Standing Practice for Stronger Legs
A quick standing practice to fire up your legs. This practice targets the posterior, anti gravity muscles: calves, hamstrings, glutes and also the quads.
Petey and I want you to know that your lower body, especially your calf muscles are highly related to metabolism. The soleus muscle especially, when toned and strong is thought to increase metabolism by returning blood from the periphery more quickly to the heart.
Chair Yin for Travel Aches and Pains
I’ve chosen the stretches we all crave when we’ve been sitting in a car or airplane as well as regulation practices to help you calm your nervous systems to get some perspective or even relief. This practice is a quick and accessible practice that you can do just about anywhere in a chair
Yin for Strength?
So… unfortunately, none of the movements in Yin actually achieve the conditions that are required to build strength. BUT! Yin can be an amazing complement to strength training. Active restoration and rest are as essential to building muscle, endurance and stamina as weight training and cardio.
Your core is extraordinary. Allowing for unparalleled strength and stability for the very human task of walking upright, carrying things, hugging and looking one another in the eye. But your core also allows for an incredible amount of mobility for a huge variety of movements and expressions. Your core is integral to your breathing and even your emotions. It’s always bothered me that something so smart has been diminished in our culture. We see it as strong or skinny or we hate it. We abuse it with the ubiquitous crunch or sit up and hope it shapes up! This class is all about honoring the core for the intelligence it