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Fundamentals of Sitting Posture

How we sit for meditation and pranayama determines the success of our practice. In fact, the Yoga Sutra defines asana as embodying two qualities: sthiram and sukham (steadiness and comfort). In this workshop, Sandy teaches 3 classic poses to help you maximize stability, alertness, and ease—and gives useful practice tips along the way!

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 20 mins

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About the Teacher

Sandra Anderson

Senior faculty at the Himalayan Institute, Sandy teaches yoga, meditation, and philosophy, and is a key instructor in the Institute's teacher training programs. She is the coauthor of the award-winning book, Yoga Mastering the Basics, and a frequent contributor to the Himalayan Institute's online Wisdom Library. Her work draws on her immersion in the living oral tradition, traditional texts of hatha yoga and tantra, training in Sanskrit, and her background in environmental science. A long-time resident at the Himalayan Institute with a diverse background and life experience, Sandy has a unique capacity to convey the richness of spiritual life in the contemporary world.

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