Dynamic Yoga 1 - Lengthen and strengthen legs
Dynamic Yoga encourages a faster-paced flow, that links the breath with each movement encouraging you to flow from one pose to the other, mimicking the rhythm of the inhale and exhale. The sequence of postures may be more creative, and transitions between the postures more challenging. There will be less of an emphasis on alignment, and a focus more on cultivating strength and building heat within the internal body. There will also be an opportunity to focus on some of the more challenging arm balances and peak poses in Dynamic flow.
This class is an introduction to Dynamic Yoga. The sequence of postures focuses heavily on the legs, promoting both strength and flexibility in the hamstrings, thighs, glutes and Iliotibial band (ITB). This class focuses on enhancing the fluidity and intuition of the right brain by using fluid movement and tapping into how our bodies feel in each posture, rather than the rigidity and structure of the left brain. To begin, we find the breath and warm the body through cat/cows and prone heart openers. Then move smoothly through our standing series that journeys through postures such as low lunge, Cleopatra (to open the glutes and ITB), wide-legged forward fold (hamstrings), goddess and a challenging hold as we transition between side angle and reverse warrior. We slow things down towards the end with side body openers and spend a generous amount of time in pigeon pose. We finish the practice with a quick breathing technique called Nadi Shodhana (alternate nostril breathing) to balance out both sides of the brain and restore equilibrium.
Please feel free to use the following playlist to move you through your MVMT practice.