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All 12 Kramas

  1. Talasana

  2. Asymmetric seated vinyasa sequence

  3. Seated posterior stretch sequence

  4. One leg yogasanas

  5. The supine sequence

  6. The bow pose sequence

  7. The triangle post sequence

  8. Inverted posture sequence

  9. Meditative pose sequence

  10. Lotus pose sequence

  11. Visesha vinyasa kramas

  12. The winding down procedure

 
 

A Resonating Art and Science
The Slow Dance of Breath and Movement

Our goal is to preserve and conserve this yoga asana tradition and to further understand the theories, evolution, and experiential concepts of pranic energy and how we can best convey this notion and its place into today’s world.

By meticulously combing through the art of vinyasa (yoga asana) as laid out through Krishnamacharya’s coherent narrative arc in which the geometric forms are organized around the distribution of prana into the sinuous musculature of the body and more importantly throughout the internal organs one will cultivate the stillness and energy needed to sit form meditation.

All 12 kramas containing varied asanas with their subsets and counter poses are surveyed along with the method of superimposing the synchronized Ujjayi breath. We will look at the effects on the internal organs and the alignment as it is created through proper flow of the Ujjayi breath and determine how to thread the appropriate vinyasas and their applications together for personal or student needs.

With consistent curiosity and examination of the methodology and the auxiliary practices of breath-centered postures, breath retention, various seals, mudras and mantras, you will begin to penetrate the subtle layers that permeate our intellect, personality and emotions by dwelling in the space between your inhale and your exhale.

Only if we feel that something is precious will we take it seriously and do it with a positive attitude.

The breath was and is my teacher
The breath is what I am
The breath is what you are
It has infinite wisdom
And is the wisest and deepest teaching in existence.

 
 
 

 

 

Receptivity - Embodied Yoga Vinyasa.
Key principles of Vinyasakrama Yoga Asana


Krishnamacharya created a coherent narrative arc of 12 kramas, which are organized through precise gestures synchronized with breathing. A gradual progression in the construction, where body parts are arranged one to another in a specific, ideal, very precise relation to each other to produce optimum and favorable health effects.

Prana

If you know everything about prana you become the best. Prana circulates in the mouth, nose, heart, navel and big toes and assimilates all food. The breath will unlock blockages in the nadic pathways and facilitate the release of habitual holding patterns allowing free flow of energy throughout the body. A yogi becomes their own master when they carry all their prana within the body.

Ujjayi

Ujjayi is the foundation of pranayama for yoga asana and most other pranayamas. A soft rubbing effect of this sound breath at the glottis, larynx and vocal cords helps to direct the breath to the central channel just in front of the spine generating an upward movement of energy at the central core.

Pranayama

Perimeters of pranayama breath practices are place, time and duration. Cultivating an evenness of the flow of the breath allows us to dwell in the space between the inhale and exhale cleansing and rejuvenating the subtle nerve and energy pathways, toning specific glands and refining the ability to stay focused in every fiber of our being.

Bandhas

Bandhas are the bridge that allows us to move from practice on a merely physical level to a practice as an inner pranic level. These powerful actions clear blocked areas and consolidate the flow of the breath along with the yogic form to further enhance sensory perceptions.

Vinyasa

Success of asana is not measured by the asana itself, but by the degrees to which it facilitates Pranayama. Through slow appropriately sequenced vinyasas matched precisely to the ujjayi breath, one can move prana evenly through the nadis establishing a keen sense of balance in body and mind.

Seek Knowledge

To grasp the sumptuousness and transformative properties of the art of vinyasa, krama yoga requires a steadfast commitment, intense and challenging personal practices, examination of philosophical texts and a strong will to trust the process as it slowly unveils the sacred principles and essential properties of self-discovery. The study of the self is imperative.

The Teaching

By embracing the roots and core teachings in all its diversification with consistent curiosity and examination of the methodology, the auxiliary practices will tune the senses to the internal sounds that will unravel the magnitude of our cosmic connections.

 

 


 
 
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Yoga Educator, a Breath & Body Coach, Owner of Heights School of Yoga,

Artistic Director of BREATH the Pulse of the Universe

1547 Rutland Street, Houston, TX 77008   |   paminbreath@gmail.com