Learn how to make the most of this "resting pose" which is really quite active. Open and strengthen your shoulders and your upper back, and open the hamstrings, calves and ankles. Add the breath. When you've got the basics down, try the classes below that flow in and out of this universal pose.
Ready to work it?
Here are some classes featuring Downward-Facing Dog.
This slow-moving flow is perfect for when you need something more calming, more internal and meditative. We move through a few mindful sun salutations, shoulder stretches and hip openers. Some restorative poses are explored as well. This practice will help you connect deeply to your breath and will create a sense of inner awareness. Enjoy!
A slow and relatively gentle practice for those days when you know you want to practice, but you either don't feel like working too hard and/or you have a slightly sore back. Good medicine here, my friends. Enjoy!
Want to work in a different and targeted way? Squats, mountain-climbers, clamshells, leg lifts - all kinds of goodies! Grab a resistance band and get ready to feel the burn! Your gym might be closed, but the fun has not been canceled here.
Too caught up in your thoughts or feeling sluggish? This practice will help you lighten, let go and feel better overall! Sun Salutations and standing poses help open and ground the energy in the body. A long pigeon pose gives space to release stress and emotional tension, a relaxing savasana tops it off! Enjoy!
A well-rounded practice for pregnant yogis that emphasizes a release in the upper back, shoulders and neck. Grab a strap (a towel or tie will do) and feel the benefits of breathing consciously with mindful movement!
This is a gentle practice that will help you connect to your breath while opening your hips and heart. It’s perfect if you’re in the mood for a deep stretch and some mental relaxation.You can expect a lot of encouragement around deep breathing as well as sukhasana, cat/cow, down-dog, low lunge, lizard, single pigeon, reverse table top, bridge, happy baby, janu sirsasana, paschimottanasana, spinal twists, and savasana. Enjoy, yogis! xo Josie
Grab a scarf (or strap!) and let's get to it! This is a quick practice that will gently work on strengthening the core, toning the pelvic floor and opening the chest. Appropriate for mamas who are 6 weeks postpartum and have clearance from their care providers to return to physical activity.
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.