Jñānam Method

$20 GENERAL CLASSES

The Jñānam Method™ embraces various innovative, contemporary and tactical methods and techniques of sanghik vyayam (group exercise).

The series of vyayam sequences follows the arrangement of ‘Tattva’ (i.e. electro-magnetic celestial or solar energy flow), where yogic practice represents the friction against the direction of flow.

1 – Ākāśa (Space) Śakti (Field)
Learn about pavana muktāsana (joint mobilisation), śaktipāta, the relationship between the ākāśa (neutral) spine and the lower extremities.
Find stability and spaciousness in virabhadrāsana I (warrior I), virabhadrāsana II (warrior II), trikoṇāsana (triangle), utthita pārśva konāsana (extended side angle), ardha utkaṭāsana (chair), salamba ardha uttānāsana (supported half-way lift), adho mukha śvānāsana (downward facing dog), godhā pīṭham (lizard), naukāsana (boat), āpaṇāsana (knees to chest), etc.
Regulate the subtle energies in your body with alternate nostril breathing.

2 – Pṛthvī (Earth) Śakti (Field)
Shake your śakti with a strong routine focussing on core work, breath, mula bandha (pelvic floor and perineum) and uddiyana bandha (abdominal hold) – adho mukha śvānāsana (downward facing dog) with abdominal curls.
Relieve stress with Hara-Ha!
Bliss out with matsyāsana (fish), setu asana (bridge), salamba sarvāńgāsana (supported shoulderstand), bāla bhujańgāsana (baby cobra), prasṛtā pādā uttānāsana (wide-legged standing forward bend), maṇḍūkāsana (frog), baddha konāsana (seated bound angle), vikasitha kamalāsana (blossoming lotus), merudaṇḍāsana (balancing bear), supta baddha konāsana (reclining bound angle), upaviṣṭakoṇāsana (open angle), etc.

3 – Āpas (Water) Śakti (Field)
Consolidate learning about the Sacroiliac Joint and Quadratus Lumborum in this class on lateral bends and the meaning of āsana, focussing on the fluid style of dancing dogs, bakāsana (crane), vasiṣṭhāsana (most excellent), trikoṇāsana (triangle), parivṛtta trikoṇāsana (revolved triangle), ardha čandrāsana (half-moon), viparīta virabhadrāsana (reverse warrior), utthita pārśva konāsana (extended side angle), viśvā-mitrāsana (all-friend),  jānu śīrṣāsana (head to knee), parivṛtta jānu śīrṣāsana (revolved head to knee), krauñčāsana (heron), etc.

4 – Agni (Fire) Śakti (Field)
Experience the exuberance of sun salutations!
Open your heart with adho mukha vṛkṣāsana (handstand), vajrāsana (adamantine), śalabhāsana (locust), ekapādā rājakapotāsana (one-legged king pigeon), uṣṭrāsana (camel), dhanurāsana (bow), etc.

5 – Vāyu (Air) Śakti (Field)
Warm up with Tibetan spinning and Breath of Fire!
Awaken your hips, glutes, quads, hammies, calves, piriformis!
Conclude the exploration of centre of gravity and balance using the metaphysical metaphors of agni (denoting centre) and vāyu (denoting central functions).
Practice floating planche (utplutiḥ) from L-sit with Stott Pilates rolls, and test your balance with utthita svastikāsana (extended auspicious), virabhadrāsana III (warrior III), garuḍāsana (eagle), ūrdhva prasṛtā eka pādāsana (standing splits), pādāńguṣṭhāsana (extended hand to big toe), svarga dvijāsana (bird of paradise), etc.

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