Today's class is more of a tutorial than a yoga class. This class is for those of you who don't know where, or how to engage your biceps, triceps, quads, and hamstrings. We highly recommend it, if you're unaware of those things or if you're new to yoga. Grab a (full) water bottle :)
6 Postures You Should Know Part 1
In this video, we break down 6 postures that are commonly practiced in yoga classes. Downward Dog Standing Forward Fold Seated Forward Fold Warrior One Boat Pose Half Pigeon Pose Grab a block and try these on! taking the time to feel the proper alignment in your body can only enhance the rest of your practice and set you up for success when we step into flow. * If you're looking for a flow class, check out our library after watching this! :)
Yoga For The Inflexible
Today's practice will offer a new way to explore the familiar as new. We'll take our down dogs against the wall, slide with blankets into splits, and refine our mobility with alignment and integrity. This practice is an invitation for those that are hypermobile to build awareness and strength where needed while laying the foundation for the "inflexible" to open the body with support and safety.
Moving With Blocks
BLOCK SERIES: For this class, and the rest of the week, we'll be practicing with 2 blocks the entire class. Blocks are a great way for new yogis to learn good alignment, and they're also a fantastic way for anyone to deepen the dimensions of their yoga practice. During this class we'll learn to navigate on our mats with blocks while using them as extensions of the body and to enhance postures. This is an invitation to experience postures in a new way! Have fun!
Today's class is focused on finding Santosa (contentment) on our mats, and ultimately carrying it with us throughout the rest of the day (and life :) Today's class is a relatively basic class that's fit for beginners that have practiced before. You'll want two blocks and a strap if you have them. If you don't have props, you'll also be fine without them.
Fundamentals of Arm Balances
In today's class, we'll work our core and shoulders while also opening up our hamstrings and hip flexors. After about 40 minutes of prep work, we'll break down crow, flying split (eka pada koundinyasana II), and forearm stand. I demonstrate how to use props, whether it be a wall or a block to make these postures more accessible. Even if you have no desire to actually get airborne today, the first 40 minutes of this class are still beneficial to take and don't include any arm balances :) Enjoy! *Clear out some wall space *Grab your blocks!