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Welcome to Unit 7! ​​

Goals in this unit include:

  • Review Anatomy of Inversions

  • Practice and learn along with the Inversion Asana videos

  • Practice and learn two pranayamas: Sitali and Robins

  • Topic: Responsibilities and Creating a Safe and Sacred Space

  • Topic: Ideas on Where to Teach and Teaching Online

  • Walking Meditation
     

Homework in addition to the videos:

  • Anatomy worksheet: Inversions

  • Teach a 60 min. online class using a variety of poses, inspirational quote/theme, and video it so you can see yourself. Watch the video and give yourself feedback. Make sure to include more positive comments than constructive comments about your class! Your online class can have students online or in person or you can teach just to a camera. 

Journal: 

How do you feel about going upside down in poses? Inversions ask us to use our hands or forearms as if they are feet. They flip our normal orientation which can be anywhere on the emotional spectrum from exciting to scary! Have you been taught how to go into a headstand and use props? Note the precautions for inversions. Do you have any physical concerns about yourself going into any of the inversions in this course? (Headstand, shoulderstand, plow, downdog, legs up the wall)

It is best to take these at one's own pace. If you or a student have an overwhelming feeling of fear, try a different pose and know that is ok. It is not necessary to teach/demonstrate every pose. 

Anatomy (5 min)

Asana: Inversions (38 min)

Walking Meditation

Topic: Responsibilities of Teaching, Creating Sacred Space (min)

Topic: Ideas on Where to Teach and Teaching Online

Pranayama: Sitali (3 min) 

Pranayama: Robins (2 min)