In conjunction with International Yoga Day on 21 June 2021 : Be Like The Lotus And Let The Beauty Of Your Heart Speak. The spiritual meaning of the lotus is a symbol of light and beauty coming out of the darkness. It opens the heart chakra and represents feeling the joys of life and feeling of oneness with all of creation. In this Lotus Gesture Glow class you will begin with an affirmation “I rise above life’s challenges with ease and grace”. Throughout the class you will apply the lotus gesture which helps to purity the body both mentally and for physical health and make you more calm to move into the peak pose Lotus Gesture Forearm Stand (Pankaj Mudra Pincha Mayurasana). Finally, the class will conclude with a mantra of good fortune and abundance, both spiritual and material. Let’s practice! You can self-practice a short Shavasana at the end this class. Props suggested: wall space, yoga blocks, yoga strap.
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 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 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.
Hips don’t lie! When your hips are tight, it will often lead to the stiffness or discomfort in our joints and muscles. In this class, we’ll explore different kinds of asanas to work on the hips opening which includes our hip flexors, hips rotations, hamstrings, adductors and so on to improve the hips mobility and flexibility.
Taurus is the second of the 12 astrological signs and is represented by the bull constellation. Taurus natural element is Earth. Hence, Taureans are grounded and trustworthy with a great head on their shoulders when it comes to practical matters. As such, the neck is under the influence of Taurus that include throat, vocal cords, tonsils and thyroid. Taurus Season Yoga class is designed to get you into a grounded groove and embody the qualities of the slow and steady bull and can build foundations and activate your voice, improve metabolism and release tension on the neck and shoulders. You will practice low-range to mid-range yoga poses with neck movements and applying Ujjayi Pranayama (Victorious Breath). Finally, to complete the Taurus Season Yoga with Brahma Mudra which is a complete healing therapy for the eyes, neck, mind, spine, throat, shoulders and hypothalamus and thyroid glands. Although this yoga class is designed specially for Taurus, ANYONE, can enjoy it and reap the benefits. Let’s practice! Props suggested: yoga blocks.
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.
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.
Puppy Pose or Uttana Shishosana is primarily a heart opening posture. This class is designed to expand your upper body and release accumulated tension through puppy pose variations. The pose is a bliss! No props.