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.
This is an advanced class but there are building blocks for every single advanced pose, so intermediate yogis are welcome! Get ready to breathe deeply and open your hips and hamstrings along with your shoulders and upper back, strengthen your core and get ready for hippie arm balances including koundinyasana 2 and grasshopper pose! Handstands with wide straddle variations are also in our mix today. And we end with Yoga Nidra in Savasana, so bliss awaits you! Take a little extra time for a deep savasana and see how great you feel after all that work!
Great for days when you have a good amount of energy but maybe not your maximum amount! Deeply open the hips, hamstrings and shoulders, fire up the core, play on your hands, open your heart and walk away from your mat feeling great. Sound good? Let's do this!
Hello, friends! If you're looking for an hour-long fun flow that gets your heart pumping, builds some nice heat and targets your hips...you've come to the right place! We have core strengthening along the way, arm balancing and inverting. The focus is on hip-opening and once we're really warm, I'll give you some options to take your bound angle pose (and your hips) to the next level. A block will be handy! Enjoy :)
Lots of love for your hips in this flow that's all about using your practice to tune in and open up! Hamstring and shoulder-opening round things out, core strengthening gets you back to center, and playing on your hands is just good fun! A little arm balance mash-up, inversions at the wall or on your mat if you're ready, and whatever happens, the invitation to stay curious and practice patience and compassion! Feed what you want to grow ;) And this is an intermediate-to-advanced class so please listen to your body!
How are your shoulders and hips right now? How are YOU? How's your heart? If you're looking for a flow with a very sweet pace where we start with grounding and breathing and then very deeply open the hips and shoulders...look no further! Make deep, conscious breathing and the desire to be present with yourself and all you feelings the focus of this practice and I promise you will feel a huge energetic shift whether you take me up on opportunities for standing marichyasanas, fireflies, arm-balance mash-ups and inversions...or not! Yoga Nidra in savasana will leave you feeling blissful, too <3
Wanna little heart-pumping with your flow? How about jump-switches, chaturanga push-ups and chair squats in the context of a flow that also emphasizes deep breathing and mindful movement? Lots of shoulder, hip and hamstring opening, core strengthening and arm balancing including koundinyasana 1 and 2, dwi pada koundinyasana and all kind of backbends. Ready, set, flow!
What is one-legged crow pose 2, you ask? Grab your mat and I will show you! Along the way, we will open the shoulders, hips and hamstrings, strengthen the core and have a lot of fun. If you've taken my class before, you know we will work hard and laugh hard! Ready?
Hello, yogis! By request, here is a full-length class! 75 minutes of asana and 15 minutes of yoga nidra and savasana. The flow is full of hip opening and core strengthening so we can safely play with binds in bird of paradise and half moon. 6 minute abs because I love you and because you'll need them for koundinyasana 2, crow pose, and options to play with bhujapidasana and firefly pose, and a mashup of crow, firefly and koundinyasana if you like mashups like I do! If you're feeling frisky and want to work on wide straddles in your handstands, I give you tips and tools, or you can take an L pose or keep it restorative. Yoga Nidra in savasana so you rest deeply after working hard. Ready?
If you're looking for something super deep and fun - fast! - look no further. We do lots of heat-building on the early side, give the hips a lot of love, fire up that core (hello 6-minute abs you love), and fly! Koundinyasana 2, bhujapidasana, firefly pose, eight-angle pose and a wide straddle upside down. Of course we do lots of shoulder-opening along the way and our constant companion is deep, conscious breath. Couldn't decide between intermediate or advanced for this one - strong intermediate yogis are welcome, just listen to your body, have blocks handy and remember you can pause the video to work on a pose anytime!
I filmed this class in response to a number of people who expressed they're struggling with motivation! I get it. We're in a strange set of circumstances and it's been this way for almost a year! It isn't easy and some days are harder than others, but I know there are some things that work! Changing your environment, shifting your perspective and working with your breath, it is possible to unlock energy you didn't know you had! I intended for this to be a shorter class, but once I got going, I felt so good I didn't want to stop! Join me for some breath-work, hip, hamstring and shoulder-opening, core strengthening, arm balancing fun. A surprise inversion at the end, too! We've got this!