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!
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Here are some classes featuring Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya II.
Serious core, fun flow! Lots of chances to open your hips, hamstrings and shoulders, and build a serious fire in your belly as we arm balance and invert our way to sweaty bliss. Whether you stand on your head, hands or feet, how is your heart? Open that, and the rest will follow :)
Get your heart pumping with a sweaty flow and ample core work, open your hips, hamstrings and shoulders, backbend your heart wide open, and turn your world upside down. A little talk about how to love the difficult people in your life, and how to forgive yourself when you're the difficult one, as we all are sometimes :)
Where your awareness goes your energy flows. Use the focal points (drishtis) to train the mind to do one thing at a time, and give yourself the power to choose one thought over another. Hips, shoulders, and hamstring opening, core strengthening, arm balances and inversions.
We build some nice heat with series C and dive deeply into the hips, shoulders and hamstrings. The flow is full of twists and turns and playful transitions including arm balances and inversions. Pranayama is the focus throughout the class, so if you aren’t ready to breathe deeply, get ready! This is one of the most powerful ways to calm the nervous system and quiet the mind. Backbends, hamstring opening and core strengthening as we flow, and a guided savasana send you floating off your mat.
Open your hips, shoulders and hamstrings, play with arm balances like koundinyasana 2 and flying pigeon, fire up your core, and take things upside down. Learn to stay focused in a world that is sometimes challenging and sometimes wonderful, but always interesting. This class offers many opportunities to do just that, as you will see :) Much love!
Gentle twists and deep core strengthening start the party and then we take that fire in the belly into Series C with hip and shoulder opening variations, Skandasana and Koundinyasana too. We play with crescent legs and eagle arms, twisted half moon, handstands and monkey pose, heart opening, and a chance to monkey around upside down. A little talk about how yoga is not the shapes you make on your mat, it's who you are when you're at the post office, the bank, with your kids and so on.
Let’s get flowing with sun salutes, standing poses and arm balances that all target hip-opening. Pay attention to your breath, sensations in your body, and the quality you’re bringing to whatever variation of each pose you’re choosing. Strengthen your center and get upside down with ease. It took me the entire class to get one audible chuckle, but I did not give up, because laughter is the best medicine! Here we go!
A medium-heat flow for medium-energy days! You'll get a nice deep stretch in this well-rounded practice, but you can turn the heat up or down depending on how you feel! Please be good to yourself out there. I know these are such sad and scary times, but it's so important to tune in, breathe, calm your nervous system, open your heart and then get back out there and see how you can work to make the world a more loving and peaceful place <3
This is a sweaty fun flow that targets the hips, hamstrings and shoulders and fires up the core so we can play with bird of paradise, koundinyasana 2, standing frog variations, eight-angle pose, and maybe a wide straddle handstand at the end. So much hip-opening, you're sure to feel a release of tension in your body and your mind. Make deep, steady breath your focal point and all will unfold! Much love, yogis. Thinking of you all and sending lots of love.