Learn how to do side plank at any level! Put your knee down if you're new, learn the classic pose, or start to play with variations if you're ready. Side plank requires upper body and core strength, so please work with the bottom knee down if you're newer!
A story about the relationship between the sage Vashista and the King Visvamitra and the arm balances named after each of them! What draws you to your practice? Is it greater flexibility, core strength, these funky poses? Or are you after something deeper, like enlightenment? Lots of fun along the way as we prep for these arm balances and consider what it is that motivates us to show up on our mats every day! Whatever it is that draws you in the first place, there's no doubt the path is full of hard work and glorious surprises. Maybe you'll even end up with a wish-fulfilling cow! (Let us know if that happens for you!)
Class opens with some stretches for the back, hamstrings, hips, and quads. We do some cat and dog tilts to warm up the back and move into a sun salutation-based flow. Standing poses follow, then backbends and we cool down with an inversion and savasana.
If you want all kinds of intense core work interwoven throughout your practice, this is for you! Lots of fun and creative ways to build that inner fire and then play with balance! You'll want to have a lot of energy for this one, yogis, and a good sense of humor, too. You're welcome in advance, bwahahaha.
Tree is the standing balance pose that "unlocks" all other balance. In this flow we fire up our core, plank all over, laugh, cry, and end up with a greater sense of balance than we ever thought possible (or close).
Don't let the name fool you ...it's only sweet because we get it all done in 39 minutes! If you don't have a lot of time but want to hit all the major muscle groups, get in some upside-down time and core work, then look no further as this class gets the job done and it's so much FUN! Energize and recharge now :)
If you're looking for a sweaty, challenging practice with lots of standing balance, twists and turns, core strengthening, time to play on your hands and head, and all kinds of fun, look no further! We have time in crow pose, tripod headstand, handstand options during and after the flow, monkey pose, love for your hips...the only thing there isn't a lot of in this flow is rest! (But you can always pause your video ;)) Enjoy yogis!
Explore your perceived limitations in this challenging practice! There are lots of heat building poses and playful arm balances and inversions. We move into advanced variations, but there is never pressure to do it all unless it feels right for you. Approach your practice with an open heart and a sense of wonder! Namaste!