This short Ashtanga class is for you who already have a regular and experienced Ashtanga yoga practice. There are not a lot of descriptions on how to do the poses, but more of an effective flow to get your body nice and warm.
The perfect practice when you are short of time or traveling.
Whenever we sit at the computer for an extended period of time, be that answering e-mails, planning classes, or writing essays for my studies, I begin to feel tight and constricted across my shoulders and upper back. Here, I share with you my favorite poses to immediately offset the negative effects of desk-time, for any time during the day when you need a bit more space.
The most appropriate description in English would be alternate nostril breathing.
Nadi Shodana translates as nerve cleansing, and this gives you an idea of the effects.
This is one of the most classical pranayamas and is used to bring the hemispheres of the brain, the nervous system and the major energy channels (nadis) into balance.
A foundational practice for pranayama.
If your work involves typing away at a keyboard, even if you do not practice arm balances or handstands, it is important to take care of your wrists, so that tension from them and the lower arms do not travel up into the neck. An efficient warm-up moves us into gentle stretches, with some bonus work for the feet.
It's Monday and today we work on our strength.
This workout has 3 rounds, feel free to add a few more if you feel like.
Chandra means moon, and this is the moon channel activating pranayama. One of the most nourishing, most calming pranayamas there is.
Excellent practice for pregnant women or women on their cycle (done instead of Surya Bhedana).