This Practice is Just Right: Yoga for Balance
Focus: Balance, Hamstrings, Hip-opening, IT Bands
We start the practice focusing on the shoulders and twists to get the body ready for our practice. As the class progresses, we focus on getting into the IT-bands and start to try and release the outer thighs. Surya Namaskar warms the body and gets us synchronizing our breath to our postures. This prep gets us ready, so we can move into some postures like Virabhadrasana I (Warrior 1), Virabhadrasana 3 (Warrior 3) and Parsvottanasana (Intense-side Stretch) to get into the hips and hamstrings. We add some balance postures to develop focus, strength, and space. This class also explores some open hip postures like Trikonasana (Triangle Pose), Virabhadrasana 2 (Warrior 2). We take the practice to the floor and find postures that gently expand the body. Eventually we find Savasana (Corpse Pose) and hopefully we have hit all the major parts of the body so that you can feel just right.