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.
Don't have time for a full class? No problem! Here you can get your ab fix in a hurry! What to expect:
One side twisted leg lifts
Pain when you laugh for the next three days!
When you're feeling low or anxious, just getting out of bed and on your mat can be a struggle, but there's no doubt that moving around, syncing up your breath with your movement, and gently opening the heart and hips will help to disrupt the cycle! Build just a little heat with me, and then open up the front and back of the body. Heart openers (backbends) help with depression, and forward folds are very calming for the nervous system, ESPECIALLY if you focus on breathing deeply, and exhaling fully. You are not alone. Let's do this together. Much love, and remember, feelings are not forever!
Free your shoulders & strengthen your core in this dynamic short flow! Move through sun salutations and plank core work to build heat, challenge yourself with standing poses that integrate shoulder openers to release tightness in the upper back, shoulders & neck. Playful transitions and abdominal work are mixed in throughout the practice. Twists, forward folds and resting pigeon prepare you for a sweet & relaxing Savasana!
Hips, hamstrings and shoulders get the love in half an hour! Center yourself, breathe, fire up your core, open your heart and every major muscle group. Tune in, take stock, create peace, kick ass. Namaste.
Our third class in the Kids' Yoga course! Before bed, or any time your young one needs to calm down! Lots of breath and forward folding to calm the nervous system. Guided meditation into savasana (or bed :))
Get your glow on with this session that starts with sun salutes, and leads into a sweaty standing sequence that targets the hips, hamstrings and shoulders. Open your heart, fire up your core, and end with some nice hip openers. Take your shine out into the world!
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!