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!
Ready to work it?
Here are some classes featuring Flying Pigeon Pose.
Create balance & strength in this fly strong flow. Work towards feeling grounded and centered by utilizing the conscious breath, challenging poses, and mindful movements. We go deep into the shoulders, and explore many balancing poses that strengthen the body & help to quiet the mind. Juicy hamstring and hip opening prep you for a relaxing savasana!
Fly high and get out of your comfort zone by pushing your own limits! It's not about the destination, so just have fun and stay centered along the way as we open the hips, shoulders, and hamstrings and fire up the core, hone the focus with balance poses, and maybe have some laughs, too!
Who says we can't have everything in one class?
Restorative postures, breath awareness, Mandala salutations, and vinyasa flow, with progressions and modifications for everyone. In this flow we target every single part of the body and end in a sweet savasana.
Hips, hamstrings, shoulders and core get the love as we flow through a non-stop tour of every major muscle group, and play with arm balances and inversions along the way. Culturally we're directed to focus on what we don't have instead of what we do. If that's your default setting, it isn't set in stone, you can rewire that so you focus on everything that is flowing. A breathing practice helps us all face the normal ups and downs of life, because it isn't "all good", either! Ready to get to it?
Get into your hips in this sweaty flow, strengthen your core and your upper body, twist out what isn't serving you, and play with hippie arm balances and inversions. Start where you are with the more challenging poses, grab a block if you need one, and be patient with yourself, and curious about your process!
Hips, hamstrings and shoulders get the love! Back bends, core strengthening, arm balances and inversions along the way. I was full of stories, so if you like that, carry on, and if you don’t, carry on!! ;)
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!