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.
If life is pulling you off center, this is a practice that will help you bend and not break. We start with a kriya for mental health and a little Avatar imagery, and then we take off! Expect lots of hip, hamstring and shoulder opening, yogis! You will need a blanket and the desire to go on a little journey. Compass pose, lotus pose, lolasana, pigeon pose variations and all kinds of fun along the way.
We start this practice reclining on our mats with a series of twists. There is an emphasis on inward hip rotation to de-compress the sacrum, and some core work. On our feet, we weave balance and standing poses in sun salutations. We end with backbends and an inversion. Enjoy!
This is an intermediate-to-advanced energizing flow with lots of heat-building and core strengthening, and twists to open your shoulders, upper back and hamstrings. Arm balances including side crow and inversions including headstands and handstands abound, along with eagles right side up and upside down. If you want to burn through some stress and come out the other side feeling blissful, this is for you!
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!