Make this truly restorative by placing support underneath knees, sitting on a blanket to ease tension in tight hamstrings, and raising the floor up with props so that you can fold at the hips and rest your front body while gently lengthening the low back. If you can't find a sense of ease, lie on your back with your legs wide apart sliding up the wall and support the outer legs.
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Here are some classes featuring Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend.
A truly gentle, restorative practice for mamas (or anyone!) who needs some love, nurturing and calming! The hips, hamstrings and shoulders get lots of attention while you breathe deeply and release tension. Perfect before bed, or anytime you need some grounding.
A post-run stretch designed to let you make it a shorter (20 min) or longer (40 min) stretch session depending on your preference. We spend plenty of time on the hips and hamstrings with lots of forward folds and pigeon variations, and there are options for a deep psoas stretch, an extra dose of hip opening and a restorative backbend if you have the time. Enjoy, yogis runners!
Our adductors and abductors are extremely important yet often overlooked muscles. In this short flow we move through a series of exercises designed to activate and strengthen them. This is a great warm-up for a longer balance-oriented class or simply a great way to loosen up quickly.
Your go-to middle splits stretch class! We will do an active mobility warmup followed by some static stretches to open up the inner and outer thighs, hips and hamstrings and get you a step closer to your middle splits! Some poses you can expect: Skandasana, Pigeon, Wide Leg Forward Fold, Baddha Konasana, Frog Pose and much, much more! If you are inflexible, don’t worry, plenty of modifications are offered and explained!
The theme is nurturing yourself. A perfect practice for days when you feel low on energy but still want to build some nice heat and get a sweet stretch. Maybe you have a headache like I did while filming this, maybe you're fighting or recovering from a cold, or maybe it's just been a tough day! Can you give yourself what you need? Are you able to practice self-compassion? Explore these ideas as we move and breathe together and open every major muscle group. A nice savasana awaits!
If you have a moderate amount of energy, want to open every major muscle group, connect to your breath, fire up your core, open up your heart and go REALLY deep into your hips, this is for you! With lots of marichyasana variations (and options to modify!) we use the heat to dive into the hips and release anything we might be sitting on.
Short on time? One of those days where you’re spinning or spiraling mentally? Hit the pause button, grab your mat, and let’s get breathing and moving for a few minutes. Just enough to get you out of your head and into your body, to breathe deeply, to open up physically, and to head back into your day (or night), with more clarity, ease and connection. Thanks, yoga!