Gomukhasana, or Happy Cow Face Pose is a hip-opener which can be too intense for people with knee issues, so please listen to your body! It is also an intense shoulder opener, and you might like to have a strap or towel handy. Nothing should hurt. If you can't breathe deeply, you've gone too far!
We get right to it in this practice that targets creative and deep shoulder, hip and hamstring opening and offers many chances to wring yourself out with twists! Arm variations and binds in poses you might not expect, tripod headstand to koundinyasana 1 (a couple of blocks make this safe and fun) and deep breathing throughout. You'll feel energized, open and ready for anything, yogis!
I know I said 10 minutes, but I was feeling so good, I went a little longer :) Guaranteed to start your day right, a quick and sweet little morning flow to target spinal mobility and a release of energy, while opening the shoulders, upper back, hips and hamstrings! Then you can go and have a fabulous day x
I had two variations of this sequence planned because I wasn't sure how much energy I had to work with - a high energy and a moderate energy version. This is NOT the moderate energy version :) This flow targets the outer hips and hamstrings. Think eagle pose, cow-faced pose, monkey pose, ardha badha padma paschimottanasana, lotus pose and more! I got a little emotional talking about the myth of Garuda and the idea that we should never shrink ourselves to make other people comfortable, thus the title of this class! I wavered between intermediate and advanced once again, but I offered modifications for the advanced poses, so please just listen to your body and enjoy this ride!
Carve out some time that is just for you. Tune in, wring yourself out, breathe deeply and walk away from your mat feeling energized and open! We build heat with Series C, fire up the legs with crescent variations that lead to twists and eagle pose and eventually take us into side crow, koundinyasana 1 and dwi pada (grab a block if you're working toward side crow). Deep core work along the way, backbends, and then the juicy, stretchy stuff - lizard pose variations, hanumanasana, happy cow face pose and a savasana that is sure to be blissful. Enjoy!
This hour-long practice is focused on letting go of stress in the shoulders and upper back. Begin by bringing awareness to the moment by focusing on your breath and move gradually into a strong flowing practice. Play with some fun balancing poses and release pent-up tension in the shoulders! Enjoy!
So much of our stress sits in our chest and shoulders. Grab a strap (a towel or tie will work!) and take time to confront and release the tension. If you spend a lot of time on your phone or computer this class is especially great for you. Namaste yogis!
All kinds of Archer's Pose and Gate pose variations, lots of shoulder, upper back and side-body opening, love for your quadriceps, hips and hamstrings, cow face pose and a fun flow where you can play with flying pigeon and funky forearm stand variations. Enjoy, yogis!
Explore your perceived limitations in this challenging practice! There are lots of heat building poses and playful arm balances and inversions. We move into advanced variations, but there is never pressure to do it all unless it feels right for you. Approach your practice with an open heart and a sense of wonder! Namaste!
A prenatal yoga class that connects you to your breath in order to get deep into a stiff neck, tight shoulders, chest and upper back. Perfect for early in the morning or after a long day before you head off to bed. Great at any stage of pregnancy.