Cow pose is almost always taught in conjunction with cat pose, so take a look at these tutorials together! We inhale during cow pose, and exhale during cat pose. Explore the connection between inhales and expansion, and exhales during contractions. Awaken your spine, and awaken your energy!
This series of stretches and small movements are focused on warming up your shoulders and upper back, as well as preparing your mid to lower back through a series of twists. A great warm-up before jumping into a flow.
This is a very chill practice perfect for yogis at the end of their pregnancy or simply on a day when you feel fatigued and stressed out. We will breathe through physical tension while working with a mantra and/or intention to help get your mind focused!
In this well-rounded class we focus on open hip poses, and then finding our twisting poses and counter-twists to balance the body and mind. Of course we play with arm balances and inversions to challenge ourselves and change perspective... All you need to do is show up with an open mind and be ready for anything!
We begin this practice by setting an intention so that each time you get on your mat, you choose how you want to practice and what you want to receive. You will set yourself up with props to support your body for a guided relaxation and body scan. Then you will find a comfortable seated position and move the spine in all directions. This will prepare you for breathing exercises to open the chest and strengthen your core. Over time, these relaxation and simple movement & breathing practices will build resilience and create ease in your body and mind!
Get out of your chair and take care of your spine! Spinal health is the key to general health--your brain and your spinal cord are in constant communication. Too much sitting creates stagnation in every way. This practice will give your spine the love and care it deserves, improve your posture, and release tension from the neck, shoulders and upper back. Open it all up so you can breathe deeply, and head back into your day feeling centered.
A gentle way to explore easy and safe core work during the first trimester of pregnancy. Gentle enough for beginners, challenging enough for intermediate students that need a safe way to maintain core strength during pregnancy.
Hyper kyphosis is an exaggerated curve in your upper back that limits your breath capacity, shoulder and neck mobility. Over time, it becomes structural, meaning the soft tissue and even the bones change shape and you feel physically stuck and limited. This first session will show you how to change your posture in any seated position to start to create change. It includes really simple movements in a chair to explore your entire spine and begin to sense how you can engage your breath and shift your awareness to cultivate a better posture.
This hour of power will help you align your pelvis, lower and upper back in common asanas and transitions, while exploring some new ones as well. Explore "the backbend before the forward bend," and go deeper into your practice with accessible and smart alignment.
If you are just beginning yoga or beginning to get a little stiff in the spine, this class will free you up! Explore how to do cat/cow lying down and standing up, to sense the full range of movement of your back. You'll feel more freedom in your chest, length in your spine and relief in your low back!