Understanding the natural alignment in your neck is key for preventing detrimental damage to your cervical spine and to your delicate nerves. This simple understanding can save you years of pain or expensive trips to the chiropractor! Also, we discuss using a blanket (or two!) as an option in your shoulder stand to give you some safe support for the neck.
Most of us live with tight hamstrings because we use them all the time for daily functions such as sitting, walking, standing, etc... When a muscle feels tight, it is important not to overstretch it, because it can lead to tearing. Sometimes tearing happens instantly and sometimes it happens over a long period of time. Give your tight hamstrings a break with these simple modifications. Remind yourself that your body's flexibility will adjust and become more limber with time, practice and patience, but in the mean time, be kind to your hamstrings and keep your body safe from injury!
This is a quick guide through of your body, breath, and mind to guide you towards a place of stillness. The more you watch and practice this quick tip, the more you can guide yourself on your own, easily and deeply settling into the experience of meditation.
Wrist pain is very common for yoga practitioners because we ask a lot of our arms to support us in vinyasa, arm balances, and hand stands. Here are a few simple things to think about when your palms are on on the ground to alleviate wrist pain and keep it from forming in the first place!
Headstand is a delicate pose to attempt because of the pressure on the neck. If we allow this pose to stem from our core, and we lift away from the earth, we avoid dumping into the neck and potentially damaging our spine and nerves. PLEASE watch this and learn how to come into headstand safely so that you can practice this beautiful pose for years to come!
Come to this class for some serious neck, shoulder and upper back relief. This is great for postnatal Mamas that truly need some space in these areas. Class also incorporates some stability core work. SUGGESTED PROPS: 1 Strap, 1 Block
This class will open your heart, expand your capacity to love, and bring compassionate awareness to yourself and others. We start with a heart-opening meditation and then move through a continuous, heated flow and end with some deep back bends. SUGGESTED PROPS: 1 Strap
New to yoga? This class is designed to introduce you to the basics of a Vinyasa or Hatha Yoga class. You'll learn the basic blueprint of a class and learn correct alignment for frequently used poses. This is a great introduction to a yoga practice and the benefits it provides. SUGGESTED PROPS: 2 Blocks, 1 Strap and Blanket
This lovely intermediate practice is perfect for those wanting to break a sweat but not burn the candle. A balanced practice that targets the hips, chest, hamstrings & twists. Enjoy!
This is a quick 20 minute mommy and me strong flow. Come connect to your breath, your core, and your baby! We open the whole body in this brief class so you can reset and strengthen in just 20 minutes! OPTIONAL PROPS: 2 Blocks, 1 Bolster
Finally! Here is a yin class full of yummy long stretches to release tension in only 30 minutes. We touch upon the major muscle groups: shoulders, back and hips. This is a great practice to do at the end of the day. Come release and find your zen. Ahhh..... SUGGESTED PROPS: 2 Blocks, 1 Bolster, Strap
A mellow but invigorating evening practice. We will focus on lengthening the hip flexors & hamstrings, working into deep hip openers. This practice incorporates arm balances and inversions w/ a long cool down & ending meditation. Zen.