Mahamudra, or the Great Seal, is the first pose mentioned in the seminal Hatha Yoga Pradipika. It is one of the most powerful poses through which to awaken inner energy. Asana transforms into pranayama with the powerful retentions, both internal and external, of Mahamudra. You will practice preparations for this pose both in terms of asana and breath retention, and follow it with a short meditation.
Contraindications: high blood pressure, recent abdominal surgery, pregnancy
Required: One year of regular practice + Level II + teachers
Cost: $45, Earlybird by 11/23 $35