One of our favorite arm balances at Yogis Anonymous! This pose requires core and upper body strength, and open hips, hamstrings and shoulders, along with a sense of adventure (or a willingness to kiss your mat!) Get the basics down with this tutorial and then let's fly together with some of the classes below that feature this pose!
Ready to work it?
Here are some classes featuring Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya II.
Overcome perfectionism in this challenging but fun flow focused on hip & shoulder opening, arm balancing, core strengthening, & inverting. The theme emerged as I had to excuse myself to run to the ladies room, & as I screwed up the sequence. Years ago, I would have kicked myself. Today, we laugh together, & all works out in the end. If you have a loud inner critic, ignore it! Feed a loving voice.
Serious core strength is at the center of this practice (pun intended), where we flow until we drip sweat, and then open the hips every which way we can! Play on your hands and turn it upside down. Savasana is the part where you surrender and enjoy the many fruits of your serious labor.
Shoulders, upper back and hips are the focus, though we give the hamstrings some love, too! A sweaty, targeted flow that includes balancing and an arm balance mash-up. Backbends, blanket abs and inversions before we get into the hips and hamstrings a little more. Savasana is delightful.
Go deep into the hips and shoulders and work your core as we flow and fly through a sweaty practice. A little conversation about how to love the people who are sometimes hard to love, while still taking care of ourselves!
Tapas is that fire that makes us show up for the people and causes that are important to us. You can't count on anything to happen exactly the way you expect or want, but practice is what creates the foundation for us to withstand and move forward with strength and grace. Balance the shiva and the shakti...you need the creative spark but also the follow-through.
Let's talk! You're about to have a conversation with me, and your own body! I'll make suggestions, and you see how your body feels about them. Have fun, be curious, and let's see what happens. Expect deep hip opening, arm balancing, inverting, core strengthening fun!
In order to connect to the most essential part of who you are, you have to have the courage to get quiet. Breathe deeply and turn your attention to the world that’s happening within you, so you can tap into your intuition. Open your hips, hamstrings shoulders and heart, play with arm balances and inversions, and have fun with blanket abs! Savasana is deep and sweet, and we end with a short meditation.