This is a strong flow that is suited for all levels of experienced yogis who are interested in pushing some limits while connecting to the breath and body. We will flow around the mat like a mandala changing perspective and getting out of the comfort zone of just facing forward. Of course we have a little of everything here with inversion prep and practice which is a key element I like to always incorporate into my classes. Enjoy yogis!
Breath of Fire starts this party and then we flow and twist and open the hips, hamstrings and shoulders heading toward compass pose, visvamitrasana and a little flying pigeon. Guaranteed by the end of this class you will feel lighter and brighter and ready for whatever life sends your way. Namasté, yogis!
Open your hips, shoulders and hamstrings, play with arm balances like koundinyasana 2 and flying pigeon, fire up your core, and take things upside down. Learn to stay focused in a strange world. This class offered many opportunities to do just that, as you will see :)
Deep hips and hamstrings, lots of shoulder opening, core strengthening, arm balancing and inverting. How far forward to you have to shift in order to lift? Are you willing to fall on your face (metaphorically), or is fear keeping you stuck? Grab a bolster or pillow, and work with your fear if so!
Setting the tone with the balancing Hakini mudra we play with balance and strength throughout class. The Hakini mudra connects the right and left hemisphere of the brain really centering the body from top down. I hope you enjoy this playful balance inspired flow!
In this mix it up flow we will wake up your entire body as we move in a sweet steady pace that will make you feel just right after your practice! This is a sweaty, challenging flow with arm balances and inversions and opportunities to play. As always, listen to your body and play in a way that feels right for you!
Nadi Shodhana pranayama starts the practice with a focus on awakening the Ajna, or 3rd Eye at the brow point. Many of the postures are held for longer periods of time with the eyes closed to cultivate a state of inward balance and centeredness. Once thoroughly aligned we'll take a moment experimenting with the balance in "Toppling Tree Pose" - a variation of Standing Splits.
Juicy hip and shoulder opening prep us properly for Pincha Mayurasana variations, including one with a hollow-back & eagle legs, or a straight up Scorpion pose. Conclude the practice with a meditation on the winged eye, the symbol of the Ajna Chakra to help you see the unseen.
Tons of heart and hamstring opening, core strengthening and inverting in this session, where we talk about growth opportunities, and the always-important question: Who am I going to be in this situation?
Get ready to turn your world upside-down as we move through some funky transitions and power moves to help you take flight! Sometimes all it takes is shifting your perception and trying a new way to achieve a pose to master it :)
Not only is this class full of surprises but it is also a well-rounded practice that will leave you feeling amazing.