All posts tagged: Asana

Yoga Basic Workshop

Have you always wanted to try yoga but didn’t find the right start yet? Or do you already practice yoga but want to fine tune your knowledge? In our 3-hour Yoga Basic Workshop you will explore the basics of Vinyasa Flow Yoga – from Sun Salutations to the meaning behind chanting “Om”. Vinyasa Flow is a physical, dynamic from of yoga, in which the breath is used to link one yoga posture to another in one fluid movement. We strengthen the muscles, improve endurance, balance and flexibility and close the practice with a meditation as well as final relaxation. There is no prior experience required and it doesn’t matter how fit you are – Yoga is for everybody. This workshop is the perfect introduction to the regular Yoga Basic class at YogaBee on Wednesday evening from 8:00 – 9:15 pm. Date: Sunday, September 16 Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm Location: YogaBee Price: 50 € Advertisements

New Class at Studio Hemma

Here`s some lovely news ♡ Since February, I am teaching a weekly open class at the beautiful studio Hemma: Wednesdays, from 7:30 – 8:30 am. Join me in a gentle morning flow that will leave you feel nourished, at ease and energized for the day ahead. I`m in love with the Hemma Studio since I first started teaching there in 2015. Not only is it in a lovely neighborhood, in walking distance from my home – it is also a truly beautiful space with a great energy and very sweet clientele and teachers. I can`t wait to see you there on the mat!   ♡ Hemma ♡ Elvirastraße 4 Rückgebäude 80636 München http://www.hemma-yoga.de    

Playlist Yin Yoga

With winter approaching, we are entering a time of stillness and reflection. As the temperatures get colder, our bio-rhythm is slowing down. It’s a time for less activities, for staying in, for getting cozy with ourselves and our loved ones. It is also a time for turning inwards. As the year is coming to end an, we reflect on what touched our life in one way or another, seeking closures and new beginnings. This is a beautiful opportunity to slow down the pace and stay with what is in the spirit of openness and reliance. Yin Yoga can be a very sweet practice to support you on that path. Here’s my Yin Yoga Playlist for this season ♡  

Extended Side Angle Pose

I`m not going to lie… Extended Side Angle Pose aka Utthita Parsvakonasana is a hard one for me! The side stretch is just so deep that I find it hard to revolve my torso and keep my breath even. I usually practice this pose with a block, sometimes at the highest level and as I get warmer and continue to enter the pose throughout the practice I may lower the block, get rid of it or even go for a bind. As always listen to your body, respect the principles of alignment and give your breath priority over a form you wish to achieve. How to get into the pose: Step your feet about 4 feet apart. From deep within the hip socket, rotate the front leg out to align the front foot parallel to the long end of your mat. Pivit the back heel out, heel to arch aligned. Let your hips open naturally. While both frontal hip points aim towards the long end of your mat, most hips won`t allow for a shape …

Extended Triangle

When sequencing externally rotated standing poses, we will often enter Extended Triangle aka Utthita Trikonasana after Warrior II, taken that the position of the feet, legs, hips and torso are virtually the same with the difference of a straight front leg and a side stretch of the torso. How to get into the pose: Step your feet about 4 feet apart. From deep within the hip socket, rotate the front leg out to align the front foot parallel to the long end of your mat. Pivit the back heel out, and align your front heel with your back arch. Root down through the back foot and straighten the leg. Keep a microbend in your front knee, align the knee with your second toe and root down through the big toe mound of your front foot. Let your hips open naturally. While both frontal hip points aim towards the long end of your mat, most hips won`t allow for a shape where the hips align parrallel, but rather the back hip will come slightly forward. Extend …

Warrior II

After warming up and before getting into neutrally rotated standing poses like Warrior I, where the hips are square, it is a good idea to prepare the body with slightly more approachable externally rotated standing poses like Virabhadrasana II aka Warrior II. Here, we gently open the hips and stretch our ankles, legs, groins, chest and shoulders while we find strength and stamina paired with an even breath. This pose does also a great job in educating us how to keep the pelvis neutral in the transverse plane, so that we don`t dump into our lower back, which becomes crucial for neutrally rotated standing poses like Warrior I. How to get into the pose: Step your feet about 4 feet apart. From deep within the hip socket, rotate the front leg out to align the front foot parallel to the long end of your mat. Pivit the back heel out, heel to arch aligned. Let your hips open naturally. While both frontal hip points aim towards the long end of your mat, most hips won`t …

Upward Facing Dog

Low Cobra imprints correct body alignment and builds strength in the muscles along your spine so you can safely enter deeper backbends. Once you have mastered Low Cobra, you may opt for Upward Facing Dog aka Urdvha Mukha Svanasana instead of Low Cobra at times in your Sun Salutations and Vinyasas. How to get into the pose: From Low Cobra, straighten your arms. Make sure, that your wrists are right underneath your shoulders, with your palms and fingers spread wide and the creases of your wrists parallel to the short end of your mat. Root down firmly through the inner edges of your hands as you draw the outer upper arms back. Work the bottom tips of your shoulderblades up and into the chest as you soften the front ribs in. Relax your shoulders away from your neck. You may also bend your elbows slightly to pull your chest through the upper arms to open your heart space before you restraighten the arms. Draw the pit of the abdomen up and in to support your …