Keep your pelvis level by drawing your navel actively toward your spine. Feed your back leg like crazy. Think about lines of energy. One straight line from the crown of your head through the back foot of the extended leg. Another from your bottom wrist to your top. A block is useful to "lift the floor up" in many cases.
Ready to work it?
Here are some classes featuring Twisting Half Moon.
A Shiva/third chakra-geared sequence designed to help us harness the power of transformation balancing Shiva and Shakti energies (masculine and feminine), so we can both embrace change as it happens, and also find the strength to change the things we want to shift! Whether you need to change your approach or the way you might habitually respond to situations in ways that aren't serving you, become your own alchemist in this practice! Think twists to wring yourself out, and backbends to open your heart to whatever may within you or around you! Fun shiva shapes, navasana for rocky waters, and a sense of humor along the way!
If you're looking for a deep hip-and-shoulder release mixed into your well-rounded flow, look no further! If you've been sitting too much, we target all the areas that long to move! The shoulders, chest, upper back and neck, hip flexors and psoas, the quads and hamstrings, and of course, the all-important spine! You will find that you release energy you didn't know you had and find fluidity in your breath and in your body. A block might be handy, but isn't necessary. Enjoy, yogis!
This practice is all about releasing stress, opening the body and clearing the mind! A well-rounded flow that includes deep shoulder work, arm balances, and grounding standing poses. You will come out of Savasana feeling better overall! Enjoy!
Lift your heart toward heaven. A deep heart-opening flow that will open your shoulders, upper back and chest and leave you feeling both open and in touch with your own beautiful resilience. Kapotasana variations on your way to a possible kapotasana once we're warm!
Giving and receiving. Make an offering to start your practice so it's full of intention, love, devotion...bhakti! Lots of shoulder, hip and hamstring opening, love for your IT bands, pigeon pose, standing splits, upper back opening all in preparation for some fun poses like perch pose and eventually, fallen angel. The receiving comes from the doing and then the surrendering. Enjoy, yogis!
This well-balanced practice combines a grounding warm-up with a heat-building standing sequence, challenging core work, as well as a deep opening of the heart and hips. At the end you can expect some relaxing forward folds, spinal twists, and a thoughtful meditation to send you into savasana.
May you take the brightness of your practice and shine your inner light on the world!
A sweaty and challenging flow with lots of twists and turns along the way, love for your hamstrings, hips and shoulders, heat-building and core-strengthening, a little tutorial for those of you working on your side crow, and some tips for heading toward kapotasana if you're ready! A conversation about Garuda and why it never goes well if you shrink yourself to make other people feel comfortable, and lots of laughter also included. Intermediate practitioners welcome, lots of options to turn the heat up or down as needed, just please listen to your body!
Lots of core in this flow along with plenty of work for all the major muscle groups! Build lots of heat in a short amount of time, breathe deeply, wring yourself out and get a really good stretch! Fun arm balances and standing balance along the way. Short, thorough and lots of fun!