During this sequence we will start with a moon salute sequence to open up the chest and hip flexors before moving into strengthening hip openers. The peak is one of my favorite arm balances, baby Bakasana! If you're someone who travels quite a bit or finds yourself sitting for an extended period of time, then this practice might just be the medicine to medicate the soreness you feel in your lower back, shoulders and neck. Enjoy!
A little description of what this latest Yoga for Busy Moms Series is all about! I designed these sessions so you could do them in order for days when you have the time (and hopefully those are the majority of the days :)), but I also understand as a mom of two, a business owner, and a human being who's trying to show up for herself and all the people in her life with the best I have to offer, sometimes you have to take what you can get! So I designed these so you could do any or all of them as stand-alone sessions :) Much love to you, mamas.
This practice focuses on the upper body. First we open and stretch all of the muscles along the upper back while building strength in the core to help you lift off into handstand! If you often feel tightness between the shoulder blades, upper traps or neck, then this practice is for you! You will also start to build the necessary confidence to stand on your hands or balance in headstand. This one is fun for all. Enjoy!
Short, efficient and to the point! This quick sequence will make you sweat and prepare your body for inversions! Inversions Conditioning: Crescent Pose twists holding a block, Dolphin with alternating leg lifts or holding Pincha, Alternating leg lifts, Burpees, Forearm plank with Serratus Push-ups, Handstand Kicks. 4 rounds of 30 seconds each with a 10 second break between poses!
This practice moves through a series of neutral standing poses, preparing the body for inversions and deep backbends. When we find neutral rotation in the hips, it allows our spine to maintain good posture throughout the day. This is a great practice for any time of the day! Suitable for all levels, beginner to advanced. Enjoy and have a great day!
This fun and engaging vinyasa flow targets the core, shoulders and inner thighs to build strength and stability in the upper body, preparing you for handstand. We will flow through a series of sun salutations before working into standing hip openers, twists and inversions. Suitable for all levels! Come with an open mind and a willingness to play upside down.
This energizing flow prepares the body for Visvamitrasana - a pose dedicated to the Sage Visvamitra. This basis for this pose is side plank with one leg in a deep hip opener and spine into a twist! It's a rather complex pose but we will move through a series of asanas to warm you up and help you balance. A great practice for building strength in the upper body while opening up the shoulders. Enjoy!
Don't have time for a full class? No problem! Here you can get your ab fix in a hurry! What to expect:
One side twisted leg lifts
Pain when you laugh for the next three days!
The heart chakra is associated with the element of air, thus this is a breath based practice that focuses on opening up the chest and lungs. We will move through a series of vinyasas to warm up the body and stretch the shoulders, making our way into FULL locust, a heart opening inversion that strengthens the back muscles. Anahata means unstruck, alluding to the belief that there is a place within you that is pure consciousness, awareness and love. Join in as we connect to this vital energy center and feel empowered to take on our day with open arms. Enjoy!