Functional Movement Workshop
Functional Movement Workshop join me for this 1.5 hour workshop, focusing on functional movement. What is functional movement? The short answer is real world situational biomechanics. The ability to move the body with proper muscle and joint function. I am passionate about this topic. After having two back surgeries I was from moving my body in any way, never mind with muscle intelligence and awareness. After taking years of yoga and finally becoming a yoga teacher myself, I started to dive into functional movement. Often times my yoga classes include some portion of this topic, but I think it is important to step away from our routines sometimes and explore other approaches. When we add this approach into our yoga practice, into our workouts and daily activities, it helps us strengthen and stretch, unwind, unbind and stabilize and mobilize. We begin to become aware of our body mechanics, our patterns; where we can improve and develop so that we can ultimately live in a pain free, balanced manner. Grab a water bottle and join me for this workshop! You won't be disappointed.
Yin Flow - Stomach/Spleen
Join me for this 60-minute Yin yoga flow. In this class we explore poses that focus on the spleen and the stomach. We talk about the five elements within nature and how they connect to the organs, representing the balance and relationship between Yin & Yang. Each pose is held for 3-5 minutes, allowing the body to soften in each pose. This is a great topic to explore as cold and flu season is in full bloom. This is also helpful for restlessness and anxiety.
December Zoom Yoga Class
On-demand zoom yoga class! In this class we focus on legs and abdominals as we move through a fiery flow. Check it out, try it out and let me know what you think! Zoom classes are held on Wednesdays and Sundays. Check out my website for more information and details. Looking forward to seeing you on the mat! www.niccolearianneyoga.com ~ Be well
Strengthen the Core
These three drills can be implemented into your weekly workouts, your at home practice or add them into your yoga classes! Focus on linking breath with movement, imagine you can draw the hip points together (lifting in and up). Engage the deepest layer of your abdominals, the transverse abdominis. Try it, have fun with it, get creative. Like this video if you try it and subscribe for more videos! See you on the mat!
20 Minute Glute Focused "Mini" Yoga Flow
Here is a great 20-minute flow to do alone, incorporate into your routine, practice or repeat a few times for a workout. In this video we focus on the glutes, specifically the gluteus medius. Often times this muscle is neglected and tends to be very weak. But it’s so important! It helps stabilize the pelvis in standing, walking and our one legged standing poses. Try it out, have fun with it. Like & subscribe for more videos!