KUNDALINI-INSPIRED YOGA FOR THE SOLAR PLEXUS

LENGTH: 15 minutes

BENEFITS:
balances the solar plexus chakra, energizing, builds core strength, promotes healthy digestion

ABOUT THIS CLASS:
This yoga class is designed to strengthen the solar plexus chakra with gentle poses and breathing exercises

PROPS FOR THIS CLASS:
Yoga blocks

POSES IN THIS SEQUENCE:

x sukhasana - easy seated pose
x kapalabhati - breath of fire
x bhujangasana - cobra pose
x balasana - child's pose

YOGA FOR THE SACRAL CHAKRA

LENGTH: 25 minutes

BENEFITS: 
balances the sacral chakra, promotes creativity and sensuality, improves flexibility and mobility with gentle stretch

ABOUT THIS CLASS:
This yoga class is designed to strengthen the sacral chakra with fluid, sensual movements and gentle stretch.

PROPS FOR THIS CLASS:
Chair, Two yoga blocks, two blankets (optional)


POSES IN THIS CLASS:

x tadasana - mountain pose
x uttanasana - standing forward fold 
(these poses can be modified with a chair)
x adho mukha svanasana - downward facing dog
x three-legged dog
x eka pada rajakapotasana - pigeon pose
x janu sirsasana - head to knee pose
x supta baddha konasana


YOGA FOR ENERGY CLEARING

LENGTH: 13 minutes

BENEFITS: 
moves prana through the body, grounding, energizing, empowering

ABOUT THIS CLASS:
This class uses breath work and gentle seated poses to move energy through the body to create a sense of being fully grounded in one's own energy.

PROPS FOR THIS CLASS:
Folded blanket (optional)

POSES IN THIS SEQUENCE:

x breath of joy (modified)
x parsva sukhasana - seated side body stretch
x paschimottanasana - seated forward fold
x baddha konasana - bound angle pose 
x seated meditation

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FOUNDATIONS OF YOGA: BACK BENDS

LENGTH: 20 minutes

BENEFITS
opens the chest and shoulders, strengthens the back muscles, stretches the hip flexors, stimulating and energizing

ABOUT THIS CLASS:
This class teaches you how to safely practice backbends without compressing the lower back or injuring the neck.

PROPS FOR THIS CLASS:
Two yoga blocks and a folded blanket.

POSES IN THIS SEQUENCE:

x bharmanasana - tabletop pose
x cat/cow stretches
x bhujangasana - cobra pose
x eka pada rajakapotasana - pigeon pose
x balasana - child's pose
x ustrasana - camel pose
x paschimottanasana - seated forward fold
x jathara parivartanasana - supine twist
x savasana - corpse pose

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FOUNDATIONS OF YOGA: TWISTS

LENGTH: 15 min

BENEFITS:
grounding, promotes spinal health, good posture, healthy digestion

ABOUT THIS CLASS:
This class teaches you how to properly perform spinal twists so that you get the maximum benefit and comfort out of each pose

PROPS FOR THIS CLASS:
Yoga block and a folded blanket (optional)

POSES IN THIS CLASS:
sukhasana - easy seated pose
parsva sukhasana - seated side body stretch
easy seated twist
bharmanasana - table top pose
utthan pristhasana - lizard pose
balasana - child’s pose
ardha matsyendrasana - half lord of the fishes pose
savasana or constructive rest pose

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FOUNDATIONS OF YOGA: STANDING POSES AND INVERSIONS

LENGTH: 15 minutes

PROPS: 2 yoga blocks + a folded blanket | all poses can be done seated in a chair

ABOUT THIS CLASS:

This class breaks down some common standing yoga poses and inversions.

POSES IN THIS CLASS:

x tadasana - mountain pose

x uttanasana - standing forward fold

x alanasana - high lunge

x adho mukha svanasana - downward facing dog

x balasana - child’s pose

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SUN SALUTATION PRACTICE WITH PROPS

The word vinyasa means “to flow.” When we practice vinyasa yoga, we flow smoothly (or as smoothly as possible) from pose to pose, linking our movement with our breath. Sun salutations are one example of a vinyasa practice. Traditional sun salutations tend to be quite vigorous and build heat in the body by warming up all of the major joints.

In this class, I will show you ways to modify a sun salutation practice to make it more accessible and ultimately more pleasurable for your body. These adapted variations still give you the same benefits of a traditional sun salutation practice which include:

  • Building strength

  • Energizing the body

  • Warming up the muscles and joints

  • Warming up the spine

  • Focusing the mind

LENGTH: 40 minutes

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
This class shows an alternative to a traditional sun salutation practice. You will need to beable to put weight on your hands and knees for this practice.

BENEFITS:
energizing, strengthening, grounding, builds stamina, heart opening

PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:
yoga bolster, blanket and two yoga blocks - if you don’t have a bolster you can stack some pillows and wrap them up in a blanket.

POSES IN THIS SEQUENCE:

x sukhasana - easy seated pose
x cat/cow stretches
x surya namaskar - sun salutations with bolster
x ustrasana - camel pose
x balasana - child’s pose
x supine pigeon pose
x IT band stretch
x savasana - corpse pose

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YOGA TO BEFRIEND YOUR BODY

LENGTH: 60 minutes

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
This class offers lots of prop modifications, including chair options to help you create a practice that feels good to your unique and beautiful body.

BENEFITS:
energizing, strengthening, grounding, flexibility

PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:
Two yoga blocks, a folded blanket and a chair (optional).

