A very deep hamstring opener, so please move slowly and thoughtfully. It shouldn't hurt! We start in ardha hanumanasana, and work our way toward full splits (but please note, nothing magical happens when you get your situation to the floor, so don't rush!) When you have the basic idea, get started on the classes below that work this pose into a full flow!
Warm your way up through the chakra system with a sequence of Kundalini inspired exercises. Chakra means wheel or spinning disc in Sanskrit, and healthy functioning wheels are designed to spin! Grease your wheels and get them turning in this energizing practice that steers you straight into the center of the hub so you can find greater freedom of movement and brightest of being.
This is an intermediate high-intensity flow with lots of heat-building on the early side. Please be ready to modify or put your knees down at any time (options given). Chaturanga push-up crunches and targeted core strengthening fire up your shoulders and abs. We use the heat to focus on opening the shoulders, upper back and chest with lots of behind-the-back clasps in a variety of poses, and twisting to wring out tension. Standing balances help us build endurance and focus. Breathe through moments of confrontation and see if you can soften around them so that you can do that off your mat as well. We work hard in this flow but don't worry, we also have lots of fun :)
Sacred Energy Arts - Back & Hip Yoga Class
This class focuses on strengthening the whole back, hips, and posterior chain. Great for those of you with chronic low back issues who are not currently in spasm, but rather want to strengthen your low back so that you don't have to worry about future spasms!
Open your hips from every direction, unlock your shoulders, upper back and neck, stretch your hamstrings, open your heart, and fire up your core before we get on our hands and play. Monkey pose and eagle pose right side up and upside down, and a super sweet savasana, all around the topic of embracing and opening to our inherent vulnerability.
Early heat-building with series C variations opens the hip flexors, psoas and quads. Once we're warm we balance it out with the back body and give the hamstrings calves and ankles some love. Monkey pose comes out to play, along with eagle pose and some nice twists. Handstand jumps, handstands and optional monkeying and eagle-ing around upside down are included after core strengthening. Open the hips a little more and hit Savasana hard. Release the comparing and contrasting mind and open to all the gifts that are already present.
Join me and my friend Katrina for a private session (you're invited!). If you're in the mood for sweaty, intense and energizing, if you want to release your shoulders, the space across your chest, and your hamstrings, fire up your core, play with standing balance and extra backbends, and get some tips on your handstand practice, then this is for you!
Have an hour to get your sweat on AND quiet your mind and open your heart? Then this is for you! We build heat quickly and use the heat to open the shoulders, hips and hamstrings, fire up the core and play with all kinds of balance. A little talk about knowing yourself, feeling your feelings and opening to reality as it is, which sometimes involves releasing an old vision and opening to a new one.
Tons of heart and hamstring opening, core strengthening and inverting in this session, where we talk about growth opportunities, and the always-important question: Who am I going to be in this situation?