Melanie Lora Meltzer
This series of poses will prepare you to come up into headstand, which requires upper body strength and flexibility. Recommended props: 1 strap
I just completed the Upper Body Strength Series, and I'm working my way towards Hand Stands. I think I have a fear of falling over :o But I'm ready to face that fear.
I enjoyed the instruction in this sequence and will be practicing this for the entire week before moving onto 'Meet headstand'! Because I really need to!
Thank you Mel, great work!
This is a very nice practice to test your upper back and shoulders. I actually had more openness and strength then I knew about. I'm going to give the actually headstand a try... Thank you Melanie, I really enjoy your calming voice and great instructions.
Melanie, I have taken many of your classes and sometimes just watch your tutorials because I love how you cue the poses and teach us where to place every body part. Your focus on alignment and safety in this preparatory sequence is so spot on and I will definitely use these same exercises for headstand preparation in class tomorrow.
Try Lakshmi’s home practice for times when you need something more mellow, but want to stay connected to the practice, yourself and your breath. Recommended props: 2 blocks
Relax and restore in this class that focuses on restful poses and long holds with great therapeutic benefits. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 2 blankets, 1 bolster
Anne Van Valkenburg
Focus on your core and opening the middle section of your back in this bendy and twisty class. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 blanket, 1 strap
These shorter chakra flow classes can be practiced on their own or linked together to make one 90 minute class. Warm up with some sun salutes first, and click here if you're moving to the fourth chakra. Recommended props: 1 block