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.
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.
A lot of practices build up to a headstand. This one starts there, beginning with a thorough exploration of the fundamentals of tripod headstand and working all the way up to some advanced transitions into different arm balances. Whether you're just starting out or looking to take your already established headstand practice to the next level, this class has something for you... Enjoy!
Pull your focus back to what is real and what is important. Too many of us spend too much time worrying about how we look, or how life looks, instead of celebrating who we are, and what we have to offer. Open your hips, hamstrings and shoulders, strengthen your core, play on your hands and upside down, and feel yourself surrender in Savasana.
Work hard to build heat, open the hips, hamstrings and shoulders, fire up your core, play on your hands and open your heart. Then use the heat to release tension both physical and emotional. Your nervous system will thank you!!
Great for days when you have a good amount of energy and really want to open your hips, fire up your core and play! On the way to eight-angle pose we hit all kinds of stops including 6-minute abs, koundinyasana II, bird of paradise and all the building blocks you need to open your hips deeply and see what happens as you approach astavakrasana. As always, it's the journey and not the destination, so grab your mat and let's have some fun!
You can't show up for yourself or the people in your life with the best that you've got to offer if you're running on empty. Take some time to breathe and tune in, so you can remember what a gift it is to have your health, to be able to breathe deeply, to sweat and flow and laugh and sometimes cry. Get upside down if you want to, regardless, let's open together!!