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Community and Connection: Knees and Hips

Desiree Rumbaugh & Michelle Marchildon

Fearless After Fifty, Chapter Three.

Human beings are not meant to live in isolation, and yet social disconnectedness is a problem in present-day society. Yoga can counteract the negative effects of isolation and build community in group practice. Our bodies are also a way to see ourselves as part of a connected whole.

In this video, we work with the knees and hips so our joints are connected to the “whole community” of the body. Exercises teach the concept of "shins in" and "thighs out," as well as "shins forward" and "thighs back." We work to create length and resilience in the calf muscles, and strength above the knee in the VMO muscle. Poses include Warrior 2, Downward Facing Dog Pose, Side Angle Pose (Parsvakonasana), Triangle (Trikonasana), Sitting Head to Knee Pose (Janusirsasana), Low Lunge Pose (Anjaneyasana), and a variation of Cowface Pose (Gomukasana). Approximately 30 minutes; This class is mostly a demonstration of poses with detailed alignment for you to practice.

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