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.
Journey through a well rounded flow, strengthening the arms and core and opening the shoulders, hips and hamstrings; preparing the body for eka pada koundinyasana 2 arm balance with lots of fun stops along the way!
The pace is chill, but you have opportunities to modify toward more or less heat depending on your energy level. Hamstrings, shoulders and upper back get lots of love. There are some nice twists, a couple of arm balances if you’re inclined, heart and hip opening, and Savasana.
An intense practice designed to help you build strength and gain confidence in your arm balances and inversions. As the saying goes, "Grip it and rip it!" Just don't forget to breathe deeply and move mindfully!
Whoa, there, Nellie! If you don't want to open your hips deeply, ride off into the sunset now! Otherwise, saddle up, and let's go for a fun ride together! You might end up in eight-angle pose and you might not. You will absolutely open your hips, hamstrings and shoulders along the way, you'll fire up your core, open up your heart, and hopefully even laugh along the way! Ready? Yeehaw Hips!
30 Mellow-ish Minutes to an Open Heart
Great for days when you have a moderate amount of energy (it didn't end up being as mellow as I promised in the intro, but still not an a$$-whooper). Major shoulder, upper back and heart opening, complemented by hamstring and back body opening. Lots of cat/cow variations get us nice and loose and create a free flow of energy. You decide if you want to do restorative or active backbends (I did restorative and two blocks are helpful in that case). A very yummy flow that will leave you feeling great in a short amount of time!
Welcome to my first session in our new space! Wanted to take a moment to thank you so much for being part of our online community before we head into a Just Move session! If you're short on time but want a sweet sweat, this is for you! Open every major muscle group, targeting the hips, hamstrings and shoulders. Play with your balance, breathe deeply. Open up your heart with backbends. Head into savasana feeling so good!
Hips, hamstrings, shoulders and core get the love as we flow through a non-stop tour of every major muscle group, and play with arm balances and inversions along the way. Culturally we're directed to focus on what we don't have instead of what we do. If that's your default setting, it isn't set in stone, you can rewire that so you focus on everything that is flowing. A breathing practice helps us all face the normal ups and downs of life, because it isn't "all good", either! Ready to get to it?
Directing your energy is key if you want to be present for yourself and the people in your life, and also if you want to get things done! Use the focal points in your physical practice to train your mind to do one thing at a time, so the next time you cross paths with a "hater", you don't get sidelined for long!