Flexibility allows us to experience greater range of motion and ease. Our movements become more fluid and movement and breath align. This practice focuses on the fluidity of breath and movement in Low Lunge, Ardha Matsyendrasana (seated twist) and Supported Paschimottanasana, melting straight into a Supported Savasana.
This grounding practice begins with settling the body and bringing attention to the movement of your breath. A simple mantra of “in” and “out” helps your mind stay present. You will learn to engage your back muscles in order to open the front of the body. You’ll practice backbends that stretch and soothe the abdomen … Continued
A yoga practice is ultimately about drawing the attention into the moment at hand. The way we do anything is the way we do everything. Start right where you are with this foundamental practice series that introduces you to your breath and your body from a new perspective, foundational poses that we will return to again … Continued
This gentle but stimulating practice will help wake you up, warm you up, and get you going. Melt away the grogginess and bring the energy of the new day into your body. A good coffee replacement (or add-on), this practice has been designed by Cyndi to perk you up and put you in a good … Continued
The amount of time we spend sitting in chairs closes up our front body: our hips flex at a right angle; our arms stay low, which tightens our shoulders; our diaphragm is compressed; our chest dropped; and our mid-back flexed. It’s no wonder we face a challenge with backbends! In this video, Julie guides you … Continued
Many of us spend much of the day in postural habits that cause us to slouch.These longterm habits create chronic tightness and/or weakness in our pectoral and thoracic muscles. With Ustrasana and all its prepatory poses, we can wake up and strengthen our mid-upper back while stretching and opening the pectoral muscles. This combination builds … Continued
Natarajasana combines several essential dynamics; it’s a dramatic back bend that also involves balance, as well as strength and flexibility in the standing leg. In this transformative practice, you’ll discover how to explore and integrate these various elements, building this beautiful pose from the ground up and then delighting in both the physical opening and … Continued
Working with a chair can transform your practice and allow you to experience deep opening in otherwise stubborn areas of the body. In this revolutionary practice, we’ll look at Standing Pose, Backbends and Inversions. Your hip flexors and upper back will never be the same.
In this practice the entire body will be nourished with the help of passive stretches designed to bring more blood flow to the organs. Unlike most yoga classes, whose aim is to simply stretch the muscles and connective tissue, this course focuses on specific techniques to help optimize the flow of prana (blood and lymph) … Continued
Learn two gentle, restorative versions of Fish Pose (Matsyasana) from Tias Little. These baby backbends will open the chest and fronts of the shoulders, helping to reverse the tendency most people have to hunch forward.
This practice is designed for the beginner and older beginner yoga student who is new to backbending. Julie lays the foundation of how to practice backbends and teaches everything you need to know to practice these energizing poses safely and effectively. Julie has expertly crafted this practice to first warm up the shoulders and core … Continued
Designed for the beginner student, this yoga class will teach you how to practice easy back bending yoga poses. Working progressively from head to toe so each area of the body is addressed, Natasha Rizopoulos will masterfully guide you through the essentials of these energizing and strengthening poses.