Learn the arm balance eight angle pose (astavakrasana) step-by-step. This pose requires core and upper body strength, and very open hips and hamstrings. A sense of humor is also helpful! After you watch, try the classes below that prepare the body and build up to this advanced arm balance.
We are working towards an advanced arm balance in this class. Despite that, this is an intermediate class, culminating in an advanced pose. We do a lot of hip and hamstring stretches to prepare to do the eight-limbed pose. There's also a nice balanced flow of standing poses and backbends. I encourage you to play! Enjoy!
Ready for some fun? This is a deep, hip-opening class where we get right to it! A fun mandala-making beginning followed by heat-building and core strengthening leading up to compass pose, and eight-angle pose! An all-over feel-good flow with special love for your hips, sure to energize you and also bring a smile to your face. Enjoy!
This is a sweaty fun flow that targets the hips, hamstrings and shoulders and fires up the core so we can play with bird of paradise, koundinyasana 2, standing frog variations, eight-angle pose, and maybe a wide straddle handstand at the end. So much hip-opening, you're sure to feel a release of tension in your body and your mind. Make deep, steady breath your focal point and all will unfold! Much love, yogis. Thinking of you all and sending lots of love.
Great for days when you have a good amount of energy and really want to open your hips, fire up your core and play! On the way to eight-angle pose we hit all kinds of stops including 6-minute abs, koundinyasana II, bird of paradise and all the building blocks you need to open your hips deeply and see what happens as you approach astavakrasana. As always, it's the journey and not the destination, so grab your mat and let's have some fun!
Lead us from the unreal to the real, from the darkness to the light, from the fear of death to the knowledge of immortality - bring us to that knowledge of oneness. We start with the asatoma sadgamaya prayer and move into a deep and fluid flow that opens the shoulders, upper back, chest, hips and hamstrings so we can play with funky eight-angle pose and one-legged-crow-meets-shayanasana :) Peace, yogis!
Start with stretches for the hips and back. Continue with some sun salutations and a balanced group of standing poses. Move to the floor and work towards astavakrasana, the eight-limbed arm balance pose. Finish with backbends and shoulder stand. Enjoy!
Remember where you come from people, you are a vessel for DIVINE LIGHT!An intricately woven texture of movement guided by breath to connect you back with your radiant source. Don't be scared, we gonna get a lil' witchy with this one, drawing pentacle shields in space and such for protection. Shapeshift from Eagle into One-legged Crow, and check in with Ashtavakrasana. Keep radiating that divine light lovers.
Serious hip-opening leads the way, as does core strengthening. We’re heading toward astavakrasana, but along the way, we want to open the shoulders, chest and upper back so these areas don’t collapse in the arm balance. Of course, your hips and hamstrings get extra attention, and you know you need to werk that core! Feed the tendencies that strengthen and serve you, and starve the ones that don’t. Release the thoughts that were never yours, and open in the best way possible!
We build steadily towards some big flying hip openers a.k.a. arm balances! If you’re feeling tired of your routine and are ready to mix it up with some new skills this is the practice for you! We tackle some of the more elusive arm balances Flying Pigeon, Ashtavakrasana and Grasshopper! We start with some hip opening sun salutes to build heat and begin to open the hips and hammies and then steadily layer on the deeper poses so that you arrive at the peak ready to effortlessly move into the more complex postures. Enjoy!