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.
Sometimes you need to widen the circle, and other times you need to draw your energy inward. This practice is all about working with your energy and leaning into your own flow. We'll play with expansion and contraction in all kinds of fun ways. Baby grasshopper shows up on this ride, along with pigeons in many varieties, handstand play on the mat and at the wall, and time to build a fire and also draw the heat back in. Enjoy, yogis!
Hello yogis! As requested, here is a shorter, energizing flow with all kinds of goodies included! After some quick grounding, we build heat and target shoulder, hip and hamstring opening. We play with koundinyasana 2 and later, koundinyasana 1. We do some deep core strengthening because you know I love it. I'll remind you to breathe deeply and listen to your body throughout this practice. If you're looking for something very thorough in 40 minutes, you found it! Have a couple of blocks handy for the end, when you can use blocks to back off or go deeper into some of your favorite hip and hamstring openers. Enjoy, yogis!
If you're looking for a full body-and-mind reset, this is for you! We start with grounding and breathing and then head into an energizing, heat-building flow that includes lots of hip, shoulder and hamstring opening along with core strengthening so we can play with poses like koundinyasana 2, side plank variations, full monkey pose and a breakdown of forearm stand among others! Then we have a soothing Yoga Nidra in Savasana. Work hard, sweat hard, rest easy :)
We start with grounding techniques and breath-work and you might think you're heading into a slow and steady class, but you are not! This is a flow intended to energize and open you once you're grounded, awake and present. We'll be doing chaturanga push-ups, standing frog reps, core work, fallen-triangle to flipped-out dog sequences and so much more. Arm balances and inversions and backbends, and then some nice hip-and-hamstring poses with longer holds to use the heat to release tension. If you want something fun and powerful in under an hour that is both grounding and energizing, here you go!
The focus of this flow class is the core and twists.
We do some stretching and strengthening on the floor, moving up to the feet. Once standing we do a few rounds of Uddiyana Bandha, a navel lock. This is great for discovering and toning the core.
Next we flow with some sun salutations, a bit more core work and standing poses. We breathe our way toward some arm balances as an extension of base poses. Even if you don't get up in bakasana or revolved koundinyasana, you will be setting the foundation for them
with squats and twists. Enjoy!
Yogis, if you're looking to shift your perspective, please grab two blocks and follow me! We're going to deeply open the hips, shoulders and hamstrings so we can play with arm balances including koundinyasana 2 and inversions including many different headstand variations (please be sure your neck feels good and you have a long-term headstand practice if you do the variations!) Enjoy!
Breathe into brightness, step into your shine, you are the Sun in drag! This uplifting sequence explores playful shapes like Lucky Lakshmi, Hare Krishna and The Thinker, waking up the entire body and spirit.
Grab two blocks and a blanket and let's play! This is a heart-opening flow that focuses on balance in creative ways. Get ready to discover the tops of your feet and a camel pose that defies gravity! Enjoy, yogis!
Oh hello yogis! If you're looking for a deep hip and hamstring opening flow with lots of core work, arm balances and inversions, here you go! Lots of heat-building and mindful sequencing so you're prepared to play with poses like bird of paradise, koundinyasana 2, compass pose, astavakrasana, wide straddles in tripod headstand and handstand, and some deep poses that dive into those hips once we're warm. Guided meditation in Savasana xx
Intermediate yogis welcome, please listen to your body!