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.
30 Mellow-ish Minutes to an Open Heart
Great for days when you have a moderate amount of energy (it didn't end up being as mellow as I promised in the intro, but still not an a$$-whooper). Major shoulder, upper back and heart opening, complemented by hamstring and back body opening. Lots of cat/cow variations get us nice and loose and create a free flow of energy. You decide if you want to do restorative or active backbends (I did restorative and two blocks are helpful in that case). A very yummy flow that will leave you feeling great in a short amount of time!
Welcome to my first session in our new space! Wanted to take a moment to thank you so much for being part of our online community before we head into a Just Move session! If you're short on time but want a sweet sweat, this is for you! Open every major muscle group, targeting the hips, hamstrings and shoulders. Play with your balance, breathe deeply. Open up your heart with backbends. Head into savasana feeling so good!
Hips, hamstrings, shoulders and core get the love as we flow through a non-stop tour of every major muscle group, and play with arm balances and inversions along the way. Culturally we're directed to focus on what we don't have instead of what we do. If that's your default setting, it isn't set in stone, you can rewire that so you focus on everything that is flowing. A breathing practice helps us all face the normal ups and downs of life, because it isn't "all good", either! Ready to get to it?
Directing your energy is key if you want to be present for yourself and the people in your life, and also if you want to get things done! Use the focal points in your physical practice to train your mind to do one thing at a time, so the next time you cross paths with a "hater", you don't get sidelined for long!
Don’t let the sweet, slow start fool you, because intense core work is just around the corner. We take that fire in the belly and head into Series C with variations, leading to skandasana, lizard pose, and koundinyasana 2. We play with crescent, eagle pose, twisted half moon, handstands and more twists to wring out any stagnant energy or ideas, and we open the heart with backbends. Inversions turn it upside down, and savasana is sweet, with a body-scan to take you deep. Enjoy the fluid movement, the heat building, the quiet mind, and the great energy of this class.
We dive into the hips, shoulders and hamstrings, fire up the core, play on our hands and upside down, open the heart, and chill it out in hip-openers before Savasana. The theme is trusting yourself, being able to have faith in your perception, and your ability to discern what is real. A little conversation about “gas lighting”, vidya and viveka. Enjoy, yogis!
Lots of heat-building with Series A, C (with variations to open the hips and shoulders), and B, to continue the hip-focus. Arm balances and core work and inversions, oh my! A little fun with handstand jumps (if you don’t have a bolster, a firm couch pillow should do the trick!) Let’s play!