Shoshin Yoga 88

Shoshin Yoga 88

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.

2 Blocks, 1 Bolster, 1 Blanket, 1 Sandbag

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Shoshin Yoga 86

Shoshin Yoga 86

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.

1 Bolster, 1 Strap

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Shoshin Yoga 85

Shoshin Yoga 85

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.

2 Blocks, 1 Bolster, 1 Strap

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