Category Archives: Forward Folds

Golf balls for balance? Wed 530pm Fundamentals

Pranayama over two blocks to open the chest from the week

Two regular Sun Salutation to see how these are feeling.  Golf ball the feet and balance postures, tightrope, Shiva, tree.  Quad stretch standing and using the wall. Forward fold series regular and with feet wide. seated folds and twists Aromatherapy and Savasana

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

Gentle fluid flow for the new week. Mon 530 Shanti Vinyasa

Pranayama: Sahaja, Dirgha, shining skull with small holds

Palm tree adding lift, cat rolls, wide leg forward fold with a twist, lifting into standing flowing postures. Down to the floor to round out the practice with some backward bending flows. Supine eagle twist before aromatherapy then to the wall for gentle rolls (mind the slippery feet), cobbler wide leg, legs at 90 Savasana.

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

Flowing open with love from the heart. Fri 1115 LFF Sem

Pranayama: Sahaja, Dirgha, Ujjai

Moving through a flowing class full of gentle heart opening postures.  Cat bows, cobra flows of cobra 1, cobra1 Boat, cobra 2, cobra 3, raised cobra all done as a flow.  Swan rolls, swan thigh stretch, half tortoise with a twist, cobbler, easy seat chest expansion, forward fold, walk side to side. Aromatherapy and Savasana

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

Let’s twist again like we did last summer. Tues 745 LFF Sem

Pranayama: Sahaja, Dirgha, Nadi Shodhana

Easy seat, reed adding twist and forward fold, cat rolls, cat stretch, cross bow. Toe stretch with twist, toe balance with twist.  Sun Salutation adding on crescent warrior with open and closed twists. Warrior 1, pyramid, revolved triangle, revolved 1/2 moon then rewinding that. Deviasana twist.  Floor twists and forward folds including Janu Sirsasana with a twist, hip side stretch, rocking hip twist and arm reach. Aromatherapy and Savasana.

Aromatherapy tonight is Vata/Kapha 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

Thankful for the Sun. Sun Salutation 530pm Wed

Pranayama: Sahaja, Dirgha  with strap around rib cage.

warm ups before flowing through a sun salutation or two or three, working the 3 in 1 move from last week, introduce some deeper hip openers. twists and forward folds, aromatherapy and Savasana.

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

Opening the hips, while building strength. Friday 1115

Pranayama over 2 blocks this really helps to open the hips.

Wide feet supine twist, cobbler flow, kneeling table circles, fire hydrant with circles, donkey kicks. Toe stretch & toe balance, Lunges with 1/2 hanuman, crescent lunge to empty heart lunge.  Downward Dog to pigeon alternating sides. Swami series breath work.   Warrior 1 with strap behind, pyramid with strap, dancer with strap.   Gentle cobra, bow, camel series, vajrasana releases,  seated wide leg FF and twist.  aromatherapy and savasana.

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

Full body massage with Yoga tonight. Tues 745pm

Tonight every body part will be massage with the gift of Yoga. From the tip of the head to the tip of the toes.

Pranayama: Sahaja, Dirgha, Nadi Shodhana.  Adding in Rabbit stretch to open the mind.

Moving right into standing and movement. Warming up the shoulders with cat bows and for those that don’t like those and find them too easy we will have harder options for you…. no worries.  Moving down the body to the back, opening the front of the body while strengthening the back.  A few seated twists that also open the hips.  Then opening the feet with toe stretch and for those that want more advancing the move.   Aaah the hips, opening the hips with swan and sustaining the holds.  Happy baby and a nice long sustaining hold of hip side stretch. Reclined easy seat and reclined cobbler.  Time for aromatherapy and Savasana.

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

Doing Wheelies at Seminole Tues

Pranayama over two blocks to open up the heart and side body.

Navasana flow to wake up the abdominals.

Toe Balance as well as a few jumps to get ready for frog (Bekasana).  Before Bekasana the now infamous hip openers to see it this will also open up frog for everyone.  Camel posture to develop the opening for the back bending practice.

Starting with Bridge work then moving onto the full Wheel see if done slowly with intention it opens up more fully. Doing Wheelies to Feel the flow of it 🙂  at least 3.

Some floor twists and stretches rolling up for a few more twists and forward folds to cool the mind.

Aromatherapy will be Yoga Nidra Blend from Yoga Flow Oils thanks Susan

Savasana.  Nadi Shodhana to calm and center the mind before going home.

Flowing into spring with TriYoga Thurs

Covering Sandi’s Tri Yoga class we just did a flow class with 1-2 things of Iyengar work added in.

Nice side body opening with palm tree then earth-touch to cat rolls, natural rolls, jumps from Mountain to pyramid 1 to toe balance to wake up the feet and legs.  Balanced chair that we have not done in a while.

Mountain to swan alternating sides then into swan bows.  This is where I added a little Iyengar work in with the elbow on blocks to lengthen the spine head also placed on block. 

Standing flow with Triangle, side warrior, warrior, pyramid and pyramid twists.

Cat bows with the cat tuck added in. Rabbit and extended rabbit then to facedown and spinal strengthening  work. Cobra rolls, locust.  Cross L-seat twist moving into serenity twist and forward fold. few more twists and folds then aromatherapy oils and savasana.

Aromatherapy today was Ananda Blend thank you Susan.