POSES IN THIS PR

x sukhasana - easy seated pose
x seated sun salutations
x bharmanasana - table top pose
x parighasana - gate pose variation
x balasana - child’s pose
x adho mukha svanasana - downward facing dog
x tadasana - mountain pose
x high lunge pose
x virabhadrasana II - warrior II
x trikonasana - triangle pose
x uttanasana - standing forward bend
x janu sirsasana - head to knee pose
x matsyendrasana - seated twist
x savasana - corpse pose

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YOGA FOR MIND-BODY CONNECTION

LENGTH: 7 minutes

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
This quick and easy seated practice gets you reconnected with your body in a way that allows you to experience your practice without expectations.

BENEFITS:
energizing, calming, gentle stretch

PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:
None required. A folded blanket or bolster under the hips may make the practice more comfortable. Practice can be done on the floor or in bed.

POSES IN THIS SEQUENCE:

x sukhasana - easy seat
x parsva upavistha konasana - half seated wide angle pose with side-body stretch
x janu sirsasana - head to knee pose
x matsyendrasana - seated twist

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BED YOGA RETREAT DAY TEN: BEDSIDE PRACTICE

This practice can be adapted for chair yoga.

In this class, we will venture out of bed and explore some fun ways to modify standing poses using the edge of the bed for support. My hope is that you'll feel energized and inspired after this class. 

If you’re someone who likes to practice yoga every day, tomorrow I would recommend doing a restorative or a gentle stretch yoga class just to give your body plenty of time to recuperate from doing a more vigorous practice.

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BED YOGA RETREAT DAY ONE: MORNING YOGA

This ten minute sequence can be done before you get out of bed in the morning, so even if you don't have time or energy for a longer yoga practice, you've already gotten a bit of yoga in for the day. Prioritizing our practice first thing in the morning allows us to begin our day feeling centered and present, and this carries throughout the rest of the day. If you have time, this day also comes with a guided morning affirmations meditation practice

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30 MIN CHAKRA HEALING YOGA FLOW

CHAKRA HEALING YOGA

x savasana
x spine rolls
x seated cat/cow
x neck circles
x table top - stretch legs
x anahatasana - heart melting pose
x bhujangasana - cobra pose
x balasana - child’s pose
x table top
x anjaneyasana - low lunge
x balasana - child’s pose
x seated twist
x sukhasana - seated movement meditation

 

LENGTH: 30 minutes

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
Vinyasa means to flow, linking movement with breath, and that’s what we’ll be doing in this class. The poses in this sequence activate and balance the seven major chakras. 

BENEFITS:
chakra healing, grounding, spinal flexibility and health, energizing, strength building

PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:
None required. You might like to use a blanket to cushion your joints.

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YOGA FOR FLEXIBILITY: FIND YOUR EDGE

LENGTH: 40 minutes

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
This yoga class invites you to mindfully deepen your flexibility by "finding your edge" and listening to your body.

BENEFITS:
flexibility, strengthening, energizing

PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:
two yoga blocks, yoga strap (or a belt or scarf), and a blanket

POSES IN THIS CLASS:

x makarasana - crocodile pose
x bhujangasana- cobra pose
x balasana - child’s pose
x table top
x eka pada rajakapotasana - pigeon pose
x anahatasana - extended child’s pose aka melting heart pose
x paschimottanasana - seated forward bend
x ananda balasana - happy baby
x supine twist
x savasana - corpse pose

STRONG & GRACEFUL YOGA FLOW

LENGTH: 40 minutes

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
This yoga flow builds strength and improves our sense of balance so that we can begin to move from pose to pose with more grace and ease.

BENEFITS:
Strength, balance, gentle stretch, energizing

POSES IN THIS PRACTICE:

  • sukhasana - easy seat

  • cat/cow stretches

  • balasana - child's pose

  • parsva balasana - thread the needle

  • anjaneyasana - low lunge

  • parsvottanasana - half pyramid pose

  • janu sirsasana - head to knee pose

  • supta bandha sarvangasana - bridge pose

  • supta matsyendrasna - supine twist

  • savasana - corpse pose

PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:
folded blanket, yoga block (optional)

COUCH YOGA FOR GODDESSES

LENGTH: 15 minutes

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
This practice is both energizing and restorative. The poses in this practice open the hips and energize the whole body while using the support of the couch.

BENEFITS:
Strengthening, energizing, grounding, mood boost, sensuality

POSES IN THIS PRACTICE:

  • tadasana - mountain pose

  • overhead stretch

  • uttanasana - standing forward bend

  • utkatakonasana - goddess pose

  • baddha konasana - bound angle pose

All poses are done seated.

PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:
You may try this practice in bed if getting to the floor is difficult

SUPINE YOGA TO BUILD STRENGTH

LENGTH: 15 minutes

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
This practice is inspired by moves I learned while in physical therapy. Designed to strengthen the whole body, this entire practice is done lying down, making it perfect for people with POTS, chronic fatigue, limited mobility, etc.

BENEFITS:
Strengthening, energizing

POSES IN THIS PRACTICE:

  • constructive rest pose
  • arm raises
  • leg extensions
  • bridge pose
  • supine twist
  • savasana - corpse pose

PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:
You may try this practice in bed if getting to the floor is difficult

MORNING YOGA FOR PAIN AND STIFFNESS

LENGTH: 15 minutes

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
This practice is a gentle way to lubricate the joints and enliven the whole body after a night in bed.

BENEFITS:
Energizing, pain relief, gentle stretch, wakes up digestive tract

POSES IN THIS PRACTICE:

  • sukhasana - easy seat

  • seated cat/cow stretches

  • dandasana - staff pose

  • paschimottanasana - seated forward bend

  • matsyendrasana - seated twist

  • seated meditation

PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:
A cushion or folded blanket under the hips may make this practice more comfortable. You could also do this practice in bed if desired.

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