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Hip focus session for general students
The aim of this session is to follow a sequence of hip opening poses, starting with some standing asana and then following on with several seated postures which will continue with that focus. Working into the hips has an effect on the knees and ankles. Knees and ankles in turn also affect the hips. And having freedom in the lower body will support the spine and the upper trunk too.
Forward bends for general students (208)
This sequence uses the forward bend poses to bring life to the hips and all the joints, in a quiet and sustained way. You will use the chair to facilitate length and opening along the spine and the front torso. The session aims to bring quietness as well as to revitalise a tired and perhaps reluctant mind or body.
Backbends for general level students (207)
This session aims to prepare for backbends by bringing opening to the upper thoracic and the shoulders to facilitate stability and lift in the poses. We also work here to form a good base from the legs through the early backbend actions - Salabhasana in different way and Urdhva Mukha Svanasana.
Immune support and nerve calming sequence
At this period of heightened stress, anxiety and a feeling of being out of control, it's really important to stay in touch with your body. This sequence is designed to do 3 things: engage your immune response, uplift your mood by improving circulation in your chest and lungs and calm your nervous system.
Iyengar sequence to energise the body and mind
Pixie instructs and demonstrates a dynamic sequence to get moving, energised and encourage a positive frame of mind. A focus on standing, sitting and miscellaneous mini-sequences cover many focus areas to get you out of a slump.
Mini-sequence for lower back and legs
Here is a very short sequence to choose when your lower back feels tight, perhaps too much sitting at your desk, traveling for long hours by car or plane, or simply a tendency to stiffness in the lower back. You will work with postures that release the back and open the groins and hips.
Mini-sequence for hips and knees
This video offers a few simple poses to do when you have been sitting or standing for too long and want to release or bring some life to the hips and knees.
Mini sequence for shoulders and upper back
This is a sequence you can do to relieve work or other related shoulder and neck tightness. It aims to get some increase circulation and release accumulated muscle tension in the upper back and shoulders.
Standing poses for strengthening your foundations
Pixie teaches a grounding, foundation sequence for those looking to strengthen their core asanas. A complete sequence with some inversions and a selection of the basic standing poses.
Restorative and pranayama to strengthen your foundations
A foundation sequence intended to allow for rest in the body and the mind. It requires very little energy, but brings the practitioner to a good, open and relaxed feeling both mentally and physically.
Miscellaneous class with a lower-back focus to strengthen your foundations
A sequence aimed at stronger foundation students. Pixie leads you through a selection of poses, using twists and supported forward extensions to give release to the lower back.
Backbends to strengthen your foundations
Pixie leads beginner to general level students through a foundation sequence of backbends. A great sequence to counteract the slouched position we may have while activating the back ribs and opening the chest.
Uplifting sequence when your mood and energy is flat
Pixie teaches a short uplifting sequence perfect for reinvigorating yourself if you’re feeling a bit flat or short of energy. A brief, dynamic session which will get your heart rate up. Great for afternoon slumps or mornings to get out the door.
Adapting your class practice for stiff hips
Part 1 of a 3-part series working with the hips and groin. Let's see if some of the mobility that we create from our regular yoga practice can be used to go more specifically into the hips and challenge ourselves with a bit of balancing.
Working deeper into stiff and tight hips
Part 2 of a 3 part collection takes you deeper into the hips to deeply target any stiffness or restriction. We work into the hips using the wall for support, moving through a variety of standing and sitting poses. A useful sequence for anyone with lifestyle-related stiff hips, arthritis or minor injury.
Working with stiffness and restriction in the hips and upper thighs
Stiffness and restriction in the hips is very common and can be the source of many issues in the back and shoulders. This part walks you through a class focused on alleviating stiffness and restriction in the hips and upper thighs.
Opening and moving deeper into the knees
This sequence is intended to open up and work deeper into stiff knees and take you deeper into a range of poses to help you get some good relief.
Chair twists to mobilise and release the back
A short sequence of chair twists that help you release and strengthen the muscles in the back that we often use to support ourselves sitting.
Relief for tight and sore back muscles
Back pain is tiring and deflating. This sequence helps to give some relief with some calming poses to relieve the central muscles when tight or in spasm.