This week in Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, contraction backbends are downward facing bends that require the strength of your posterior chain to pull ourselves up against the pull of gravity. The Locust shape is a particular family of contraction bends that work the lower back the most, but with proprioception and guidance we can learn to redistribute the work towards middle and upper back. See you on the mats!
This week in Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, we’re not just twisting; we’re adding a bind to that twist! This week, expect to work on creating length and mobility through rotation in the spine. The addition of internal rotation in the shoulders with the chest opener adds the element of leverage. Join us all week as we work on a variety of bound twists.
This week in Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, we’re working on creating space in the front body through dropbacks. Explore the fundamentals of wheel pose in our Basic class, discover standing backbends in our Essential class, and combine them both by dropping back from a standing backbend to wheel in our Intermediate class.
Join us all week as we guide you into find that stretch in your backbends!
This week in Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, we’re working on the foundation for most inversions – the forearms. A strong base in any inversion starts from the activation of the shoulders, which is further supported by a stable core. Join us all week as we work on finding that activation through our forearms.
This week in Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, we’re working on transversal splits. This variation of splits utilises straight-legged hip abduction. As we stretch our inner legs, we will also be awakening out outer hips and glutes so that our practice is anchored in stability and safety. See you on the mats!
This week in Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, we’re working on bow backbends. Bow pose, and variations of it, requires mobilizing axial rotation and lateral flexion of the spine, along with shoulder mobility. Join us all week as work on creating healthy extension of the spine by recruiting the stretch in the front body.
This Week In Nithya Priyan School of Yoga we’re working on Straight Arm Strength. We will focus on wrist stability, recruitment of as many muscles in the shoulder girdle as possible to achieve lightness and ease, developing proprioception of the correct alignment of the various components of an arm balance, and finally finding the connection between the core and your shoulders. See you on the mats!
This week in Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, we’re working on one of yoga’s quintessential poses - Lotus. Getting the legs in lotus pose safely requires not only flexibility, but an acute understanding of the strength and activation in the outer hip.The external rotation of the hip should be combined with the activation of the outer hip in order to keep the hips stable and the knees protected. Join us all week as we explore lotus legs in various poses through our Basic, Essential and Intermediate classes.
This week in Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, we’re working on shining the heart in hollow backbends. What differentiates this type of backbend from others is the extensive shoulder rotation and mobility of the thoracic spine required to shine the chest through. Join us all week as we explore this sense of opening in our Basic, Essential and Intermediate classes.
This Week In Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, we’re working on detoxification for the purpose of purification. The idea of detoxification poses and practices in yoga is to remove toxins within the body and thus improve the flow of prana (energy) into the organs. Join us on the mat all week as we purify body in preparation for the purification of the mind.
This Week In Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, we are working on inversions! Shoulderstand (Sarvangasana) and Headstand (Sirsasana), which are also referred to as the Queen and King of Asanas respectively, are considered some of the most beneficial poses to practice in yoga. The reversal in the blood flow improves circulation, energises, and increases immunity by allowing the lymph nodes to travel into the respiratory system. Not only are the physical benefits immense, inversions also give us a new perspective on life by turning our world literally upside down.
Find your new perspective this week on the mat with us!
This Week In Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, join us as we work on splits. More specifically, we’re focusing on the action of straightening the leg in any variation of splits you’re working on. Splits, in general, require an awareness and understanding of both external and internal rotation of the hip to keep the hips square. In addition to that, to straighten the legs while keeping the hips square, we would need to tap into the strength of the glutes, core and quads to extend the energy all the way to the toes.
Join us all week as we explore the combination of these actions on the mat!
This Week In Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, we are building bent arm strength. Strong shoulders, core and triceps meet open hips in tucked positions and shapes to find ways of awakening and activating, gaining lightness in even the most demanding poses. Find your power, rooting down to take flight. See you on the mats!
This week In Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, we are exploring the theme of Scorpian Pose, a family of poses comprising of strong contraction backbends that work your back shoulders, glutes, hamstrings, calves, and the entire back of your body!
With the combination of flexibility work that will release stiffness in the front of your body and strengthening work that will activate your back muscle chain, we develop the movement of feet towards head, and head towards feet, energising your body and opening you up to improved breathing and posture.
See you on the mats!
The theme this week in Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, is strong twisting - a selection of poses that require lateral spinal rotation, minus leverage, which means strong activation of back and core muscles required. This practice presents an exploration of your active range of motion. See you on the mats!