Enjoy Your Monthly Practice Series! September, 2018: Core Strength Made Fun with Natasha Rizopoulos, Claudine Beeson & Melina Meza

 

Strong and Steady with Full Side-Plank (Vashistasana with Natasha Rizopoulos

Vashistasana is a challenging, core-strengthening and balancing pose. It stabilizes the arms, belly, legs, and wrists, and in its full version, demands flexibility of the legs. Natasha breaks this pose down into other, more familiar poses whose actions all come into play in Vashistasana, so that the final pose feels accessible.

One-Stop Core Stability Shop with Natasha Rizopoulos

The one stop shopping of core stabilization! Embrace this powerful pose to strengthen not merely your abs, but your lower belly, back, and hip flexors. Natasha also includes a trick for taking some of the work off of the psoas and keeping the legs more neutral. Discover how transformative Boat Pose can be!

Hot Hot Hot: Heat Up Your Core and More with Claudine Beeson

Join Claudine to turn up the temperature with this strong, dynamic flow designed to engage all your muscles while paying special attention to the core. By starting with a review of Ujjayi breath, this practice creates a detoxifying heat around your lungs and solar plexus that will carry you throughout the flow. 

Poses We Love — Building Core Strength with Crow Pose with Melina Meza

For Crow Pose to fly, deep core muscles must be engaged and strengthened, and the outer hips need to open. Melina takes you through the steps to activate those essential muscles and shows you how to use a chair to access better hip opening and help your Crow Pose take off! 

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