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Alignment, Activation, and Awareness (Level 2)

Find alignment through a dynamic standing flow and spine-strengthening backbends. Activate your prana using bandhas. Then settle into a state of active stillness (prayatna shaithilya), where you begin to experience absorption in the infinite (ananta samapatti)—the natural outcome of resting awareness in the vibrant space of the body.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 1 hr

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About the Teacher

Sandra Anderson

For over 25 years Sandra Anderson has shared her extensive experience in yoga practice and theory with students from all over the world. A senior faculty member and resident at the Himalayan Institute, her teaching reflects access to the living oral tradition, and the embodied experience of 30 years of dedicated practice. With a background in the natural sciences and studies in classical Sanskrit, along with frequent pilgrimages to India, Sandy has a rare capacity to eloquently convey the richness of spiritual life in our contemporary world. She is the coauthor of the award-winning book, Yoga Mastering the Basics, and was a contributing editor and columnist for Yoga International magazine. She is now a frequent contributor to YogaInternational.com, offering instructional videos, workshops, and articles. Sandy leads trainings and retreats both nationally and internationally, and at the headquarters of the Himalayan Institute.

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