What is the Rocket
Larry Schultz created the Rocket routine, a series of postures based on a modification of the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga primary and intermediate series. The perfect marriage of tempo and sequence, these advanced routines are appropriate for all levels of students. With plenty of ways to modify the classical poses, the benefits of the poses are transmitted equally to renew vitality and energy.
This vibrant routine is called the “Rocket” because, “it gets you there faster.” The Rocket is designed to wake up the nervous system and feed it the precious prana it craves while promoting a spirit of change and freedom in the practice.
Breath - Forward and backward bends - 140 Ashtanga postures in the Rocket system sequenced by days of the week - Abdominal strength and control - Full body strengthening including hand, wrist, shoulder, and back development - Stacking methods for inversions - Drishti (the integration of eye focus into your practice)
Learning the “Mechanics of Flight”
Flying is the ability to move fluidly through your practice in sections that require balancing on your hands while your feet are off the ground:
Areas covered include:
Weight Transfer into the hands - Floating back and forth in the Sun Salutations - Jump backs from seated postures - Inversions and handstands from standing postures - Arm balances and inversions from seated positions - Creating fluid movement throughout your practice - Floating with control vs. ballistics - Arm Balancing and Inversions - Balancing on your hands has many invigorating benefits.