Snail Pose: Opening

Beginner I

This is the first of a series of two classes that prepare you for a yin pose called snail, or karnapidasana. It's a yoga posture that requires a significant amount of flexibility in your back, particularly your lower back and neck, so it's important to progress toward it slowly and carefully. This is Satiya's special skill, and you'll find this yin yoga-like class to feel wonderfully delicious, rejuvenating and releasing for many parts of the body. It will prepare you for the next class in the series: Snail Pose: Deepening.

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Lesley
Lesley
November 29, 2021
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A lovely gentle but not easy practice. Made a refreshing contrast to the more vigourous vinyassa practices that I've been doing.

ShesARainbow
ShesARainbow
May 15, 2020
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Very rewarding class. Haha my dog was also so relaxed by the end he was snoring! Satiya definitely has a soothing voice.

lea.muller@student.maastrichtuniversity.nl
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My back hurt before doing this practice, and I kind of felt stressed. Now I am feeling at ease. Thank you! <3 You are such a wonderful teacher and your voice is really soothing!!!

wendy caroline
wendy caroline
September 28, 2018
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Thank you for another lovely class, I am really enjoying the 30 day beginners class. The only problem I have is that I cannot sit cross legged comfortably, I have tried and tried would you suggest I sit on my knees, but if I do this some of the poses tend to end up more like child pose.

CFOWLER13
CFOWLER13
June 4, 2018
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I still have goose bumps of energy and relaxation pulsing through my body. This was just what I needed after stressfilled day of siting. Lovely calm energy! Thank you.

Van_damsel
Van_damsel
February 13, 2018
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I chose this class expecting an easier yoga session, when needing a good release and not really feeling my usual ashtanga flow and instead found a surprisingly challenging and rewarding session! I had always passed by yin yoga sessions thinking they wouldn't add much to my practice but I was clearly mistaken. This class brought my attention to the nervous energy I carry around (probably why I've always favored the faster classes) and the tension that creates. I'm going to start working this and other yin yoga classes into my schedule from now on to create more balance in my flow. Thank you

Nyamyj
Nyamyj
January 28, 2018
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Thank you, this really opened my tight hips. Most appreciated. As someone with tight ligaments your words were soothing and encouraging. Felt a difference by the end of class ohysically and emotionally. Namaste Satiya.

Mhare
Mhare
January 24, 2018
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I know I need to slow down but this was a bit too slow for me. I guess I need to practice patience. I could have cut this practice in half and I might have been happier.

rayann.gordon
rayann.gordon
January 15, 2018
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Satiya's deep space and way of teaching the breath were such a blessing in getting me back to movement after a bad cold. Thank you so much!

Reineira
Reineira
January 8, 2018
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I love this class. It took me to unknown areas of my body; wonderful, Namaste!

Megstheyogi
Megstheyogi
December 12, 2017
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I wanted to like this class as I absolutely love everything else on doyogawithme, and this was part of the intermediate 30 day challenge. Unfortunately, it left me feeling pretty uneven as only the left hip got the benefit of Gomukhasana!

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
December 14, 2017
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Thank you so much for the feedback! Wow, that's rare, that a pose would be missed on the other side and that we would miss it altogether! I'm glad you pointed that out.

The only fix was to remove gomukhasana on the one side, which I have done.

Kitkatkatey
Kitkatkatey
November 29, 2017
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That class was beautiful and has left me with a big smile.

Thank you

Paulette9
Paulette9
November 23, 2017
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Satya I love you!! What an incredibly opening and relaxing class-true Satya style!! What a wonderful gift from you and to myself on this Thanksgiving Day!!

adalexander
adalexander
November 15, 2017
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Many thanks for a wonderful calming stretch. I can feel that I am getting stronger and more limber with every session in this wonderful series. Thanks!

unclejuice19
unclejuice19
November 15, 2017
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Thank you Satiya. It's amazing to watch you fold like fresh bread. I'm more like toast which doesn't bend so good... But I can still try and I appreciate your encouragement. I just can't imagine the plough or the snail being in my immediate future. (Might be a good video though.)

dena.rissman
dena.rissman
October 10, 2017
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This class was a practice in patience. I typically like vinyasa classes. It was good for me to slow down and the hip stretches were excellent. Seems like there were a few poses where we only did one side for a long time and neglected the other side. I felt a little uneven. a good challenge nonetheless.

aicragellebasi
aicragellebasi
October 8, 2017
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In its simplicity, it was quite a challenging class for me... It seems like my body was not used to work on these parts of my body. I feel like I need to do this class a few times again to get my body use to it. I enjoyed the challenged though. Thanks.

mamacassi
mamacassi
September 1, 2017
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Perfect class. Pacing. Peaceful. Progressive.

Becky in TX
Becky in TX
August 29, 2017
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Satiya is such a peaceful soul; calm and soothing. Thank you for this very effective and thoughtful class.

Melekeda
Melekeda
August 27, 2017
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dear satia thank you for this video. i practiced it and immensely waiting for the rest of the practice. can you publish this week?

Dina Handy
Dina Handy
August 18, 2017
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I just finish this class and it was wonderful. Love her and the way she speaks I can fully understand. I have some problems in my waist and thighs since I had radiotherapy . It hurts when I exercise but I try to be in the same position but in a comfortable way to work the area as she does. Love it. Namaste Sativa.

sburks02
sburks02
August 7, 2017
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Incredible hip and chest opening. A true journey. Guidance provided gave a real opportunity to open and experience a slight edge. Thank you!

nipper
nipper
August 6, 2017
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Very peaceful, well guided opening for shoulders, back, and hips. Just perfect, thank you Satiya

mrswright2015
mrswright2015
August 6, 2017
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It's a Satiya class, so of course it's excellent. I'm watching both my internal and external practice grow with Satiya, which is such a wonderous thing.

That being said, I think the thumbnail on the front page is not accurate, unless we did a wide legged forward fold that I completely forgot about.

SonoLuminescence
SonoLuminescence
August 3, 2017
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Your tone of voice, your pace, your breathword is very soothing and creates bliss within. Thank you and look forward to enjoy more of your videos. Namaste

Kaoya
Kaoya
August 3, 2017
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So excited for the new peak poses series that are coming along! :D

Will try this one tonight, Satiya is a great instructor and I've been including more and more yin into my practice lately, as I have upped my triathlon training significantly. Slowing down feels so good.

Thank you DYMW, as always, keep up the great work!

zeecee
zeecee
August 2, 2017
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This was a very challenging yet releasing class. It opened my hips more than I anticipated in addition to allowing my knees to talk to me and let me know I have some issues there.
Overall, a great class that I will do again.