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!
We build lots of heat in the shoulders and hips, fire up the core, play with flying pigeon, open the hamstrings and the heart, get upside down, and end in savasana together! If you have a good amount of energy and want to open every major muscle group, work on breathing through intense sensation, and shift your perspective with arm balancing and inverting, well, then...this is for you!
It’s an ab party! We start with abs to get our core cookin' right away! From there we move on to a creative standing sequence that warms up the lower body and includes a goddess pose variation, pyramid pose and standing splits! Included as well are plenty of hamstring stretches, hip opening and a sprinkling of inversions! Enjoy!
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 brightness 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.