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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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!
I can remember years ago when a girlfriend of mine used to always talk about how she wanted to have arms like Jennifer Aniston. I guess Jennifer had nice arms! If you're looking to tone up your arms and shoulders, this class should help! This is an Intermediate sequence with plenty of plank poses to help strengthen the upper body. Plank postures are also very beneficial for the core. It's worth noting that you may break a sweat! Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Kumbhakaasana (Plank Pose), Vasisthasana (Side Plank Pose), Forearm Plank, Balasana (Child's Pose) and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
This short class will give you the chance to explore some easy backbends! Backbends are super beneficial in a number of ways. Most of us harbor stress in the back and shoulders, backbends can help release that stress and improve spine flexibility. Backbends can also help build better and healthier posture. Kim will offer a number of easy backbends and also present a little challenge for the end of class. Poses include Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose), Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana), Ustrasana (Camel Pose), Marjaryasana & Bitilasana (Cat/Cow Pose), Salabhasana (Locust Pose) and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!