Pranayama is the fourth limb of Ashtanga Yoga. The word pranayama can be broken down into two roots: prana (breath or life force) and yama/ayama (restriction/cultivation). Thus, pranayama can be defined as either “breathing control,” or “life force cultivation.” Both definitions are useful and complementary because they point to the different ways in which pranayama … Continue reading How should I start practicing Pranayama?
I was recently asked by a student, “When is the right time to add Intermediate Poses to the Primary Series?” I said, “Today. When you finish Primary Series, before you go to Finishing Poses, let’s stop and teach you some Intermediate Poses.” She was excited to hear that she would be able to add some … Continue reading When is the right time to add Intermediate Poses?
Rexx Anthony Samuell is a yoga teacher, seasoned teacher trainer, and former studio manager. Introduced to yoga while studying theatre and dance at university, Rexx started practicing Ashtanga Yoga in 2002, completing Primary Series in 2003 and Intermediate Series in 2006. Since 2008, Rexx’s current practice includes Advanced A and Baddha Krama. He is one of only 10 teachers in America authorized to teach the Moon Sequence (Chandra Krama). Rexx has attended workshops with Matthew Sweeney, Richard Freeman, David Wililams, Godfrey Devereux, and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. He studies regularly with his main teacher, Matthew Sweeney, in Bali. In his classes, Rexx is known for his clarity of instruction, his attention to an individual’s needs, and his emphasis on freedom through disciplined practice. His classes are sequenced based upon the needs of the students and draw heavily from an understanding of the principles of movement and progression. Through concentration on alignment within the postures, free breathing and directed gaze, the practices of yoga can be gateways to greater awareness which then seeps into other areas of one’s life. In his free time, Rexx studies computer programming, psychology, and the history of warfare.
Saturday May 19th 2018, 1:30pm – 4:30pm: Moon Sequence: An Introduction, held at YogaWorks 14th St Washington DC
Sunday April 23rd, 2017,12pm to 3pm: The Dark Side of the Moon: Introduction to the Moon Sequence, held at Washington Yoga Center
Sunday February 26th, 2017: Light Like a Cat: Techniques to Improve Jumpbacks and Jump-Throughs, held at Washington Yoga Center
Friday May 6th, 2016: Roaring Lion Vinyasa, held at Buddha B Yoga Center
Thursday April 28th, 2016: Moon Sequence, held at Buddha B Yoga Center
Thursday February 25th, 2016: Moon Sequence, held at Buddha B Yoga Center
Sunday February 21st, 2016: The Fourth Limb: Introduction to Pranayama, held at Buddha B Yoga Center
Sunday February 21st, 2016: Light Like a Cat, held at Buddha B Yoga Center