On this episode we’re working through a short opening sequence filled with lunges while focusing on stretching out the hip flexor, and then on to a standing series where we add some shoulder openers. This is followed by a seated series and the option to practice headstand. Enjoy!
Today we’re working on the minimum daily requirement in Ashtanga. Five sun salutation A, five of B, plus a short seated series. Do what you can and don’t worry if you don’t get through all five. Namaste
This week we’re working through a short warmup that will stretch the hip flexors, a standing sequence for the hips and hamstrings, a handstand inversion opportunity and finishing with a seated forward fold. Enjoy my friends!
Today we’re going to work on a flowing class with emphasis on the hips and a good helping of arm balances. If you are new to arm balancing be prepared to fall, and that’s ok. You’ll find the balance easier with practice. A block can be helpful in today’s class.
Arm balances in today’s class include:
• Crow / Bakasana
• Side Crow / Parsva Bakasana
• Side Crow to Tripod Series
• Eka Pada Koundinyanasana II
• Eight-Angle / Astavakrasana
In this class we’re going to weave traditional standing balancing poses into a flow while working the total body. Keep your core engaged, stick with you breath, and focus your gaze during transitions. That will help a lot with your balance. However, if you fall, don’t worry about it!