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Richard Freeman

Ashtanga

Richard Freeman

Ashtanga

Richard Freeman has been a student of yoga since 1968. He has spent nearly twelve years in Asia studying various traditions, which he incorporates into the Ashtanga yoga practice as taught by his principal teacher, K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Richard's background includes studying Sufism in Iran, Zen and Vipassana Buddhist practice, Bhakti and traditional Hatha yoga in India. Starting in 1974 he also began an in-depth study of Iyengar yoga, which eventually led him to Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Richard is an avid student of both Western and Eastern philosophy, as well as Sanskrit. His ability to juxtapose various viewpoints, without losing the depth and integrity of each, has helped him develop a unique, metaphorical teaching style.

Richard teaches public classes, month and week-long intensives at his home base, the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado, as well as spending a good part of each year traveling as a guest instructor at studios throughout the world. He is the author of the book, The Mirror of Yoga (Shambhala Publications), and has produced a number of instructional DVDs and CDs on yoga asana, philosophy, breathing and chanting.

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Of utmost importance in all asana practices, especially more rigorous forms is a balanced and grounded finishing sequence. Explore setu bandhasana and matsyasana, as well as the rolling movements of form that take you in and out of important finishing postures so that you may experience deep release in the core of the body. Discover the importance of finishing postures and the linking movements that gives them a truly meditative and restoring quality.
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In this class explore poses of the primary series that give tail power and open the back of your diaphragm. When these forms are aligned correctly they cause mula bandha to arise spontaneously, and an entire opening of the central channel to manifest effortlessly. Practice this concept with poses like purvottanasana, navasana and supta hasta padangusthasana. It takes time and courage to find these rooting patterns that bring us strongly into the present moment.
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Your psoas muscle is a strong hip flexor that is difficult to release when there is any mental agitation, especially when working with twists. Tune into this muscle and learn alignment techniques that help you discover more refinement in moving your hip joints and pelvis. Warm up with sun salutations before deeply exploring postures like revolved parsvakonasana and matsyendrasana. When your psoas is released, twists become comfortable, deep and integrating forms within your practice.
Practice Focus: Twists & Psoas
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