when it's time for a reset, getting back to basics helps. find your ground, lift your heart, follow your breath: your body and mind will come together in that thing we call flow.
you'll feel better. you'll think more clearly. then, you'll get out there and do good stuff.
nothing like a little (or a lot of) Ostrich Pose for cleaning out the static in your hips, shoulders, and brain...toss in some active range of motion pigeon action, a few deep squats, and steady deep breathing, and this one is everything you need to get focused for your day or refreshed for your evening.
...except Emily...and Keli. apparently, they're doing it right.
yep. we're talking about Twisting Chair...and this flow breaks it down into manageable parts that help you appreciate it, even if you can't bring yourself to like it.
got desk sitter's posture? or runner/cyclist/hiker hips? this one's for you.
we start with reclined stretches, move on to lunge variations, and make our way through sensible backbends to open the front body and put your posture back in line.
a great start (or restart) to the day.
good question! kriyas are breathing practices meant to cleanse and heal the body...in yoga practice, at least the way we practice it here, they're usually breathing patterns linked to specific, repeated movements.
things like cat-and-cow could be considered a kriya...and one of our favorite is the Frog Kriya...no jumping or ribbit-ing involved.
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whether it's a side bend or a straddle, moving your body in the lateral plane is a good idea when you want to elevate your attitude...life naturally pulls us forward and down, so going up and sideways can be a serious mood lifter.
asanas featured in this practice include: lunges, standing side bends, seated straddle folds + side bends and a finishing backbend of your choice (or not!).
we've always been yoga for nerds (said with the utmost admiration for nerds everywhere)...and this one takes it above and beyond.
if you want your shoulders, neck and upper back to feel great (or you just want to hear the teacher try to remember the word for dressing up as characters from your favorite movie. nerdiness factor: 11/10.), this one is for you.