Healthy Strong Shoulders – Using No Chaturangas

In this 60 minute vinyasa-based yoga class, we are focusing on shoulders and using postures and actions that help create an overall healthy shoulder girdle. We don’t have any chaturangas in this class, but lots of other actions to help us create stronger, longer and more stable shoulders.

Recommended Props: 2 Blocks, 1 Strap & 1 Blanket (or anything that will allow you to slide along a hard surface)

60 Minute Vinyasa – Hip Flexors & Inner Thighs

Modern life leads to tight, weak hip flexors, quads and inner thighs. This class is designed around combatting that. We will work postures that target these areas but as always in my classes, you will still get well-balance all-around sequencing. Plenty of opportunities for arm balance that require actions that work the hip flexors and inner thighs.

Recommended Props: 2 Blocks, 1 Strap

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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