Vinyasa – Lats & Serratus Anterior Awareness/Engagement

This class is focused on bringing awareness to the lats and serratus anterior to bring stability and support to the shoulders & shoulder girdle. Whether our arms are extended overhead or in fully loaded postures like plank, crow, handstand, etc. we need to be more aware and engaged with our lats and serratus to bring these big power muscles into play.

Props Needed: 2 Blocks, 1 Strap

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Activating What We’re Stretching – Vinyasa Flow

No more passively stretching in vinyasa as our default. We need to activate the muscles that we are stretching to prevent injury but increase overall health of our body and a more functional, healthy, stronger range of motion. In this class we explore ways to activate the muscles that we are trying to stretch. No you will not become less flexible by becoming stronger.

Props Needed: 2 Blocks, 1 Strap

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Shoulder Opening & Strengthening Flow

This vinyasa class is designed around opening up the fronts of the shoulders & pectoral muscles as well as strengthening the back and sides of the shoulders, especially between the shoulder blades to combat all of the rounding forward and looking down that we do with our smartphones. By opening the fronts of the shoulders & chest and strengthening the back body, we work on eliminating the rounding forward of the shoulders and repositioning the neck within the shoulders.

Props Needed: 2 Blocks, 1 Strap

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Using Non-Handstand Poses to Refine Handstand Flow

This vinyasa yoga class is sequenced around strengthening/building your handstand foundation, alignment of the handstand & what muscles to activate and how to fire them up. We will be using non-handstand poses and core activation throughout the class to create more body awareness and control to find more success upside down. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of opportunities to handstand.

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Hip Stability – Using the Gluteus Medius to Strengthen and Protect

In this power vinyasa class with Tate, we explore how to stabilize, strengthen & protect the hips in a variety of poses including standing balances and lunges.

Props Needed: 2-4 Blocks, 1 Strap

Video Link:

» The lesser know role of the gluteus medius

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Q+A – Warrior 1, Props for Home Practice & the Vagina Monologues

In this podcast we answer questions that relate to warrior 1 & moon pose alignment, koundinyasana and koundinyasana transitions, tips & props for gaining more flexibility in your shoulders, hamstrings & backbends that you can do and use at home. We also have a topic that is rarely discussed but we feel needs to be brought out into the open because it is very common, it’s completely natural and it’s not a big deal.

Podcast Links to Videos

» Tips & Props for Home Practice

» Side crow to Koundinyasana A to Koundinyasana B

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