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.
Give your heart some love in this short flow! Sun Salutations warm the body and standing poses focusing on heart opening allow for a deep release of tension in the chest and upper back. Dancer Pose, Standing backbends, Bow and Wheel pose are explored. Let go of any heaviness in the heart and bring in a lighter loving energy. Get ready for a fluid, challenging and uplifting practice!
This practice starts off soft with gentle sun salutations and a warm up to get you connected to your body. After the opening sequence, we move into standing hip openers that require strength and stability in order maintain balance. We then enter into heart and quad openers that prepare you for King Pigeon pose. We wind down with seated hip stretches and a short meditation to connect you to your Anahata, heart chakra, sealing in your practice with love, devotion and gratitude. Enjoy!
Give your hips the love they deserve with this juicy flowing hip opening practice! Movement and breath help to awaken the body and poses focused on hip release are explored. Vinyasas at a slow and steady pace and hip openers such as lizard, pigeon & double pigeon will get you feeling blissed out in no time. Enjoy!
Get into every nook and cranny with a sweet start and head into a heat-building flow that targets the hips, shoulders and hamstrings. Take your pigeon for a ride and then fire up your core, open your heart, and turn your world upside down with straddle handstands. Chill it out with more hip opening and a delicious Savasana. A little talk about developing the strength to open to reality as it is, which is not always as we'd like it to be, and to come back with love.
Grab your block and join Warrior Flow's Adrian Molina for a creative, full-body vinyasa flow. Starting with a gentle hip opener using blocks, explore cat cow variations followed by creative sun salutations. Intensify navasana using your block, then try pigeon pose variations with twist, parivrttta janu sirsasana, supported bridge, and hip flexor release with block. A whole body attunement.
In this evening sequence, we move through Surya Namaskra C, a salute to the moon. This salutation opens up the front of the body preparing you for deep backbends. Mid way through we will play with Pincha Mayurasana, forearm stand, a great inversion for those who feel comfortable in Dolphin Pose. A perfect flow for those who travel, have just ended a long day, or just need to feel your heart open! Enjoy!
Enjoy a whole body flow that includes pranayama (breath exercises), cat cow variations, twisting lunges, sun salutations including twists and hip openers, goddess pose, creative flows with thigh stretches, triangle, half moon variation, double pigeon, and a brief meditation at the end.
This mellow 90 minute flow is perfect for opening up the front body and hips. We will move through sun salutes A & B to warm up the body while stretching into the quads and hips to prepare us for natarajasana, dancer's pose, and dhanurasana, bow pose. If you find yourself sitting or slouching for long periods of time, then this might be your ticket to re-energizing the body and opening up the shoulders.