Find stillness in the challenge. This Flow practice will get you moving & breathing! Sun Salutations warm the body and quiet the mind. We open the hips through standing poses and arm balances. We build up to Eka Pada Galavasana (flying pigeon). Lizard pose and Hero's pose open up the psoas and hip flexors. A few backbends round it out and set you up for a soothing and rejuvenating savasana!
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!
Use this twisting practice to revitalize and regenerate your whole system! Lots of flow, heat and challenging poses. The focus is on twists and revolved poses, to help clear away stress and tightness. Enjoy 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?
For Mamas to be who want a little extra strength and a little flexibility! A nice well-rounded practice that can be done through any trimester. Feel free to modify any poses that you need to as you go! This practice will help you feel more centered, balanced and connected to yourself and your little human. Enjoy!