Yes, Grasshopper!

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
4.923075
Average: 4.9 (13 votes)
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Duration:
39
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11

This intermediate flow experience with Rachel will prepare you for exploring one of yoga’s most entertaining arm balances: insect pose (tittibhasana). Along the way, we’ll explore hip opening, full splits, core work, wrist strengthening and some other fun hand balances. Come along for the ride!

Equipment: Strap, Block
Style: Vinyasa/Power Yoga

Comments

zoeg 1 month ago

Great class! I loved the core work. I came to this practice with sore inner thighs and hamstrings so I was surprised to find myself in the peak pose (with bent knees). I found that the more I pulled up through my core and created that hollow dome, the less pressure there was in my wrists. I loved playing in this pose and will come back to this class again!

Ani_86 1 month ago

Very fun and challenging class with nice core action and hip openers! I'll be bookmarking. However, this felt like an intermediate III to me, with the quick pace, intense core work (those foot hovers - yeesh!) and the arm balances.

Katiek2610 1 month ago

Rachel I love your classes so much. You never fail to make me smile! Your practises always leave my body feeling refreshed and my mind that bit more joyful and relaxed. You are a ray of sunshine for me thankyou!

Rhett 1 month ago

Very fun and fast class! I really liked the creative poses and the challenge. Rachel always makes me chuckle. Will definitely revisit this class. Question- I am a very sweaty person and often slip when doing poses like bakasana (sp?). I’ve tried a towel but that only sorta helps. Any tips or is it just better to try out those poses when I’m not sweaty?

Rachel Scott 1 month ago

Good question! Usually the towel is the answer - tuck it between your arms and legs to get more grip. You can try crow when you're not sweaty too, of course, but usually the towel is how we manage it. Throwing on a shirt that covers your upper arms while you do the pose could help as well?

Rhett 1 month ago

Aha! Very helpful. I use the towel just to wipe my arms and legs off, but I had not tried placing it between the arm and leg. I'm going to try that, thank you!

mcwenderson 2 months ago

This is awesome! Even with tight hamstrings, I still managed to get to a semblance of insect pose. Until I started to giggle remembering that as a child (over 50 years ago), we would get into this pose and walk around on our hands trying to push each other over! Feels good to play like that again.