Koundinyasana Fun II

Advanced
This is part 2 in Crista's series on Eka Pada Koundinyasana A and B. In this class you will do Koundinyasana Fun I over again, then progress onto stage two, which will help you move from eka pada koundinyasana II to eka pada koundinyasana I. The intelligent sequence that Crista takes you through not only prepares your body and mind for the more difficult parts, but she also provides insight and encouragement (along with a few giggles) along the way. You can find both classes together in Peak Pose: Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya I, which is on our Peak Pose Challenges page.
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SMZalokar
SMZalokar
October 24, 2021
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Holy hip work, field flower! Even with strong modifications to many of the more advanced poses, hips, body and mind are all content. But mostly hips. Thank you.

MelissaQuin
MelissaQuin
January 31, 2021
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This class had me sweating! I love the modifications you always offer as it allows me to do a challenging class like this without having to do the more difficult poses. Thank you!

cmac1one
cmac1one
August 28, 2020
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I believe without yoga, I would not be present in this universe today. The pandemic made it difficult to continue my practice and I searched for a web site that would offer diversity of classes, challenges, help with motivation, fun and not crazy expensive. That was not so easy and I was very glad that I found "doyogawithme". I have done many different classes and different levels with different teachers and enjoy practically all of them! I especially like this series which is the 14 day advanced series. This class was hard and good and Christa explains each step very clearly and gives me hope that one day I will be able to complete it with grace. In the mean time, I will just have to laugh at myself as I fall out of poses or reach for an ankle that is too far away. And be grateful for what I am able to do. Thank-you!

PeterSkruf
PeterSkruf
July 26, 2020
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This class is absolutely insane!
Christa, you are a goddess!

sng4ever
sng4ever
June 17, 2020
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Really nice and a vigorous practice. Lots of various movement however flowing and well connected. Crista is such a great teacher/guide.

djaime
djaime
May 22, 2020
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Agree with the comments on the perfect pace! Also, beautiful ending :)

duroc017
duroc017
May 16, 2020
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I really love this sequence. As others said, the pace is perfect. Doesn't feel too rushed which I appreciate. It's challenging, fun, and satisfying!

Karolina Glab
Karolina Glab
April 30, 2020
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Thank you Crista for your heart, your smile. You are pure joy and beauty! Thank you! :)

carasummit
carasummit
July 31, 2019
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Thanks, Crista! Loved this class! And then magically I could do it. I think it might have been you reminding me to smile and have fun.

scorpio
scorpio
April 18, 2019
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these are becoming my new go to classes, it's so great to find advanced classes that are not just about physically pushing all your muscles(this one does) but also about getting you into harder poses and focusing on proper form. really want more advanced classes on this site, shorter and longer. Thanks!

rozuMashka
rozuMashka
September 30, 2018
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With Christa's classes I feel the most progress. I like the pace, the creativity and the challenge. The mantras at the end change my mood and my attitude towards life. Thank you a lot!
I would like to see more advanced classes by Christa.
Also, I would like to subscribe, but getting a credit card is currently impossible for me. Is there any other way of payment?

Jacqueline Sullivan
Jacqueline Sullivan
September 17, 2018
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My first time with this class... but not my last, I'll be back for more. Challenging, but well-paced and coached - excellent as always Christa. The time flew and I feel great. Thank you!

Jentoujours
Jentoujours
June 16, 2018
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Great arm balances, hip stretches and splits practice. And I like the repetition at the start of each sequence. Even a nice long savasana at the end. Om!

sarahjwou
sarahjwou
May 20, 2018
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I really enjoyed this class. Christa's choreography is always unique, but it's her fun and goofy spirit that really makes me enjoy her classes. This class is my favorite of hers that I've tried so far. Sometimes I catch myself taking yoga way too seriously (bit of a reflection on how I take life way too seriously) and she reminds me that yoga (and life) is best practiced with a smile, a laugh, and perhaps a beautifully sung mantra :)

ktopper
ktopper
August 20, 2017
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Great class! Kicked my butt but I'm willing to try it again, even after the 14-day challenge is over. Thank you!

Ored
Ored
July 27, 2017
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Wonderful follow up to part 1. It was challenging but paced so nicely and there were plenty of variations to each pose and transition.

Hchagmark
Hchagmark
July 9, 2017
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Thoroughly loved this class. It was hard, yes, but taught is such a gentle fashion. And the mantra at the end was such a sweet reward. Thank you.

Kiratee
Kiratee
June 28, 2017
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Well, I'm genuinely running out of superlatives to describe your classes! I love your creativity and how you interweave 'non-traditional' yoga movements into your classes to ensure the body is fulled prepared, lengthened and strengthened for some pretty challenging poses. How you pulled off that Eka Pada K leg swap is beyond me but it was fun to try! Do you ever teach workshops in Europe? I would love to practise in person with you one day. For now, thank you for your sunny smile and your sweet spirit.

LucyHB
LucyHB
June 23, 2017
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I'd been meaning to do this class for a while and finally got round to it as part of the 14 Day Advanced Challenge - wonderful stuff! I actually did this one the day after the first part (veering slightly from the course schedule) as I had time for a full length class and really wanted to try this! I still can't do the peak pose (arm balances seem to be my nemesis!) but loved the whole class, and as usual it was full of really sweet hip openers. Fantastic stuff, I'll be coming back to this one!

Ktrirogoff
Ktrirogoff
June 12, 2017
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WOWOWOWOWOWOW!!! I am so Excited!! I did this with all of the moves... Some are things I had never tried before. The tranisitions are soo smooth you are doing hard things before you realize it. This video is perfect

mireaux
mireaux
June 12, 2017
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The first half of the video is a repeat of Koundinyasana Fun I - just a heads-up! Either way, enjoyable and challenging class. Maybe someday I'll be able to do fire log like Crista. :)

By the way, you're the only instructor who can pull off that "turn the corners of your mouth upwards" line. Your brightness and spirit are so genuine!

abhen001
abhen001
June 10, 2017
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This is such a great class with a very organic flow. I feel more open than I have in months and I was able to do poses I've never done before. Will definitely be coming back!

HeatherSue
HeatherSue
June 4, 2017
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I did this class today as part of the advanced yoga challenge, but I will definitely be coming back again! Thank-you Crista for another wonderful and challenging class :)