Upper Body Focused Flow

Our spine can move in 7 different directions: flexion (forward folds), extension (heart openers), lateral (sideband right & left), rotation (twists right & left) and axial extension (lengthening like sitting tall).

In this class, the focus is moving the upper body as many directions as we can go within the flow.

Upavistha Konasana – Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend

A sequence designed to prepare the body for most of the deep seated forward bends and the wide-leg standing poses. The focus is stretching the insides and backs of the legs, stimulating the abdominal organs, strengthening the spine, calming the brain and releasing tension from groins. Please make your blocks and cushions ready as you may need them during the practice.

Meditation: Soft & Steady

In this guided meditation, we will pay attention to the small parts of the body without loosing the understanding of the whole. It is also a powerful way to notice the differences on the right and the left side of the body as we explore how softening and being steady can help us with that. Can we practiced anytime during the day.

Change Your Perspective

Malasana to Bakasana

This two shapes are actually the same and we only need to change our perspective to see the difference. You will feel immediately that the relationship with the gravity is changing your experience so much. This class can be a good starting point for your arm balances. We strengthen the shoulders, the upper arms, the forearms, and the wrists.

Hanumanasana (Monkey Pose)-1

Hanumanasana or Monkey Pose is  such a form in the yoga practice which requires a lot of dedication and patience. In the modern world we are very used to the end result and very focused on the fruit of actions where we miss the point of devotion and courage. The Hindu God Hanuman is the embodiment of this devotion and courage. There will be Hanumanasana-2 class coming soon with a different and more advanced sequence soon. Please repeat this class until you feel ready for Hanumanasana-2.

Practice YOU

Elena Brower is one of the senior yoga teachers who I like to learn from and closely follow. She designed a deck called “practice you daily awakening”. Trusting the energy we are all creating with this class, I pick a card at the end and highly encourage you to contemplate on the message for the rest of  your day. Awaken your body & mind to practice you!