A great pose for opening up the side-body. Gate pose mimics both extended side angle and reverse warrior poses. Wonderful for days you've been sitting, driving, or traveling, or any time you're looking to open up your breathing muscles! Watch the tutorial, then try the classes below which incorporate this delicious 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!
Intense and steady, this practice incorporates a lot of core that's interwoven throughout the flow. Special attention to that QL and some nice side-body stretching. Love for your quads and a whole lot more. Enjoy, yogis!
Lots of fun twists and turns in this one, folks! A little twisted boat pose, variations with Archer's pose, side body deep release, twisty arm balances, headstand action and so much more. Get ready to flow, play and swerve!
This is a practice that is all about calming the nervous system. We start with meditation and alternate nostril breathing to tune in and calm the nervous system. Then we move into some very gentle stretches and movement all designed to bring the focus into the body so we can quiet the mind. Whether you're having a day where your mind is racing, you're dealing with anxiety or insomnia, you need a gentle practice before bed. or you simply need an immediate nervous system reset, this is for you.
In the class we target the hips and hamstrings, these are the areas we tend to store stress and tension and it can be difficult to get into the fascia and smaller muscles around theses areas , so prepare to breathe deeply and let go of this unnecessary tension! You will feel amazing when you do!
This is a slow, mindful flow designed to help you reset and calm your nervous system, particularly if you're feeling anxious. We do many breathing exercises throughout including alternate nostril breathing, breath retention (4-6-8 breathing), and ujjayi breathing, all while moving slowly and with intention. You will work in this class and you will probably sweat. There is core work and there are backbends, you will open your hips, shoulders and hamstrings, but the intention is to calm the nervous system and walk away from your mat feeling deeply grounded. Our nervous systems are built for short bursts of stress, not longterm stress, so if you're going through some of life's harder experiences, it's essential to find the tools that help you return to center. Yoga Nidra at the end <3
Today’s class is all about building heat to open the side body. Since we don’t stretch our side body nearly enough this should feel pretty good! What to expect: Warrior 2, Side Angle Warrior with variations to work your side body, Skandasana to open your hips, One legged crow, malasana, Gate Pose, Baby Visvamitrasana, Crescent Pose, Exalted Crescent, Triangle with a special side body stretching variation and handstands sprinkled throughout of course! Enjoy!!!
The intention of this particular practice is to let go of old stories that aren't serving us, are out-dated, or aren't even real! Use the Kaleshvara Mudra to help yourself along in this self-improvement project as you steady your breath and come into your center. The flow itself is creative, and forces you to think outside of the box and might help to shake things up a bit if you've felt stuck. Insert a few inspiring characters into the new chapter you are writing: Shiva, Kali and the Sage Ashtava.