This is a 60 minute class good for beginners. Props used are two blocks and a strap.

Here’s a bit from Ted’s Yoga Journal about his experience with this class:

“Sarah opened the live podcast by asking her class if they had any requests.  I heard one woman say, “Hip Openers”, and I was into it.  I love hip openers.  I love the way they make me feel like I’m walking on air after a class.

We started in a supported back bend, and set our intention for the practice.  I placed the blocks I was using my parents basement beneath my shoulder blades and the other under my head.  I felt so relaxed and present that I wondered why I don’t do yoga more often.  After about five minutes of meditation here we moved on to the rest of the practice.

“Now move into high plank.”  I heard Sarah’s voice from my laptop.  “Oh yeah.”  I thought.   I remembered why I am reluctant to get back into yoga practice.  I’m inherently lazy, and high plank sounded like a lot of work.  Before, I would practice for a week and feel on top of the world, then fall out of practice for a month and feel like I’m back at square one.  We moved through high plank, then downward facing dog that was fairly shoddy.  Luckily, we had only just begun, and my mother (also a yogi) was more than willing to offer her advice for my form (which my wounded pride reluctantly accepted).

The highlight of my practice today was the legs up against the wall pose.  I have a job that requires me to work on my feet, and this pose is great for my tired legs.  All in all, it was a good practice for getting back into the ol’ yoga game.  I’m looking forward to tomorrow and doing another podcast.”

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