Turning Inwards

Andrea Ting-Luz
Instructor Andrea Ting-Luz
Average: 4.9 (78 votes)
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In this slow, deliberate practice, retreat into your inner sanctuary. Join Andrea and explore opening your inner thighs and hamstrings towards kurmasana, also known as turtle pose. Note: Feel free to use a blanket or block for knee support.

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 5 of Cultivate Your Inner Teacher 14-Day Intermediate Yoga Challenge.

Turning Inwards Playlist (to be played with the class)

Click on playlist below and press play when the class begins.







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Equipment: None
Style: Slow Flow, Vinyasa/Power Yoga


Lucie R 6 days ago

Loved it! what a great idea to do a sun salutation this way. This sequence worked areas (iner thighs and sides of rib cage) seldom focused on as intensely. The inward focus was great for htis end of afternoon practice. Thank you Andrea

FairfaxYoga 2 months ago

Such a beautiful class, I really enjoyed it. A slower chance of pace, while still a bit of a challenge.

Rhett 4 months ago

Loved this class. I have never done turtle pose before and hadn’t done a lot of variations on poses Andrea taught in this class. Was refreshing and definitely shifted my perspective. One question- at the 7:29 minute mark when you tuck your arm under your leg I’m not really sure what the intent is in this pose. Should it be active and should I be pushing my shoulder and leg into one another or more passive? Thank you, really great class.

Fiji McAlpine 3 months ago

Hi Ariel,

This is a great question. The intention of weaving the arm behing the knee is that you could gently lengthen the entire femur, and connective tissue attached, in two opposing directions. The arm pushes the knee forward, the hip is pulling slightly back. Does this make sense?


Rhett 3 months ago

This makes complete sense! Thank you :^)

llacey 5 months ago

This is gorgeous. It's an intermediate practice that calms the nervous system and feels amazing, all in 30 minutes. It has become one of my favorite practices on the site. Thank you, Andrea.