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.
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Here are some classes featuring Downward-Facing Dog.
Honoring, finding, connecting, believing in: your own strength. Even when it feels like you have none. Sometimes it means backing off or learning how to say "no." Going inward to get strong. The mantra is "May I remember that I am strong."
Lots of core work and twists. A fun and challenging class for all levels.
The intention of this class is standing in your own truth. Taking up space in the world. Using your voice. Not playing small. A flowy vinyasa class designed to shake you up and get you to go out into the world and be BIG. A gorgeous long cool down at the end and some quiet moments, as usual.
Handstands have become very popular in the yoga world. They bring a sense of fun and playfulness, and when set up with alignment and strength they have many benefits. Like many things in life, if we rush the process we avoid developing healthy habits that will support us. This can create injury and fear. This sequence is designed to help you understand the component parts and develop skills to deepen your path toward handstands. I encourage you to have fun with the practice and be curious about your relationship with going upside down. When we allow the process to teach us the steps along the path, we have a plethora of tools that help support us beyond the borders of our mats.
Fear will always be there. The question is: what are you going to do about it? Are you letting fear run your life? A class designed to challenge fear and not let it be the boss of us. The mantra comes from my bracelet that says, "F*ck Fear and Fly."
Be a Human Thank You. The mantra for this class is simple and powerful: Thank You. Starting with a meditation on the back and moving through a challenging but all level flow with lots of core work and ending with a long cool-down.
When I get to the end of my life and I ask, "One final what have I done?" Let my answer be, "I have done love." The mantra of this all levels class is "I have done love." A sweaty and soulful practice with a long cool-down focused on being love, out in the world and with and to our bodies. Ending with an amazing poem called "Good Bones" by Maggie Smith.
A yoga practice is a wonderful way to cross-train as a golfer. The breath will help you focus the mind on and off the golf course and the postures will open up tight areas in the feet, ankles, hips and shoulders, and strengthen weaker areas of the core and surrounding joints to help you feel better during and after golfing!
Take seven minutes and open up your whole body, get your energy moving, and clear your mind! Release tension from your neck, shoulders, upper back and chest. Decompress your spine. Open your hip flexors, quads, hips and hamstrings. Breathe. Then head back to it with clarity and ease. Yes, please!