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.
Focus up in this Fly Strong Flow! Learn to move mindfully in and out of poses and create awareness of mind/body/spirit. Strong Sun Salutations create heat in the body and powerful standing poses develop focus. In this class we work with a lot of shoulder and hip opening. Explore eagle pose, twist, warrior poses and the arm balance 8 angle. Double pigeon and forward folds set you up for a nice relaxing savasana! Enjoy yogis!
Powerful Warrior Fly Strong Flow. Find your strength with this practice that focuses on warrior postures and arm balances. We move through strong sun salutations and variations on standing postures. Arm balances include, crow, flying pigeon and 8 angle pose. A nice long hold in hanumanasana allows for deep hamstring opening. A few minutes for inversions reverses the blood flow. Hip opening and forward folds close it out to prepare for a long restorative savasana! Enjoy!
A little ditty, about the true nature of man...followed by core strengthening and a putter-party of asymmetrical balancing acts! Embody the main characters of this classical Hindu texts through the shapes that make up the flow, then build into longer holds in standing poses, and a few arm-balances. The ample leg work in this practice builds strength, balance, and grounds you. Today's Maha-moment grapples with a transition from a variation of an inversion into a variation of an arm-balance. Asymmetry Loves Company?!?!?
This flow builds to one of my favorite arm-balances Ashtavakrasana! What to expect: Core-centered variations on the sun salutes that are peppered with plenty of opportunities to play with different ways of getting into your handstand. Crow pose, core work on your back, half-pigeon in tabletop, frog style navasanas, crow pose, creative 360 vinyasa sequencing, skandasana, warrior poses, and much more! Enjoy!
Harness you inner & outer strength in this fly strong flow! A powerful Surya B with anjaneyasana and crescent builds heat in the body. Our standing postures open the hips and hamstrings to prepare for the arm balance 8 angle pose. Bird of paradise challenges the balance in our standing flow. Plenty of core work is mixed in to ignite the strength in the center. Time to play with inversions is given and we practice a few backbends to open the heart. A nice deep pigeon pose with an added stretch variation relaxes the body and mind. Enjoy yogis!
"Om Mani Padme Hum" - The Jewel of Consciousness resides in the Heart's Lotus. Invite your difficulties to inspire more growth, more wisdom, more compassion. The practice of yoga is not easy, being human is not so easy either. Experiment with challenging arm-balances and transitions, rooting through the ground to rise up out of the muck. This sequence works the hips open in a full range of motion throughout the flow to lead us up to a more obscure peak pose, Viranchyasana. It's definitely more about the journey than the destination with this one ; )
It’s not a bird or a plane, it’s your hips in the air! We start off with gentle hip opening and core work, and then we flow for heat and fun. Many opportunities to turn hip openers into arm balances, (along with building blocks for each arm balance) but even if you aren’t ready for lift-off, you’ll walk away with very happy hips, hamstrings, and a strong core :)
In this feel good flow we start with plenty of Sun Salutes A, B and C , mixing in flip dog, corework and handstands of course. Also in the mix: Crow, tripod headstand, straddle handstand, pyramid, twisted triangle, twisted chair. A breakdown of side crow to koundinyasa 1 transitioning to koundinyasana 2. Seated hip opening, compass pose, eight angle pose broken down, &handstand on blocks. Enjoy!