Our mantra for this class is Trust. Can you let go of fear and clinging and let things flow even if they don't always flow the way you hoped or thought they would? Build heat, and open your hips, shoulders and hamstrings. Core strengthening and options for arm balances along the way. This class does include a short period of silent (not lead) sun salutes!
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.
This class is aimed at getting your heart pumping while also strengthening and preparing your body for inversions! What you can expect: Wrists and shoulder warmup. Squats while holding a block overhead, V-ups, Tuck Handstand three variations to choose from, sit-ups, jumping into Straddle handstands, Straddle Lifts, Handstand Hop Switches.
15 uninterrupted minutes focused on building CORE STRENGTH. It will BURN and you will sweat and you might even shed tears. Our core center is a POWERFUL SOURCE. Feeling stronger in our center and in our bodies promotes courage and resiliency. GO ahead and dive into the challenge you won't regret it!
Join Monica for a fun flow that targets, opens and strengthens all the major muscle groups with opportunities to wring yourself out, practice some standing balance poses, fire up your core, and then use your strong center to play with handstands! Ready? Grab your mat and let's have some fun!
Don’t have enough time to practice inversions and get your regular practice in? No worries! I’ve got you covered! What you can expect: Navasana (v-ups) Crescent Pose variation, Handstand Hop switches, Chaturanga push-ups, Warrior 1, Warrior 3 and a exciting new entry to handstand from down dog! Enjoy!
If you get to a place where you cannot breathe, or you feel like you’re in a wrestling match with your body, you’ve gone too far! There’s a difference between intense sensation and pain—nothing in your practice should hurt! Maintain or develop a healthy relationship with your body—listen and respond with compassion and honesty, and you’ll have a great practice! Hips, hamstrings, shoulders and core strengthening, along with arm balances and inversions, backbends and more hip opening on the floor. Steady breath throughout it all, and a deep savasana at the end :)
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!