Class this week focused on happy hips. Finding both strength and release. We did a warming, heat building flow without crowding out the breath. Students were encouraged to breath compassion into those areas where there is struggle or crankiness :)
I invited students to keep some softness with them. So they could take this ease with them as the practice built intensity. We did childs pose as a group in the middle of the practice as a reminder to re-connect to that ease. With the overall idea that the hips can learn to release even in the process of strengthening and invigorating the body.
Class was a mix of standing poses, balancing poses, a bit of silliness in a downward dog variation and crow into .... "tree frog" for those feeling especially playful. A beautiful hip opener in horse stance, backbends on our belly and a few closing seating postures to further release any last bits of crankiness in the hips. Thanks for joining me ~