Posture of the month

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9 10, 2018

October 2018 Posture/Move of the Month: Sit-Up/Straight-Legged Sit-Up

2018-10-09T13:41:43+00:00

If you watch The Great British Baking Show (and if you don't, you should, it's so good!), you know how Mary Berry, always encouraging and kind (but with very high standards), seems so sad to tell the bakers when their pies and pastries emerge from the oven with a "soggy [...]

October 2018 Posture/Move of the Month: Sit-Up/Straight-Legged Sit-Up2018-10-09T13:41:43+00:00
10 08, 2018

August 2018 Posture/Move of the Month: Awkward Pose and Calf Raises

2018-08-10T14:13:14+00:00

Early in the 26/2 series, Awkward Pose warms up your leg muscles and begins to open up your hips and lower back. The alignment cue that unites all three parts of Awkward Pose is keeping your feet parallel. Most of us come to class with tight hips that try to [...]

August 2018 Posture/Move of the Month: Awkward Pose and Calf Raises2018-08-10T14:13:14+00:00
16 07, 2018

July 2018 Posture of the Month: Spine Twisting Pose

2018-07-16T23:33:03+00:00

Even though we're moving our arms, legs, and head throughout class, each posture is built around the movement of the spine. Your spine twists in Standing Bow Pulling Pose and Triangle Pose, but Spine Twisting Pose is the first time you twist your entire spine, tailbone to the top of [...]

July 2018 Posture of the Month: Spine Twisting Pose2018-07-16T23:33:03+00:00
13 06, 2018

June 2018 Posture of the Month: Eagle

2018-06-13T20:09:25+00:00

After the first Pranayama breathing exercise, we move into three postures that are sometimes called the "warm-up" series, in which we stretch, strengthen, and squeeze the body in preparation for the rest of class. In Half Moon and Hands to Feet we stretch the spine and along with it, the [...]

June 2018 Posture of the Month: Eagle2018-06-13T20:09:25+00:00
2 04, 2018

April 2018 Posture/Move of the Month: Fixed Firm/Frog Squat

2018-04-02T20:13:44+00:00

Every month, we choose a posture from the 26/2 yoga series and a related move from our Hot Pilates classes and highlight those with extra instruction during class. This gives students a chance to develop a deeper understanding of alignment and body mechanics, and ultimately get a better results from [...]

April 2018 Posture/Move of the Month: Fixed Firm/Frog Squat2018-04-02T20:13:44+00:00
8 03, 2018

March 2018 Posture of the Month: Balancing Stick

2018-03-13T16:19:01+00:00

Balancing Stick Pose is short, sweet, and simple. Okay, okay, maybe not so sweet. But definitely short and simple. Let's break it down. Balancing Stick is short: We only hold this posture for about ten seconds. Get into your deepest expression as soon as you can, so you don't miss [...]

March 2018 Posture of the Month: Balancing Stick2018-03-13T16:19:01+00:00
2 02, 2018

February 2018 Posture of the Month: Full Locust Pose

2018-02-02T10:45:38+00:00

Full Locust is the third posture in the spine strengthening series. In Cobra, you kept your lower body rooted to the floor while lifting your chest and upper body into the air. In Locust, you kept your upper body on the floor while lifting your contracted legs into the air. [...]

February 2018 Posture of the Month: Full Locust Pose2018-02-02T10:45:38+00:00
4 01, 2018

January 2018 Posture of the Month: Half Moon Pose

2018-01-21T09:40:23+00:00

In some yoga traditions, the teacher practices alongside the students, physically demonstrating postures. The way that our 26/2 hot yoga series is taught,  the teacher primarily leads class with precise verbal instruction, closely observing the entire room in order to offer corrections and encouragement that guide each student into the [...]

January 2018 Posture of the Month: Half Moon Pose2018-01-21T09:40:23+00:00
30 11, 2017

December 2017 Posture of the Month: Tree Pose

2018-01-21T09:40:24+00:00

Tree Pose comes at the end of the standing series, when you have been working hard, moving swiftly from posture to posture with focus and determination. The finish line is in sight, but don't take your foot off the gas. Tree is a quietly powerful pose, and you want to [...]

December 2017 Posture of the Month: Tree Pose2018-01-21T09:40:24+00:00
1 11, 2017

November 2017 Posture of the Month: Rabbit Pose

2018-01-21T09:40:25+00:00

After the deep backbend of Camel Pose, we move the spine into the deep forward compression of Rabbit Pose. Both of these postures are done near the end of class, when you have spent more than an hour opening your body up so that you can move safely and (relatively) [...]

November 2017 Posture of the Month: Rabbit Pose2018-01-21T09:40:25+00:00