Anusara Yoga

Anusara (a-nu-sar-a), means “flowing with Grace,” “flowing with Nature,” “following your heart.”

Founded by John Friend in 1997, Anusara yoga is a school of hatha yoga, which unifies a life-affirming Shiva-Shakti Tantric philosophy of intrinsic goodness with Universal Principles of Alignment. Anusara yoga has become one of the most highly respected schools of hatha yoga with over 1,000 licensed yoga teachers, thousands of teachers in training, and hundreds of thousands of students worldwide. Anusara yoga has a presence on every continent throughout the world, excluding Antarctica, and is in 70 countries, thus attracting media attention worldwide.

Anusara yoga’s growth is due in large part to its uplifting philosophy, epitomized by a “celebration of the heart” that looks for the good in all people and all things. Consequently, students of all levels of ability and yoga experience are honored for their unique differences, limitations, and talents. This celebratory vision sets the basis for a yoga school in which the harmony and joy of a tightly knit community of highly trained teachers and fun-loving students is exalted. This community feels like it has the tightness of a family, yet the looseness of a merry band of bohemian artists.

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Vinyasa Yoga1 hour 33 mins

Invitation of Gratitude

Alex Cordoba

Mark Nepo once wrote, "you can't separate the berries from the thorns that grown them, any more than you can separate the flowers of love from the prickers of loss that grow them." And so it is with the Invitation of Gratitude; to experience the richness and true texture of it in our lives, we cannot give thanks for just the seemingly obvious and 'good', but we must also soften ourselves to, and give thanks for the not so good moments, the hard losses and tough lessons, and the times we've been humbled to our knees. In this class, we'll use deep hip opening (via the external rotators), shoulder stretches, and hand-balances (such as eka pada koundinyasana, bakasana, eka pada galavasana, and bhujapidasana) to work our way towards kurmasana (tortoise pose), appreciating equally the berries and thorns we meet along the way, just as we strive to do in our everyday lives.

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Intermediate

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Block and a strap
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Hatha Yoga1 hour 10 mins

Focus on Form - Forward Folds

Patrick Montgomery

This is a quiet exploration. The sequence begins by lengthening and releasing the spine, side body and hamstrings in standing poses. Then practice the four sitting poses that BKS Iyengar said prepare the body for the optimal forward fold, Pascimottanasana. Finally, move deeper into stillness in Upavista Konasana and Pavritta Janu Sirsasana. This practice will help you relax, restore, prepare the body for meditation and get a good night's sleep. Ways to modify are given for beginners and tighter students. Blanket and strap suggested.

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All Levels

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Ahhhhhh

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Blanket, block and strap recommended
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Hatha Yoga1 hour 4 mins

Focus on Form - Backbends & Inversions

Patrick Montgomery

In this class, detailed techniques are given for opening the shoulders and upper back. This sequence does not meander, it's a Suryanamaskar-based warm up, including Pinche Mayurasana (forearm stand) and gets down to the business of back bending. Urdhva Dhanurasana (Full Wheel) is the apex pose. Perfect for backbend lovers and anyone who wants to feel more radiant.

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Intermediate

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Hatha Yoga1 hour 5 mins

Focus on Form - Twists & Arm Balances

Patrick Montgomery

Turn your attention to alignment in this strong and playful progression of standing poses, arm balances, and seated twists. This class includes approaches to Bakasana and Parsva Bakasana (Crow and Side Crow poses) for beginners. You'll end with pranayama to balance the nervous system.

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All Levels

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Blocks, blanket, and strap
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Hatha Yoga1 hour 10 mins

Focus on Form - Hip Opening

Patrick Montgomery

Ground and nourish yourself in slow-paced, timed hip openers. This thorough practice encircles the hip joints, activating and releasing the quads, adductors, external rotators and hamstrings. It includes lunges, standing poses, seated hip openers, exploration of Agni Stambasana (fire logs pose) and ends with relaxing supine poses.

