Posts tagged ‘Abdominals’

Episode 44: Steady and Stable Abdominals

This is a very playful 20 minutes to wake up your abdominals and upper body. The exercises during the first half of class are done on a thinly rolled yoga blanket or towel. This will create a less stable ground and a more challenging position for the back of the body to balance on. Your body will need to rely on the abdominals to keep you from tipping over. It should look a little something like this (but with the blanket roll underneath your spine):

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Episode 39: Core Support Short

I did it! Only 20 minutes of practice like you have been begging for. Okay, okay it’s a little more than 20 minutes, but I’m working on this short class thing. This class was made for those of you who have been asking for some abdominal exercises to do at the beginning of the day.

We start with a blanket or a towel and that is the only prop you will need.

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“I listen to your short core strengthening podcasts every morning, and have had zero instances of back pain since starting this ritual. – SW

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Episode 38: Courage and Compassion

A full length podcast. This is a strong practice with some vinyasa flow towards the middle of class. We work on high plank and side plank to build strength and confidence. Be careful of your wrists during these poses and modify to suit your bodies needs.

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Episode 34: A 35 minute podcast for when “there is just not enough time” … Happy Thanksgiving!!

I am thankful for you! Now go practice some yoga! It’s a short practice. No excuses!

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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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