Teacher: Willow (NAKED IN MOTION)
This sequence resonates a lot with me as someone who is constantly running low on time. It’s a great series for either first thing in the morning to enliven your body, or for a mid-day break to re-charge and re-center. It’s a great sequence for anyone, but I especially recommend it for people who work sedentary desk jobs. Movement is so important, and this is a great routine to break up your day and bring some circulation back into the body. It’s also great for people who have such a tight schedule that they don’t have time to get to a group class. Even finding 15 minutes to do the routine on your own can keep you building your strength and flexibility, and 15 minutes is better than nothing!
In the video, we go over the sequence a bit more slowly just to show you the different options for poses and to briefly touch on some technique, but with practice you can narrow down your routine to a quick 15-20 minutes. We touched on a few Sun Salutations, and some standing Vinyasa sequences that add extra stretching and strengthening to the more traditional postures to get more BANG FOR YOUR BUCK. The goal was to cover all the basic spinal movements and stretch out the major muscle groups as quickly as possible. The class is open-level, but it’s helpful to have some knowledge of yoga beforehand. If you’re a more advanced practitioner, feel free to move more quickly or even throw in some of your own moves. If you have any injuries, always listen to your body and check with a physician if you have questions about yoga with an injury. You can skip anything you want, take breaks when you need to, and modify the postures to better fit your needs.