FOUNDATIONS OF YOGA: HIP OPENERS

LENGTH: 20 minutes

BENEFITS: 

stretches the inner thighs, hips and groin, may help relieve pain

ABOUT THIS CLASS:

This class explores some common hip opening poses to help relieve tension in the lower body. Great for people who spend a lot of time sitting down.

PROPS FOR THIS CLASS:

Two yoga blocks and a folded blanket.

POSES IN THIS SEQUENCE:

x sukhasana - easy seated pose

x seated cat/cow stretches

x bharmanasana - tabletop pose

x IT band stretch

x eka pada rajakapotasana - pigeon pose

x balasana - child's pose

x supta baddha konasana - reclining bound able pose


YOGA FOR SCIATICA AND BACK PAIN

LENGTH: 20 minutes

ABOUT THIS PRACTICE:
These poses relieve tension in the lower back and hips to alleviate sciatica and lower back pain

BENEFITS:
Pain relief, grounding, relaxing, 

POSES IN THIS PRACTICE:

  • balasana - child's pose
  • adho mukha svanasana - downward facing dog
  • uttanasana - standing forward bend
  • malasana - garland pose
  • agnistambhasana - double pigeon pose
  • paschimottanasana - seated forward bend
  • pavanamukhtasana - knee hug
  • supta matsyendrasana - reclining twist
  • constructive rest pose

PROP RECOMMENDATIONS:
yoga block, blanket or towel, pillow or cushion