Koundinyasana Fun I

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Instructor Crista Shillington
Average: 4.9 (63 votes)
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This class may not be considered advanced by some yogis, but it's close. The emphasis is on fun in this 2-part series with Crista. In this class, part 1, she leads you into Eka Pada Koundinyasana II, a challenging arm balance that requires a lot of strength, focus and balance, skills that Crista teaches you in this 40-minute vinyasa yoga class. This class leads to Koundinyasana Fun II, where you will be going through this class again, then proceeding on to Crista's 2nd peak pose, Eka Pada Koundinyasana I. You can find both classes together in Peak Pose: Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya I, which is on our Peak Pose Challenges page. You may need a block or firm pillow for this class.

Equipment: Block
Style: Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga for Strength


It's a repeat class
nadomom 8 months ago

I get lazy and don't want to exercise...the 10 minutes before I start a class is the hardest....finding all kinds of excuses not do it. But once I got started I LOVE this class. Clear instructions...hips out...suck your lower stomach in...then I'm so glad I got off my butt to start the class. Thank you.

Great class
katie_simpson 1 year ago

I love this class it’s a great flow with a bit of every thing when you don’t have much time x

Invigorating and stretchy class
nadomom 1 year ago

I forget how wonderful Crista's classes are. She has an easy and fun attitude that shows. LOVE her, this class gets me ready for my day. Thank you.

Jenzaz 1 year ago

Thank you so much for this lesson. I just did this pose for the first time ever! I even rewound so I could try a couple more times and I think I really got it now!. Thank you so much for the clear instructions - it;s the first time I've understood the need to really get the back hip onto the elbow. Feeling lots of joy right now :) :)

Puffelda 1 year ago

Thank you Christa for your inspiring guidance!! I did this class for the first time today and it was the closest I've ever come to doing that pose! I'm so excited and will return to this particular video again to keep trying. Namaste' -

Shelduck 1 year ago

Instant favourite! This is like a collection of my favourite poses all strung together. Your instructions are so clear, I hardly ever need to look at the screen. I didn't quite manage the peak pose and I think I will have to practise a lot to get my hip onto my elbow, but I felt that the sequence prepared me as well as possible for giving it a try. Thank you! :)

I'll have to come back to this one...
PeacefulRN 1 year ago

Not for me today. There is no warm-up before launching right into poses which my not-so-flexible body finds painful and possibly injurious (those darn tight hamstrings!). Maybe another day after I've warmed up with some sun salutations or another flowing class.

So true, I always recommend

So true, I always recommend doing sun salutations before beginning my classes! In my real-time yoga classes I always teach 4 lunge sun salutations before progressing onto these online sequences- those sun salutations can be found here at doyogawithme entitled "warm up sun salutations"