Simple and Energetic Shoulder Strengthening

Strengthening actions for the upper back and shoulders in an active and energetic session, using only a belt and a block. Level: Experienced Beginner/ Beginner Duration: 45min Props needed: one belt and a block

The Muscle Conversation: Listening and Responding to Subtle Cues

When we try to exercise a part of the body (or the breath or mind) we are necessarily trying to control or regulate that part.  An asana, on the other hand, is a two-way process, where one is constantly engaged in interaction with the body (or breath or mind).  We don’t just try to regulate, […]

Preparing Upper Body to Penetrate to Breath

This session starts with activating the dorsal thoracic area and then uses this area to initiate breath actions. Level: Intermediate/ Gentle Duration: 60min Props required: Belt, access to a wall,  firm blankets that can be folded to form a support for the back

Beginner Back Arches Part1: Strengthening Arms, Shoulders and Legs to Prepare for Back Arches

Preparing the arms and shoulder leading to virabhadrasana I (connecting arms and shoulders to the hip and the lower limbs) This can be done as a stand-alone session, but we recommend following this up with the session Beginner Back Arches Practice Part 2: Urdhvamukha svanasana, Chatuspadasana, Purvottanasana Level: Beginner/ Experienced Beginner Duration: 60min Props needed: […]

Standing Asanas all the Way

This is a longer session for beginner level that goes into some detailed instructions for standing asanas, and goes through the entire range of standing asanas for this level. Level: Experienced Beginner, Intermediate Duration: 105 min Props needed: a couple of yoga blocks, access to a wall

Gentle Exploration of Back Arches: Purvottanasana and Ustrasana

This session prepares the arms and shoulder leading to the back arches purvottanasana and ustrasana, with options for doing these asana with supports. Level: Gentle Duration: 90min Props needed: Bolster, blankets, a couple of yoga blocks, a sturdy chair, a yoga strap