Snail Pose: Opening

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Satiya Channer
Hatha Yoga
Yin Yoga
Gentle Yoga
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Average: 4.6 (65 votes)

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.


Relaxing and so good for stretching hips and lower back.
CFOWLER13 2 weeks ago

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.

This was wonderful. Thank you
hstein 2 months ago

This was wonderful. Thank you!

Challenging and rewarding
Van_damsel 4 months ago

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

Enjoyable and relaxing
Nyamyj 4 months ago

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.

Felt out of place in the 30 day intermediate challenge
Mhare 4 months ago

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.

Perfect for recovering from illness
rayann.gordon 5 months ago

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!

I love this class. It took
Reineira 5 months ago

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

I wanted to like this...
Megstheyogi 6 months ago

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!

Re: Gomukhasana
David Procyshyn 6 months ago

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.