Learn how to keep your sacrum stable, and draw the twist into that mid-thoracic and thoracic spine. Find a strong center, and wring yourself out. After you learn the basic alignment points, try out the classes below that work this twisty delight into a thorough and intelligently-sequenced practice.
Ready to work it?
Here are some classes featuring Revolved Triangle Pose.
Diving into the element of EARTH, this practice is to help you feel grounded as you move through your day. We will work with standing poses that help develop stability in the body while learning the optimal alignment for the lower legs to carry the weight of the upper body, adding to a healthy and happy lower back. All levels welcome!
There are days where we may feel strong and light and then there are days we may feel weighed down and weak. This is life. While listening to our bodies is very important as we have built in mechanisms to protect ourselves from harm or injury, I can attest to the fact that the days where I felt the least amount of energy and enthusiasm to practice are the days that I get the most out of my yoga. Not every practice will feel or look the same and that is absolutely ok, but if you are breathing and moving your body you will always find the results of your practice to be positive and uplifting. The best way to get out of a rut is to make a decision and change the habits that keep perpetuating this state of mind. In this class we are challenged to breathe through intense physical poses which can directly correlate to staying calm in difficult situations that occur in our daily lives. Let's breathe and play to become more connected each day!
An introduction to the Ashtanga Primary Series. If you've never practiced Ashtanga before, it is the foundation for most modern vinyasa classes and an EXCELLENT practice to learn. If you're serious about developing a personal practice, learning the Ashtanga Primary Series is a must!
The most misaligned and tense region for many is in the shoulders. During this flow we strap up and explore a number of upper back and shoulder opening postures while working your entire body diligently.
In this practice move closer to your genuine experience, connect with your breath and cultivate a positive intention. We will flow from a gentle warm up to sun salutations, standing poses, core exercises, arm balances, inversions, hip opening, heart opening, forward folds and twists. Enjoy a heart opening meditation throughout. Namaste, yogis!
Cross your fingers, toes, arms and legs in this lucky and prayer-filled practice. Intricate eagle-arm variations help to create space in the shoulders to free up the heart to let the faith pour forth. The consistent crossing over guides us into center for neutral standing balance poses and perhaps funky, asymmetrical inversions?
Prayer works because of the radical faith you infuse it with, don't settle and never give up on your dreams!
At some point we need to let go of having to be right all the time and just let people be... Archers arms aim the energy of the heart, perching variations steer the legs into the midline. Play at the wall with an asymmetrical outer-hip opening into a controlled rise into handstand. Bust that heart open with Eka Pada Urdvha Dhanurasana and be compassionate with yourself and others, even those you have never met online ; )
We flow and sweat with a twisty class that gets into the hamstrings as well. Plenty of heart-opening and some extra love for the outer hips will leave you feeling wrung out and open to whatever the day brings. Poses include Warrior I, Humble Warrior, Crescent, Crescent Twist, Standing Splits, Eagle, Twisting Half Moon, Twisting Triangle, Hanumanasana and Gomukhasana.