At some point, most of us experience some sort of back pain or discomfort. Yoga can potentially aid a bad back by teaching better posture, strengthening the back muscles, and building a stronger core. In this
class, Kim will lead you through a 44 minute sequence that will focus on a variety of postures which may help you with back pain and hopefully help build a stronger core and back. If you currently have back issues and pain, make sure to consult
your doctor, practice carefully and don't practice postures that create further pain. Back pain is a serious issue, and yoga isn't a magic pill, but it can be potentially beneficial. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana(Downward-Facing Dog),
Marjaryasana & Bitilasana (Cat/Cow Pose), Salamba Bhujangasana (Sphinx pose), Utthan Pristhasana (Lizard Pose), Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose) and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
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It's no secret that stress and tension can gather in our upper body, especially in the neck and shoulders. We've added a class recently with Drinie that focused on the shoulders. In this class, Kim will take a few minutes to help you give attention to both the neck and shoulders. This sequence is very grounded with only seated poses and postures on your back. We would consider this a restorative style practice. A block will be useful. Poses include several neck stretch exercises in Sukhasana (Easy Pose), shoulder openers and stretches in Supta Matsyendrasana (Supine Twist), plus Balasana (Child's Pose) and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
If you suffer from lower back pain, this class may offer some relief. Kim will guide you through some yoga postures that may reduce or prevent lower back issues. The class is slow paced and gentle, certainly suitable for beginners. If you have significant back issues or injuries, consult with your doctor before trying yoga or exercise. No props are needed for this class. Poses include Marjaryasana & Bitilasana (Cat/Cow Pose), Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose), Salamba Bhujangasana (Sphinx Pose), Salabhasana (Locust Pose), Ardha Hanumanasana (Half Splits), Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge) and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
If you're running short on time, this class with Kim should help! This sequence is only about 15 minutes in length and it's dedicated to postures that will help you make the legs stronger. Many of these poses will also help to tone and tighten the glutes. The class would fall into the Intermediate category with some poses that might challenge the beginner student. It's safe to say that you might break a little sweat. No props are needed. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I), Utkatasana (Chair Pose), Virabhadrasana III (Warrior III Pose), Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend) and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
Naturally, yoga can present many challenges, it can test our endurance, make us sweat and it can certainly test our flexibility and strength! However, sometimes it can just be simple. This class is short and it's just a simple flow that would be suited for most any beginner. Kim does toss in a short Boat Pose if you decide to get a little adventurous! The sequence is about 20 minutes and filled with numerous beginner postures. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Anjaneyasana (Crescent), Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II), Kumbhakaasana (Plank Pose) and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
Of course, yoga is well known for it's offering of poses to help make us more flexible! Flexibilty can actually help us avoid injury and even make some daily tasks a little easier. Better spine flexibilty is also an important aspect of having a healthy back. This class is only about 20 minutes in length and should work well for yoga students of all levels. Feel free to hit the mat with Kim and find your stretch! Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide Legged Forward Fold Pose), Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend), Trikonasana (Triangle), and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!