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VIDEO OF THE WEEK Backbends
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
Find more freedom in your lungs and breathe deeply!
Full Yogic Breath relieves stress, refreshes the mind, and activates the parasympathetic nervous system, encouraging a calmer, more balanced state of being overall. It also helps to correct unhealthy breathing patterns. Yummmyy!
Ujjayi breathing can be both energizing and relaxing.
Give it a try!
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.
This sequence is designed to improve the long term flexibility of your legs through a variety of quad and hamstring openers.
Props: chair, strap, bolster/pillows