Lifting off requires a bit of letting go. This class is inspired by birds, and will help us take flight in body and mind. We begin warming the body and finding space in the hips, move through a progressive standing sequence floating into Bird of Paradise, challenge the balance in Flying Pigeon with the help of blocks, and come to the floor for a playful core practice before cooling forward folds. You will feel cheerful and buoyant.
I find the instructions super hard to follow and this constant referring to me as a “friend” kind of annoying… there was little levity for me, unfortunately, but I appreciate the beauty of Sadia’s movements.
Juval Interesting take. 30 minutes doesn't leave a lot of room for the most thorough explication, but my clarity is my superpower. Note that this is a Level 2/3 class. Luckily, one of the gifts of my own practice is that I'm always thrilled to encounter new perspectives— even and especially when they oppose my own.
That which we would like to experience in the body— in this case levity— can and should also be cultivated in the heart and mind. Happy New Year and be well, friend.
I got the bind and bird of paradise for the first time today! And was able to laugh about how silly I looked I got sick and had to take a few days away (#thanksOmicron) and am very thankful to have this particular challenge to return to ❤️
What a difference a couple of days has made for me…while doing episode 5 I was feeling tired and sluggish and thus incorporated props to ease me along (a great help!)…upon seeing today would be a 2/3 I got everything ready, and this time the difference was the “levity” factor. I still used props, but I felt a lightness that came with not taking things so seriously. Some postures willl never be achievable in this lifetime, but it’s okay and fun to give them a whirl anyway ❤️🕊