Eagle pose or Garudasana is great for stretching, opening and releasing the upper back between the shoulder blades, and it also stretches the shoulders, wrists, hips and ankles. Modifications are taught for those with tighter shoulders or knee issues.
Yogis, this is an hour-long energizing flow full of twists, turns, and lots of prep for heart-opening. Your shoulders get extra love, and you have options for all kinds of deep hip opening, too. Expect to see eagles, monkeys, camels and happy cows along the way. Core strengthening to keep you centered and the inspiration to tune in to find what you're looking for!
Do you have 49 minutes to take care of your physical and mental well-being? Let's do it! This is an energizing, twisty flow with lots of love for your hamstrings, along with core strengthening, standing balance and arm balancing, inverting, shoulder-opening good times.
Attend to your nervous system! Treat your mat like a personal laboratory and see what's happening inside you today and what you need to find your center. This is a twisty, energizing flow that will help you wring out what isn't serving you and nourish the qualities you want to grow and offer up! We play with eagle pose and monkey pose right-side up and on our hands. A little tutorial about mulabandha and how to find it. Core strengthening, breath-of-fire, arm balances galore and many chances to turn the heat up or down. Enjoy, yogis! (Intermediate people welcome, just listen to your body xx)
The shift to working virtually has undoubtedly taken a toll on our minds and bodies. This mini practice is dedicated to releasing the tension we hold in our spine and arms from sitting at our computers all day. The specific focus is between the cervical and thoracic spine (from your neck to your ribcage) as well as the shoulders and wrists. Take 15 minutes at your desk, in your bed or on your mat to release some tension and protect your neck!
Left to its own devices, the mind operates like a monkey, jumping from branch to branch! But the good news is: yoga chitta vritti nirodha, or: yoga calms the fluctuations of the mind so we can rest in our true nature. Sometimes we have to do a lot of deep breathing and shape-making to quiet that mind chatter and become present! In this practice we play with poses right-side up and upside-down so by the time we're done the only thing you're sure of is your center. And that's all we can ever really be sure of, anyway ;) Expect lots of hamstring and hip-opening, shoulder-opening, core strengthening, monkey pose and eagle pose every which way and a little grasshopper to keep things moving :) You might want to grab a couple of blocks and a strap just in case! Enjoy, friends!
If you're looking for a deep dive into your hips, shoulders and hamstrings, some fiery core strengthening, twisting, arm balancing and inverting...look no further, this practice has it all. Grounding breath on the front end, yoga Nidra to send you blissfully into savasana on the back end. In between, we explore the inner landscape, weed out what isn't serving us and nurture the blossoms we want to grow! A block and strap may be handy here. Intermediate students welcome as I give options and building blocks, but please listen to your body and tend to your garden with love <3
Don't enjoy crunches and sit-ups? Embedded in this flowy practice, we engage the core in creative ways. A strong core is imperative in balance poses, both on the feet and hands. In this class, we play with eagle, half-moon, side plank with variations, and crow pose. I instruct you to use the core moving in sun salutations, in and out of standing poses, and balancing. Enjoy!
Our bodies show up for us in SO many ways, physically and emotionally. Often times, we tuck those unprocessed energies away in our muscles and joints. Twisting the body is an excellent way to detoxify your internal organs along with your muscles and joints while freeing yourself up energetically. Join Dhaujee for a quick detoxifying and energizing flow where you'll twist it out!