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.
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!!
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!