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Season 3 - Episode 7

Deep Exploration of the Hips

55 min - Practice


Maria begins with a short talk about approaching advanced hip opening postures in the First Series. We begin slowly with Surya Namaskars (Sun Salutations), lunge variations, and twisting to awaken the shoulders, hips, and the gallbladder and Shao Ying channels, in preparation for Kurmasana (Tortoise Pose), Eka Pada Sirsasana (Legs-behind-the-head), and Yoganidrasana (Yogic Sleep Pose) with the support of props. We find a sweet closing with Viparita Karani (Legs-Up-the-Wall) to release and surrender.
What You'll Need: Mat, Square Bolster, Strap, Block

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Such a lovely, deep practice. Your voice and cues exude a deep, compassionate intelligence and respect for the body. Many thanks for this offering, Maria.
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Amazing class. My hips and back actually feel better! :)

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