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.
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!
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.
This practice is a gentle practice which I used to re-connect with my body during recovery from a chronic illness. The poses move gently on the breath without long holds. The focus is on feeling good in body, mind, and spirit. The class ends with legs up the wall pose, a gentle inversion that soothes the entire body.
This session allows you to get a complete practice that supports your core with each breath. Integrate the previous lessons in the back-care course, feel your breath, listen to your body and enjoy your practice!