Build up support across the front of your pelvis so that you can lie down with both sides of the pelvis evenly dropping down into the bolster. Additional support under your chest and/or forehead may be the perfect finishing touch to soften your neck and shoulders so you can take slow, deep breaths and be able to enjoy the sensations of your hips opening as you release your body into gravity.
Ready to work it?
Here are some classes featuring Supported Pigeon Pose.
In the yin practice, we want to feel something - not too much and not too little. Comfortably uncomfortable in most poses. We are looking to create healthy stress on the deep tissues in the body -the yin tissues. They respond and become more resilient with this type of training rather than with movement which is what our muscles or yang tissues need. Props can help us relax and tell our nervous system we are safe.
Bolster, blankets, blocks, strap, chair, wall. Get creative with your props at home - use a tie from your robe as a strap, stiff couch cushion, or pillow as a bolster. Use books for blocks!
This morning practice will help you get up on the best side of the bed.
On a physical level, yin yoga is most effective when our muscles are cold so we can reach the deeper layers of the body. Coupled with mindfulness, and guided Nadi Shodhana or alternate nostril breathing, this is a great way to start your day and set yourself up for more ease in your physical body and clarity in your mind.
Yin yoga offers the opportunity to find a profound release of tension in the deeper lying tissues in the body and can significantly increase your range of motion.
In this class, Jamie introduces you to the 3 principles, the tattvas, and some of the beauty and benefits of the yin practice. As you practice please remain passive, relaxed, take your time. Before you begin, create a calming environment whatever that means for you. Perhaps you want to light a candle? You will need a blanket and a bolster (a couch pillow will work as long as it's firm). Your body and your nervous system will thank you for slowing down and opening deeply. Enjoy, yogis!
A short, satisfying flow that's meant to help you stretch all of your major muscles and move all of your major joints. Perfect for after a run or in stressful times when you have a lot going on and only 30 minutes to practice... enjoy!
Sometimes you just want to go slow and take it easy, but also feel deeply. This is a practice for those times... enjoy!
*Fit beginners welcome, just please listen to your body and don't do anything that hurts!
This one is all about giving some loving attention to our hip girdle, an area alternately over-worked and under-strengthened.
We start with an easy warm up to roll out the feet and ankles, optional ballet 'hops' to get the blood flowing, followed by a couple planks to bring attention to the lower abdominal area. Believe it or not, this is where your pelvic negotiation starts!
You can expect gentle but challenging movement, with a cool-down inspired by the Feldenkrais Method.
Bring a block or another supportive item to explore that pelvic ROM (range of movement).
Brand-new to yoga and need to start slowly? You can do this whole class from your chair! An armless chair is ideal so you can move freely. The pace is slow, the cueing is easy to follow, and the energy is so sweet even the bees tried to join for this practice! Focus on breathing deeply and being curious about how you feel. De Jur will do the rest! Enjoy the calming for your nervous system, the quieting of your mind, and a deeper awareness of what your body needs to feel at ease.
A beautiful flow that will build some nice heat, with special love for your psoas, hamstrings and quads! If you're looking for an all-over good feeling in your body, this is it! High lunge variations, crescent pose, open twists, core strengthening, goddess squats and more. Enjoy mamas!