The Elements Day 2

Crista Shillington
Instructor Crista Shillington
Average: 4.9 (38 votes)
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Crista guides you through a grounding flow class that emphasizes a connection to the earth and makes use of Ganesha mudra, a mudra dedicated to the Hindu god Ganesh, the remover of obstacles. This class can be done as a stand-alone or as part of Crista's 14-day challenge, The Elements.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa Yoga


lpyles 1 month ago

This is my third time through this challenge, enjoy each class so much! The first time I found the poses with one arm in forearm plank awkward and found the half crow headstand awkward and scary, even though I do frequent inversions including Scorpion. Today, the third time, I lost my fear and loved the freedom of this new pose. Thanks for, as always, the unique challenges you offer.

LLove 1 month ago

Crista's joyful energy makes even the hard work fun.

Ilse van Engen 2 months ago

Started with this challenge yesterday and really liked the first two classes. Some poses were beyond my level, but that is fine. Love your positive energy!

Dougers 2 months ago

Excellent class, wouldn't change a thing! Thank you!

luzeamor 3 months ago

Thank you Christa! I enjoyed this class but found the pace was a bit rushed considering that the focus was Earth element. Contrary to some other comments, I do feel that headstands and crow are appropriate for an intermediate level, thanks for adding that as I don't always feel like choosing an advanced class for my practice but love having the chance to play with some arm balances and inversions. Although I did feel unsafe hoping with my head on the ground during the headstand. Loved the goddess pose with heels lifted, challenging and fun! Look forward to the next classes of this series, namaste!

Sterre 3 months ago

Playful energy, I could use that today. I feel a little more grounded. The headstand feels too risky in my tiny living room, but that's OK, I enjoyed the rest of the class.

Hi Crista,
I enjoy your personality and energy, but I don't think headstands are considered intermediate as your class is described, probably not the crow as well. Also, I think you should consider a short period of pranayama to establish the breath and some warm ups of the physical body before jumping into more vigorous postures. Certainly decreases risk for injury.

dickens 3 months ago

Thank you Crista, challenging but fun. I got my feet off the ground today, still have a ways to go but it made me feel good. Excellent class:)

freshang23 5 months ago

If this is your first time trying this delightful class, I highly recommend watching for about a minute around the 19 minute mark just to get a glance at her positioning. It is well described in the class, but I've done a lot of DYWM through the years and this pose was a first for me and found myself needing to peek at the screen, like, "wait, what?!" Just a heads up. Thanks for another fun class Crista!