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Wheel Pose: Open the Heart

Intermediate II

Tracey teaches you how to open up the body into a gradual, deep backbend that you will need to access in the second class of this series, Wheel Pose: Full Posture, when you do full wheel pose (chakrasana), also called upward facing bow pose (urdva dhanurasana). She helps you release the spine, shoulders, hip flexors and legs while encouraging you to move through a fun, vigorous power yoga flow.

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haysnk1
haysnk1
December 23, 2021
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This class flows so smoothly and creatively, and Tracy's voice is so calm, it is over before you know it, and your body feels great.

Gilly Vanilly
Gilly Vanilly
December 2, 2021
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I loved this class even though it was a little advanced for me I was happy to give it my best and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you Tracy

ValCav8
ValCav8
April 1, 2020
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I don't usually do vinyasa but loved this one: a feel good practice! Positively pushed my boundaries. Thank you

PeacefulRN
PeacefulRN
September 22, 2019
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9/22/19 Returning to this one - a really nice flow with special attention paid to opening the hip flexors and chest. Perfectly paced, nicely flowing. All around great.

Liga
Liga
June 4, 2019
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thank you so so much for this. all day i was feeling sluggish, premenstrual, low energy and unmotivated. after this class i feel revitalised, awake, alive and focused. thank you so soo much xxxxxx

Irishlove
Irishlove
July 13, 2018
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I don't know if it's just me, but this class went from modest to INTENSE. Granted, I'd just done another class on Tittibasana immediately prior to it, but I'm thinking it's not just me. Lots of core work here, and I'll definitely revisit it. Thank you & Namaste from Ireland.

crepuscule3142
crepuscule3142
June 5, 2018
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Ah I love Tracey. My body was feeling like crap after being abroad for a few days and this intermediate class sorted it right out. Cheers.

Tracey Newton
Tracey Newton
May 8, 2018
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Thanks for the fun class Tracey, great transitions and loved the circular flow. This is now one of my favourites

stuessy
stuessy
April 20, 2018
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This is one of the best sessions on this website. Great flow that digs in one layer at a time. Thank you, Tracey.

ama1031
ama1031
December 9, 2017
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I loved this class and appreciated all the openness it had. I have a question since it happens often with my low back sciatica and arthritis, do you have any suggestions on how to manage not having low back pinch in back bends? I try and tuck my pelvis under towards the front, but it still is problematic. I know low back and hip flexors are really tight, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

KateMann86
KateMann86
December 8, 2017
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Thanks Tracey for such a nice sequence, I'm feeling a bit under the weather and really needed some yoga to get me active, but still calming and not too intense. Really appreciated!

PeacefulRN
PeacefulRN
November 30, 2017
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Such a great flow and sequence - stretching and opening the whole body! This is a great stand alone class, no matter if one is planning on processing to full wheel. The backbends and heart-opening feel gentle, thorough and really good; nothing feels forced or over-done. Thank you, Tracey!!
Want to mention that there is a little bit of chatter during sivasana that *probably* was intended to be edited out.... Not a big deal but a little disruptive and kind of amusing.