On this Earth Day, more than ever, we find solace in a breath of fresh air, the touch of the sun, the firm hold of the ground. As we rediscover our interconnectivity with each other and our planet during a time of crisis, we’re taking time to feel that connection deeply through practices focused on our relationship to the elements, plants, and animals.
Created by Glo
9 classes • 347 mins
Plant the seeds for future expansion in your body and mind with binds. This fluid practice uses mindful movement and half binds to create stable ground for a gentle opening. Ground yourself with forward folds, flow through lunges and chest openers, then cool down with cobras and gentle twists, remembering that your body contains all the intelligence of the earth.
Explore the Earth Element. A deep, rhythmic and grounded flow of hip and spine focused postures to encourage a simultaneous uplift of earth's supportive energy and a deep rooting of your own. Move through earth salutations and then a standing series to open your hips and hamstrings. Balance in tree and ardha chandrasana. Finish with a deep hip and quad opener before settling into a grounded savasana. Props Suggested: A bolster.
Journey through the elements as you practice yogic sleep. Lay down comfortably and conduct a body scan, bringing breath into your bones and relaxing deeply. Explore the sensory feelings inside your body as a way of drawing inward towards your interior. Props Suggested: A blanket.
Apana is one of five pranavayus, moving energy down into the earth. Move through a steady grounding flow highlighted with rounds of kapalabhati (breathwork) and lion's roar to help you clear out tension and toxins. Begin with a warming sequence of happy baby variations, flowing into sun salutations, garudasana, arm balances and gentle twists. Help eliminate stress and stagnation physically and mentally and finish feeling lighter and clear. Props Needed: A block.
Learn to cultivate a one-pointed focus on the experience of your feet making contact with the earth. Practice this moving meditation outside or wherever you have some space to walk. As we practice increasing our awareness, we can learn the skill of truly listening to our bodies, then apply this heightened awareness to any task throughout the day.
Building moderate intensity, this class is designed to open the pathways of your lower body, creating a grounding connection to the earth. Make space in your body with a sequence of twists to help create a fluid spine, then work with your hips and shoulders in poses like extended side angle and ardha chandra chapasana. Practice peaks with surya yantrasana (compass) for a dynamic, well-rounded experience. Props Needed: Two blocks.
Enjoy a steady paced flow that will take you through juicy hip flexors, hamstring and outer hip openers as well as centering standing poses. Work up to the arm balance eka pada galavasana. Take the time to get grounded and open so you can walk away empowered with more clarity and focus. If you're feeling frazzled or overwhelmed and needing a yoga fix, you've clicked to the right place.