Snail Pose: Opening

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Hatha Yoga
Yin Yoga
Gentle Yoga
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Average: 4.5 (55 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.


Challenging and rewarding
Van_damsel 1 week 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month ago

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

I wanted to like this...
Megstheyogi 2 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 2 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.

That class was beautiful and
Kitkatkatey 2 months ago

That class was beautiful and has left me with a big smile.

Thank you

Great class!
Paulette9 2 months ago

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!!