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!
A sweet, steady hatha class that builds some heat so you can open your heart! Shoulders and hip flexors get extra love. If you feel like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, here is your antidote!
Spring is a time to thrive. Yoga can help us be fully present and engaged as we shift seasons and are open to new perspectives. How we move, how we breathe, and what we eat can help us embrace this transitional time of year. This practice is about lightening up and clearing out. The liver and gallbladder are the organs that support the cleansing process.
Lemon essential oil is a cleansing oil.
Peak poses - Bananasana, figure 4.
A fun, energizing flow where we explore cross-legged options! Expect to get into those outer hips, and your IT bands, too! Ever tried a cross-legged handstand? Today's your day, and you might find mulabandha in a whole new way while we're at it. Get ready to have some fun, yogis!
This is an advanced flow where we focus on finding freedom in the upper back, across the chest and in the shoulders so we can explore some deeper backbends including viparita dandasana. If you're experiencing tightness in your upper back, across your chest or in your shoulders, if you feel you may be carrying tension or that your breath is not flowing as freely as it might, if you have been feeling a little blue...this practice is an opportunity to open your heart and trust your process! You may want a strap and a couple of blocks along the way. Please listen to your body - you cannot force heart opening!
Yogis, we start out slow and steady on the floor, and you're going to need a strap for this ride because we're going deep! We'll use the strap along the way to find new spaciousness in the shoulders and hamstrings. Your hips and quadriceps are also going to get a lot of love. We'll play with some surprises including a self-soothing reclined happy cow-face-pose and compass pose on our backs! And you'll have options to turn things upside down in forearm stand. Then a little bliss in savasana, and you should feel like the magical being you are!
We take it slow in this hip and heart focused practice. There are so many emotions tucked away in these spaces of our body, so we move gently to offer an intentional release. Approach and work through discomfort in the asanas with gentle holds and deep breaths. Leave this practice feeling open physically and emotionally. Hope you enjoy!
*Please note, if gomukhasana doesn't feel right for your knees, you can thread the needle on your back instead!
There are roughly 7 billion people on earth, but only one YOU!! Isn't that amazing? You have something particular to offer this world that only you can, but sometimes people doubt themselves! Relate? This practice is about getting out of your own way so you believe that what you have to offer is valuable and needed! If you're looking to stoke your creative juices, this is for you! A little breath-of-fire, core strengthening, twisting, balancing and getting on our hands and maybe upside-down. The whole time we'll work with the feeling of being rooted, trusting ourselves and then shining it out!
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