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.
Happy New Year! New year, new alternate set :) Welcome to the magic garden where you get to weed out what doesn't serve you and nurture the things you want to grow! We did some nice heat-building with Series A and C variations, a chance to play with koundinyasana II, opportunities to root down and reach for the sun with bird of paradise, core work (but of course) backbends, hip and hamstring opening and deep breathing throughout! A little mermaid even showed up! Sending you and yours lots of love and wishes for a very Happy New Year where we spend lots of time together playing in the Magic Garden! So grateful to be on this journey with all of you!!
An energizing, feel-great-everywhere flow meant to start your day right, but good for anytime you have some nice energy to burn and want to open every major muscle group, free up your heart, fire up your core, give particular love to your hips, and play on your hands and head! There's also time to tune in, connect with your breath, tap into what it is you need and work on developing a compassionate partnership with your body! Enjoy, yogis!
The pace is slow and steady so there's plenty of time to feel things deeply. This is a great practice if you're looking for something to help you hone your focus, breathe with intention, and open every major muscle group. There is core strengthening and there are opportunities for arm balances and inversions, but you are also welcome to turn the heat down if you need to! Enjoy, yogis! And apologies for the unedited beginning where we are joking around, but I figure a little behind-the scenes once in awhile is okay and this was the last class we filmed before the pandemic so I couldn't bear to delete it! :)
Hips, shoulders and hamstrings are the focus as we breathe, sweat and flow into spaciousness in body and mind. Core strengthening, arm balancing and inverting are part of the journey, as we play with the difference between engaging and gripping. This is a good practice for life, too!
Shake it up and shake it off. Special attention for the hamstrings, shoulders and upper back, and lots of twists as we travel. Practice non-attachment and open to the journey as it unfolds. Early core strengthening and heat building, and fun with handstands also included.
Find the joy inside the challenging moments! Remember that things we often take for granted are gifts. Open your hips, shoulders and hamstrings, fire up your core, play on your hands and upside down, and enjoy the ride!
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.