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Season 2 - Episode 7

Standing Flow for Athletes

40 min - Practice


Lydia guides us through a sequence designed to generate heat, strength, stability, and flexibility. Moving with our breath, we focus on standing postures to stretch and open our shoulders, chest, hips, and legs. You will feel more refreshed, grounded, and energized. This practice is great for an active rest day.
What You'll Need: Mat, Blanket


Hi Lydia. I really liked this season. Standing Flow for Athletes is my favourite. It's sort of my default if I don't feel like doing anything. Once I'm into it,the motivation returns. Any hints on what's in store for us 2017? I've only been at this a couple of months and I'm convinced that Yoga will play a key role in my climbing improvement and reduced climbing injury. Have a Happy Holiday
Hi Andrew. So great to hear about your practice and what you are finding useful. The balancing aspects that yoga offer have really supported my climbing too! I hope to run another season, and I'll keep you posted. In the mean time, there are lots of standing practices on this site that are similar to this one. Try Alana Mitnick and Brenda Lear's standing flows. You might also really like my Steady Standing Practice on the Grounded Joy show I offer here on this site. Let me know how it goes! Happy New Year. Lydia
This whole practice felt like one big, long "aaaahhhh....". The wide armed shoulder twist in pigeon, especially with the repetitions, is just wonderful. Thanks so much.
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Hi Lori!
Thanks for letting me know! I love that feeling... ahhhhhhh.
Sending a big warm hug from Canada. Lydia
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Thank you so much for sharing. The sequences were playful with lots of great cueing to help focus on support and alignment. Fabulous sequencing. XXOO
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Thanks for sharing. I just love you so much. xo Lydia
Hi Lydia, my first try at this practice. I love the standing sequences and the stretches. The back bending was too much for my lower back, so I did some of your oscillating poses and an easy sphyinx instead. Your guidance into the postures always helps me to release where I habitually tense. Grateful for your teachings
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Hi Joan So happy you liked the movement here! Sphinx is a great back bending alternative and so are small belly back bends (salabhasana) done in gentle repetition. Grateful for our friendship with the yoga! So much love. Lydia Zamorano

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