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All Levels

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Strap, block, optional blanket
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Hatha Yoga1 hour 3 mins

Focus on Form - Belly Down Backbends and Core

Patrick Montgomery

This creative sequence strengthens the low back and core which which can help with back pain, digestion and make bigger backbends feel better. More time is spent on poses we often do quickly such as Bhujangasana (Cobra) and Chaturunga. The class progresses to fun variations of Bhekasana (Frog Pose) and Dhanurasana (Bow Pose). You'll connect to your core and your heart through this strong work.

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All Levels

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You'll Feel It

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Optional strap
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ratingRating: 4.83
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Hatha Yoga48 mins

Focus on Form - Standing Poses

Patrick Montgomery

Learn essential techniques in several standing poses including Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon) and Pavritta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle). This practice also shows you how to activate the feet, lift the arches and open the ankles and calves. Practice regularly to develop or maintain strength and flexibility.

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All Levels

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You'll Feel It

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Block
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Power Yoga1 hour 20 mins

Shakti Rising

Alex Cordoba

By you this universe is borne,
By you this world is created,
O Devi, by you it is protected.
- Devi Mahatmya

This class is inspired by and dedicated to all the amazing women - mamas, grandmamas, (soul) sisters, wives, daughters, partners, girlfriends, teachers, weavers, lovers, dreamers, believers, fighters, mystics, space holders - in the world.

Throughout class you'll take the shape of the bow (dharnurasana, twisted mother, ardha chandra chapasana, natarajasana, kapinjalasana) so that your heart never forgets its target: to find voice instead of silence, hope instead of fear, courage instead of timidity, resiliency instead of victimization, community instead of isolation, and most importantly, STRENGTH and POWER to stand fully in all of who you are and were born to be!

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Level
Intermediate

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You'll Feel It

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Block
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ratingRating: 4.50
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Anusara Yoga58 mins

Suspension and Flight

Roger Martin-Pressman

This class focuses on dynamic engagement of the back body muscles paired with full and focused breath to create a sense of suspension throughout the practice. Be lighter on your hands and feet by connecting the breath and dynamic function of the muscles and tissues of your body as you are challenged by the postures.

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Intermediate

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You'll Feel It

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Block
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Anusara Yoga1 hour 6 mins

Your Highest Self

Roger Martin-Pressman

In each of our individual worlds we should all be the most beautiful, creative, smartest and most skillful people we know; but how often do we practice this? Take time during this class to connect to your highest self, and let this practice remind you how to make a full offering of your practice, and yourself.

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Adv. Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Block and wall
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ratingRating: 4.17
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Anusara Yoga1 hour 1 min

Prana Moves

Tara Glazier

In this class, students will work deeply with their breath to allow their energy body or pranic body to guide them as they move through invigorating warm ups, standing poses, arm balances and deep backbends. Warm up quickly and challenge yourself by floating into flying crow and dwi pada viparitidandasana (deep wheel pose with forearms) all with the grace and guidance of prana!

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Adv. Intermediate

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None
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ratingRating: 4.40
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Anusara Yoga35 mins

Wake Up and Give Thanks

Alex Cordoba

Inspired by Louie Schwartzberg's time-lapse film, Gratitude, this class is to be, when practiced, a daily reminder that, "Today. It's given to you. It's a gift. It's the only gift you have right now. And the only appropriate response is gratefulness. " A perfect class to start your day, shift your day, or end your day with some beloved poses and a clear intention offered from the heart.

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Level
Intermediate

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

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Block
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ratingRating: 4.00
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Vinyasa Yoga1 hour

Harness Your Energy

April Laliberte

Do you feel scattered and wish you could just "pull it together?!"

This intermediate vinyasa class will lead up to the peak pose of Ardha Visvamitrasana or Baby Friends of the Universe pose. You'll find physical postures, breathwork and meditation in this class with an emphasis on the subtle energy body. Harness Your Energy will teach you to increase your awareness of your energetic self, which is just as real as your physical self. Cut ties with old habits and create a new story for yourself that is healing, expanding and harmonizing.

