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As we slowly get ready for spring, this class will help you to open your front body while strengthening you’re back body! We will open and complete the class with short meditation so get ready with your cushions.
- Two blocks and a bolster is suggested for this practice.
Welcome to another class of twists: spine mobility and back health!
In twists we work with the spine and the action of ‘lengthening’ is to create space between the vertebrae. When there’s a lack of space our spine tends to slump or get stuck and our energy levels drop. Through twisting SAFELY we lengthen the spine and get space between the bones. Then our energy can flow better.
Have at least one block ready. Breathe in hope, breathe out negativity…
In this class, we have come to our final element of the five: Ether (Space) Element
Space element is the place where everything happens and it connects all the other elements. In its most subtle form, it is the place before everything happens. The qualities of Space reflect that. It is still because it lacks the movement of Wind. It is cold because it lacks the heat of Fire. It is dry because it lacks the moistness of Water, and it is light because it lacks the weight of Earth. It is the place that is nowhere and so it is expansive, pervasive, and has no center.
The affirmations I deeply feel connected to Space element are:
I play in my imagination.
I create my reality.
I know and speak my truth.
4th Element of the series is Air
In this class we continue our exploration of the five elements. Air element is the source of life: it is our breathe! Located in the heart or the fourth chakra. It’s name in Sanskrit is the Anahata chakra and has the color of vibrant green. In this class, we will explore the ways to open our front body, elongating our torso as well as still remembering everything we learnt from the Earth, Water and Fire elements.
Backbends/ Heart openers are one of the key posture groups in our yoga practice. In a well-rounded class, usually the practice ends opening your front body with them. We better know how to get in and get out of these shapes properly.
In this class, we will explore using blocks under hands to create more space for shoulders and the arch of the back body as well as stretching quadriceps, shoulders, chest and hip flexors. Play with your own sweet edge, remember to stay with my options.
Short and sweet practice for pain relief around the neck and shoulders. Take lots of deep breathes and feel free to pause the video to hold the poses longer. Practice anytime during the day!
Energizing morning flow to wake up and heat the entire body. Fall is just around the corner and our needs will be different very soon. This practice stretches and strengthens the muscles with a strong focus on breath and body alignment. Start your day with mindful movement to set good intentions for the rest of your day.
What is Yoga? What does the word “yoga” actually mean? Is yoga something we “do” or something we just “be”?
Starting Fall (it is almost here), every month I will share with you a word, concept or source to dive deep into Yoga Philosophy. I’m really excited to educate you and also keep learning with you as the philosophical aspect of the practice is very valuable for me. Namaste.
An experience of a standing, balancing, back bending asana (posture) also known as the dance of Shiva ( The Hindu God who represents transformation).
The sequence is very purposeful from the very beginning towards this experience in Natarajasana. If you normally find standing balancing shapes quite challenging, please practice that portion of the class near a wall space so you can use one hand on the wall for an extra support.