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Level 2
60 min

Open and Ground

Hatha | By Noah Mazé on Jul 29 2012
The wall will be used for most of the class, you'll need a strap and 2 or 3 blankets. Cultivate calm focus in fundamental forward bends and Inversions (headstand, plow, shoulderstand).  Great for the end of the day, or anytime when you want a yoga practice that will open and ground you.

Description

The wall will be used for most of the class, you'll need a strap and 2 or 3 blankets. Cultivate calm focus in fundamental forward bends and Inversions (headstand, plow, shoulderstand). Great for the end of the day, or anytime when you want a yoga practice that will open and ground you.

Comments

  • trish power     Nov 18th, 2013
    Noah, you are the best teacher ever! Thank you and hope you come to the SF Bay Area soon.
    • Noah Maze     Apr 22nd, 2014
      Thanks Trish! I will be coming to the Bay Area in May. Hope to see you soon!
  • irene carbo     Apr 17th, 2013
    Thank you Noah!!!! wonderful class
    • Noah Maze     Apr 17th, 2013
      Thanks for taking class Irene. Namaste~
  • Emily Lodge     Feb 23rd, 2013
    Wow I took this class simply hoping to find new things to teach my students but I got so much more. Really insightful and quite a core workout!
    • Noah Maze     Mar 6th, 2013
      Glad I could help in all those categories. :) He pats himself on back. cool.
  • Pinnada Kengchon     Feb 1st, 2013
    Thank you Noah for this calm and focus practice. I love the sequence, especially the practice of Supta Padangusthasana series, to keep working my legs, and hips. Working with wall is very helpful to stay grounded. Blessings to you.
    • Noah Maze     Mar 6th, 2013
      Thanks for the specific feedback, Pinnada. Happy to see you back in class! It's always good to hear from students about what specifically works for them. Yes. I love the work at the wall. It's so simple, and yet makes a world of difference. You can use similar wall techniques in almost every form of pose--regardless of physical plane--you need not be lying down.
  • Mia Mironov     Dec 22nd, 2012
    Namaste:)
    • Noah Maze     Mar 6th, 2013
      Namaste. :)
  • Michelle Cardone     Nov 30th, 2012
    As always fabulous class!
    • Noah Maze     Mar 6th, 2013
      Cool, Michelle. Thanks.
  • Lung hsiang Chi     Oct 3rd, 2012
    Dear Noah, I really enjoy your fundamental base classes, Always helping to take your level 2-3 classes more easily, thank you for helping my practice ,and inspired my teaching technic.............can you imagine how much notes I took from your classes? Some classes I even watching repeat n repeat....... Glad to hear you r coming to Taipei this December.. See you in your class.
    Gee
    • Noah Maze     Oct 3rd, 2012
      Thanks Gee! I'm very glad that Yogaglo classes are such a valuable resource for you. See you in December!!! Noah
  • Amber Amber     Oct 3rd, 2012
    Hi Noah-enjoyed this class several times and great seeing you in MPLS last summer.
    I'm confused regarding the foot sickle in the supine hip opener. Doesn't that bow the shin and put the knee at risk? Flexing the foot in other similar shape hip openers such as suki randrasana I thought kept the knee safe? Thanks and love your classes on the Glo.

    Scott
    • Noah Maze     Oct 3rd, 2012
      Scott, great question! The sickle foot is simply the shape of the foot in the pose, and is useful to get the arm behind the head. It is comparable to the back foot in Vira 2, and opening the souls of the feet up in Baddha Konasana. If the knee feels unstable, then flex the foot and keep more of a 'Tadasana' foot as that generally helps to stabilize the knee, and modify the clasp if needed. Does this make sense? See you soon, I hope!
      • Amber Amber     Oct 3rd, 2012
        Got it-thanks for the quick response!
  • Barbara Pautler     Aug 28th, 2012
    Thank you for the precise grounding for my day.
    • Noah Maze     Oct 3rd, 2012
      Babara, you are very welcome.
  • Y Pays     Aug 4th, 2012
    Noah, I regale you for your concise instruction, control of class attention and excellent guidance. These poses can be tricky and inattention to detail can be dangerous to the spine. Thank you for keeping the asanas safe and attainable. Thanks for all you do. It is very much a treasure to study with you.
    • Noah Maze     Oct 3rd, 2012
      Y Pays, thank you for the note, for you studentship, and for you commitment to yoga! It is a pleasure to teach students such as you!
  • Linda Wagner     Aug 3rd, 2012
    Hi Noah,
    Yes, I would also like to know what timing device you use. Has a lovely sound. Thanks for the beautiful
    class!
    • Maciej Pienczewski     Aug 3rd, 2012
      Hi Linda, i have asked Yogaglo Team as well, and Derik answred me already.
      Noah uses the "yoga timer" app that is avalible in app Store http://itunes.apple.com/pl/app/yoga-timer/id352216899?mt=8

      Love Your classes Noah! Thank You
      • Noah Maze     Oct 3rd, 2012
        Someone asked me, in teacher training today, if I owned stock in Yoga Timer, cause I recommend it a lot. :) (I don't own stock, but I do think it is a great timer, simple and easy to use)
  • Maciej Pienczewski     Aug 2nd, 2012
    Noah,
    what kind of app do You use in your classes to do timing for each pose :) ?
    This is some kind of app with beautiful gong sound.

    Thank You for your answer!
    • Noah Maze     Oct 3rd, 2012
      Yoga Timer, by Simple Touch. :)
  • Pinnada Kengchon     Jul 30th, 2012
    And I take a regular class with you at my yoga room. It's really great for the end of the day. Blessings., NOK
    • Noah Maze     Oct 3rd, 2012
      Thanks Nok! Miss you! Please eat some mango sticky rice for me! xo
    • Nick Heng     Aug 10th, 2012
      really grateful to both of you :) namaste!
      • Noah Maze     Oct 3rd, 2012
        Thanks Nick, I am super grateful for you and Nok as well!
  • Jeanette Darbyshire     Jul 29th, 2012
    Delightful from the very first three oms. Super excited to be meeting you in a couple of weeks in Brisbane.
    • Noah Maze     Jul 29th, 2012
      Thanks for taking class Jeanette, see you in a few weeks!