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A simple, steady, yet deceptively strong practice. Let's build back strength together. While we move and balance we recruit the back of our core to stabilise. Expect to feel grounded and completely capable. Visit my patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/sonsieYOGA Intro music by Luthia Music. Enjoy friends. xo. --- Support this podcast: https://ancho…
 
‘The human spine is like a precious strand of pearls, linked together by ligaments, muscles & connective tissues’ - Dr Ahimsa Porter Sumchai. Let us nourish our spine. This is a balanced practise with an emphasis on twists. We release tension in our backs, shoulders and outer hips. We encourage circulation and enhance the digestive process. For Yog…
 
Another balanced all-round flow for you. As we flow we focus on unwinding accumulated tension in our shoulders, chest and upper back. A perfect practice for those who spend many hours working on a computer. Be patient with your body. Trust your practice and allow yourself to let go a little. To visit my Patreon follow this link: https://www.patreon…
 
This flow focuses on the subtle art and use of bandhas. Use of the bandhas promotes strength, stability and fundamental alignment. Traditionally bandhas added heat and pressure to the body in order to purify it. Awareness of the bandhas is likely to refine and deepen your asana (postural) practice. With an open heart and mind, enjoy yogis ! ** You …
 
The back of our core is often forgotten about but is so integral to our ability to hold ourselves upright. In this yummy Yoga flow we focus on spinal strength and postural integrity. Specifically, we will pay attention to our para-spinals, quadratus lumborum and latissimus dorsi. Let's stand tall yogis ! To visit my Patreon follow this link: https:…
 
In this 30 minute flow we use our core in twists. Twists are a wonderful way to wring out tension in our backs, sides and outer hips. They are believed to be beneficial for stimulating the digestive process. Optional props: 2 x blocks. To visit my Patreon follow this link: https://www.patreon.com/sonsieYOGA Intro music by the wonderful Luthia Music…
 
In this 30 minute flow we familiarise ourselves with our anterior (front) abdominals. These muscles act as a wonderful bridge to connect the physical activity of our upper and lower bodies. As we practise we also experience their function to contain, support and stabilise our centre. Let's cultivate strength and integrity in the front of our core. …
 
Let's define "core" as the essence of something without which that thing would not exist. Today we focus on the full circumference of our centre. Expect to recruit your inner thighs, hip flexors, anterior abdominals, lateral abdominals and para-spinal muscles. To visit my Patreon follow this link: https://www.patreon.com/sonsieYOGA Intro music by t…
 
The last of a series of classes focusing on the spine. In this practice we focus on gentle spinal extension (backbends). You will enjoy a sense a spaciousness and length throughout your front-body while also cultivating a sense of support and stability throughout your back-body. Expect to play with locust pose variations, bridge pose variations and…
 
Let's focus on using our rotational core to draw ourselves into twists. We will also release tension in our outer hips and shoulders. We warm-up on our back and flow through gentle salutations. Standing postures include a twisted wide-legged forward fold, warrior III and revolved half moon. We close with revolved heron's pose and a supine twist. To…
 
A practice focusing on forward flexion / folds. We recruit the front of our abdominals, our hip flexors and our adductors to draw us forward. You will feel strong and well grounded. Expect to play with bakasana (crow pose) and to close with a long paschimottanasana (seated forward bend). To visit my Patreon follow this link: https://www.patreon.com…
 
We practise with an awareness of the movements and the natural curves of the spine. As we flow together we look to facilitate even sensation in the spine and use even sensation to inspire an overall sense of evenness, equilibrium or equanimity. Enjoy my sweet friends. Namaste. If you listen to the podcast regularly then I would greatly appreciate a…
 
In our yoga practise we use steady, smooth breath to maintain steadiness of mind. This stands us in good stead when we step off our mat into the world to face our own personal challenges. Expect back body strength and front body length. We work steadily toward Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Facing Bow Pose). Enjoy sweet humans. Namaste. If you enjoy th…
 
Hello beautiful Yogis. This practice is geared toward the beautiful bow pose (dhanurasana). We open the front body and strengthen the back body in order to facilitate overall postural ease. Mentally and emotionally we take time soak up the good and observe our natural tendency to do the opposite (deflect the positive and hold onto the negative). Na…
 
Let's embrace the reality of the moment, our body, our personality and our current position in life. Easier said than done I know ! Physically, we will focus on front body length and back body strength. We will be attentive to drawing our shoulders back (retraction) and down (depression). We will play with Ustrasana (Camel Pose). Enjoy ! Love Sonsi…
 
For those of us who have been more sedentary or cooped up than usual this practice is for you! If I have been sitting a lot the first areas to feel tight or constricted are the hips, followed by the spine and then the shoulders. So let's create a sense of release in these areas. Together we use the vehicle of the body to clear out stagnant energy a…
 
A strengthening yoga flow to build confidence! Expect to cultivate core strength, open shoulders, connect to your hands and establish balance. There will be option for handstand swing and hops! Be empowered fellow yogis! Prop needed: a block or a fat book. If you enjoy the podcast please feel free to support me on my Patreon : https://www.patreon.c…
 
A nourishing practice. Let's practise without agenda. Let's wring out the entire body and allow tension to dissipate. Let's breathe deeply and move slowly through low lunges, wide legged forward folds and standing postures. Opportunity to float into an inversion toward the end if it suits. Now is the time to practise nourishing yourself first and w…
 
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