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.
Connecting breath to movement highlights this standing flow that begins with the foundational pose Mountain Pose or Tadasana. Uttanasana and side stretches are also included before a luxurious Savasana.
This whole-body practice introduces you to two main principles of practice: pose and counterpose. You’ll make space in your joints and you’ll create stability to support that space. Practice standing poses that invigorate. Feel the cooling, quieting effect on the nervous system. Once you become aware of tension, you can let go of it, breath by … Continued
Eager to get onto your yoga mat and feel energized? With this straightforward breath-centered approach, we begin with standing moves. A significant first step with variations as we reach up, fold into a forward bend, take a leg forward and back into a lunge, and move into a simple inverted pose. Move at a pace … Continued
In our final segment, we add five more posture variations to your Sun Salutations repertoire. You’ll experience another level of flexibility in your spine, neck, hips, inner thighs along with strengthening your core, arms, shoulders, back, legs, while adding mobility to your wrists, fingers, ankles, hips, and toes. We finish the series with a delightful … Continued
This is an entire practice dedicated to experiencing both the pacifying and engaging aspects of Forward Folds, moving through a repertoire of seated, standing, and even upside down forward folds. The class will help calm the mind, soothe the nervous system, and awaken the body. You’ll need a chair, a strap, 2 blocks, and 2 … Continued
Pattabhi Jois noted that a full practice, up to 90 minutes or more, is sometimes not possible amongst the duties of daily life. His MDR, Minimum Daily Requirement, includes Suryanamskara A and B, 3 times each, and the final 3 seated postures. Get your heart rate up, sit and breath, take rest- and you’re done! … Continued
The 41 asanas of the primary series are a sequence designed to improve strength and flexibility, and to purify the blood and digestive organs. That’s a lot of postures, and traditionally, they are learned one-by-one. In this way, the next posture is not attempted until the student can perform the previous asana, maintaining rhythmic breathing. … Continued
This quick, rhythmic practice takes you through sun salutations, standing sequence, the first half of the primary series linked by vinyasa, backbending, 3 seated postures, and rest. Traditional and modified versions of the Marichasana sequence are detailed. Grow a comfortable “Beginning Primary” practice before attempting half primary.
This practice will emphasize the flowing rhythm of Ashtanga, and will touch on each section of the full practice: standing, seated, finishing. Emphasizing simple postures and unbroken vinyasa. This is a great practice to catch the rhythm, warmth, and core engagement of ashtanga on days when you have a little less time.
Forward bends allow for deep release: they peel of layers of physical and muscular tension, leaving us feeling calm and renewed. While these poses also stretch out tight hips and hamstrings, the main emphasis of this practice is on letting go. You should feel more mobility in your spine and ribcage from this practice, which … Continued
Learn how to ground and rotate in this tutorial for Revolved Triangle – a pose that develops strength and and promotes greater energy throughout the body and mind! Tias Little, master yoga teacher, offers many detailed alignment tips that will help you develop a greater sense of proper alignment in this challenging standing pose.