Category Archives: Core Work

Backward bending class to meet the world with an open heart. Tues 745 LFF Sem

Pranayama: Standing Dirgha, Sun Breath, Breath of Joy

Sun Salutations to warm the muscles, then to balance. Tree, star, Dancer,  Swan flow.  Cobra rolls to Boat, Bow, flowing cobra,  cat/child flow,  bridge rolls add leg lift,  reclined cobbler, hip side stretch twist. Aromatherapy and Savasana with blocks under thighs   aaahhhhh

Aromatherapy tonight is Shanti Blend from Yoga Flow Oils, thank you Susan

Love yourself on Valentine’s day. Mon 530 Shanti Vinyasa

Pranayama: Sahaja, Dirgha, Shining skull breath

Tonight will be a heart opening practice with gentle backbending posture flows.  Cat bows, cobra flow of cobra 1, cobra 1/boat, cobra 2,  cobra 3 and raised cobra.  So healthy for our backs as well as our hearts. Swan flow with thigh stretch, half tortoise with a twist, cobbler, easy seat forward fold and walk hands side to side. Aromatherapy, Savasana.

Aromatherapy tonight is Open Heart Blend from Yoga Flow Oils, thank you Susan

Gentle stretching with Sun Breath on the floor. Wed 7pm Yum Yum

Pranayama over prana fold blanket, Sahaja, Dirgha, Box Breath

Removing blanket and coming into Sun breath which will be our thread tonight between postures.  Bridge, chin nods, table top knee lift, tree pose, cobbler, supine twist, lumbar rotation, prone single leg lift, cat rolls, easy sit side bend, forward bend and side to side. Neck rolls, aromatherapy, Savasana with legs on Bolster

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

Foam roller fun. Tues 530pm Core strength

Pranayama will be draping over the foam roller this evening. Feeling the expansion of the breath from the  mid-line out.

Working on the roller tonight not only works the inner core muscles but also the balance.  Tonight we will be going between the roller and working some old fashion abdominal work.  Finishing  with deep massage using the roller.

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

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.