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Level 1/2
60 min

The Important Things

Hatha | By Steven Espinosa on May 22 2012
Sometimes our lives get so busy and move so fast that we forget to appreciate the important things in life like the breath. A steady opening warm up gradually builds into a continuous Standing Pose flow including Utkatasana (Chair) with emphasis on remembering the importance of the breath. Continues with a series of Shoulder Openers, Hip Openers and several Seated Poses with Janu Sirsasana (Head to Knee) and Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend). Concludes with Core Work, Back Bends and brief Savasana.

Description

Sometimes our lives get so busy and move so fast that we forget to appreciate the important things in life like the breath. A steady opening warm up gradually builds into a continuous Standing Pose flow including Utkatasana (Chair) with emphasis on remembering the importance of the breath. Continues with a series of Shoulder Openers, Hip Openers and several Seated Poses with Janu Sirsasana (Head to Knee) and Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend). Concludes with Core Work, Back Bends and brief Savasana.

Comments

  • Julie Ashworth     Jun 30th, 2013
    I am really enjoying your classes Steven. I did this class yesterday morning, My hips are very tight amd I can definitely feel my glutemus maximus today. I love the way you explain the poses which help me to get more out of each posture by little adjustments. I also like the way you make me smile and the little rest bites just when I need them - you must be able to read my mind. Lol!!
    • Steven Espinosa     Jul 3rd, 2013
      Hi Julie! Thanks for your awesome email. I'm glad you liked the class. Didn't you know, I'm not just a yoga teacher but a mind reader as well! Just call me the Yogic Psychic! LOL! All my best, Steven.
  • Em Jacksonovich     Sep 20th, 2012
    What a fantastic class, the message is wonderful and the poses feel great. Steven is a wonderful teacher can't wait to try more of his classes now...
    • Steven Espinosa     Sep 25th, 2012
      Hi Em! That is great! So happy you enjoyed the class and that the poses felt good in your body! Keep up the great work! Steven.
  • Sara Wolf     Aug 23rd, 2012
    I do this video twice a week. I love it. I really enjoy the core work. Any of your other videos do more core work?
    • Steven Espinosa     Aug 23rd, 2012
      Hello Sara! Thanks for the nice note. So glad you like that segment. I think there is one called "Your Core" where we did more abdominal stuff. I generally try to put the poses we do in the description. So if you scroll over it maybe you can find some more. Hope that helps! Steven.
  • Ami Amore'     Jun 27th, 2012
    This was just what I needed today, thank you Steven.
    • Steven Espinosa     Jul 2nd, 2012
      You are welcome, Ami. I'm super happy the class worked for you! Thank you so much for your wonderful compliments. Steven.
  • Stephanie Young     Jun 12th, 2012
    wonderful class-- thank you. i really enjoyed your teaching style and lovely voice :>
    • Steven Espinosa     Jun 18th, 2012
      You are welcome, Stephanie! Thank you for those sweet compliments. I'm happy you are enjoying the classes. All the best, Steven.
  • Mary Lockwood     Jun 10th, 2012
    I've taken several of your classes and as usual feel wonderfully grounded and clear. Your style of teaching is gentle and most affirming - meeting us where we are with a subtle challenge. Thank you for sharing your gifts. I'll be back! Namaste!
    • Steven Espinosa     Jun 11th, 2012
      Hi Mary! Thank you so much for your kind words. That really means a lot to me! Wishing a wonderful day! Steven.
  • Carol Sargent     Jun 6th, 2012
    Always a wonderful island in my day to spend an hour with Steve! Thank you!
    • Steven Espinosa     Jun 11th, 2012
      You are welcome, Carol. Thank you for that super sweet and poetic compliment! Have a lovely day! Steven.
  • Jill      Jun 1st, 2012
    Wow - first yogoglo class and I am so glad I chose this one. I feel amazing, calm, centred but also feel I have had a really good workout. What a lovely clear way of teaching, and a change from my usual fast paced vinyasa style classes. Love and light.
    • Steven Espinosa     Jun 4th, 2012
      Hi Jill! Thank you for those wonderful comments! So happy you enjoyed your first class with us at Yogaglo! Have a beautiful day! Steven.
  • Bec Davis     May 27th, 2012
    Thank you for another great class.
    • Steven Espinosa     May 29th, 2012
      You are welcome, Rebecca! Thank you for your sweet note! Hope you have a wonderful day! Steven.
  • Deborah Moulton     May 26th, 2012
    Thanks Steven - really enjoyed this class - great tips to help my practice -I like the pace you go at, I can breathe into thepose and it is also calming.
    • Steven Espinosa     May 29th, 2012
      Hi Deborah! You are welcome! So glad you enjoyed the class and the pace feels good for you. Keep up the great work! Steven.
  • Odette Perez     May 25th, 2012
    Loved the class. Thanks for the great alignment prompts.
    • Steven Espinosa     May 29th, 2012
      Hi Odette! You are welcome! I'm happy that the alignment prompts worked for you! Hope you have a wonderful day! Steven.
  • Laurence Henry     May 25th, 2012
    Vert nice class! Tank you.
    • Steven Espinosa     May 29th, 2012
      You are welcome, Laurence! Very happy you enjoyed the class! Thank you for being a part of Yogaglo! Steven.
  • Emily Wine     May 22nd, 2012
    I really enjoyed this class. It is the first time I've tried one of yours and I was very pleased. EXCELLENT instruction with alignment. Thank you!
    • Steven Espinosa     May 29th, 2012
      Hello Emily! Thank you for the very nice note. So happy you enjoyed your first class with me on YG. Hope you have a great day! Steven.
  • Yogui Roots     May 22nd, 2012
    nice,lovely ,basic, simple and unique as always :)....
    • Steven Espinosa     May 29th, 2012
      Hi Jennifer! Thanks so much for those awesome comments! I really appreciate it! Have a wonderful day! Steven.