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kaimal.manoj. Some alternating sets of pike and progressive pike presses #handstand
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Current teacher trainees at #manasayoga are going through the teachings of pancha kosha and sat chit Ananda. The difference between moving and moving in yoga is, if its in yoga, then we are constantly trying to embody the wisdom teachings of yoga through the movement. So, even as we put efforts on strengthening and refining the muskulo skeletal aspects of the movement, in the context of this video- the handstand, we notice a sense of sticky identification forming around it. That is kosha of annamaya. We also tend to link happiness around success of the attempted movement. That is kosha of anandamaya. The suggested practice of yoga is a simultaneous engagement and disengagement. Engagement with the energy process, but disengaging with the identification process. And then, without the entanglement of identity, we might sense the essence of our self, which is termed as sat (true existence), chit (the base of consciouisness) and Ananda (bliss). The wave of the ocean realizes that its water, and that all other waves, whether bigger or smaller, are that too. Aham Brahmasi #yoga #philosophy #wisdom #mindfulness #movingmeditation #handstand #teachertraining #yogateachertraining #yogateacher #vedanta

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Today’s #ashtanga #vinyasa at #manasayoga , we will, among other aspects focus on the 7 th vinyasa of #sunsalutation A. Our direction will be to lift to 7 on the 7th. And from there then we can choose whether to land straight to #uttanasana or to take it to #handstand and then uttanasana. Towards this we will first focus on #tuck. See you there #yoga #yogainspiration #yogateacher #downdog #gymnastics #calisthenics

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kaimal.manoj. Carefully checking the wrists and shoulders with 7 progressions #hands
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kaimal.manoj. Good to be back on hands. Elbows and chest gave up and so the set coul

Good to be back on hands. Elbows and chest gave up and so the set could not be finished strong. But grateful that wrists are feeling stronger. #handstand #split #workout #calisthenics #gymnastics #yoga #manasayoga

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kaimal.manoj. Wrist still in recovery mode and so some forearm work #handstand #fore

Wrist still in recovery mode and so some forearm work #handstand #forearmbalance #inversion #yoga #yogateacher #workout #calisthenics #manasayoga

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kaimal.manoj. Keep moving? Or hold? In yoga, the context is neither. When we look ar

Keep moving? Or hold? In yoga, the context is neither. When we look around, we see nature moving through the waves, winds and holding herself still through mountains, rocks etc. In us she moves through our nervous system , circulatory system and holds herself through the skeletal system. The movements or holds are not for the sake of moving or holding only in yoga. It is to know what moves the movements, what holds. So let’s do all of it. Static hold, dynamic movements , breathing practices , meditation. Let’s let go of doership and the smugness of knowing some names of muscles and techniques. And sense ourselves beyond name, form, movements and holds. Towards wisdom 🙏🏻 #yoga #movement #stillness #meditation #philosophy #wisdom #manasayoga

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#manasayoga Saturday 5 pm practitioners going through the different core sequences #core #abs #flexibility #workout #calisthenics #gymnastics #yoga

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Memory from the Mulu caves trip. This was near the entrance of the #clearwatercave The handstand was interesting as the platform kept tilting to both sides. #handstand #naturephotography #malaysia #handbalancing #calisthenics #gymnastics #yogateacher #yoga #manasayoga

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First scissor and straight at home after around two weeks. No sound of waves crashing onto the shore. No birds chirping. But I can hear my family talking and laughing in the other room. That’s beautiful too. Ok. To the next set. #handstand #workout #practice #bodyweighttraining #inversion #calisthenics #gymnastics #yoga #yogateachers #manasayoga

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Feels so good to be back home with family. And with my students. Today in the Ashtanga class we invoked gratefulness, breath awareness and ujjai breathing with pelvic floor, abdominal wall and hyoid bone actions. And closed with wishing maitri. So privileged to teach these teachings. And so nice to see Manasa Nrtya (Manasa dance) class unfolding under @sandhyamanoj at the other floor. Great morning. Thank you all and wish u a great day. #yoga #ashtanga #flexibilitytraining #backbend #dance #practice #manasayoga

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Will miss this early morning environment. And the privilege to practice in it. Just this body and mind , coconut trees , sun, rocks, sand, Sky and sea. . To feel the dewy grass on the hands in handstand was somehow deeply soothing. After each repetition as I gaze around, the coconut trees inspire to root deep downwards to find length upwards. And as I come down from a handstand and feel frustrated at the video where I find my chest is bit open or elbows slightly bend, the trees tell me they are also not all vertically up. Some are leaning, some are straight, some are curved. That gives me acceptance.. The sound of the waves immediately say not to confuse acceptance with stagnancy. They keep on rising, again and again. And so, let’s all keep working. Again and again. embracing the Paradox of acceptance , contentment , enchantment and evolvement. That’s what nature does. And we are not separate from her. Thanks @nicolastanding for all the drills, tips and encouragement #handstand #nature #dawn #practice #movement #stillness #calisthenics #workout #yoga #yogateacher #manasayoga #yogathailand

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kaimal.manoj. Another glorious morning #yogateachers #yogateacher #sunrise #yoga #ba
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Totally inspiring and humbling to see a true handstand professional @nicolastanding going through his practice routines. This was incidentally his first real practice after a three month layoff due to a shoulder injury. Respect 🙏🏻 #handstand #oahs #onearmhandstand #presshandstand #circus #gymnastics #handstandnation

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kaimal.manoj. Om bhargo devasya dhimahi dhiyo yona prachodayat. May the splendrous u

Om bhargo devasya dhimahi dhiyo yona prachodayat. May the splendrous universal light guide us all. If I am given a choice of a daily 6 am sun salute spot for the rest of my life, this studio will be in the top 10 #sunsalutation #yoga #handstand #presshandstand #gayatri #manasayoga

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