It’s here, It’s here, it’s finally here!!!
The much anticipated “Yoga around the Triangle” series is finally taking flight with the first edition hosted at Sync Studio Downtown and yours truly. This flow series is directly inspired by the active yet balanced vibe of the Sync Cycle and Yoga community and will surely help you stand stronger, taller, and more open to life’s little jewels of humility. Open up those hips, strengthen your thighs and core, and let your heart sore.
The video and the images show three different options (krama) of the asana (poses) to choose from. I reccommend watching the video and then printing off the pictures to make your own flow based on your bodies needs (click on each individual picture for a larger view if needed). Introduce yourself to the flow by allowing for a few minutes of centering exercises, some basic vinyasa (think sun salutations) to warm the body, and maybe some core work to bring awareness to the muscles that will help you balance and connect. When you enter the flow don’t automatically go to option 3 if your not quite read in the moment. Let your body cycle through several rounds of the wave or break it down into several waves with flow through in between to prepare the body to open to space. When you feel organically ready to wind down allow for some deep stretch time on your mat (I recommend some back-bending of choice and some twisting: make sure to lengthen the spine in down dog or child’s pose before transitioning to twists after backbends to keep your spine healthy). As always end your session with at least 5-7 minutes of corpse pose (savasana) with props if needed. RELEASE.
Asana One: Warrior 1 or Virabhadrasana 1
Asana Two: Warrior 2 or Virabhadrasana 2
Asana Three: Warrior 3 or Virabhadrasana 3
Asana Four: Knee Up balance
Asana Five: Big Toe Stretch or Padanghustasana
Asana Six: Big Toe Stretch Series part 2
Asana Seven: Big Toe Stretch Series part 3
Asana Eight: Standing Split
Asana Nine: Half Moon or Ardha Chandrasana
Asana Ten: Low Lunge or Anjaneyasana
Asana Eleven: Half Split or Ardha Hanumanasana
Asana Twelve: Hip Flexor and Quadricep Deep Stretch in Low Lunge
Asana Twelve: Low Lunge Twist
Thank you so much to yogis Christine W., Maria S., and Sophia G. for being such willing and gracious subjects. These women are so inspiring and strong (which is why they are featured here!) and wonderful examples of awareness and grace. Also thank you so much to Heba Salama photography and Julie Nickle videography for helping this series to come to fruition.