Today I took this class.
Oh, soooooooooooo good. So, so, SO good. Click the link, sign up for YogaGlo, and try it.
Heat Building Backbend Flow
Find your balance of strength and surrender to break on through to the other side with backbends. This heat building flow digs deep into the chest and hip flexors to prep the body for King Dancer and Scorpion.
- I originally took this class on May 16, 2011. It was posted on YogaGlo on May 4, 2010.
- 8/85 classes complete (yes, they keep multiplying...)
- 4/8 classes I had taken at least once before.
Heart-openers are SO exhilarating. If I'm tuned into it, the buzz I feel after releasing from King Dancer is blissful and exciting. Kathryn teaches backbends so ridiculously well - I'd say they are her forte when it comes to her teaching. She is the reason I love them now - a year ago I thought they were scary. Now they are just good. Like a really good steak cooked to perfection on my Le Creuset grill pan, topped with a caramelized onion and mushroom red wine reduction finished with real, fresh butter. (I may or may not have had this for dinner last night.) Both are heaven.
I got super sweaty during the flow of this class. And man, I feel like I spent a long time in Crescent (Kirpalu Warrior 1) Pose, doing a million variations that required my core to stay completely engaged. I'm going to be sore tomorrow. But you really have to build that kind of heat in the legs to get the best release in the backbends - it's true.
|Nick & I on my birthday in 2009. I <3 BIRTHDAYS!|
|My sister loves birthdays, too.|
So here's to the the Birthday Feeling every single day: excitement, happiness and LOVE!
(Don't mind me. I'm high on backbends, apparently!) =)
ps - Rhian's candles lie, by the way. If she had Madeline when she was 23, which she did, how is Madeline in the photo at approximately 4 years old on what appears to be Rhian's 22nd birthday? Hmmm..... ;)