Vinyasa Flow - 47m
Teacher: Rachel Brathen
Class type: Core
This is a wonderful, anchoring practice to use if you are feeling unsteady, need to connect to your breath and ground down. Use this practice to tune into your center and connect with your core, leaving you feeling steady and strong.
Begin by tuning into the breath, using the breath to become present and anchored into the body. Then begin to slowly warm up and move the body, flowing into a standing, hip opening sequence. Move through a warming Goddess Pose (Utkata Konasana), shoulder openers, Standing Wide Legged Forward Fold (Prasarita Padottanasana), open the hips in Lizard Pose (Utthan Pristhasana) and Side Lunge/Squat (Skandasana), then create a little space in the hamstrings with a Seated Forward Fold (Paschimottanasana). Rachel then guides you down to the mat for a Seated Wide Legged Forward Fold (Upavistha Konasana), Reclined Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana), a gentle Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana), long held supine twists, and a grounding, serene Savasana.
For this class, a blanket and 1-2 blocks are optional for additional support.