An excellent backbend for opening the muscles, fascia and tissue in the shoulders, and across the front of the chest. Use the strength of your legs to safely open your heart. And having an open heart as we move through this world is a good and necessary thing.
In this class we will warm up the body with a short flow and then we will get right into our deep divine backbends! You will receive step by step instructions on how to achieve your best heart openers no matter what level or style you practice.
Have an hour to get your sweat on AND quiet your mind and open your heart? Then this is for you! We build heat quickly and use the heat to open the shoulders, hips and hamstrings, fire up the core and play with all kinds of balance. A little talk about knowing yourself, feeling your feelings and opening to reality as it is, which sometimes involves releasing an old vision and opening to a new one.
This is a well rounded flow class that doesn't leave anything unattended to! I will guide you to PAY ATTENTION to instructions, your breath and most importantly checking in with how you FEEEEEEEEEEEEL. The physical practice is a great place to develop awareness and mindfulness. So slow down, work hard and jump on the healing transformation train!
Give your heart some love in this short flow! Sun Salutations warm the body and standing poses focusing on heart opening allow for a deep release of tension in the chest and upper back. Dancer Pose, Standing backbends, Bow and Wheel pose are explored. Let go of any heaviness in the heart and bring in a lighter loving energy. Get ready for a fluid, challenging and uplifting practice!
In this class, which progresses to deep backbends, we begin with a series of stretches to open the quads, hip flexors and warm up the back. Next, sun salutations and standing poses to get the blood circulating and the whole body engaged. We then move to the backbends, including different variations on bow pose. We cool down with finishing poses and savasana.
This practice starts off soft with gentle sun salutations and a warm up to get you connected to your body. After the opening sequence, we move into standing hip openers that require strength and stability in order maintain balance. We then enter into heart and quad openers that prepare you for King Pigeon pose. We wind down with seated hip stretches and a short meditation to connect you to your Anahata, heart chakra, sealing in your practice with love, devotion and gratitude. Enjoy!
Enjoy this 30 minute flow anytime in your day! Feel into the poses, relax with the help of your breath and allow your experience to be what it is! Be aware of your inner dialogue. Speak to yourself in a way that is kind. Quick warm up, sun salutes, warrior one flow, bow pose, pigeon, spinal twists, a gentle forward fold and savasana. Enjoy, Yogis!
This mellow 90 minute flow is perfect for opening up the front body and hips. We will move through sun salutes A & B to warm up the body while stretching into the quads and hips to prepare us for natarajasana, dancer's pose, and dhanurasana, bow pose. If you find yourself sitting or slouching for long periods of time, then this might be your ticket to re-energizing the body and opening up the shoulders.
In this hour long practice we will work steadily and progressively toward Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana (Two Legged Inverted Staff Pose). This sequence preps every part of your body needed for success in this pose. Approaching this challenging backbend with kindness and skill makes all the difference. You may just surprise yourself with what you can do!