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Episode 43: Locating the inhale & moving towards purvottanasana

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This is a 75 minute live slow flow class. Class begins with a short pranayama to bring attention to the inhale phase of the breath and how the inhale can enhance an opening and lifting of the chest during the asanas.

This balanced practice includes a number of standing poses and twists, ending with  purvottanasana, or upward facing plank pose as our backbend. This pose, as well as the more general focus of class will be on how we can find a lift and buoyancy in the chest. We will use the inhale phase of the breath to wake up and open the muscles of the chest and the exhale phase of the breath to connect to the deeper abdominal muscles that hold us up in the poses.

 

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Episode 35: A Quiet Spine Video

It’s a video!!! This is a 75 minute practice in which the poses are held slightly longer. The way that most of the asanas in this class are designed is so that you feel more supported by the props and the floor. I hope that you find this class beneficial for you when you need more of those long juicy stretches rather than a vigorous vinyasa class.

If you would like only the audio of this class it is in the next post. 

You will need a block, a strap, and a blanket for class.

There is an added bonus at the end of class introducing how to bring a foam roller into your yoga practice.

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Episode 35: A Quiet Spine – Audio version

This is just the audio to my recently posted video titled: “A Quiet Spine”.

For more information on sequences and details of the poses please refer to the video.

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Episode 33- Live Slow Flow class- a mixed level practice with dhanurasana & parvrtta janu sirsanasa

This is a live mixed level class. Grab and block and a blanket for class.

Two of my favorite poses in this class are dhanurasana and parvrtta janu sirsasana. We work up into dhanurasana (bow pose) with a blanket rolled up underneath the lower belly. This prop supports the lower back so that you can more easily move the weight more to your legs rather than having all of the weight on your belly. After dhanurasana we will take seated twist ardha matsyendrasana right into side bend parvrtta janu sirsasana. These three poses done towards the end of class are a great sequence to help stimulate the abdominal organs, especially the liver and the kidneys.

Enjoy!

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Episode 30: Precise alignment allows for support. Support allows for expansion. Live 75 minute vinyasa class

In this class I bring up something I have been working on since the beginning of my yoga practice. PRECISION! Really let yourself dig a little deeper into the symmetries or asymmetries of your body. Moving precisely requires patience, focus, and consistency. Breath with it. Let it be full of life and ease and expansion. Precision doesn’t need to mean hard and rigid! So stay soft and move with compassion.

Two blocks will be helpful for this class.

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Episode 29: Move Deeper In! A 75 minute live HATHA class!

We will use two blocks and a strap for this live class. We open just about everything in this class- the heart, the hips, the piriformis and IT bands, the side body, and all the in between places.

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Episode 24: 75 minute LIVE fun vinyasa

A lot of hip and shoulder opening in this class. We use a foam roller in the beginning. . . if you don’t have one you can begin in a heart opening position with blankets or blocks. The picture below is one option.

Supported heart opener for the beginning

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Episode 22: Int-Adv vinyasa class working up to Eka Pada Koundinyasana I

This class is for students who have a strong vinyasa base. If you are looking for a physically challenge this class is your pick. We will move through many standing poses, arm balances, and up into handstand.  You may want to review poses such as Utthita Hasta Padangustasana, Parsva Bakasana (Side Crow), Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana, Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana (Standing Split), Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand), and Eka Pada Koundinyasana I. Be sure to have fun, rest when you need, and remember child’s pose is always available even when it is not taught! Focus on listening to what your body is asking for today and follow your sensations. Remember sensations exist in every part of the body, so relax and let yourself start to feel the tactile sensations, the feeling presence and the spaciousness in your body.

These images are posted in order that you will see the poses during class:

Utthita Hasta Padangustasana

Parivrtta Utthita Hasta Padangustasana

Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana using wall leverage (Standing Split

Standing Split with leverage from the wall

Prep I and II for Eka Pada Koundinyasana I

Prep for Eka Pada Koundinyasana I

Eka Pada Koundinyasana I

Adho Mukha Vrksasana

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