Posts tagged ‘Hatha’

Episode 48: Symmetry and Support for the Sacroiliac Joints

untitled-59In this 60 minute class we will focus on finding balance in the sacroiliac joints. Class starts with a flowing breath exercise on your back to set a therapeutic tone for your practice. We move on to seated dandasana and a slow modified sun salutation. Utkatasana is our main standing pose and is practiced with kapalabhati pranayama. Headstand (salamba sirsasana) and crow pose (bakasana) are some of the more challenging poses that we lead up to. If you do not have a headstand practice, be sure to consult a live teacher before you invert fully. Class ends with a series of twists. If you have sacroiliac instability, be sure to keep your effort at 80% in the twists without forcing any position. Gary, my cat, really wanted to teach you today as well, you may hear him meowing in the background now and then!

Props needed: One blanket and one block

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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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Awaken the Hips and Soothe the Back with this Hatha class for the Winter Solstice!

Enjoy this time of year when nature is calling for us to relax and rest. Today we celebrate the shortest day of the year with some juicy forward folds, hip openers, and a lot of attention to the breath. If you like this class, please consider making a donation via the paypal button on my website so that I can continue to post classes on a more regular basis. Any size contribution will be appreciated. I hope you find comfort and calm in this class while celebrating this time of darkness.

 

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