Category Archives: Balance

Opening the New Year with Yoga. Sat 1030am

Pranayama: Seated Sahaja (natural breath), Dirgha (3 part breath) done slowly to prepare for the adventure of the practice of Yoga.

Opening the hands with a few hand stretches, cat rolls, cat hip circles, crossing the leg over to admire the foot and to feel the stretch.  Toe stretch, toe balance and stretching the top of the foot.  Ankle rolls, inversion and eversion of the leg, reverse table, Navasana with a little more abdominal work by coming into 1/2 Ardha Navasana.

Sun Salutation A variation adding in some twists.  Moving into standing postures with Warrior 2, Side angle, Triangle, Moon Triangle, Warrior 2 then to the other side.  Balance today was Crane, seagull, airplane, star and back to crane.

The floor was for strengthening the back with cobra 1/boat flow and a swan added in as well as a twist and a thigh stretch.   Some twists and forward folds concluded the asana practice.  Aromatherapy and Savasana

Aromatherapy today was Shanti Blend from Yoga Flow Oils, thank you Susan

Shanti Vinyasa Flow for LFF Tyrone. Mon 1030am

Subbing for a body flow class at Tyrone LFF this morning.

Pranayama: Sun breath, breath of joy, deviasana breath.

sun Salutation B, standing strength,  crane, seagull, airplane, star. Hip openers of down dog, wild thing, belly of the dragon, swan with an added twist. Abdominal work of roll back with a twist, navasanana flow.  forearm plank, dolphin & dolphin/plank, side plank with thread the needle. cat, facedown, cobra 2 flow.  Twists and forward folds close out the practice.

Aromatherapy today will be Vata/Kapha Blend from Yoga Flow Oils, thank you Susan.

Shanti Vinyasa Flow Friday 1030am LFF Tyrone

I LOVE to teach morning classes… wake up the body for a beautiful day. Lets Play

Pranayama: Breath of Joy, Goddess breath

Sun Salutations, warrior 1, with a balance twist, warrior 3, standing split, Skanda, warrior 2, side angle, triangle, triangle, Skanda.  Bird of Paradise, & Dancing Shiva for Balance.  Hip openers to release the hips, core strength with the can can, opposing muscles of the back with dolphin/plank, cobra boat flow, finishing with twists & forward folds. Aromatherapy and Savasana to send you off for your day and weekend.

Aromatherapy will be Energizing Blend from Yoga Flow Oils, thank you Susan

Balance & Strength 730pm Thurs LFF Seminole

Subbing for Gina tonight so we will break out the balance to flow into the weekend.

Pranayama: Sahaja, Dirgha with Ujjayi.

Cat rolls, cobra/child flow, Anatasana flow, table balance, rocking lunges with a thigh stretch. Gentle Sun Salutation.  Cross leg forward fold, chair with added kicks for balance, Warrior 1 flow to pyramid flow down to standing yoga splits.  Standing wide angle forward fold with twists.  Standing 1 leg balance to toe squat to crow. Cobbler, Marichiasana twist, aromatherapy down to floor for frog leg stretch, happy baby and twist before Savasana.

Aromatherapy tonight will be Ananda Blend from Yoga Flow oils.  Thank you Susan.

Little Pilate’s, little flow before Thanksgiving. 745pm Tues LFF

Pranayama:  Sahaja, Dirgha  over blocks

Starting right out with Pilates toe/heel taps, curl up and reach out, rolling like a ball, Navasana.  Sun Salutes with add ins, kind of like plug ins but better 🙂 Standing strength, Balance,  twists and forward folds before aromatherapy and Savasana.

Aromatherapy tonight will be Ananda Blend from Yoga Flow Oils, thank you Susan

Fall Fun- Flow witn Iyengar. 10am Fri Yoga4All

Hi all,

I am subbing Wanda’s Friday morning class today so we will have a little flow and lots of Iyengar.

Pranayama:  Shaja, Dirgha, Kapalabhati with holds.

Stretching out the hands before beginning.  Lots of warm ups as a morning class we need to have the joints oiled. Cat rolls, cat hip circles, calf stretches, toe stretches, hip rolls with shoulder opener.

