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Level 1/2
60 min

Changes, Shifts & Transformations

Hatha | By Steven Espinosa on May 31 2012
One of the amazing benefits of our yoga practice is we can come to our mat feeling one way and finish feeling completely transformed. A challenging Level 1-2 class which begins with a 30 minute continuous Standing Pose Flow with Warriors 1 & 2, Extended Side Angle and Triangle. Continues with several Shoulder Openers and Hip/Thigh Stretches. Also includes both Standing, Seated and Supine Twists. Concludes Supta Padangusthasana (Reclining Hamstring Stretch) and Savasana. No Back Bends.

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One of the amazing benefits of our yoga practice is we can come to our mat feeling one way and finish feeling completely transformed. A challenging Level 1-2 class which begins with a 30 minute continuous Standing Pose Flow with Warriors 1 & 2, Extended Side Angle and Triangle. Continues with several Shoulder Openers and Hip/Thigh Stretches. Also includes both Standing, Seated and Supine Twists. Concludes Supta Padangusthasana (Reclining Hamstring Stretch) and Savasana. No Back Bends.

Comments

  • Verity Fisher     Jan 19th, 2013
    I love your classes Steven and this one is no exception! Thank you for a challenging and refreshing class!
    • Steven Espinosa     Jan 23rd, 2013
      Thank you, Verity. You are so kind. I always get a smile on my face when I read your comments. As you like to say, Be Blessed. Steven.
  • Chris Morrissey     Dec 7th, 2012
    I've done loads of your classes now and this one is definitely one of my favorites. I like the pace, and the extra vinyassas during the first 30 minutes. One question: Without a doubt the most difficult and painful pose for me is Warrior 1 (!?!?!). It's frustrating because it looks so easy. I try to "plug my shoulders in" to get them back, but the squaring of the hips makes it feel like the lower half of my body is being torn from the upper. That might be a bit dramatic, but it does hurt. I know the squared hips are very important, but it's keeping the straight leg foot all the way grounded and the straight leg truly straight that hurts my lower back the most. Any tips??
    • Steven Espinosa     Dec 12th, 2012
      Hey Chris! Thanks for the great comments! Glad you are enjoying the classes! Yes, Warrior 1 can be a very challenging pose. My first suggestion would be to take your feet wider apart. That should help create more lateral space in the pelvic floor and to help square the hips without having to crank the lower back around. Let me know if that works. Have a great day! Steven.
  • Ashley Jiles     Nov 3rd, 2012
    Hit the spot for a nice reintroduction after a dry spell from my yoga practice.
    • Steven Espinosa     Nov 6th, 2012
      Hello Ashley! That is awesome! I'm so glad the class hit the spot! Welcome back to your yoga practice! Steven.
  • Sara N     Aug 10th, 2012
    This is a wonderful class! I will definitely be joining more of yours! Thank you!
    • Steven Espinosa     Aug 13th, 2012
      You are very welcome, Sara! Thank you for the nice compliment. So happy you enjoyed the class. Here's to more! Steven.
  • Marjorie nass     Jun 11th, 2012
    Thank you for a wonderful class Steven. A perfect class to start the day.
    • Steven Espinosa     Jun 11th, 2012
      You are welcome, Marjorie! Thank you for the great feedback! Have a perfectly lovely day! Steven.
  • Kayla Scheel     Jun 4th, 2012
    Great class, loved it.
    • Steven Espinosa     Jun 11th, 2012
      Thanks for the sweet compliment, Kayla! Glad you liked it! Have a beautiful day! Steven.
  • teresa evans     Jun 3rd, 2012
    Love this one, I added it to my favorites.
    • Steven Espinosa     Jun 4th, 2012
      Hi Teresa! Thank you so much. Super happy you liked it! Have a wonderful day! Steven.
  • Paul Rhoades     Jun 1st, 2012
    Steven, you never cease to amaze me with the consistently great practices that you lead. Every one makes my Favorites! Thanks.
    • Steven Espinosa     Jun 4th, 2012
      Hey Paul! Wow. That is so awesome! Thanks so much for that great compliment. It really means a lot to me. Have a wonderful day and keep up the great work! Steven.