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Season 3 - Episode 2

Actions of Strength

45 min - Practice
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The Principles of Alignment help build the structure and scaffolding of our poses so that strength can grow, and health and healing can emerge. Nathan introduces the first alignment principle, Action and Support, focusing on the muscles of the legs and arms. We begin heating and opening the body in easy warmups, and then move into a sequence of familiar standing poses to feel the support created by fully engaging the action of the quads, calves, and upper arms. You will feel strong, spacious, and supported.
What You'll Need: Mat, Blanket

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5 people like this.
Great class! I always learn something new from you, Nathan. Today I was really feeling my biceps working TOGETHER with my triceps, something I admittedly don’t always focus on. What a difference this makes! 💪❤️🙏🏻
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very useful class - will bear with the hard work and concentration! interestingly, I had the most wonderful relaxing savasana afterwards. many thanks.
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Great class, looking forward to the next one🙏
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Excellent class! So glad I discovered you....
Jenny S great to hear from you again! This is exciting stuff for me to finally teach. The changes that I have been seeing in my practice and my students has been fantastic so to be able to share it here is a treat. I’d love to hear how you do with the next classes and what you’re  discovering (and even what isn’t coming across clearly). 
Until then ☺️🙏

Hi Matthew! Yes, in the beginning this particular principle can feel like grunt work and it takes a lot of concentration. But if you keep with it, the muscular actions and strength become second nature and the support that emerges is amazing. The support is the pathway that takes you right into meditation in action! 
Peggy L! Thank you 🙏 If anything is unclear or if you have any questions, I’d love to help and talk through it with you. 
Hi Kare H! Thank you very much! If you need any help with the ideas in these lessons please don’t hesitate to reach out. See you in the next lesson :)
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A beautiful and informative combination of alignment and yogic principles! Super clear explanations. Really helpful!
Thank you, Kate M :) did anything in particular stand out for you? 
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