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.
If you're looking for a deep dive into your hips, shoulders and hamstrings, some fiery core strengthening, twisting, arm balancing and inverting...look no further, this practice has it all. Grounding breath on the front end, yoga Nidra to send you blissfully into savasana on the back end. In between, we explore the inner landscape, weed out what isn't serving us and nurture the blossoms we want to grow! A block and strap may be handy here. Intermediate students welcome as I give options and building blocks, but please listen to your body and tend to your garden with love <3
Our bodies show up for us in SO many ways, physically and emotionally. Often times, we tuck those unprocessed energies away in our muscles and joints. Twisting the body is an excellent way to detoxify your internal organs along with your muscles and joints while freeing yourself up energetically. Join Dhaujee for a quick detoxifying and energizing flow where you'll twist it out!
A balance-centered flow that connects you to your core from moment one! We start with breath-work and move into core work, and then we're off! A fun, challenging practice with lots of opportunities to play with your balance or play with your lack of balance! Everyone wins. Twists to wring yourself out, lots of shoulder and hamstring opening, and as always, deep conscious breathing. Enjoy, yogis!
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!