Your core is extraordinary. Allowing for unparalleled strength and stability for the very human task of walking upright, carrying things, hugging and looking one another in the eye. But your core also allows for an incredible amount of mobility for a huge variety of movements and expressions. Your core is integral to your breathing and even your emotions. It’s always bothered me that something so smart has been diminished in our culture. We see it as strong or skinny or we hate it. We abuse it with the ubiquitous crunch or sit up and hope it shapes up! This class is all about honoring the core for the intelligence it
Mostly in Yoga we do the stretching. Right? Not in this class! It turns out that body weight strength training can actually help you increase range of motion AND get stronger. Lot’s of creative body weight Yoga inspired strength moves will challenge and excite you. This class is so much fun but you will really feel it….
Aging well requires a balance of strength, flexibility and power. This quick practice hits all the marks and focuses on the big muscles of the lower body as well as the shoulders. Each exercise is intended to improve your balance as well.
So… unfortunately, none of the movements in Yin actually achieve the conditions that are required to build strength. BUT! Yin can be an amazing complement to strength training. Active restoration and rest are as essential to building muscle, endurance and stamina as weight training and cardio.
Guess what? All that stretching you’ve been doing to “open” your tight hips? Not actually helping. Turns out, facilitating greater mobility, compliance and ease, is more complicated than pulling on tissues. Let me show you another way to increase mobility. Not only is it great fun, but it’s also a great workout that will improve strength, cardiovascular function and balance.
I love a practice like this. We start off nice and slow, almost restorative-y. Over 75 minutes we transition into a full body Vinyasa practice that will really challenge you! We use the wall as a creative prop. The wall provides opportunities for assistance but also greater challenges. This class was a real hit at the studio, I hope you like it too!