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Season 1 - Episode 2

Freedom in the Front Body

30 min - Practice


Alana invites us to find a deeper opening, and to stretch the hips, thighs, and shoulders. This practice promotes circulation, flexibility, and strength.
What You'll Need: No props needed

About This Video


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Thanks, Alana. This was a nice, gentle practice to start my morning. You managed to pack a lot into 30 minutes. I liked the shoulder opener and the cat/cow stretches as I was feeling tight this morning.

One question-- What does "widening from the base of your skull" mean? You said this a few times and I have a hard time understanding what this should feel like.
Hi Ted, Great question. You might try these cues to find the action:

1. Reach your head far forward, like a turtle.
2. Then find the opposite action - draw your head back and the chin down slightly.
3. Relax your face, jaw, neck and shoulders.
4. Imagine you're a kitten being gently lifted by the nape of your neck by mama cat.
5. This is a subtle form of Jalandhara Bandha, the chin lock. Let me know how it goes.

Thanks for asking! Alana
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Thanks, Ted for your question and Alana for your response! I had the same question and yes, your reponse helped me cue into the movement.

This session offered a wonderful balance, Alana.
Hi Christin! I'm so glad you enjoyed the practice. Keep me posted on what you are finding. xo Alana
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Well instructed, very nice rhythm and sequence. I especially appreciated the pauses offered to be with the breath.
Thank you for the movement and focus for my day
Hi Erin! So happy to be practicing together. Enjoy your day!
Hi Alana, I just loved it. Thank you. Namaste, Sarah
Hi Sarah, So glad you enjoyed the practice! Stay close and let us know what you are finding. Namaste, Alana
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Luscious class!
Hi Holly, So glad you had a luscious practice! Thank you for your presence. Alana
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