This week in Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, a particular category of hip opening poses want you to simultaneously hug your legs inwards as you spread them apart. Combine hip flexion and abduction with inner leg engagement as we explore the Firefly shape. See you on the mats!
This week in Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, the theme of Backbend Frontbends leads us in transitions from a traction backbend to a forward bend. From bridge pose to Shoulderstands in Basic class, to Wheel Pose and Downdog transitions to Essential, and kicking over from wheel and forearm wheel pose positions in Intermediate, this challenging and dynamic week will be broken down into a progression based practice to benefit all levels of proficiency. See you on the mats!
This week in Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, what is the best way to approach poses that scare or intimidate you? Fear comes from uncertainty, unfamiliarity, confusion, doubt and insecurity. But in a safe and supportive environment, with a structured progression and confident, knowledgeable and compassionate guidance, we can all find our way forward past our walls and limitations. Let’s celebrate that in this week’s inversion focused Theme and put perspective to our fears. See you on the mats!
This week in Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, FlipGrip Backbends are strong leveraged backbends that require shoulder mobility to effect an arm overhead stretch. Explore this theme with us this week with our intelligent sequences that lead you purposefully and safely towards a comprehensive understanding. See you on the mats!
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.