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.
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.
Lots of early heat-building with Series C, core work and crescent pose variations, arm balances and inversions including bakasana, Eka pada koundinyasana 2, handstand with monkey and eagle legs, followed by some nice deep hip opening with Baddha konasana, virasana and frog pose.
The pull of the past can weigh on us, and the fear or anticipation of the future all have the power of pulling us out of the present moment. Use your breath, and all the sensations in your body to be. here. now. Open the hips, hamstrings and shoulders, play on your hands and kick it upside down! Open your heart and deeply open the hips on your back. Enjoy Savasana!
A sweaty, challenging flow with lots of arm balances and chances to invert. We open the hips, hamstrings and shoulders deeply. The poses are tools. We get attached to the external result, but it's the internal process that's the key to unlocking your practice!