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.
Hips, shoulders and hamstrings get some love as we spin ourselves inside out and upside down. Try not to be so attached to your mat or the way that you're facing! Think outside the box, shift your perspective and have some fun as we fire up the core and fly.
Breath-of-fire leads the way along with six-minute abs. We do some nice reclined hip-opening and head right into Series C with variations. Once warm we head into the hips more deeply with lizard pose with deeper options, and then add some upper back and shoulder opening along with other variations in our high lunge variations. Breath-work to get you centered, love for every major muscle group, an open heart and quiet mind, and all in half an hour! You can follow it with a deep stretch class if you have time, or not!
We build a lot of nice heat in a fun flow that involves true love for the hips, hamstrings and shoulders. We fire up the core and play with arm balances. Once we're warm, oh my goodness do we open those hips. Virasana, half virasana, skandasana variations, monkey pose, double pigeon and a seriously deep savasana. You'll be wrung out for sure!
Perfect for days when you have a moderate amount of energy, but want a nice sweat and a deep stretch at a steady pace. Connect to your breath, center yourself, and listen to your body. There are opportunities for arm balances and inversions, but maybe today is a day where you'd be better to turn the heat down, you decide! Longer holds, lots of love for your hips and shoulders, core-strengthening and a little talk about svadhyaya, self-study. Use this time on your mat to observe not just what your physical body needs and wants, but also what your emotional body needs and wants from you. Lots of love, yogis.
If you want to sweat, have some fun, open your hips, shoulders and hamstrings, fire up your core, play with arm balances and inversions, open your heart, quiet your mind and land in a very sweet, meditative savasana then this is for you!
Well, I said this was going to be a 30-minute butt-whooper, but we were having so much fun it became a 42-minute butt-whooping session! If you want to rise, shine, energize, fire up your core, open your hips and shoulders and play with some funky arm balance mash-ups and transitions, then this is for you! This is a non-stop flow intended to get your heart pumping and your energy flowing. Once we're warm we'll play with a crow/koundinyasana mash-up and also have time to get upside down. This is a full, stand-alone practice, but you can pair it with a juicy deep stretch session if you have the time! Enjoy :)
Move with the ebb and flow on your mat so you can move with it in your life. Make the effort to find inner peace and strength, and then see if you can surrender the desire to control. Hard, I know, but worth working on!
Open every major muscle group, build a lot of heat, fire up your core with intense ab work, practice standing balance to strengthen your body and your ability to focus, get on your hands with options to get upside down, open your heart and your hamstrings, clear your mind, wring yourself out, have a few laughs, and take a nice rest all under an hour! You're welcome, ha!
Get ready for a sweaty, fluid, fun flow where we open the hips, hamstrings and shoulders and work with the idea of boundaries—respecting your own on your mat, and learning to create them calmly in your life where needed. Arm balances including crow pose and koundinyasana 2, flying pigeon (or perching pigeon as they say in the UK), and all kinds of other pigeon options to help you let go of anything you might be sitting on.