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.
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.
Take your yoga practice to the wall with slow yet challenging movements and build strength and endurance progressively. The sequence features few arm strength and backbend postures and transition to Full Handstand. Props suggested: wall space
This dynamic practice will focus on preparing the body for Apex pose, Eka Pada Raja Kapotanasana (One-Legged King Pigeon Pose). This class creative sequencing will include external and internal hip rotation, shoulder and arms extension in preparation for a challenging deep backbend. This sequence serves to isolate these parts of the body and eventually connect them together for the full expression of the posture. Be sure to take your time, rest if it is too challenging and remember, you can always revisit this practice again. Props suggested: yoga strap.
Pincha Padmasana is a full arm balance on the forearms with legs crossed in mid-air. Like the lotus you too can grow and over come the challenges in the pose. In this class you will be prepared enough and blossom to your potential. Props suggested: Wall space
Pincha Padmasana is a full arm balance on the forearms with legs crossed in mid-air. Like the lotus you too can grow and over come the challenges in the pose. In this class you will be prepared enough and bloosm to your potential. Props suggested: Wall space
The journey to handstand can be as exciting as it can be equally frustrating. In this class you will build confidence, strength, openness and stability for a safe and sustainable Handstand and never get terrified of going upside-down. And if you are unable to keep your weight spread evenly and losing balance, feel free to drop back into wheel pose. Props suggested: wall space
Handstand can be quite challenging if you keep both of your legs up straight, splitting the legs apart maybe easier to balance. In this class, you will build strength, flexibility, integration and alignment of the whole entire body; that will lead you toward Handstand while having fun.
In this 90 minutes class you will attempt Shiva Pose, it is a blend of Compass Pose and Reverse Table Top Pose. Shiva Pose it is a complex pose involving a lot of muscles group. You will need to have a strong core, strength and flexibility in the lower half of the body; with the practice variations of Compass Poses, Reverse Table Top Poses and other poses will lead you toward Shiva Pose. Suggested props: yoga blocks, yoga strap
Poorna Bhujangasana or Full Cobra Pose is an invigorating backbend that can feel like an exciting journey. Ideally in this class you will work toward an even bend along the whole spine, including your neck. To create an even, pain-free Poorna Bhujangasana, you will learn how to engage your abdominal muscles in the poses – they act as the guide rope that keeps you safe. Props suggested: wall space and yoga blocks