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.
In this class we take flight in several different variations of Eagle pose! Don't worry we will warm up by moving through several creative Sun Salutations before we fly! This class is well-rounded and will certainly energize you inside and out! Shine on my fellow yogis:)
We start this practice on our backs with gentle core strengthening and poses to warm up the hips. On the hands and knees we loosen up the spine, then move to downward facing dog and into standing poses. Peak poses are Eagle pose on our backs and feet, and we even play with it in handstand and shoulder stand!
Tons of heart and hamstring opening, core strengthening and inverting in this session, where we talk about growth opportunities, and the always-important question: Who am I going to be in this situation?
Feeling tension in your upper back, shoulders, chest, neck, jaw and forehead? Oh my gosh, this is for you! Build some heat with me, and let's get in there, release whatever you might be holding, and free up space and energy so you can get back to the business of being awesome!
Hips, hamstrings, shoulders and blanket abs are the focus, along with approaching your fear and working with it, and developing a breathing practice for those challenging moments in life (including the ones that happen when Waze sends you in circles for twenty minutes on a long car ride, and your daughter has to pee :)) Work it on the mat, so it shows up for you in the world.
Ready to play and wring yourself out at the same time? I’ve got you covered! Series C leads the way and then we head into shoulder, hamstring and hip opening with a twist :) The upper back and spine get some love, and we work the core so we have stability at the center. Inversions and a fun arm balance mash-up. Unroll your mat, this is a playful one!
This class starts with spinal stretches into sun salutations. We journey through a flow that includes a variation on side arm balance into a twisty stretch, eagle pose and Warriors 1,2 and 3. Ustrasana starts a series of backbends, and we cool down before savasana. Happy practice, Lauren
There’s not much time to rest in this sweaty, continuous flow that focuses on backbends and forward folds to bring you back to center. Speaking of center, the core work comes early, and we have fun with arm balances and inversions along the way. Your shoulders, hips and hamstrings will thank you, and hopefully all that motion leads you into a stillness that feels like home. Class includes a forearm balance tutorial.