Back to Yoga Basics: Beginner Standing Flow
And we’re back yogis, with another opportunity to start, deepen, or fine tune your yoga practice through movement, breath, and connection! Feel good about landing your beautiful self here, it’s the right space to be.
Today’s back to yoga basics class is all about….
Standing, don’t we stand all the time Allie? Is this class one long mountain pose moment? Do we get to at least lay down for savasana?
Let me explain yogis, let me explain.
In the yoga world, standing postures symbolize movements/shapes that we do while standing (as in not sitting or lying down). I know, obvious definition, right. But for a beginner yogi, it’s important to make these distinctions so that the culture, practice and world of yoga is easier to understand, soften into, and feel like you belong.
If you’re a beginner, I know you feel me.
And if you’re not a beginner, flashback to your first yoga experiences and how awkward, out of place, and confused you were. We’ve all been there, period. And it’s my job to help transition beginners to a comfortable, feel like a badass state. And eventually, to a let’s do yoga every damn day type yogi (like many of us have become).
Today’s class is the first step in transitioning to a beginner badass yogi, versus a fish out of water total beginner yogi.
We will incorporate the postures + movements from last week’s class (Beginner Hatha Flow) and layer on strong, standing yoga postures + movements. You can expect yoga postures like:
- Warrior 1
- Warrior 2
- Side angle pose
- Goddess pose
- Triangle pose
- Pyramid pose
- Chair pose
…..and half sun salutations to start the journey of a vinyasa flow practice (combined movement + breath).
It’s important that as we transition into stronger style postures, that we embody them wholeheartedly, own the pose, feel good in the pose, and create the same effect in the pose that we want to take off the mat and into our everyday life. And if all of that sounds absurd, confusing or just downright impossible, trust me – it happens and it will happen.
Now with all of that said, let’s unroll our yoga mats, embody the strong person we already are, and begin/continue to live our journey!
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