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Level 2/3
90 min

Get into Visvamitrasana

Vinyasa Flow | By Stephanie Snyder on Aug 18 2012
This class focuses on getting into Visvamitrasana. We prepare by thoroughly opening the hips,  hamstrings and side body. Then attempt Visvamittrasana in stages. We cool the hamstrings with light backbends (optional Urdvha), twists and forward fold. This class ends with a long restorative twist. Enjoy!

Description

This class focuses on getting into Visvamitrasana. We prepare by thoroughly opening the hips, hamstrings and side body. Then attempt Visvamittrasana in stages. We cool the hamstrings with light backbends (optional Urdvha), twists and forward fold. This class ends with a long restorative twist. Enjoy!

Comments

  • Briana Ward     Sep 25th, 2013
    just what this yogini needed! Thanks!
  • Rafael Kr     Sep 10th, 2013
    Great. Thanks.
  • Hui Lin Ho     Aug 16th, 2013
    Thank you Stephanie, this was a challenging and inspiring class. Offer every pose you do..this gives a different perspective to our practice :)
  • Autumn Jordan     Aug 15th, 2013
    That was an amazing class Stephanie! Thank you :)
  • Nathalie Reshard     Aug 14th, 2013
    That was a great nighttime class!
  • Annie a'Rogvi     Aug 14th, 2013
    Great session, Thanks a lot ...I love yogaglo !
  • Sarah Demers     Jun 3rd, 2013
    my first yogaglo experience! and it was fantastic!!
  • Brigida Sanchez     May 30th, 2013
    Sneeze on the Truth, this was my morning practice! Thank you, for your wisdom and beautiful teachings.
    • stephanie snyder     May 30th, 2013
      Ha! I love that saying :) XO.
  • Missi D'Arcy     Jan 25th, 2013
    This class felt Great! i too wonder the same as Laurie, why do you like the hand forward of the shoulder? I noticed a little less pressure on wrist and felt a little more stable but thought partially it may be where I was in my practice today.
    • stephanie snyder     Jan 28th, 2013
      Hey Missy (and Laurie too!) - The reason for that hand/arm/shoulder alignment is for the exact reasons that you experienced, more stability and less torque on the wrist. The shoulder is a very shallow joint and because of that it is also one of the least stable. When we put the humerus at an angle like that, it will sit firmly into the joint as it bears weight. This connection through the shoulder joint also directs the energy into the upper back in a way that recruits the upper back muscles to help support the architecture of the pose (this is one of the reasons you may feel less pressure on the wrist). I hope that answers your question!
      • Missi D'Arcy     Feb 13th, 2013
        Thank you, I have always taught wrist under shoulder. Always nice to have the info to change it up and experience poses in a new way.
  • Nadia Rqm     Nov 16th, 2012
    oh wow, doing this class after a run was challenging! I was certainly giving you a virtual 'evil eye' but when I came into a full visvamitrasana for a split second on my left side I knew the hard work was crucial. Thank you for the delicious warming down, with the gomukhasana variations. The last twist was icing on the cake. Love this class!
  • Charles Kim     Sep 9th, 2012
    Thanks - I really enjoyed this class!
  • Huda Mussa     Aug 26th, 2012
    Excellent mix of hard work and grounding. I felt so great after practice. The class had a therapeutic quality about it.
  • Laurie Hogie     Aug 23rd, 2012
    Hi Stephanie, Super fun class! Can you explain why you like the hand forward of the shoulder in Vasistasana? Always looking for insight!
  • Dolores Kent     Aug 22nd, 2012
    What a great class. Thank you! The only thing I would add is a quad stretch somewhere but otherwise I enjoyed the whole sequence greatly!!
  • Autumn Jordan     Aug 21st, 2012
    Even though I did the practice in the morning, and even though I didn't get into full Visvamitrasana this practice was glorious and helped me discover things about myself I never thought possible. I loved the flow into eagle and balance poses always make me feel so strong! Thank you so much Stephanie and namaste :)
  • Mojie B     Aug 21st, 2012
    Thank you so much Stephanie for such a beautiful class.
    It's accually early morning I did this class and it felt great.
  • stephanie snyder     Aug 20th, 2012
    Thanks for the positive feedback everyone, what a great community we have here in YG!
  • Amy Rains.     Aug 19th, 2012
    Another wonderful class of Stephanie's to add to my favorites. I always look forward to your new classes!! Perfect on a quiet Sunday morning.
  • Jackie Quayle     Aug 19th, 2012
    Gorgeously detoxifying flow, with some excellent variations, I LOVED this class! Thank you. X
  • Susan Morgan     Aug 19th, 2012
    Superb class! Will use time and time again!!
  • Kevin Sullivan     Aug 18th, 2012
    thank you Stephanie for always providing the right balance of guidance and instruction with quiet presence.
    • stephanie snyder     Aug 20th, 2012
      Nice, thank you Kevin.
  • Alexis Mascitti     Aug 18th, 2012
    Wow. Love this!
  • Tracy Straus     Aug 18th, 2012
    Wonderful class!
  • Daisy Solano     Aug 18th, 2012
    Great workout! I always look forward to your new classes.