Land, Aid, Justice

I’ve been getting involved in a network called Artists for Kidapawan, which you can read more about here. This Sunday I’ll be doing a yoga class by donation for drought-affected farmers as part of Pagsibol’s fundraiser. Here is my sequence and some thoughts on the flow.

Try it with an intention to renew your relationship to the earth, or in dedication to a farmer!

Tell me how it goes :)


*Relationship to what gives us life

Table top with heel kicking back, stability and groundedness, right then left
Repeat with transition to 3-legged dog

Uttanasana roll up to Tadasana
Utkatasana planting rice

Vinyasa like a prayer of devotion between poses

Vira 1- acknowledge the earth and sky and yoga as union of opposites
Twisted lunge, grounding through hand and touching the sky
High lunge- Sprout and rise
Plant seeds, Vira 3- effort with ease

*Relationship to each other/solidarity not charity

Utkatasana- acknowledge our position, our role
Twist- towards another
Trikonasana- noticing how we push down through our feet and let go with the torso and arms, ground in our own reality (reflexivity) and allow ourselves to go beyond and into the unknown of another’s reality
Half moon- courage!
Pyramid pose- devotional and solid
Tree pose- growing outward from deep roots

*Relationship with the past/future

Vira 2- note the warrior archetype
Reverse Warrior- when we don’t know the answer ask
Side angle pose- reaching forward and grounding back
Prasarita Paddotanasana- towards turning things around with crown of head on a block/floor to headstand
Parighasana- being an example, a gate for others to see

Ustrasana (two sets)- vulnerability
Vajrasana 3 breaths

Downward dog
Eka pada rajakapotasana- surrender to the present moment where our highest selves reside
Viparita karani



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