving for perfection in your body to enhance your quality of life.

The Asana (physical poses) practice of yoga has 5 Major Alignment Principles:

  • Foundation (where your body touches the earth)
  • Activated Legs (internal rotation of inner thighs)
  • Lengthened spine (tailbone in and down or lower belly tucks in)
  • Arm strength (exterior rotation upper arms)
  • Muscle Energy (core strength)

Vienna is one of the world's most livable cities and it is known for its quality of life. The name comes from the name Vindobona meaning "white base/land." This bright base of land is the foundation of one of the most prosperous cities in the world and a model for city planning today.

Alignment is the study of relationship. How everything is connected to everything else. Similar to the way that the Viennese use their contacts and connections in business, music, art, dancing, and nature to enjoy a well-rounded life. When we are able to bring our body into alignment and harmony, the fragmentation disappears, integration is achieved, and unity is established.

In this course we will notice symbolism and details throughout this exciting city as we connect these to the details within our body.

We will explore these concepts more through:

  • a written discussion about the topic
  • a video explanation with key ideas to reflect on
  • a yoga sequence video that includes music, warm-up, key poses, cool down, and a final resting pose.

Thank you for your interest in my course and I look forward to hearing more about your path to Alignment by joining my yoga journey now.

What are the requirements?

  • Students should be aware of how to handle any pre-existing injuries. Yoga is not a competition. Listen to your body and do not continue in a pose if you feel tearing or sharp pain.
  • Please message me if you have any questions about how to deal with specific injuries.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Notice the 5 Alignment Principles in each pose
  • Activate all parts of your body in each pose
  • Move with your breath
  • Make connections with Alignment and the city of Vienna
  • Appreciate the music in Vienna
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