This class holds poses for one to two minutes. The vid features a few stretches that are absolutely essential for my own body every single day. Hip-flexor opening, hamstring opening, shoulder opening, and thoracic mobility movements are non-negotiables if I want my body to be light and joyful.
Here’s a list of the postures so you can determine whether this class will work for you (or whether it won’t!):
1. ANAHATASANA aka puppy pose (a heart opening that looks like child’s pose with your sitz bones in the air and your arms reaching forward)
2. HALF-HANUMANASANA aka half split (runner’s lunge with the front leg straight) with the option to take it to full hanumanasana / FULL SPLIT
3. QUAD STRETCH aka modified lizard with options to deepen (or not!) – Great for hip flexors
4. UTTITHA PARSVAKONASANA aka extended side angle poses with options to deepen.
5. Twisting lunge with option to bring it to SIDE PLANK or modified side plank – emphasize on thoracic opening and external rotation of the shoulders
6. CAMATKRASANA aka WILD THING with the option to take it to WHEEL POSE
7. One-legged PIGEON, yummy nummy
8. HEADSTAND (or any inversion you prefer)
9. HEADSTAND with STRADDLE (or any inversion with straddle you prefer)
10. CHILD’S POSE
There are two slow Vinyasas.
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“Starting my morning with this! Thank you for always graciously sharing your practice with us!!! I am in ♡ with your style & the challenges you allow me to try!!!!”
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“Hi Leigha, I did your first class again (forearm stand) and I feel sooooo good now. Thank you!
I decided to do the whole series one by one again. It has been around 52 classes already, so it will take me some time.
Good on you!”
“The last class (throat chakra) was absolutely amazing. Thank you for your wisdom you share with us. I also really enjoyed nauli pranayama.”
“I just did Body Medicine last night and Open Open just now. What lovely wholesome practices, I love how we seamlessly did juicy amounts of good smooth movements, explored new transitions and poses, and worked on splits and compass pose again. ???? Feeling wonderful, thank you dear Leigha.”
“After the shavasana and the short meditation in the end, I got up off the mat and I experienced an incredible feeling of lightness, as if i was light as a feather, thank you.”
“I did handstand class again today. I can feel such a progress in those L-stand hops. The whole class felt much easier than the first time. Thank you Leigha.”
“Hi Leigha, I took last class (Peace) outside by the lake I live.
The class itself made me feel peaceful and as I was listening to the sounds of the birds between your words and watching the top of the trees, it even intesified my feeling of blissfulness and peace.. I finished when the sun was setting down and I was listening to the frogs and birds while taklng shavasana. Thank you for another amazing class.
“I feel grateful as I am improving so much with your guidance. I can feel open in my shoulders, thoracic spine as never before, leg behind head feels easy and slowly slowly I can do king pieon for rhe first time in my life (just on one side). I do not even attend any yoga classes anymore as I just love doing yoga at home and your guidance is the best for me anyway (I do yoga for several years but your classes make a big difference. and I love you make them in accessible way, I never feel any strain… you can teach and prepare and open body with an ease and grace). “