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Level
Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

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None
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ratingRating: 4.00
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Anusara Yoga1 hour 20 mins

Strength and Devotion

Patrick Montgomery

Strength and Devotion begins with the story of Vyagrapada, the devotee who ascends the tallest trees every day to bring down the most beautiful blossoms to lay at the feet of Lord Nataraja. It's about the strength and beauty of one's spiritual practice. Emphasizing strong work in the hands, this sequence is a steady climb through standing poses, arm balances and backbends leading to the transition from Wild Thing to Wheel Pose.

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Intermediate

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Anusara Yoga55 mins

The Gift of Light

Alex Cordoba

Inspired by and in honor of the Summer Solstice, we pay homage to the unconditional and luminous gift of light both inside and all around us. Mirroring the sun, this class starts slow with a focus on the hips, hammies, and hand-balances; builds heat at its peak with surya yantrasana (sundial pose) and visvamitrasana preparation, and then finally towards the end, offers you reprieve and relaxation to bask underneath a setting sun with a short guided meditation. This class can be practiced any time you would like to connect with the radiant energy of the sun!

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Intermediate

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ratingRating: 4.13
based on 8 reviews

Anusara Yoga1 hour

Engage Your Potential

Roger Martin-Pressman

This class asks you to expand what you believe that you are capable of. How you establish your foundation and engage your potential will lead to a full offering. Although the poses are simple and familiar, the technical alignment taught in this class will give you new information and awareness with which to deepen your practice.

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Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

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None
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ratingRating: 4.60
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Vinyasa Yoga35 mins

Chakra Awareness Flow

April Laliberte

You are energy--you are a vibrational being.

Increase your awareness of your seven main energy centers (Chakras) and connect to them through a series of poses that stimulate these centers. We'll start with an active set of poses to warm up with. Then, we'll continue our journey through the seven chakras with less active poses that will gradually cool us back down. Our exploration will culminate in savasana with a guided meditation through each of the chakras. You will feel a wonderful balance of energy throughout your entire body after this class!

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Level
Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

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None
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Beginner Yoga1 hour

Learning to Engage

Roger Martin-Pressman

This class will introduce some new ways of engaging your body. By expanding your sensitivity of how you engage, you will expand your ability to create more balanced actions on and off your mat.

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Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None
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ratingRating: 3.90
based on 5 reviews

Anusara Yoga1 hour

Becoming Light on Your Feet

Roger Martin-Pressman

This class focuses on poses that will make you feel lighter as you lift your heels, work your toes and your fingertips and feel your body with new awareness. Lightness is not just a physical attribute; as you practice these techniques, you will not only become lighter on your feet, but lighter in your heart.

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Level
Adv. Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Block, Blanket
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Anusara Yoga1 hour

Becoming Unbound

Alex Cordoba

This life is an ever-present journey of binding and unbinding ourselves to people, relationships, jobs, behaviors, stories (of the self), addictions, and other "stuff." Some of these binds are life-enhancing and uplifting, driving us towards a more balanced and harmonious way of being, while others take us away from our heart center and the joy we seek to find and live from. This class is all about recognizing what we are bound to that is no longer serving us in our life. Through a series of shoulder-openers, standing poses, twists and hip openers, we bind only to unbind, to release, let go, and ultimately become free from that which we no longer need. Get ready to explore Svarga Dvijasana (Birds of Paradise), Parivrtta Svarga Dvijasana (Revolved Birds of Paradise), and Bound Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle with a full bind).

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Level
Adv. Intermediate

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You'll Feel It

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ratingRating: 4.71
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Power Yoga1 hour

You Are Power-Full

Alex Cordoba

Rod Stryker once said, "Yoga has less to do with what you can do with your body or with being able to still your mind than it has to do with the happiness that unfolds from realizing your full potential." This class is all about awakening and igniting the navel center, the seat of your power and potential through core work, active sun salutations, twists, arm-balances, and various handstand variations so you can -- without a doubt -- recognize and remember that you power-full in every part of your life!

