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Connecting to Courage Through Surya

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Connecting to Courage Through Surya

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Our star, the sun, has been revered by many civilizations throughout history as the giver of life and the source of power. In yoga philosophy we learn that in the microcosm of our bodies, the sun is located at the center of our chest. So in order to tap into this power source we must first open our heart.

Join Nico for a dynamic advanced asana practice focused on conquering fear through handstands at the wall and building courage with inverted backbends.

We labeled this practice as advanced because of the backbending / handstand sequence at the wall in the second half of the practice. We strongly suggest watching the wall sequence first and not going beyond your ability. As with any of our videos, Nico suggests modifications or stopping points that can make the practice suit your level.

Contraindications: wrist, shoulder or back issues.

Props: wall, bolster (optional)

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obgyn, posted on September 25, 2016

My physical practice is not as advanced as this yet. However, I wanted to see the next step so to speak. Your story of Surya at the beginning, coupled with permission to not do everything in the practice was a wonderful metaphor for me on and off the mat. Thank you!!

OneLove2002, posted on September 21, 2016

It is always a gift to see that Nico has a new practice here. This class has it all: flowing asana, twists, backbends and inversions all interwoven with the story of Surya. I had fun with the handstands, and as always with Nico, I leave the practice feeling still, calm and connected. Thank you Nico, many blessings to you. Namaste.

mariamineo, posted on September 20, 2016

Hello Nico,
Thank you so much for this practice! It's the exact practice I've been craving. It was just perfect for what I needed today (and many days), sun salutations, handstands and backbends. Your cues really gave me the courage to do the handstands and backbends and to find something in myself in the challenge that I really needed to see right about now. I LOVE the tick tocks and will incorporate them into my practice. I can always count on your classes to combine flow, grace and strength and doses of spirituality. Do you plan on a practice for 'the next step' building on this one? I feel like there's a part II that naturally goes here.
Namaste,
Maria

nicoluce, posted on September 21, 2016

Thank you so much for your feedback!In the spring we filmed a bunch of classes that will be released in the following months, some of them as challenging as this one. Hope you enjoy them!
Cheers,
n

danigrayeb, posted on September 20, 2016

Como siempre, una clase excelente!! Namaste Nico, desde Denver CO.
Great alignment clues. I never thought I could climb down the wall from handstand.
Looking forward to more classes like this.
Thank you so much
Daniela

lissi, posted on September 20, 2016

Hi, Nico. so glad to finally, finally practice with you again. challenging, yet accessible practice. And I just love your wording. Didnt know about the origin of the word courage from the French Coeur. But it makes sense, and I feel it. So love to practice with you. hope we will meet on the mat again. But till then I will keep being on this site to practice with you. love .lissi

nicoluce, posted on September 21, 2016

So nice to hear from you Lissi. I miss your beautiful smile.
Big hug,
n

mariliamello, posted on September 19, 2016

Hi from Brazil Nico Luce! This class was a challenge for me and funny sometimes! I wish someday a could do a handstand. I wil keep trying. Thank you!

montlake, posted on September 18, 2016

I am so happy to see a new class from Nico Luce. Great Handstand and backbend variations! I would have loved to see a bit more cardio, but it was just great to have a new class! IT has been a LONG TIME!!! I hope you will posting some more challenging classes soon! This was great. Thanks so much!

nicoluce, posted on September 18, 2016

Thank you for your comment!
There are more classes coming up on the site soon.
Cheers,
n

maktub, posted on September 17, 2016

I can't wait to repeat this practice! Amazing class, thank you so much for offering so much! inspirational, challenging and sweet! Bless you!

aliciavalentyn, posted on September 16, 2016

Nico, absolutely loved this practice :-) Namaste

nicoluce, posted on September 18, 2016

I'm glad you enjoyed it, Alicia!
Namaste

valena, posted on September 21, 2016

Thnk you Nico, I really enjoyed the practice! I love the story on Surya I had no Idea on that, and I loved the backbend series. Since I have chronic low back pain this is a wonderful way to open up the front of the body and get the inversion backbend!
Nameste

valena, posted on September 21, 2016

Thnk you Nico, I really enjoyed the practice! I love the story on Surya I had no Idea on that, and I loved the backbend series. Since I have chronic low back pain this is a wonderful way to open up the front of the body and get the inversion backbend!
Nameste

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