Another favorite flying hip opener around here, galavasana, or flying pigeon requires core and upper body strength, open hips and shoulders, and the willingness to play with counter-balance. Watch the tutorial, then let's get those hips in the air with the classes below that bring this strong and graceful pose into a complete workout!
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Here are some classes featuring Flying Pigeon Pose.
Lots of heat-building with Series A, C (with variations to open the hips and shoulders), and B, to continue the hip-focus. Arm balances and core work and inversions, oh my! A little fun with handstand jumps (if you don’t have a bolster, a firm couch pillow should do the trick!) Let’s play!
As seasons change we can feel residual stagnation from the season before. In this class integrate movement and breath to flow with the change of season with ease and fluidity. Build heat to remove emotional stagnation from your hips and build confidence to fly!
Sometimes you have to unlearn a way of thinking or being, an idea that you have, or a coping mechanism that may have served you at one time but is now blocking you. Get on your mat, and sweat, breathe and move as you feed the tendencies that serve you, and erode the ones that don't!
Serious core strength is at the center of this practice (pun intended), where we flow until we drip sweat, and then open the hips every which way we can! Play on your hands and turn it upside down. Savasana is the part where you surrender and enjoy the many fruits of your serious labor.
Go deep into the hips and shoulders and work your core as we flow and fly through a sweaty practice. A little conversation about how to love the people who are sometimes hard to love, while still taking care of ourselves!
When your loud inner critic tears you down, replace that voice with something loving, and get high. Try a nickname! We go deep into the hips, shoulders and hamstrings, fire up the core, play with arm balances and inversions, and have a blast while we explore all that!
Creative & Strong Flow! This fly strong flow practice gets you moving & sweating through creative sequencing and challenging variations. Powerful heart opening Sun Salutations create heat in the body. A variety of standing sequences allow you to develop focus and strength. Handstand is explored as a transition out of postures and we build up to Flying Pigeon arm balance. A dose of core work ignites the belly strength and a couple backbends open the heart. Finishing hip openers and forward folds prepare you for a deeply relaxing savasana!