Squatting is one of the best things we can do to take care of the hip joint, and all the muscles, fascia and tissue surrounding it. Watch the tutorial, then try the classes below that incorporate this pose into a complete practice.
The more you sit, the tighter your hips get, and often, the more your back hurts! So don't just sit there...use your chair to open your hips and release your back with dynamic movement! Whether you can't get down on the floor or you're just looking for some simple movement between zoom sessions...this practice works to open the hips while protecting the knees. These movements also secretly build strength in your hips and core. There is nothing like moving on the breath, starting where you are and feeling the freedom of movement to help you recognize you are not stuck! Learn it at home and take it with you on your next road trip! 2 blocks are helpful, but you can also improvise!
Feel like getting into every area of the body? This flow does just that with hip openers, shoulder openers, core, arm balances and inversions. Movement and breath help to create heat, and standing poses allow for deep internal grounding. We also explore backbends and balances then dive into a relaxing savasana! Enjoy yogis!
For Mamas to be who want a little extra strength and a little flexibility! A nice well-rounded practice that can be done through any trimester. Feel free to modify any poses that you need to as you go! This practice will help you feel more centered, balanced and connected to yourself and your little human. Enjoy!
Feel a bit tight, sore or sluggish in your pregnant body? This class is perfect to help you feel strong, grounded and open again! Modifications are given so you can adjust this flow to your second or third trimester. We move through sun salutations and hold standing poses to cultivate strength. A relaxing pigeon pose helps to free tension in the hips. Finishing hamstring and hip openers help to soothe the body and mind. Enjoy Mamas!
In this second round of booty building yoga we’ll warm up the glutes and thighs with leg pulses on the knees. Then move into a heat building standing sequencing sure to tone and tighten. While your mind works to smooth out the movements, your body will be working with your awesome smooth curves.
If you have tender knees, the safest and simplest way to build strength is on your back. Then it's time to engage gravity from sitting and standing positions with neutral legs. I am sitting on 2 blocks to start this session, but you can sit in a chair instead and get the same benefits. We'll use the wall to shift weight out of the knees while finding the right amount of movement that builds strength without strain. Root down into your feet and rise up out of your seat to power up your legs. Feel yourself getting stronger, gaining more movement and fluidity as you stick to this practice. It's simple but not easy for any body, but your knees are worth it!