"Goddess pose" offers something for everyone. A favorite during pregnancy, it opens the inner thighs, creates spaceand eases tension in the abdominal organs while opening the chest. Getsupport under the thighs and behind the spine until it feels just rightfor you. Feel your front body and your breath open as you allow yourback body to sink and soften into the support beneath you.
Ready to work it?
Here are some classes featuring Reclining Bound Angle Pose.
We start chilling in Reclined Bound Angle pose on blocks. The class gradually picks up steam with twists, core work, standing poses and sun salutations. We add more hips, side plank and some balance poses. You are sure to get a full, balanced practice. Enjoy!
This slow, deep practice helps stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, aiding in sleep, digestion and stress relief.
Please have a bolster on hand. You can use a firm pillow or a blanket rolled up like a sleeping bag. You might also use 1-3 blocks, depending on your flexibility. Enjoy some time to slow down and tune in, your body will thank you!
In this practice, you will create space in your body and sweep away stiffness and stagnant energy. With the practice of mindfulness, you will bring more peace to your mind and let go of any attachment or anything sticky from your day so you can sleep well. You can even wear pajamas so you're ready. Grab your lavender essential oil for its calming effects if you have some!
For this practice, you will need a bolster, blanket, 2 blocks, and a wall. Peak poses - reclined butterfly pose, legs up the wall.
Sweet dreams, yogis!
The core of this practice is a gentle flow with standing poses. We open with a reclined bound angle pose for the shoulders, back and hips. The class is peppered with more shoulder stretches, core work and balance. We close with backbends, a restorative inversion and savasana. Enjoy.
In this offering, Dhaujee moves us through beginning binds that can help us open up in other areas of the body. The practice starts with intention setting and recognizing how we process binds in the real world. Then, we move through gentle twists, binds and holds to build the breath and find openness throughout the body. This practice ends with a sweet meditation and mudra practice to seal our intention. Grab your strap or the belt to your robe to support you in this beautiful opening practice.
This gentle yoga practice is for all bodies, but perfect if you are experiencing your moon cycle! During the moon cycle, our bodies are tender, tired and in need of some TLC. Take some time to find openness in the hips, pelvis and low back through this flow.
We open with reclined bound angle pose, followed by twists and more hip and hamstring stretches. Once on our feet, we practice sun salutes and standing poses. We play around with one-legged chair and if inspired an arm balance, galavasana. This class is good for intermediate to advanced practitioners. Enjoy!
We are all asymmetrical. Sensing what's off-kilter in our pelvis and core is especially tricky to pinpoint. This practice uses blocks to help us feel our center. Think of the block as the friend you can trust to tell you the truth and set you straight. These insights give us options to consider: What feedback am I missing? Where do I need to be stronger? Where might I need to be softer? What can I change? What can I accept? Do I need new friends? ;) How can we better support ourselves and each other so that we all feel a little more centered?
Sticky, tight shoulders can be a pain in the neck and the bane of your backbend. In this practice, we start by opening the shoulders and freeing the neck with a strap in a "closed chain" - Think stability and support for the neck and shoulders. We explore how freeing the shoulders opens the door to an open chest and long neck that makes backbends more fun... so long as we bring our abs to the party and support the low back, too! Don't worry. I'll remind you along the way. I've got your back!
The practice opens with a bit of core work, but from there it's all about stretching. Mostly sitting, a few standing poses. No flow. Save your chaturangas for another day. We finish up with supta baddha konasana and reclined supported bound angle pose, before a gentle inversion and savasana. Chill out and stretch with this one. Enjoy! Lauren