Nursing a strained glute med, Derek applies a therapeutic approach to dealing with an injury in this stretch-based sequence, including a number of reclining postures as well as a few standing poses to close.
This 15 minute tutorial will walk you through some exercises and tips for greater success in Mayurasana (Peacock Pose).
Peacock Pose is unique - which is why it is challenging, but also why it is so potent. It strengthens and stretches your wrists and fingers, it strengthens your arms and tones your core muscles, and it even strengthens the muscles in your legs and back. Not to mention - it is said to be good for your digestion. B.K.S. Iyengar says, "As a peacock destroys snakes, this asana kills toxins in the body."
Please note: if you have wrist issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome, this is not the pose for you!
Upper back strengthening and balance galore in this dynamic springtime flow. Unfortunately for the last three minutes, Derek clicked his microphone off, so only the music will guide you—it's the chill out section, so not much is lost. It's also a wonderful boost for Derek's sense of humility.
Recovering from this year's flu, this flow is a dynamic, feel-good series of movements perfect for getting loose and waking up. It features a range of strength building and balancing postures with the goal of loosening up and feeling refreshed.
If you need a quick sweat and want to up your inversion game this is the class for you! It is quick, to the point and enormously effective! We start out with a warmup for our hamstrings, shoulders and wrists and then go over the drills we will be doing. These are what’s on the menu for today’s class, enjoy!
Crescent to Pistol
Navasana to Standing
Enjoy a whole body flow that includes pranayama (breath exercises), cat cow variations, twisting lunges, sun salutations including twists and hip openers, goddess pose, creative flows with thigh stretches, triangle, half moon variation, double pigeon, and a brief meditation at the end.
Our feet shape the entirety of our standing practice. We begin by loosening up our feet, followed by all the joints in our lower chain. After a flow we work in a wide stance to promote maximum engagement of that chain, from our feet to our hip joints. We finish with a brief meditation.