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!
A slower pace gives us time to feel everything, and aren't we just being invited to feel everything these days?! Lots of creative half binds and full binds and hamstring opening, with options for all kinds of fun including bound revolved triangle and ardha chandrasana, baby grasshopper, and fun head-to-knee forward bend variations on our feet! A little dancers' pose and straddle press to forearm stand if you're feeling sparkly and a super deep savasana no matter what you do! Stay present, breathe deeply, and open to it all.
Take some time to breathe and tap into that quiet, knowing part within you. We target the hips, shoulders, hamstrings and core in this flow, and turn things upside down for good measure. Wring yourself out with some twists and head into savasana feeling centered. When you're at home with yourself you can make yourself at home anywhere.
A flowy leg-centric practice that is all about staying centered and strong in the midst of uncertainty and challenge. Deeply open the hamstrings, hips, shoulders and upper back. Wring yourself out with some sweet twists, and work your way toward monkey pose and chin stand. Two blocks will be helpful for many!
Gentle twists and deep core strengthening start the party and then we take that fire in the belly into Series C with hip and shoulder opening variations, Skandasana and Koundinyasana too. We play with crescent legs and eagle arms, twisted half moon, handstands and monkey pose, heart opening, and a chance to monkey around upside down. A little talk about how yoga is not the shapes you make on your mat, it's who you are when you're at the post office, the bank, with your kids and so on.
Use your practice to approach your fear, avoidance, or tendency to “sit on” your rage…or your joy! Lots of upper back, shoulder, hip and hamstring opening, along with core strengthening, and plenty of time to play with arm balances and inversions. Who’s afraid? Great, let’s do it!
Open your upper back, shoulders, muscles across your chest, and space at the front and back of your heart in this flow that opens the front body and the back body (hi there, hamstrings), fires up your core strength, and kicks it upside down. Think eagle pose, standing splits, Eka Pada K 1, dwi pada, lots of twists, and handstands for fun. Cupid has nothing on you ;)
Lots of forward folds in our flow so we can work with the idea of a solid foundation and strong center. If you can't trust yourself, how can you have faith that you'll be able to rise to the occasion when life asks, or release situations and people when the nudges are there to move in a different direction? Open your hips, shoulders and hamstrings. Play with balance and strength. Fire up your core. Get upside down if you're ready. Surrender to a deep savasana. Trust yourself, and release your grip where you can.
This is a practice that is all about calming the nervous system. We start with meditation and alternate nostril breathing to tune in and calm the nervous system. Then we move into some very gentle stretches and movement all designed to bring the focus into the body so we can quiet the mind. Whether you're having a day where your mind is racing, you're dealing with anxiety or insomnia, you need a gentle practice before bed. or you simply need an immediate nervous system reset, this is for you.