Back+Neck

Back+Neck

These home practices emphasize strength, stretch or mobility in entire spine, including your cervical spine, your neck. While these home practices also include movements and postures that touch other areas of your body, they accentuate our ability to articulate through our spines and find reliable ways to strengthen the muscles that move our spines as well as stretch those muscles to release tension and holding patterns.

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Back+Neck
  • Live Asana 2/11/24

    Live Asana February 2024 - Focus on Connection of self to Self - conditioned self to True Self

    Includes flow, heart openers, side bends, twists and even a little arm balancing + tips.

    Contemplate: How does asana practice support the union of conditioned self to True Self? How do all the moment...

  • Be The Light

    The body-mind feedback loop has a powerful impact on how you feel and show up in the world. What’s going on in your mind is constantly being expressed through your body and how your body is moving is reflecting in your mental state too!

    This practice includes strong standing poses, expansive sid...

  • Live Asana 1/14/24 - Effort & Ease - Sthira & Sukha

    Live Asana 1/14/24 - Effort & Ease - Sthira & Sukha

    A balanced flow where effort and ease are woven together throughout. Starts seated, moves to standing, culminates in simple, grounded backbends and then settles into hip openers and savasana.

  • Live Asana 12/17/23

    Live Asana 12/17/23 - A SolaLuna practice that emphasizes the balance of effort and ease with awareness, focus and attention to details in support of our Self-Study or Svadhyaya theme of the month. Alignment isn't about doing it perfectly, what if it was about cultivating self-awareness as a prec...

  • Reflect

    Reflect has two meanings – there’s a turning inward to witness what you’ve been through and where you’ve come from as well as a shining out of light, sound or heat into the world.

    This practice supports and encourages both a tuning in to assess and a shining out from your heart and what you valu...

  • Cleanse

    Twists support your both your physical AND emotional digestion and processing and this class includes several different twists!

    Rotating our spines is a movement our desk and screen dominant lives don’t require much of so I try to go out of my way to twist in my yoga practices.

    Enjoy this twist...

  • Live Asana 10/8/23

    Live Asana 10/8/23 - Impermanence - Anitya

    This practice opens with an extended "warm up" before we dive into opportunities to weather the storms of challenge and savor the sweetness, all in the spirit of embracing IMPERMANENCE. You can do hard things my friends!

    You'll want a block and a strap...

  • The Sunrise Within

    This lively practice emphasizes twists as a way to ring out anything that would dim your inner light and leaves you with a sense of rising up into a fresh start.

    We’ll combine flow with core work, balance and standing poses before we wind it down and ground ourselves with a couple well-timed hip...

  • Flow State

    Sometimes we love the contemplative pauses and deeper stretch through longer holds and other times we want to find a flow state with continuous synchronized breath and movement.

    Today’s practice is just that, smooth and continuous. It challenges you to maintain conscious breath as you move throu...

  • Renewal

    Renewing ourselves calls for emptying out internal clutter to make space for what we value most.

    This quiet practice emphasizes groundedness in hip openers and twists, breathwork and deep stretches to release the dead weight and open us up to what’s possible.

  • Sunkissed

    This short practice emphasizes energy expanding, like the rays of the sun.

    We’ll efficiently explore the front gates of your chest, hip flexors and shoulders to let lightness into your heart center and help you feel luminous inside and out.

    You might like to have a block for today’s practice.

  • Live Asana 6/11/23

    Live Asana 6/11/23 - June BLOOM - Heart openers to activate courage to bloom! Per your previous requests, this blooming practice includes heart openers, shoulder mobility, side stretching and a Camel (Ustrasana) clinic to perhaps improve your relationship with this beneficial pose.

  • Sweet Release

    This lunar practice is full of glorious static stretches to support a deep feeling of dissolving the stress of the day in your body.

    We’ll take a journey through all the major joints and common tension spots in your body and invite your parasympathetic nervous system to the party for deep relaxa...

  • Ease Into It

    This is a thorough, mobility-focused practice full of dynamic stretches to help you go from stiff to superb.

    This is a sequence that is included in ALL of my practices these days, I love how it prepares me for the day or a workout. I especially love it in the morning to get things started right!...

  • Good Day Sunshine

    While we can’t control the sun in the sky, we CAN affect the sunshine within us.

    This practice with heart openers, side body stretches, a little bit of obliques core and some well-timed hip openers will help you amplify the light within to boost YOUR mood and that of the people you interact with...

  • Live Asana: Hearts & Hips from Bali 3/15/23

    Live Asana: Hearts & Hips from Bali 3/15/23

    A morning practice on the day we explored Relational Health. Focus is on both our hearts and our hips. Once again my attempt to capture Michael singing live was thwarted, this time by Zoom trying to cancel out "background noise". Hard to do this withou...

  • Take Heart

    I think grounded heart openers are the perfect blend of centering and uplifting energy.

    Through shoulder and side body stretches and grounded but expansive standing poses and approachable backbends, we’ll aim to liberate the 360 degree space of our heart centers both physically and energetically.

  • Ritual ~ Morning

    A sweet, short practice for morning that moves your spine in every direction + meditation.

  • Knot Comes Loose

    Inspired by the title of one of my favorite songs, Knot Comes Loose is a slow, deep stretch practice to unwind and release the effects of chronic stress and tension.

    We’ll lovingly explore some of the most common places for tension knots like chest, shoulders and necks, hips and back and even yo...

  • Returning

    This practice is full of spinal twists to support a wringing out of what is no longer in alignment with your values and a return to your true self.

    This journey follows the pattern of a wave, beginning low and slow, rises to a crest and then returns to a restful trough.

  • Live Asana 12/11/22

    Live Asana 12/11/22 - Reflection or Svadhyaya - A SolaLuna practice that is both spicy and sweet. It intends to support the strength and courage needed for self-reflection as well as the receptivity and ease to foster growth. Twists, turning inward, hamstring and hip flexor stretches galore.

  • Restart

    Just like a computer that can get bogged down with too many open tabs, windows and apps, so can we when we’re juggling a lot of things at once.

    And just like a computer, we also benefit from regular restarts to clear the slate so we can focus our attention where it’s truly needed most and be ful...

  • September 2022 Live Asana

    September 2022 Live Asana - HARVEST - Grounded backbends