Category Archives: Standing Strength

Good Morning Yogi’s Thurs 6am

Covering for Heather while she is in Hawaii well today she is traveling.

Pranayama: Sahaja, Dirgha, slow shining skull

Cat stretches, toe stretches with arm movements to really open the feet, opposite arm and leg balance. Sun Salutations with dolphin planks added in for upper body strength. Standing posture flow. Adding strength moves for the back with locust and cobra, twists and forward folds to prepare for the day.

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

Balance for Bliss. Fri 1115 LFF Sem

Pranayama: Sahaja, Dirgha, Nadi shodhana

Hip rolls, cat rolls, fire hydrant rolls, nose to knee balance. Toe stretch to toe balance. Standing forward fold, runner to crescent runner, 1/2 Hanuman, downward facing dog,  warrior 1,pyramid, revolved triangle. Simple balance of just coming up onto toes, then adding arms in, tightrope balance up on toes.

Forward fold, squat, forward fold building strength in the  legs and buttocks.  Twist and forward folds to round everything out before aromatherapy and Savasana.

Aromatherapy today is Energizing Blend from Yoga Flow Oils, thanks Susan

Enjoying the strength of the shoulders flowing tonight. Mon 530 Shanti Vinyasa

After strengthening the shoulders last week we will enjoy them with flowing postures tonight.

Pranayama: Sahaja, Dirgha, Nadi Shodhana, Anuloma Viloma

A gentle flow with cat bows, swan to downward dog to open the hips, to wide leg forward fold with a sway to prepare for standing posture flow. Flowing with spinal flows next of Cobra 1/boat and cobra 2,  bridge rolls with supported bridge with blocks and a few leg stretches here. Happy baby, hip side stretch, janu sirsasana, aromatherapy, eagle twist and savasana.

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

Getting long and strong from the waist to the shoulders. Tues 745pm LFF Sem

Pranayama: Sahaja easy sit with twisting breath to bring awareness to the side body.

Rocking hip opener, mermaid, cat rolls, extended child, chair with chair twist, forearm plank with twist, wild thing belly of the dragon, standing strength series, eagle arms with squat, wide leg forward fold with chest expansion, janu sirsasana, tarasana, aromatherapy, Savasana.

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

Moving to the wall standing postures. Wed 530 Fundamentals

Pranayama:  Side Lying over bolster or roll of blankets. Moving to lying over noodle.

Easy pose twist, reed, drape and fold. Mermaid then to wall for side plank variation, forearm plank on wall, low lunge, downward dog with feet on blocks and heels on wall.  Standing reed, triangle with back to wall, 1/2 moon, revolved triangle with back to wall.  Triangle with strap along back feel the difference.  Wide leg forward fold with hips & heels on wall. Twists and forward folds, aromatherapy and Savasana.

Aromatherapy tonight will be Vata/Pitta Blend from Yoga Flow Oils, thank you Susan

Finding center, back into balance. Tues 745pm Shanti Vinyasa

Pranayama: Sahaja, Nadi Shodhana, Anuloma Viloma

Working on balance tonight, from low on the knees to standing.  Cat rolls, extended cat rolls, kneeling opposite arm and leg, reverse table with one leg lifted or in cradle add dips.  Toe stretch to toe balance to stand. Reed, reed with elbows wide feeling the opening of the side body. Forward folds to lunge to crescent lunge, step forward to hand to knee and holding the knee fold forward, float back up and into twisted hand to knee or foot pose. Lunge, vinyasa and other side.  Lunge, chair up on toes to standing still up on toes to sink back into deep chair.  Half moon and arching half moon, wide leg forward fold adding twist, toe balance or crow.

Cat, toe stretch, cowface and folding over the legs, cobbler or tarasana. Aromatherapy and Savasana.

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

Flowing with strength~~upper body and legs. Mon 530 Shanti Vinyasa

Pranayama: Sahaja, Dirgha, Nadi Shodhana, Analoma Viloma

Standing, to chair, forward salute, forward fold, jumping or stepping back to Downward Facing Dog.  Bringing back the cat bows for a few weeks so cat bows 1 & 2.  Swan to 3 legged dog.  Working with a “T” mat to make the standing postures a beautiful flow.  Wide leg forward fold with a sway, forward salute, triangle, side angle, triangle, warrior 2, side warrior, 1/4 turn to raised runner, warrior 1, raised runner to 1/2 moon, warrior 1, raised runner, walk back to wide leg forward fold and we do it again on the other side.  Toe balance, cat, downward dog, standing. 

To the floor to strengthen the back to my favorite Cobra1/boat flow to flowing cobra flow.  L seat to bridge to happy baby, hip side stretch.  Aromatherapy, Savasana

Aromatherapy tonight is Ananda 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.

Gentle beginners flow class. 530pm Fundamentals

Seated sun breath with arm movements.  Mula rolls, easy seat reed and twist.  Gate to open the side body, downward dog.  Sun Salutation A, Sun Salutation B,  Wide Leg Forward fold with a twist.  Locust, frog, Janu Sirsasana, Cobbler, Navasana, twist, aromatherapy, savasana.

This is a class that Amanda does so we will see how everyone is progressing.

Aromatherapy tonight will be Pitta/Kapha Blend from Yoga Flow Oils, thank you Susan