so, this morning we had (more than) a few handstanders coming in feeling sore from the day before...and (more than a few) wine lovers coming in feeling pickled from the night before.
we took care of everyone with a strong, balanced flow and nice long pigeon series. we think you'll love it whether or not you had a rough yesterday!
podcast recorded in the 6:30 a.m. class on 02.25.14
this podcast follows the one-hour sequence our teacher trainees learn to teach in our teacher training program. it's textbook strength, stretch, sweat and serenity. enjoy!
interested in learning more about our teacher training program? check out the 2014 schedule.
podcast recorded at 6:30 a.m. on 02.13.14.
join our 6:30 a.m. benders on a 60-minute journey through the twisted world of binding.
binds (known as baddhas in sanskrit) are like the hood ornaments of strong poses. they're a finishing touch that can be really fun and cool. a bind is when you lace your hands together or catch your foot with your hand. (we took some liberties with that definition to get to 50 binds, but you'll forgive us.)
the most important thing to remember about binding is to keep breathing, only go to your personal edge and keep the integrity in the rest of your posture.
have a blast!
this week's podcasts offer some new tricks and techniques…try 'em out and let us know what you think.
in 50 shades, our 6:30 a.m. benders play with binding. we bound up almost every pose, exploring shoulder mobility, chest opening and more. a couple of notes:
-it's good to have a towel or a strap for these. you can use these to get your shoulders open even if your hands don't clasp together.
- also, know that binding is all about opening your shoulders…when you feel like you're struggling or creating more tension, stop. keep your intention in mind and work your binds to a healthy edge.
- as you'll hear in these podcasts, it's more important to keep the integrity of your posture than to get your hands clasped together.
work all your postures with intention from the ground up…once the posture is good and your body is ready, the bind will be easy and fun!
in bottoms up and hearts open, our 5:45 p.m. monday maniacs get some back bending tips and tools. we cover some basic techniques for flipped dog, camel and wheel.
hit play on this one and we'll get your heart open with no low back strain or pains in the neck (except for the teacher's third grade sense of humor).