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Level
Adv. Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
Block, blanket, and wall
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ratingRating: 4.35
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Yoga for Hips1 hour 15 mins

Deep Hip and Heart Opening

Jeanie Manchester

Some days, we just need to stay close to the ground. This class begins low to the ground in a mandala of Sun Salutations. The entire class is paced for all levels, yet culminates in an advanced posture, Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (One-legged King Pigeon Pose), with plenty of options for all levels of practitioners. The deep opening in your hips and heart will leave you feeling spacious, grounded and uplifted!

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Level
Adv. Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

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Strap
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Inversions30 mins

Let's Go Upside Down

Jeanie Manchester

Are you frustrated that you never get to inversions in your yoga class? Inversions are some of the most healthy postures we can do for ourselves and yet they are the most commonly neglected. In this 30 minute session you will flow to open the shoulders and then experience every basic inversion pose which will stimulate prana, energy for your day, and also calm you for a good night's rest. Inversions increase blood supply to the neck region to nourish and stimulate the thyroid and pineal glands. Give your feet a break and go upside down! This class is made accessible to most as it offers alternate options and basic alignment tips.

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Level
Intermediate

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Blanket and a strap
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Anusara Yoga50 mins

50 min Juicy Hip Opener

Jeanie Manchester

The hip joints are designed for motion, but for many of us the hips feel more like mud than water. This class gets right down into the deep hip muscles to release tension and tightness creating a newfound freedom. Opening the hips in such a way will also work to free the low back and get rid of emotional gunk that tends to get stored in this region (it really works, try it!).

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Level
Adv. Intermediate

Intensity
Bring a Towel

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None
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Anusara Yoga1 hour 10 mins

Test Your Balance

Jeanie Manchester

How balanced are you today? Measure your balance... and your strength... and your stamina in this super fun and challenging flow class with the one-and-only yoga master, Jeanie Manchester. The class starts right off with Tree Pose and then moves through a wide variety of super creative versions of your favorite balancing poses incorporated throughout an invigorating flow. Root down to lift up as you put your core strength and balancing skills to the ultimate test!

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Level
Adv. Intermediate

Intensity
Bring a Towel

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None
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ratingRating: 4.20
based on 5 reviews

Anusara Yoga1 hour

Find the Unfamiliar

Roger Martin-Pressman

This class is an invitation to find something different within your practice; engage differently, transform the poses differently. May this class create a change or depth in your awareness that allows you to fully realize its transformative power.

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Level
Adv. Beginner

Intensity
You'll Feel It

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Anusara Yoga1 hour 10 mins

Balanced Action

Roger Martin-Pressman

Bringing balance to opposing energies in this practice can lead to a powerful experience. Use this practice to connect opposing forces together and use their balance to go deeper and honor yourself, to create more physical space as well as to offer more of yourself in your everyday life.

**This class is also part of our Beginner Yoga Packages!

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Level
Beginner

Intensity
You'll Feel It

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block or blanket
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based on 15 reviews

Anusara Yoga20 mins

Push the Reset Button

Roger Martin-Pressman

Use this free 20 minute class to quickly open your hips, activate the back body, and reset after a day at work, long travel day, or as a stand-alone energizer for the lower half of your body.

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Level
Adv. Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None
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ratingRating: 4.64
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Anusara Yoga1 hour

Ground Into Essence

Alex Cordoba

Using the uplifting and revelatory messages of the illumined sages of the Upanishads as our guides we open up and ground firmly into the fearless, eternal, and ever-present essence, or Self, that is in each of us. This class will take you deep into the legs with timed standing poses, hips, twists, and balancing poses to ground you into the all of who you are and will always be.

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Level
All Levels

Intensity
You'll Feel It

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Blanket, block
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Power Yoga1 hour 25 mins

Infinite Freedom

Alex Cordoba

Being on the mat is never about the destination but rather a sweet savoring of a most exquisite and lifelong journey that sets us free. This class takes you on a journey through the whole spectrum of possibilities with handstands at the wall, core work, strong standing poses, hip openers and heart openers to all variations of vasisthasana (side plank), camatkarasana (wild thing), and dhanurasana (wheel). Get ready to let go, harness your strength and power, and experience freedom on the mat like never before.

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Intermediate

Intensity
Bring a Towel

Props
1 block and a wall