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Snail Pose: Deepening

Intermediate I

In the second class in Satiya's two-part series on snail pose, she takes you through a slow flow that gradually deepens, preparing your body carefully and gently to move into the deep backbend that is called snail pose (karnapidasana) in yin yoga. You may just access some deep tension you haven't felt in a while. If you haven't done so already, we recommend that you start with the first class in the series, Snail Pose: Opening, before moving into this one. The first class is especially helpful if snail pose is new for you.

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Jean Crowder
Jean Crowder
February 18, 2022
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love this wonderful stretchy class. perfect. thank you, Satiya.

Lesley
Lesley
November 30, 2021
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Having found this challenge after filtering for the free videos, sorry to discover that the second video is only avaiable for subscribers.

MaryRose Metcalfe
MaryRose Metcalfe
November 7, 2020
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I loved the creativity in this class as mentioned below. Loved having my hands under my feet in the traditional forward fold. What a great class for legs and new ways to do the forward fold. I too love this instructors calming voice and also the humor added in this practice. I can do the plow but still get my feet all the way to the floor behind me.

Thank you.

JuliaEliz
JuliaEliz
November 5, 2020
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That was fantastic, the massage your thoracic spine and neck get in the inversion is so good. Helps to prevent the hunchback effect of a life spent working a desk, thus improving my overall blood flow. Excellent instructions, particularly when going into plough/snail.

Sarabda
Sarabda
September 12, 2020
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I call my Saturday mornings: Soothing Saturday's with Satiya. Saturday mornings start with one of Satiya's classes. After an intense work week, I look forward to her classes. Her soothing voice is ideal to transition into the weekend. Her grace and tranquil style unwinds tension and I feel wonderful, energised and peaceful. Thank you, Satiya, you are truly a gifted teacher,

Fiddlyn
Fiddlyn
June 5, 2020
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So excellent! I am a violinist, and plough really stretches my neck wonderfully. Your voice is so soothing and the pace of the flow is perfect.

Nouran Jerjous
Nouran Jerjous
June 3, 2020
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I practiced this class more than one time, as I enjoyed a lot how Satiya conducting it gently and with clear instructions. I feel relaxing from in and outside whenever practicing with you Satiya. thank you so much.

Loewenstein
Loewenstein
March 16, 2020
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I have been dealing with a bout of tendinitis after a fall from my bike and therefore looked for a routine that did not push pressure on my elbows (therefore, no down dog, for example). This class has worked very well. It is nice mix of yin and yang and has a very nice pace. There are some nice side stretches and hip openings. My plow and snail are really improving.

Lynwpetty
Lynwpetty
June 10, 2019
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Such a creative series of asanas. Thank you again, Satya, for a gentle yet challenging class. The challenge for me in a yin class is staying present throughout.

PhoebeL
PhoebeL
February 13, 2019
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Satiya is such an interesting teacher - this class was perfect after working nightshift and sleeping in the day - I love the time she takes to ground you in mountain pose so that you feel balanced to be on one foot; and the deep squat which felt different/deeper than ever before. Very slow, deep challenges like goddess and the wide legged bends. I have never felt able to do plow before this, great preparation. Thank you!

pvetsen
pvetsen
October 5, 2018
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Such a great class! I've been practicing consistently with power yoga for years now, and am grateful for a class that can transition me into more yin flows. If you have any desires to make more advanced videos in this style, they would be deeply appreciated!

Thank you for all you do, you're a lovely teacher.

Irishlove
Irishlove
May 18, 2018
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Thank you, Satiya for a really well-balanced yin/yang practice. I really felt the yang element and the opening which prepared me for a full, settled and luxurious karnapidasana. The postures before karnapidasana are perfect. I'm a "wiggler" from way back, and I was able to settle and sink into it. I also appreciated the humour before prasarita padottanasana. Namaste from Ireland.

Zane Black
Zane Black
April 14, 2018
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They don't call it Goddess Pose for nothing. It's hard for a man to do! Haha, I love this series, just the right level of challenge.

Nyamyj
Nyamyj
January 31, 2018
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You are amazing. When I saw this was intermediate I was hesitant, but with your complete and calm instruction I was able to do it!!
I don't know if my feet will ever reach the floor, but I sure felt I was deep within the pose. Felt great with a terrific lengthening for my tight neck. Thank you! Keep up these great classes please. Namaste

Melanie Lichtinger
Melanie Lichtinger
December 2, 2017
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Thank you Satiya, once again,
for the calming, grounding, and deliciously stretching practice! Such good medicine for slowing down and gaining strength from the ground up. Such clear instructions (love your calm voice too) and such good modelling. I hadn't done plow and snail in so long - what a great reminder to come back to the goodness. Will revisit and re-enjoy.

Paulette9
Paulette9
November 28, 2017
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Satya! I love you again!! I have never done snail pose or even heard of it. I love it! Your class is so relaxing and enjoyable on so many many levels. Thank you so much!

Druidcat497
Druidcat497
November 18, 2017
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Wow! That was amazing! I didn't even realize I was in full plow until she mentioned that your feet are on the floor and mine were. My back and neck feel so great! Thank you!

acuddy
acuddy
November 5, 2017
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I've been meaning to try this class for weeks , but didn't realize until today how beneficial it would be for my hips and lower back! With Satiya's calm clear guidance I learned ways to get deeper into poses I've been doing for years. Will come back to this again and again - thank you!!

Hchagmark
Hchagmark
November 5, 2017
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I've just finished the peak pose challenge and it was more difficult than I had expected - but in a good way. Part 1 in particular was exactly what I needed for my tight hips. I will return to this practice. Thanks!

nipper
nipper
October 28, 2017
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Great release for sacrum and lower back. Strengthening, stretching, and relaxing. Perfect.

Kabarattini
Kabarattini
September 14, 2017
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Perfect for the athlete that hasn't stretched in a while. Fully backside lovins. Holy smokes its good.

Helen P
Helen P
September 10, 2017
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This was a wonderful practice, thank you Satiya. I did find that I needed a counter posture after doing the full snail so I did a couple of dynamic bridges before Shavansana. It would be great to have more intermediate slow classes.

pvetsen
pvetsen
September 5, 2017
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So good! It's really lovely to slow down with you.
I would be really really amazing if you wanted to make a longer, advanced class <3

Thank you for all that you do!

mrswright2015
mrswright2015
August 29, 2017
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"Look, there's Satiya's bum!!!" I hope there's a chance for me to go on a yoga retreat led by Satiya one day. I feel like this might be a fun experience.

About the class: Holy cow. I was not expecting to get into snail's pose on my first try. But thanks to a gentle yet firm yoga instructor, I totally did - and it even felt like a spiritual experience. Thanks DYWM team for this video.