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Level 1/2
60 min

Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa Flow | By Jo Tastula on Nov 01 2010
Shoulders get some nice loving in this strengthening crescent flow class.   After Crescent Sun Salutes (Surya Namaskar) we break down some basics such as the arm action for Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana), and the major actions for Cobra (Bhujangasana).  Try this balance combination of Tree (Vriksasana) into Eagle (Garudasana) into Crescent Twist!  It not only is a work out for the body but for the mind as well.  Locust (Salabhasana) is a terrific strengthening backbend followed by a little abdominal work to really strengthen the core.  We finish with a duo of Cobbler's Pose (Baddha Konasana).  To your vitality yogis!!

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Shoulders get some nice loving in this strengthening crescent flow class. After Crescent Sun Salutes (Surya Namaskar) we break down some basics such as the arm action for Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana), and the major actions for Cobra (Bhujangasana). Try this balance combination of Tree (Vriksasana) into Eagle (Garudasana) into Crescent Twist! It not only is a work out for the body but for the mind as well. Locust (Salabhasana) is a terrific strengthening backbend followed by a little abdominal work to really strengthen the core. We finish with a duo of Cobbler's Pose (Baddha Konasana). To your vitality yogis!!

Comments

  • Arielle Moskow     Jan 25th, 2014
    Hi Jo! I am new to Yogaglo and have taken a few of your classes - every time I am more overwhelmed by your presence. You are a wonderful teacher, an incredible being, a beautiful soul - and I just wanted to thank you endlessly for sharing yourself with us. Looking forward to continuing my journey with you on here, and hoping one day to make it to your classes in person. Thank you again for your unbelievable Light and Love! Namaste <3
  • Yasmin McGinnis     Apr 4th, 2013
    Jo, thank you so much for such an amazing class. It was my first one with you here on Yogaglo, but I will definitely be taking more! Much love from North Carolina.
  • Charles Kim     Aug 30th, 2012
    Thank you, Jo!
  • Frankie      Nov 21st, 2011
    I really appreciate your classes. You only say what is important so that it leaves space for my mind to quiet down and focus on my breath. Thank you.
  • Amanda Fagan     Jul 24th, 2011
    LOVE this class! The balances are fun, and (for me, anyway) this is a great workout for the legs, which makes the lovely long cool-down at the end completely delicious. Another favorite! Thank you!
  • Jo Tastula     Mar 27th, 2011
    Hi Anna ~ Thank you so much for your comment. I'm sure you'll agree that the greatest teacher is the one who resides in your own heart. I am grateful to be able to share. Love to you!
  • Anna Baca-Barnhart     Mar 14th, 2011
    I always walk away from my practices with you feeling totally great! You are a great teacher, Jo. My gratitude to you, dear one.
  • Jo Tastula     Jan 7th, 2011
    Hi Simona, thanks for your contribution to the class!
    It's very important that you take care of your injured knee. Have you had it checked out by anyone? Healing you knee should be a priority focus in your asana practice and all things that bother and hinder it's healing be left out.
    So without knowing the severing of your injury it's a little hard to give you any specifics. But if you are practicing with it right now and it's just bothersome in crossed legged poses, I suggest you practice crossing the healthy knee and leaving your injured leg straight with a rolled up blanked under it for support (which you are most probably already doing). That's great until you get the go-ahead to do some more movement. Whether that's from your doctor or it just starts to feel better. Then I would do a supported cross leg with a towel or strap placed behind your bent knee and a block placed under the knee for total support. Use your breath as though you had a set of lungs directly in your knee cap and go slowly. Please email me for any further discussion jo@jotastula.com. Look forward to hearing from you and your knee recovering! xo


  • Simona Ocelkova     Jan 7th, 2011
    Jo THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! This is definitely one of my favourite classes yet, gave me all I was looking, feel AMAZING now! Just maybe one question, what do I do when my left knee hurts in any "cross leg" position( also my left hip is a bit tight) do I just practise and wait until I balance both sides, cant I hurt the knee? and thank you so much again for the class :)
  • Jo Tastula     Nov 16th, 2010
    @ Sarit ~ Namaste Sarit! Thanks for your thoughts :)

    @ Agena ~ Hi Agena ~ I love a class that gives you the time to come down also. Important for the nervous system!! Namaste!
  • Agena Underwood     Nov 14th, 2010
    This class had a nice build up but then tapered off gently so that I felt very relaxed and ready for a good nights sleep. Thank you and namaste:)
  • sarit rogers     Nov 13th, 2010
    what a beautiful class. thank you! namaste
  • Jo Tastula     Nov 8th, 2010
    Jules ~ YOU SHOULD GET A T-SHIRT! I'll work on it! xo

    Namaste Julianna! Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. xo
  • Julie Brooks     Nov 6th, 2010
    Another great class, Jo. Yogaglo, what does a girl have to do around here to get a yogaglo T-shirt? Would love to buy one and wear it proudly and help spread the love of yogaglo!
  • B. Juliánna Nagy     Nov 5th, 2010
    Jo, lovely wind-down from my crazy day... thank you. Namaste.
  • Jo Tastula     Nov 3rd, 2010
    Namaste to you Suzanne!! Many many thanks for leaving such a lovely comment xo

    Hi Aimee!! Thank you thank you :) Looking forward to practicing with you a lot more!! xo
  • Suzanne Vian     Nov 2nd, 2010
    Hi Jo, you are such a gentle, well articulated teacher. I loved this class. Namaste
  • Jo Tastula     Nov 2nd, 2010
    You got it Ray. Next class I'll put in headstand. I love that pose also!!!
  • Jo Tastula     Nov 2nd, 2010
    Hi Ariana!!!
    Try putting a blanket or a folded towel under your pelvis in those back bends for support. I too have a sensitivity in my spine when doing the abdominal exercises and you'll see that I always have a blanket under me for support. Try it out and please let me know if it helps. You can use that same 'arms wrapping' technique for cobra and that will continue to give space to your neck and shoulders. Also, practice keeping your head in a fairly neutral position (not dropping the head backwards toward the upper back... lengthening the back of the neck) that can also ease stress in the shoulders. Much love xo
  • ray whelan     Nov 2nd, 2010
    Hi Jo, again great class as allways thank you, loved the dolphine pose , would love to have some head stand included any chance please,
    Kindest regards ray :)
  • Jo Tastula     Nov 2nd, 2010
    Thank you Anne :) I really appreciate you dropping me a line. Loving yoga hug to you!! xox

    Hello Cathy! I look forward to your comments xoxoxoxoxo
  • Cathy Benthagen     Nov 2nd, 2010
    With Gratitude to you Jo for another lovely spacious practice XO!
  • Anne Heffron     Nov 1st, 2010
    Dear Jo,
    I have done so many of your classes on line and have loved every one! I thought I should say thank you.
    Anne
  • Jo Tastula     Nov 1st, 2010
    Thanks so much Bea!!!
  • Bea Davis     Nov 1st, 2010
    Wonderful class!!