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!
Need something quick to open every major muscle group and get your breath flowing? Here you go! You can do this as a one-off practice when you're short on time, or you can pair it with one of my quick core blasts or anything else that strikes your fancy :)
I love a classic, 90-minute practice where we get to go deep. I know you might not be able to fit that in every day, but when you can, your whole nervous system and physical body will thank you. In this class we spent some time getting grounded on the front end with prananyama and other techniques to help the mind quiet. Then we got busy building heat, opening deeply (hips and hamstrings get extra love today) and going upside down. Yoga Nidra in savasana to send you floating off your mat. Enjoy, yogis!
This practice is dedicated to the goddess, protector, divine mother, fierce warrior Durga. Tune into your own deep knowing, dial up your intuition, and let's get centered! Two blocks may be helpful, along with access to a solid wall!
A deep dive into shoulder, upper back and hamstring-opening along with quadriceps strengthening, lots of breath work and time to feel your feelings. Some fun focus-honing with standing balance, a little reminder not to take anything for granted, and as always, laughter along the way! A block and a strap may be helpful. If you're looking for grounding, opening and centering, this is it.
A slow flow practice for all levels. We will breathe, we will move and we will take time to observe the spaces in between the poses and breaths to really ground in the present. Sometimes you gotta sweat to reset!
A great hip, shoulder and hamstring-opening flow where we breathe deeply and build heat with the intent to release tension. You will sweat and move, but this is a good class to do at the end of your day, when you're on your cycle, or when you really need to focus on grounding and opening. Restorative backbend options, lots of hip and hamstring opening and deep breathing will help to move through feelings of anxiety or depression and will be comforting on days when you might be feeling overwhelmed.
This practice is all about unshakable faith...a great way to bolster your self-esteem, confidence and faith that you can get through anything. The story of Hanuman building a bridge across the seas (thus the pose) to help Rama and free Sita is weaved into a class that combines the Vajrapradama Mudra (thunderbolt mudra) of powerfully focused energy to remove doubt with deep opening and creative sequencing. Enjoy, yogis! 2 blocks for Ganda bherundasana may be helpful.
This is an energizing flow with lots of heat-building and attention to front and back-body opening. Twists, hamstring, shoulder and upper-back opening, psoas, quadriceps and hip flexors so you'll be ready for deeper backbends and core work before we get upside down!