This is like Triangle Pose, just imagine your lifted foot is pressed against the back wall. Your lower hip is externally rotated, your standing leg is engaged, your core is strong, and you can open up your heart and breathe. The extended leg is long and strong, the top thigh spins toward the space behind you, and your foot is actively flexed with toes spread.
Jeff Bridges once said of the magic of making movies, "The deeper you dig, the deeper it gets." Turns out, it's the same with yoga. Grab your headlamp and shovel and find out what magic is lurking in the depths of your being with this slow and powerful practice!
There's no two ways about it: Building strength is hard. If you want to get stronger, you have to do the work. This class is designed to help you slow down, dig in and move in creative ways to build up not only a foundation of strength, but also an understanding of how to work effectively in order to build on that foundation.
This class focuses on attuning to your body, cultivating a calm center, and practicing self-care. Enjoy a well-rounded vinyasa flow class with a mindful warm-up, challenging standing sequence, and a heart-warming cool down. Included in the class is the opportunity to practice arm balances and inversions. Self care means working outside your comfort zone while also respecting and honoring your boundaries. Enjoy, yogis!
In order to create change, few things are more powerful than having a clear intention. This practice is all about setting your intentions and using the asana practice as a vehicle to cultivate the focus required to bring that intention to life.
Get your glow on with this session that starts with sun salutes, and leads into a sweaty standing sequence that targets the hips, hamstrings and shoulders. Open your heart, fire up your core, and end with some nice hip openers. Take your shine out into the world!
We warm up with a version of down dog single pigeon and OMG squats then we flow through side angle and triangle to open up the side body, quads and hammies. Through our flow we work on bird of paradise, side plank, warrior 3 and revolved half moon strengthening the entire body as we move through shapes working with the breath. Modifications are offered for each pose to make sure all levels of yogis can participate. You can make this class as challenging as you want it to be by pushing yourself to your own edge, whatever that may be today. Let's have fun and get stronger together!! Namaste!
Side standing poses are greatly beneficial for strengthening and opening. How we practice these poses determines whether these poses are helpful and healing or not so much. Today, in this short practice, you'll learn how to practice warrior 2, extended side angle, triangle and half moon so that these poses are helpful, strengthening and truly beneficial for your lower back, SI joints and hips!