From hard work in foundational poses and strength based practices to blissful restorative experiences and fun flows – YOU choose from the variety of offerings as they amass; and then visit your favourite practices whenever you wish, again and again.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK Arm Balances - Bakasana
This set works on the pituitary gland which is also known as the master gland that works in conjunction with the hypothalamus to regulate secretion of the thyroid, adrenal and reproductive glands. Your Pituitary gland is key to attaining a healthy body and keeping us emotionally and physically balanced. Remember to perform this kriya if you get into a dark headspace, it will fill you back up with light so that you can get on with life.
ALIGNMENT BASED LEVEL 1-2 PRACTICE
Get out all your yoga props to enjoy this backbend class dedicated to building and refining Setubandha (Bridge Pose) and Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand) Open your chest and shoulders and practice Sarvangasana at the wall, and a progression of bridge pose variations with prop drills to work step by step towards the ‘full’ pose. Expect plenty of heart opening, hamstring strengthening, inversion time and tinkering with props.
Props: mat, blankets, wall, strap, blocks, chair.
Upward Facing Dog is one of the most powerful yoga poses responsible for building strength, awakening the upper body, and preparing the body for intense backbends.This backbend focused class includes plenty of shoulder strengthening (latissimus dorsi) and opening, core engagement, hip flexor stretches, and posterior chain (hamstrings, glutes, spinal extensors) strengthening. Props: mat, blanket, 2 or more blocks, strap, chair, sliders.
RELAX and RESTORE
This is a progressive sequence toward SHOULDER STAND Perfect way to to let go of your shoulder tensions, rejuvenate and open space for your breathing!
- Stretches your shoulders and improves flexibility of your upper spine.
- Calms the brain and nervous system therefore helps to relieve stress.
- Improves digestion and massages and stimulates the thyroid and prostate glands.
- Flushes mucous from your lungs.
Props Needed: 2 blankets, block and a strap.
Props: block, blanket.
Props: a chair, a blanket.
Nourish yourself in this sweet and deep restorative practice. Enjoy!
Stay longer in savasana if you can!
Props: 1-2 Blankets
Open your legs, open your hips and rest!
Props: 2 blocks, strap, blanket, bolster, wall space
STRENGTHEN and ENERGISE
As with all inversions, headstand flips your perspective and alleviates pressure on the heart. It is a full upper and mid-body workout that strengthens your arms, shoulders and core.
Among many other benefits, headstand is said to stimulate digestion, calm the brain, reduce stress and mild depression, and be therapeutic for asthma and insomnia.
Props: bolster, wall space
If you take it one day at a time and work on improving your balance as well as your core and upper body strength, you’ll be on your way to a steady and graceful handstand in no time.
Be patient and have fun!
- Decompresses the spine
- Strengthens the shoulders, arms, and wrists
- Therapeatuic for headaches, as well as mild depression
- Improves sense of balance
Brief practice of some arm strengtheners, shoulder and upper chest openers.
Engage your core and strengthen your arms!
Short 5 min Desk Routine designed to stretches your shoulders, upper back, neck.
Stand up from your desk and do this routine in the middle of the day.