Tag Archives: Arm Balances

Tri Yoga Turns always fun. Monday 530 Shanti Vinyasa

Pranayama: Sahaja, Dirgha, Nadi Shodhana

Gentle flow of a sun salutation with added cat bows 1 & 2, 1/2 hanumanasana to open the hips for the turns.  Working on the turns regular cat turns and the ever popular downward dog, swan, squat tortoise, cat, downward dog and repeat.  Using blocks helps with the move from squat tortoise to cat and then to downward dog.  Squat to forward fold back and forth then to basic hand balance.  L-Seat with 1/2 cowface pose or both legs in cowface pose, cobbler with forward fold, basic squat to roll down to hip side stretch.  Oils and Savasana.

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

Flying into March with Crow balance. 745pm LFF Shanti Vinyasa

Pranayama: Sahaja, Dirgha

Cat rolls, hip circles to open up the hips. Sun Salutation with swan to downward dog alternating moves, raised runner with prayer twist, 1/2 hanumanasana, vinyasa to wide leg forward fold to Skanda. Dolphin with dolphin planks with leg raises, walking in to get feeling of forearm balance.  Downward dog, hop forward to crow balance position repeat then move into crow balance, hop back to plank ?? Hop feet outside hands for firefly, malasana. Squat using 2 blocks then Tolasana hand balance, toe stretch and toe balance.  twist and folds to round out the class.

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

Lets get Hippy together. Tues 745pm

Pranayama over two block to start to open the upper body.

Cat rolls, cat hip rolls. Toe stretch, top of foot stretch to roll over top of feet using blocks to assist.  Hand balance, squat 1, extended squat.  Reverse table to open the chest.  Standing strength flowing through these postures to warm the hips before the big openings.  Leg stretch to open the hamstrings.

The deeper postures for opening the hips will be Penguin and extended frog. Skanda  To the floor Sukasana stretch some gentle twist, aromatherapy and savasana.

Aromatherapy tonight is Pitta Blend to cool the heat of this summer, Thank you Susan

Strength, back bends, hip openers, stretches before Chandra comes. Mon 530pm

Pranayama:  Sahaja, Dirgha, Anuloma Viloma

Opening the hips with swan rolls, then strength with cat bows, serenity twist.  Getting ready for standing strength with gate, pyramid sway then flowing through the standing postures. Stretching out with a few twists including a different way to do Janu Sirsasana.  Aromatherapy & Tranquility.

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

Open those shoulders with bondage tonight. Tues 745

Got your attention with the bondage right??  😛 Well we are going to use a strap to really open the shoulders through out most of the class tonight.  Putting the strap on even before pranayama practice tonight. Feeling the breath move through the body with the awareness of the strap. Sahaja, Dirgha, Box

Toe stretch with shoulder openers.

Sun Salute slowly still with the strap on to bring awareness as to when or if the shoulders want to roll forward.  Standing strength with the strap still on. Deviasana, Triangle, Reverse triangle, 5 point star, Warrior 2, Side Warrior, Warrior 2, Deviasana up on toes, Wide Leg Forward Fold.  other side.  Balance:  Tree with strap still on and bringing the knee forward to a balancing twist.   Remove strap and feel the lightness and openness of the upper body.

Forward fold to squat one, repeating to open the hips and work the core.  Hand balance tonight with Tolasana and crow.  Janu Sirsanasa forward fold and twists.  Pin Wheel release for the hips and shoulders,  wide leg forward fold with strap.  Aromatherapy and Savasana

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

Spinal flow and standing strength. Tues 745pm

Pranayama: Sahaja, Dirgha, Nadi Shodhana

Flowing through Sun salutation easy and gentle then adding in Upward dog to Downward dog swings, swan, and runners hamstring stretch.  Gate, then into the standing strength.  Balance: Tree to extending leg forward then extending back to airplane.  Breathing and balancing, centering the body.

 Uttanasana to squat one moving back & forth between these two movements to Hand Balance.  Seated forward folds and twists round out the night.   Aromatherapy then rock the clock before releasing into Savasana.

Aromatherapy this evening will be Relaxing Blend from Yoga Flow Oils, thank you Susan

Adding the core to help hand balances in the future. Tues 745

Summer solstice was last night and still today so lets focus inward and allow healing.

Last weeks hand balancing went very well, however the core work just makes it so much easier so we will be adding in some Pilates based work and see how much of a difference it makes.  8)

Pranayama: Sahaja, Dirgha, Sun Breath moving hands up the mid-line to swan dive down toward feet.

Using 2 blocks for squat work, lowering to the floor and back up. Sustaining the squat and extending one leg and holding then the other. Hand balance Tolasana.  Toe stretches, foot stretch and ankle/calf stretch.

Roll like a ball,  Navasana flow.  Knees to chest ab work we did a couple of weeks ago just to keep it fresh in the body. 

Cat rolls. Standing strength.

Balance fun:  Star    Crane    Tree   Balance stick as a flow no touching down if you can help it.  Chair with twist up to a balance posture.  Twists and forward folds before aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy will be Shanti tonight from Yoga Flow Oils thanks Susan.

Hold on to your flow- strength tonight with arm balances. Tues

Time to check in again with the arms and give them some work. Tonight we will be looking closely at arm balances.

Pranayama:  Standing Sahaja, Dirgha, Sun Breath.

Salutations with twists and 1/2 Hanumanasana in.  Opening up the arms and shoulders with Dolphin and variations of Dolphin.  Fun times are here   🙂 Arm balances:  Crow with option to hop back to plank.   Hopping forward to Firefly,  Tolasana.

Moving from standing to squat using blocks then to hand balance again.

Release the shoulders with Prone shoulder opener.   Forward folds and twists to settle the mind and body before Savasana.

Aromatherapy is Anxiety Ease tonight thank you Susan.   😀   Savasana wtih Rock the Clock

Aromatherapy is made by Yoga Flow Oils