Gain stability, strength and balance and work up to warrior 3 and handstand. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 blanket
I was happy I had a cork block. Excellent stability for the bridge pose. This was very difficult. I was shaking with abdominal work. I love that. To lengthen the cool down I did a rotation of consciousness, trying to sense without words from right hand to left foot and also a facial one too. The problem with doing his outside are the bugs on the skin. But that is also is good for focus.
Hi David, Yes, cork blocks are the best! Happy the session worked for you and that you added some yoga nidra! Warmest, Birgitte
very clear cues and rest came just as a posture became intense. Handstand was challenging. I don't think I'll ever have the arm or shoulder strength even for the 'modification'. I would prefer to have the video include chavasana. It's tough for me to fully relax when I have one eye on the clock to see how long I've been there.
Hi Macy, I agree....handstand is challenging. Working with downward facing do, plank, and perhaps side plank can equally build strength. Dolphin pose is great as well. I hear you as far as Shavasana....I will absolutely keep that in mind. Thank you so much for taking the time to write your feedback. Namaste, Birgitte
Description of this class is right on. With gratitude sending love for Brigitte's talent to verbally instruct engagement of specific muscles and actions to achieve smart alignment, stability and balance. Will practice this class more often to regain strength as when I took her 90 min classes 3 days a week in Santa Monica. While gardening at a lake during pandemic I've lost my boat...pose ;) Thank you Brigitte for instilling calm centered support over the years. I hope you and yours are doing well. Namaste,
Hi Susan, SO nice to get this message! Great to hear that you are practicing and staying connected. We are doing well....happy and grateful that everyone is healthy and that I can teach online with YogaWorks. Grateful for yoga! Sending you love, B
Super practice. The deliberate pace and transitions feel so good. Bridgette, With you it is always an Ideal yoga sadhana. Namaste!!
Dear Varsha, Thank you so much for your feedback. Sounds like we both like a more slow and deliberate practice. Namaste, Birgitte
I used to go to 3 of her yoga classes a week in Santa Monica .i was so sad that when I moved home to Australia I’d be missing out on my classes with Brigitte . I was so happy when I saw she had a heap of classes here online and have managed to return to a daily practice mixing it up between her classes and yin classes . I love her calm teaching style, she’s always informative about what the pose is doing to what in the body and why we’re doing it . I hope she keeps releasing more classes.
Hi Kitty, So lovely to get this message! Happy to hear that you are enjoyed the class. For more recent classes, you can also check out my Youtube channel: Birgitte Kristen Yoga and Meditation. And, I have meditations and very soon a Yoga Nidra course on the Australian App: Insight Timer.....had to mention that since you live in Australia. Love to you, Birgitte
Birgitte has been keeping me steady and focused during these scary days of the pandemic. Every time I do one of her classes, I learn so much from her slow, clear, encouraging comforting, instruction. Today I finally mastered Warrior 3 (and finally understand why I am having so much trouble with Navasana). Would love to see more classes from Birgitte!!
Hi Dena, Thank you so much for your kind feedback. You can find some free youtube classes on my website: Birgittekristen.com and also zoom with me through YogaWorks or my own account. Warmest, B
I enjoyed the deliberate pacing, which allowed me to tune in to her careful (and not overly done) cues. I appreciate the front loading at the beginning of the session. Will do more of her sessions.
Hi Cecile, Glad that the practice worked for you. I find that a more deliberate pacing allows us to focus on better alignment.....and that is hard....but in the long run, better for us. Thank you for your feedback. Namaste, Birgitte
I enjoyed the slow pace of the class which allows for focus on alignment and strength building.
I love and appreciate Birgitte's teaching methodology. Her cueing is clear and concise and she makes a point of teaching how to take care of your body. Particularly appreciate the various options she offers for modifying challenging poses. Thank you!
I have weal lower back, but this class teaches you how to stabilize your back and core. I feel very relieved and relaxing afterwards. Thanks for a great class!
I would not recommend this if you have a lower back injury. I enjoyed the focus on alignment and deliberate pace. This is not a flow class, just FYI.
Great to return to basics after a week of no practice. And I still learned a few new things (loved the warrior I tweaks!).
So challenging and stabilizing! Thank you!
Wonderful class. She has some hidden wisdom in her classes. I love how it was slower yet still strengthening
Amazing AM class.. really stretched out my stiff lower back. I have never felt so stable in Vira III! Thank you Birgitte!
Fun, challenging class! I did this one with my mom and she said, "Her voice is so sweet, but she's murderous!" You killed us in a good way! :)
Very nice class, slow, steady and strong, Thanks Brigitte
I love your classes, Birgitte - and this one is no exception. I needed some strength and stability in my practice today and this was just perfect. I loved the surprising Plank variations and challenging take on Navasana. Thank you for sharing in such a mindful, intelligent way.
I loved this class, excellent instruction and explanation. Challenging but not impossible.
Great strength building for core and thigh muscles. Thank you.
Great class, one of my favorites, thanks, Brigitte!
I love the combination of challenging poses with time to focus on the breath in between - it's almost meditative. Great for building strength.
Really liked the cues for activation of the core. Slow and steady. Perfect for when you want a slight challenge but dont want to be dripping sweat.
Great abdominal strengtheners leading up to Vira III and handstand. Very long holds and I was definitely challenged!
Follow Carolina as she guides you through several ways to approach headstand, whether you're new to the pose or a seasoned practitioner. Recommended props: 2 blocks
Practice dolphin and pincha mayurasana, or forearm balance, in this tutorial. Check out our journey to handstand and pincha. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 strap
Explore options using props that will help make your shoulder stand more accessible and safer. Recommended props: 1 yoga chair, 1 bolster, 2-3 blankets
Strengthen and open your shoulders so that you can practice urdhva dhanurasana with greater ease. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 strap