EXPLORE YOGA STUDIO
CLASSES WE OFFER
TUESDAY - 7:15PM
THURSDAY - 7:15PM
Yin | Lung Nourishment
Here's a 30 Minute Yin Style practice designed to nourish and create space for the lungs. Common postural habits that come along with working at a computer, holding a phone or even driving for long periods of time creates a posture that contributes to short and shallow breathing. When we don't breathe in deeply and effortlessly, feelings of anxiety, stress and fatigue can become a common occurrence. Try this short Yin Style practice where the holds are a little shorter than traditional yin and we've infused a few acupressure techniques and myofascial release to further enhance relaxation and reduce stress. For this class you'll need two blocks. Enjoy!
Chaturanga Clinic - Anatomy Section Sneak Peak
Here's a sneak peak preview of our Chaturanga Clinic Course What you'll learn in this clinic: - Anatomy (as it pertains to Chaturanga) - Movement principles - Alignment - How to incorporate proprioception in some of the muscles needed to do this challenging but accessible pose Once you purchase the course, you'll own it. You'll get to watch and re-watch the videos anytime you choose, as often as you want and really digest the information as opposed to feeling overwhelmed with it all being thrown at you in the course of an hour and a half in person workshop. This is a great course for new and experienced yogi's alike. Yoga teachers taking this course will earn 2 hours of continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance. Click here to purchase course: https://exploreyoga.thinkific.com/courses/chaturanga-clinic
Yoga for Athletes | Cycling
Bike riders or "Cyclists" have a very specific posture and group of muscles that are primarily used when riding, and with that a tendency to have tightness, tension patterns and fatigue in those same areas. In this super duper slowed down yoga class, we'll go through some poses and movements that will help open the front of the body (countering the prolonged flexion in riding for any period of time) as well as giving some love and much needed stretching to some of the hard working muscles on the back of the body (hamstrings & glutes). You will need props for this class. So grab a blanket or bolster (or even a large beach towel), a yoga strap and a block or two and I'll see you on your mat. Enjoy!
Myofascial Release | Quadriceps
We have four (quad) quadricep muscles in our upper leg. They are the Rectus Femoris, Vastus Medialis, Vastus Lateralis & Vastus Intermedius. Their primary job is to extend the knee (the rectus femoris also helps to flex the hip). If you've been climbing lots of stairs, working out hard, doing some extra squats, leg extensions or maybe riding your bike more than you're used to, chances are you might be experiencing some soreness. That's where Myofascial Release comes in! Myofascial Release is an awesome tool to use both as a prehab exercise as well as rehab. Use the technique in this video before and after you tackle your next tough workout.* As a bonus, if you've been experiencing knee pain, the techniques in this video could also help to ease some of that. Try it out and let us know what you think. Enjoy! *If using myofascial release as a "prehab" exercise immediately prior to a sport/workout, make sure to do it for much less time than you would after. Studies show 30 seconds to a minute is all you would need to increase joint mobility with no negative effects on muscle performance. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4637917/)
Nerve Flossing for the Brachial Plexus
Nerve Flossing for the Brachial Plexus I don’t have my expert videographer with me this time, just me and my cockeyed tripod, but I hope you’ll enjoy. :) This is a great one to do if you’re stuck at your desk all day and could even be done right from your chair if needed (it’s a little more effective if you can find your way to the floor though).