Warming up the feet with the ole golf ball massage.   Darsha Charna.  Sun Salutation with some cobras added in to strengthen the back.   Wanda wanted you all to have some abdominal work so here we go with that.  Shoulder isolation awareness.   Balance.  Iyengar leg and movement awareness for moving into 1/2 moon, from runner to forward fold, warrior 1 to warrior 3.  Hand balance,  Twists and forward folds. 

Aromatherapy then down to floor for some bridge rolls with block support.   Savasana

Aromatherapy today will be Shanti Blend from Yoga Flow Oils, thank you Susan

Loving up the knees today. Wed 1115am Lifestyles Family Fitness

Pranayama;  Sahaja, Dirgha,  Box breath, slow Kapalabhati.

Warming up the legs with a few leg lifts, hip rotations and a flow of bending the knees and extending either straight up or with legs wide.  Moving into extended leg stretch with a strap adding in a move to open the side body as well (step outside the box).  Anatasana, side leg raises, gate variation.  Cat rolls, Downward Dog,  Forward fold.  Testing the legs out with Yoga splits,  Warrior 1, thigh stretch, ankle churns.  Warrior 2, Side Warrior, Reverse Warrior, Triangle.  Balance today will be Dancing Shiva as well as Flamingo.  To the floor to twist and fold.   Aromatherapy and a test to see how the legs opened up with extended leg stretch with a strap again.  Savasana.

Aromatherapy today will be Pana Blend from Yoga Flow Oils, thank you Susan.

Opening the heart before the Holidays begin. Tues 745pm

Finding the smoothness of the breath with Sahaja, Dirga.

Starting in Cat with some cat circles, into cat rolls, donkey kicks to Downward Facing Dog.   Opening up the hips and leg muscles with low lunge moving to gate variation, cowface pose, Downward Facing Dog to Lizard.  Onward to a pigeon series adding in a strap on the back foot to open the front body.  Downward Dog, plank to cobra and cobra rolls.   Camel, child, roll to standing for balance.  Tree, Goddess to up on toes to knee to chest balance. 

Standing strength as a flow no long holds tonight. Triangle, 1/2 moon, warrior 2, side warrior, triangle, wide leg forward fold.  Warrior 1, pyramid, warrior 3, pyramid, revolved triangle, forward fold.  Other side yup we are going to fire up the tapas in one leg before moving to the other. no worries as we are not holding for long.

Squat to boat, staff,  fish twist, 4 square stretch or firelog. Aromatherapy, happy baby, knees to chest twist, rock the clock, Savasana.

Aromatherapy tonight will be Shanti Blend from Yoga Flow oils, thank you Susan.

Ease within the poses. Strength in the legs. Tues 745 Shanti Flow

Pranayama: Sahaja, Dirgha, Nadi Shodhana

Toe stretch which can be advanced, calf stretch, Achilles stretch,  1/4 dog stretch.  Some leg work tonight to find the strength as well as the balance to make postures easier and the breath free.  1/2 moon leg work to integrate it into Warrior 3, revolved 1/2 moon, revolved triangle.    Tonight we will also work the balance with a moving balance, knee to chest, balance stick, star, knee to chest with a twist all without touching down.   Folds and twist to settle into a Savasana frame of mind.

Aromatherapy tonight will be Anxiety Ease from Yoga Flow Oils, thank you Susan

Hello Fall let’s roll & Flow. Friday 1115am Shanti Flow

Pranayama: Seated breath of joy and when we move to standing – standing breath of joy.

Cat rolls, opposite hand and leg balance, gate adding leg circles, 1/4 dog. Standing breath of joy, reed, gentle flow sun salutation, forward fold with crossed legs, chair with chair kicks, warrior 1, humble warrior, pyramid, revolved triangle, moon triangle, wide leg forward fold.  Goddess squat and twist, wide leg forward fold with twist. Toe balance to floor, cobbler, janu sirsasana, aromatherapy, leg circles, frog legs, happy baby, savasana.

Aromatherapy today will be Energizing Blend from Yoga Flow Oils, thank you Susan