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Level 1/2
60 min

Alignment & Enjoyment

Hatha | By Steven Espinosa on Apr 26 2012
An energetic opening warm up with multiple Half and Full Sun Salutations takes us into a consecutive Standing Pose series to create strength and body heat. Focus is on striking a balance between good alignment to enhance the enjoyment of our practice. Continues with two different Hip Openers followed by Hamstring stretch, Back Bends and Spinal Twists. Also includes a brief tutorial on stepping one foot forward from Down Dog into a High Lunge.

Description

An energetic opening warm up with multiple Half and Full Sun Salutations takes us into a consecutive Standing Pose series to create strength and body heat. Focus is on striking a balance between good alignment to enhance the enjoyment of our practice. Continues with two different Hip Openers followed by Hamstring stretch, Back Bends and Spinal Twists. Also includes a brief tutorial on stepping one foot forward from Down Dog into a High Lunge.

Comments

  • Amanda Reynolds     Sep 11th, 2013
    Thank you for the lovely class:)
    • Steven Espinosa     Sep 12th, 2013
      You are welcome, Amanda! Thank you for the lovely note! Steven.
  • jane cunningham     Sep 11th, 2013
    Lovely teacher! THank you
    • Steven Espinosa     Sep 12th, 2013
      Awww. Thank you, Jane! That is so nice to hear! Have a lovely day! Steven.
  • Heather Pagano     Sep 11th, 2013
    This was a great opportunity to practice some down dog alignment changes I've been working on with my local teacher- and to add some new perspective to approaching down dog, as well. Really nice energy to the teaching style. Thanks.
    • Steven Espinosa     Sep 12th, 2013
      Hi Heather! You are welcome! Thank you, too! I'm glad you got some new perspective on DDog! Have a beautiful day! Steven.
  • l fletcher     Sep 11th, 2013
    I have been wanting to ask about the jumped feet for years! Thank you very much for a conscientious and concise practice.
    • Steven Espinosa     Sep 12th, 2013
      Hi I! That is awesome! I'm glad you liked the class! Keep on jumping! Forward that is! Steven.
  • Mia Mironov     Sep 11th, 2013
    namaste :)
    • Steven Espinosa     Sep 12th, 2013
      Thank you, Mia. Namaste, namaste, namaste! Steven.
  • Daliborka Topic     Sep 11th, 2013
    thank you very much Steven. This was excellent and thank you specially for giving us the tips on how to "jump" feet in front! Very much appreciated!
    • Steven Espinosa     Sep 12th, 2013
      Hello Daliborka! That is great! I'm so glad you liked jumping the feet forward! Thank you for sending such a sweet note! I appreciate you, too! Steven.
  • Pascale Bransolle     Sep 11th, 2013
    Dear Steven, thank you so much for your wonderful and beautiful class!! I feel great, and I will keep taking classes with you!! You are a very caring teacher and that is super super!! Love and Namaste from France, Pascale from France
    • Steven Espinosa     Sep 12th, 2013
      Hello Pascale from France! You are welcome so much! Thank you for your wonderful note and for the very nice compliments. It's great to know that my care comes across over the internet! Keep up the great work and have a beautiful day! Steven from LA!
  • Tamar Sharp     Jul 29th, 2013
    We love you in Mississippi and loved this class!

    Tamar
    • Steven Espinosa     Aug 1st, 2013
      I'm feeling the love, Tamar! Thank you so much! Sending love back to you and the ladies! Steven
  • Shona Andrew     Sep 4th, 2012
    lovely class as usual - i would like to progress from bridge to upward bow, can you do a class with tuition on how to do this, if i try i feel like i feel scared for my head and neck. thank you
    • Steven Espinosa     Sep 4th, 2012
      Hi Shona! Thanks for the message! Glad you liked the class. Yes, I will be happy to break down Upward Facing Bow during a segment. I will try to do this asap. It may not post right away so be sure to read the class descriptions and look for it that way! All the best, Steven.
  • I liana Tarka     May 22nd, 2012
    Yet another amazing class. Love the focus on the basics! Simple yet tough at the same time! :) Thank you once again!
    • Steven Espinosa     May 22nd, 2012
      Hi Nileey! You are welcome! Thank you for your great feedback. So glad you find the classes enjoyable yet challenging. Keep up the great work! Steven.
  • Heather Mccarty     May 6th, 2012
    This was a great class! I am energized and ready for the day! Thanks Steve!
    • Steven Espinosa     May 8th, 2012
      Hi Heather! That is so cool. Hope you had a great and wonderful day! You are welcome and thank you for the sweet note! Steven.
  • Kelly Feenan     May 6th, 2012
    Thanks for a great class! I really enjoyed it. Kelly
    • Steven Espinosa     May 8th, 2012
      Hello Kelly! You are welcome! It makes me very happy that you enjoyed the class. I wish you a wonderful day! Steven.
  • Bianca Bonaccorso     May 3rd, 2012
    Thank you Steven, I had my chocolate face :') big hug bianca
    • Steven Espinosa     May 3rd, 2012
      Is this Bianca from Berlin? My chocolate face friend? Wonderful to hear from you! So glad you are watching and enjoying Yogaglo! Sending you lots of love! Steven.
  • Lorna Booker     Apr 28th, 2012
    Thanks for another well-rounded practice. Thanks, Steven.
    • Steven Espinosa     Apr 30th, 2012
      You are welcome, Lorna. Thank you for always offering such sweet support and comments! It really means a lot to me! Have a great day! Steven.
  • nancy bernstein     Apr 27th, 2012
    What a FABULOUS class!! Coming out of a couple of weeks of very intense stress-packed deadline crunch; this was my reward. I feel WONDERFUL! Thank you, Steven. What a gift.
    • Steven Espinosa     Apr 30th, 2012
      Hi Nancy! That is so awesome! It makes me very happy that the class helped you feel better. Keep up the great work! Steven.
  • Kirsten Norman     Apr 26th, 2012
    lovely thank you Steven
    • Steven Espinosa     Apr 30th, 2012
      Hi Kirsten! You are welcome! Thank you for your sweet comment. Hope you have a lovely day. Steven.
  • Denyse Whillier     Apr 26th, 2012
    Thank you for answering my question Steven. It was the saggy hips that have been impeding the progress of my foot through to lunge from Down Dog! Having the demonstration really helped as I'd been told that you need to keep my hips up but hadn't 'got it' until I saw it visually. Also the use of blocks.
    • Steven Espinosa     Apr 30th, 2012
      Hey Denyse! That is awesome. You are welcome. So glad it helped. If you ever have any other questions just let me know! Steven.