FOCUS: Improve flexibility and mobility for squatting
The movements in this class can help to increase ankle and hip flexion and range of motion, especially if practiced with the right props. If you can’t get your heels to the ground in a squat, it is important to note that some people have genetically stiff ankles, while others have a lack of flexion available in their hips or lack of dorsiflexion in their ankles. For some people, restrictions in flexing the knees may be the limiting factor. It is important to use props for support in this class and observe where movement may be limited without judgement. Use the cues and props to adjust accordingly.
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FOCUS: Feet & Ankles
The focus of this class is to improve ankle mobility using plantar and dorsiflexion. Plantar flexion and dorsiflexion are movements that occur at the ankle joint. Plantar flexion occurs when the toes and foot are pointed down and dorsiflexion is pulling the foot up. Ankle joint restrictions can be possible causes of poor mobility in the legs, knees and hips. This class aims to improve flexibility in your ankles and stretch your toes by using your hands and your body weight. Props are optional.
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Focus: Feet & Ankles
It’s important to work on the feet an ankles on a regular, on-going basis. Most people have a lack of ankle mobility, which can eventually lead to other problems and ailments. By practicing the feet and ankle sequences regularly, you will increase your stability, flexibility and mobility. This class is designed to help you improve all three.
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Focus: Heart Opening
Heart opening postures expand the chest and rib cage, create more space, and make you feel more receptive and free. When the back rounds, the chest can collapse, and over time this pattern may create pain and tension in various areas of the body. Heart opening postures counteract the pattern of rounding forward. This class focuses on postures that access the upper and middle parts of the spine, which are often underutilized.
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Focus: Stabilize the Spine
This class focuses on the inner layer of stabilizing muscles that connect directly to your spine. The aim of this class is to target the muscles and tissues, especially the lower back, by focusing energy on and performing micromovements in the low back and sacrum.
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Focus: Lower Body
This class begins with floor work that targets the ankles, knees and hips. We will then make our way up to standing poses that focus on the lower body. After the standing work, we will transition back to the floor and focus on flexion and extension of the knees and ankles. The ankles can handle a fair amount of pressure, but the knees should not feel vulnerable during this sequence. Modifications will be given to diminish pressure in the knees.
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Focus: Full Body
This class focuses on relaxing and opening the entire body. The poses in this sequence are a balance of internal and external rotation of the legs in order to target restrictions in hips. In addition, we will use simple movements to relax and release tension in the upper back and shoulders.
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Focus: Full Body
This is a full body class that features twisting poses that have a detoxifying effect because of the “squeeze and soak” action. During a twist, the internal organs are compressed, and when we release the twist, fresh blood flows in, carrying oxygen and the building blocks for tissue healing. This class stimulates circulation and has a cleansing and refreshing effect on the torso organs and associated glands.
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