Shoshin Yoga 87

Shoshin Yoga 87

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.

2 Blocks, 1 Strap (Optional)

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Shoshin Yoga 83

Shoshin Yoga 83

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.

1 Bolster, 1 Strap, 1 Sandbag

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Shoshin Yoga 81

Shoshin Yoga 81

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.

2 Sandbags, 1 Bolster

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