Work towards compass pose, which is a big IT band, hip and hamstring opener.
Recommended props: 1 strap
This is the most advanced Level 2 class I've taken so far and boy, am I not as advanced as my ego told me I was 😂 I couldn't even get my shoulder under my knee so I wish there were some more modifications so I could work on building up to this pose! 🙈
My new favorite--All my favorite hamstring/hip opening poses rolled into one mindful, creative sequence. I'm not yet able to do the full compass pose, but will definitely be back to this one over and over. I love that Alexandria's classes that teach these more interesting and challenging poses--please keep them coming!
Fun stretchy class.
I didn't realize how tight I was & this class helped me stretch out. I also worked up a sweat. I focused on breathing into the stretch, building heat and letting go.
This class was so skillfully scaffolded that I don't mind not being able to do compass. The journey to get there had lots of great opening in the legs, side body, and even the upper back. Will be a great counterpoint to jogging.
I love this pose, still hard to straight the knee but I loved the secuence
I was able to get my left leg over my shoulder, but couldn't get my right leg. I will be back to try this. It was a nice challenge and a great stretching practice
5 star......great sequence! thorough warm up and logically designed
This is a challenging (for me) but great sequence to address all side body tightening and shortening. Likely very useful for runners/cyclists/triathletes.
Approach the scary splits with no fear and acceptance so you can feel the benefits of this great pose. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 blanket
Build heat in a short amount of time without sun salutes in this 20 minute class that targets your shoulders, hamstrings and hips.
This flow class is all about opening the hamstrings. Not warming up the hamstrings adequately can cause the lower back to flatten in certain poses leading to weakness in the lower back over time. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 blanket
Strengthen your core and focus on your hips and hamstrings in this invigorating Iyengar practice. Recommended props: 1 chair, 2 blankets, 1 strap