Lesson 1: Set the Foundation with Breath
Grab your mat, and get ready to enjoy this short, 28-minute flow that covers the basics of our lesson #1 poses! We’ll start by developing a connection to the breath with a 3-part breath technique, and then we’ll warm up the body with gentle movement, paying attention to the foundation of each pose. Next we’ll practice half of the classic Sun Salutation series. From there, we’ll move into some standing poses to engage the legs and open the hips and side body. Finally, we’ll come down the floor for some mild seated stretches and our final rest.
Recommended props: 2 blocks, a blanket, and a strap
Set the Foundation with Breath – Home Practice
These short videos are more instructional in nature, so watch them when you want to refine or review something, or if you just have time for a very short practice.
Guided Breath Work – 3-Part Breath
Quick Warm Up (Cat/Cow –> Lunge Variations)
Props: 2 blocks, blanket
Half Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar A)
Props: 2 blocks
Balancing Tree Flow
Props: chair or wall
Warrior 2 Flow
Strengthening Flow to Downward Facing Dog
Guided Relaxation (Savasana)