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Yoga for Self Confidence Pt. 2

Today, may you not make yourself small so that others can feel better about themselves. Give yourself the tenacity to be big, take up space, find courage, and make noise with Jen in Part 2 of her Yoga for Self Confidence series.

Begin in Reclined Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana) to ground into the body and choose a mantra that opens you up to confidence in who you truly are. You'll then start to warm up and activate your your core with variations of Low/Half Boat Pose (Ardha Navasana), the spine with reclined twists, and the hips with Reclined Pigeon Pose (Supta Kapotasana). Take a moment for intuitive movement for the hips and spine then prepare to flow through a couple rounds of Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar) featuring Fallen Triangle Pose (Patita Tarasana) and Wild Thing (Camatkarasana).

Continue with a Locust Pose (Salabhasana) variation and Bow Pose (Dhanurasana) to open up the shoulders and strengthen the lower back, activate the core, thighs, and arms with variations of Forearm/Dolphin Plank Pose (Makara Adho Mukha Svanasana). Challenge your balance as you move through Tree Pose (Vrksasana) and twists to release stories you have about yourself, and courageously rise into your body and breath with High Crescent Lunge (Ashta Chandrasana) and Side Plank Pose (Vasisthasana) before you release into Half Pigeon Pose (Ardha Kapotasana). Settle the breath and mind for a moment of meditation before laying down to rest and integrate in Savasana.

For this class, a strap, 1-2 blocks, and a blanket are optional for additional length and support.

Want an extra boost of confidence? Check out Yoga for Self Confidence Pt. 1!