Headstand or Shirshasana in Sanskrit is an inverted asana and most students will attempt this posture first before approaching to a more difficult inversion. It has been called as “King of all Asanas” due to its incredible benefits to the body and mind. In this class, you will warm up your body with intense standing sequences. The practice includes planking and dolphin poses in preparation for a basic and variations of Shirshasana. Finally, you will conclude the class with Halasana or Plough Pose as a counter pose for Shirshasana. Props suggested: wall space.
Gemini is the first air and is the third of the 12 astrological signs and is governed by planet mercury; the messenger planet of communication. Mercury in Gemini is all about output, communication is paramount for them, so these twins love to chat and often speak with their hands (which happens to be the body part associated with Gemini). Other astrological parts of the body ruled by Gemini are the arms, lungs, shoulders, fingers and nervous system. Being an air sign, Gemini Season Yoga is an excellent time to focus on pranayama and this class is also designed to keep them excited, focused and wake up their nervous system with cross body patterning. Finally, to complete the Gemini Season Yoga with Buddhi Mudra (Seal of Communication) which helps to clear mind, helps psychic development, encourages feelings of mindfulness, aids relaxation and ability to unwind, enact quick thinking and improves digestion. Although this Gemini Season Yoga is designed specially for Gemini, ANYONE, can enjoy this energetic and lively class. Let’s practice! Props suggested: yoga blocks, yoga straps.
In this class you will practice long hold side stretches with the support of a chair. Side stretching yoga poses lengthen the muscles between the ribs and pelvis including parts of the lower back, and open the sides of the ribcage. Hence, improving ribcage mobility and the expansiveness of the lungs, which makes breathing easier in all situations. Props suggested: chair, yoga mat, yoga blocks, cushion
In order to prepare for an integrated and balance experience in a deep backward bending and deep shoulder flexion for the peak poses – Raised Tiger Pose and Forearm Stand Variation; you’ll practice forward bending, twisting poses and shoulder movements. Props suggested: wall space, yoga strap.
In this class you will practice long-hold backward bending poses with the support of a chair that will keep your body in correct alignment and helps to open up the chest and shoulders, hence, alleviate any neck and back pain. It strengthen back muscles and beneficial in developing good posture which keeps the spine flexible and mobile. Asides backward bending stimulate the abdomen hence, improves and keep the organs function in 100%. Props suggested: chair, yoga mat, cushion.
In this forward bending and twisting class you will be creating more space in your body and mind. You will move into an alignment-based exploration of half lotus standing forward bending and twisting side angle poses and more. At the end you will rest in Shavasana basking in the feeling of the spaciousness you have created. Props suggested: yoga blocks, wall space.
With the support of a chair and holding long into forward bending yoga poses you are able to maintain good alignment. Hence, releases tension of the lower back and stretches the whole back (spine, shoulders and hamstrings), helps to calm the mind and relieves mild depression. Props suggested: chair, yoga mat, cushion.
Shoulder Stand is an inversion it requires leg and core strength and an awareness of the arms and legs. In this class, you’ll target to open up your shoulders, back and neck and strengthen the legs with yoga poses bending forward and arms binding around the back. After that, you’ll practice shoulderstand variations, and freeing your way up to Unsupported Shoulderstand. Props suggested: extra yoga mat, yoga blocks.
A chair can simply provide a good support especially holding long on yoga poses. In this class, you will be doing twisting yoga poses with the support of a chair that can help you go deeper into the pose and access to hidden places where you hold tension. Also provides an opportunity to build strength. Props suggested: chair, yoga mat, cushion.
In this class you will practice variations of transition from Downward Facing Dog pose to Side Plank pose that encourages expansion of the back and sides of the ribcage and shoulders and lengthening the back of the legs. And Side Plank pose strengthen your wrists and shoulders. Basically, this class is all about building balance between upper and lower halves of the body as well as between the right and left sides. No props.