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.
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!
Work on connecting with your breath and grounding yourself in the present as you move through a series of difficult asanas. This class focuses on accepting yourself where you are now while working toward your positive intentions. We'll start with a gentle warm up, then there will be sun salutations, standing poses, arm balancing, core work, inversions, back-bends, hip-openers, forward folds, spinal twists and savasana. Enjoy, yogis!
Beginning with shoulder openers and hamstring openers, we warm up the body to get our flow on and work towards strength building poses like crow pose, warrior III, revolved half moon and L Pose at the wall. We cool it down by getting into the inner thighs and hips with seated wide leg forward fold and single pigeon. There is something in it for everyone so have fun playing and pushing your limits in the process. Namaste Yogis!
The second chakra is associated with the element of water and is located in the pelvis. This charka is all about going with the flow of life, embracing change and doing the things that bring you joy. In this practice we will move through a series of sun salutes, hip openers, and heart openers to prepare the body for pigeon pose, bow pose and various variation of side plank pose. This is an all levels flow perfect for the evening or winding down from a long day.
This intermediate practice leads you into one of the most universal arm balances, Bakasana, Crow Pose. We will move through a series of sun salutes and hip openers to warm up the shoulders and body as we take flight on our hands to experience the exhilaration of trying something new! Suitable for all levels.