Faith and Flow into Splits

Faith and Flow into Splits

Francesca Michelle Gold
Yoga Style: 
Hatha
Class Length: 
75 min
Time of Day: 
Daytime
Student Level: 
Level 2
Intensity: 
Mildly sweaty
Purpose: 
Detox
Hip Opening
Stamina
Conditions: 
Arthritis
Back pain
Flexibility
Strength
Weight loss
Props: 
Block
Blanket
This class leads to the peak pose of Hanumanasana (Monkey pose), or splits, which brings a deep stretch to your quads/thighs, hip flexors, and hamstrings. The monkey god, Hanuman, leaps from the southern tip of India to the island of Sri Lanka in an act of faith. Begin seated. You'll need two blocks and a blanket. You'll first be led through a body sensing exercise and then through a breath counting exercise. You'll enter into warmups and preparatory for poses and be led into monkey pose. Guided final relaxation. A great class for sciatica-like pain!
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