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The Elements #10

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In this fire class, Crista introduces you to apan mudra, the purification mudra, and to nauli kriya, a powerful cleansing exercise. Ignite your inner fire and cleanse your body in this practice that can either be done as a stand-alone or as part of Crista's 14-day challenge: The Elements.
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christystehle
October 27, 2021
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That was challenging and yummy thank you Crista! :)
I loved when we incorporate mudras and chanting, is there a good chant to pair with this -- either at certain times or at the end?

sydnirae
February 7, 2021
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Not my favorite of this series, although I've loved the Elements practices up until now. I found I was looking up at the screen to understand your instructions every few minutes, which became a little distracting.

Also, how are you doing those belly rolls? Either I'm missing something, or my body just doesn't do that.

Fiji McAlpine
April 26, 2021
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It is amaing how diverse we are as students and teachers! Some classes speak so clearly to us and what we need, while others do not. I am happy the series overall has been something meaningful to you. The belly rolls are very hard to wrap your mind around and honestly it does, like everything else, take some practice. Just reconnecting our mind to our belly to ask it to move, is something we must relearn. Keep trying!

SMZalokar
November 29, 2020
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Wow! Bookmarking this one. I have been needing fire in my practice. Lots to aim for here, and plenty of room for modification. My body and mind feel noticeably lighter.

LindsayC608
July 27, 2020
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I've been doing this challenge off and on for a few weeks, and I was putting this class off. The "Advanced" made me nervous, since I usually do Intermediate II-III at most! My bird of paradise was a little bit wilted and I had to laugh at my flailing during some of the boat pose/ ab work section, but otherwise I was really happy at how accessible and delightful this practice was. Christa is easy to follow, upbeat, encouraging and a little silly. I know now I can trust her to meet me where I am, even when it's (gasp) "Advanced." Thank you!!

Hanasana
July 26, 2020
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Lovely, lovely flow, and I quite enjoyed peeing dog at fire hydrant! Wonderful stretches, and lots of moving and core work, too. All your classes are fun, but I always wonder how you manage to memorize the sequences so well, because they last quite long before you move to the other side ^_^ which is great for us, but more work for you? Thanks, Christa!

aylee
June 2, 2020
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How great, I will do that one again! Thank you.

ama1031
May 9, 2020
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What a fun and challenging class. I loved the deep leg and hip stretches, this class really heated my body and that special breathing at the end, cooled me down. I will use that again :)

Cattails
April 16, 2020
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Oh, that was challenging but fun! Thanks for another amazing class, Crista. I always have a great high afterwords. : )

Namaste

luzeamor
April 15, 2020
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Great class, definitely felt the heat rising within. I've learned that nauli kria should be only performed first thing in the morning with a completely empty stomach, I have attempted once in this class but it did not feel good as I already had something to eat and drink today. Any thoughts on that? Thank you for another beautiful class!

Crista Shillington
April 17, 2020
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Hi there, thanks for asking! I was also taught that the ideal time to do Nauli Kriya is first thing in the morning, but I think there is benefit to doing it at other times, as well, as long as it feels good in your body. Always listen to your body- if it doesn't feel good for you, don't do it! I completely agree that it is always a good idea to refrain from doing any kind of yoga right after a big meal, especially Nauli Kriya!

nadonado
February 21, 2020
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Interesting poses and challenges. I can't do all of them, but I'm trying. Thank you.

duroc017
January 10, 2020
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Perfect for a Friday morning, especially a cold and rainy one. Got me warmed up and excited for the day and weekend to come! Also, didn't feel too advanced to me as someone who usually just does intermediate practices.

clothwright
January 10, 2020
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Wow this was an amazing class with so many things I had not met before. Thank you Christa. I am loving this series and am learning so much!