A beautiful hip opener, baddha konasana, or bound angle pose also requires a long spine. Prop yourself on a blanket or block if the low back is rounding. Work on a long spine before you add the forward fold, and whenever you get there, relax your shoulders and neck.
Moderate flow/deep stretch as we use the breath and sensations in the body to bring ourselves back to right here, right now. Perfect for any time of day or evening when you need to quiet a storm that's raging in your mind, and deeply open your hips, shoulders and hamstrings, too! Skandasana, high lunge with lion's breath, lizard pose, standing marichyasana, frog pose and an intense shoulder-opening sequence on the floor all come out to play. Savasana with your quiet mind and open body feels so good.
This is the perfect antidote for a stressful, busy day to wind down before bedtime! What to expect: Grab pillows, blankets or anything else you need, jump into your pjs (or yoga pants) and roll out your mat for some deep hip, hamstring and side body stretches that we will hold for a few minutes each for maximum yumminess! Poses we will be exploring: Baddha Konasana, Wide-Legged Seated Forward Fold, Parvrrita Janu Sirsasana, Enjoy!
For days when you need to get up and go, or for anytime when you need to hit the reset button! Series and A and B with variations to open up the upper back and shoulders, fire up your core, do some arm balancing, open your heart and hamstrings and take a sweet Savasana! Get your heart pumping, connect with your breath, align yourself, and get out there!
Rewire yourself toward feeling better through movement and deep breath! Commit to approaching your edge with kindness & non-judgment. This class will lead you through positive intention setting, challenging poses and meditation. The sequencing includes a warm up, series A, standing poses, arm balancing, inversions, heart opening, hip opening, forward folds, twists and a relaxing savasana. Try to integrate whatever benefits you receive from the class back into the rest of your day. Enjoy, yogis!
Series C leads the way as we build heat quickly, and open the psoas, hip flexors, quads, and entire "front body" in preparation for one of my favorite deep backbends--King Arthur's Pose. Of course we balance it out with deep forward folds. Expect your hamstrings and "back body" to thank you as well. It's all about balance, and having an open heart.
Breathe, flow and sweat as you take the time to check in with your fine self. A moderately-paced flow gets into your hips, and a longer tail-end of the class, with plenty of time on the floor, lets you breathe it all out.
Lots of hip opening and shoulder-opening in this flow where we don't stop for anything but laughs. Core strengthening, arm balancing and inverting shake the nonsense out so we can let the joy in. Your practice is your time to tune in and get centered, it is not a test. Options for restorative hip opening at the wall before Savasana.
A nice well-rounded flow lets your open up anywhere you're holding on with time to both sweat it out and let it go. A sweaty flow preps the hips before you hit the floor for heart-opening and a little extra love for the hips with happy baby, reclined pigeon variations, baddha konasana and a wide-legged forward fold. Work hard, rest easy.
A sweaty flow takes you through Warrior 2, Reverse Warrior, and Side Angle on our way to a little extra hip opening. Hip openers include Lizard, Reclined Pigeon, Baddha Konasana and a wide-legged forward fold to get into the hips and hamstrings.