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BLACK YO)))GA
Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1 DVD


“The band’s name nicely defines this ambient treasure trove of soundscapes and its purpose. Positioning itself as an alternative to world music and new age tunes that often take up residence in yoga studios, Black Yo)))ga takes elements from lesser-known flavors metal, rock, hip-hop and drone to carefully craft songs fit for meditation. If you’re looking for a change of pace— or never felt at home with popular meditation music—Black Yo)))ga has the answer for your woes..”  - Nikki Hedrick
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This particular mix below was curated by Scott Massie & Chad Hammitt, Fall 2014, for use during BLACK YO)))GA classes led by Kimee Massie in Pittsburgh, PA. It has been made available for practitioners personal use and listening enjoyment.

Thank you for your support.

Listen to our YO)))GA Mix #16

  1. Ulver - Noche Oscura Del Alma
  2. Blood of the Black Owl - The Final Banishing (Movement IV)
  3. Pig Destroyer - Mass
  4. Esoteric - Quickening
  5. Year of No Light - La Bouche De Vitus Bering
  6. Grails - The Natural Man
  7. Atrium Carceri - Static of the Kapnobatai

Our Thursday, June 9th class is CANCELLED 
We'll still be emotionally hung over from seeing SUNN O))) in Cleveland the night before!

Pose of the Month: Mountain Pose

Mountain Pose (Tadasana) is the foundation for all of the standing postures. 
But it’s useful to practice Tadasana as a pose in itself.

 

To Begin...

From a standing position, bring the feet together hip width apart, parallel. Lift and spread your toes and the balls of your feet, then lay them softly down on the floor. Rock back and forth and side to side. Gradually reduce this swaying to a standstill, with your weight balanced evenly on the feet.

Firm your thigh muscles and lift the knee caps, without hardening your lower belly and tuck the tailbone slightly under. Lift the inner ankles to strengthen the inner arches, then imagine a line of energy all the way up along your inner thighs to your groins, and from there through the core of your torso, neck, and head, and out through the crown of your head. Turn the upper thighs slightly inward. Feel the hips aligned directly over the ankles. The legs are straight, but the knees are not locked. Lengthen your tailbone toward the floor and lift the pubis toward the navel.

Press your shoulder blades into your back, then widen them across and release them down your back. Without pushing your lower front ribs forward, lift the top of your sternum straight toward the ceiling. Widen your collarbones. Hang your arms beside the torso.

Balance the crown of your head directly over the center of your pelvis, with the underside of your chin parallel to the floor, throat soft, and the tongue wide and flat on the floor of your mouth. Soften your eyes. Stay in the pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute, breathing easily.
 

Benefits...

  • Improves posture
  • Imprroves stability
  • Strengthens confidence
  • Strengthens thighs, knees, and ankles
  • Firms abdomen and buttocks
  • Relieves sciatica
  • Reduces flat feet

Cautions...

Recent or chronic injury to the shoulder, headache, or low blood pressure.


* Photo by Paul Werkmeister of Miser Photography
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