Yoga Prop Empowerment: Rock With Your Block Video
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Yoga Prop Empowerment: Rock With Your Block

Episode 1
Available worldwide
4.2

A challenging and powerful foundational flow to help find poses from a centered and integrated body and mind. Using blocks to fully engage and inform, we are encouraged to take responsibility for all the roles we play when practicing and in our lives. This sequence moves from foundational standing poses into a peak pose: eagle on a block, ending with an uplifting and inspiring closing.

These practices are taught as a private class, pointing key actions and alignment principals while going through a centering and challenging sequence.

Props: 2 blocks

Sara Shirk
English

Episodes

Rock With Your Block Video
4.2
Episode 1 Rock With Your Block
Rock With Your Block (August 2016)
Episode 1
, 47 minutes
A challenging and powerful foundational flow using block to help find poses from a centered and integrated body and mind.
Available worldwide
Arm Extenders Video
4.57143
Episode 2 Arm Extenders
Arm Extenders (August 2016)
Episode 2
, 47 minutes
Dive deep into an empowering sequence using a strap to teach nourishing binds, lengthened forward folds and side bends.
Available worldwide
Raise the Stakes Video
3.69231
Episode 3 Raise the Stakes
Raise the Stakes (August 2016)
Episode 3
, 40 minutes
Raise the stakes on your own experience using a blanket to empower lower back health in therapeutic standing poses and nourishing seated forward folds and twists.
Available worldwide
Full Spectrum Support Video
4.214285
Episode 4 Full Spectrum Support
Full Spectrum Support (August 2016)
Episode 4
, 51 minutes
Leverage yoga props to stabilize the hips and the shoulder girdle to create hamstring, upper back, and neck freedom and opening.
Available worldwide

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jen.jml777, posted on August 17, 2016

Shannon is the only coach I have found who can keep you from injuring yourself. I think that by coaching a student, she is in the moment making the corrections all of us need to stay safe. Thank you!

olgamillsgt, posted on August 14, 2016

Love your style. One question: the garuda on the block, The same arm and leg on top? Thanks

KristenL@Gaia, posted on August 15, 2016

Hi OLGAMILLSGT,

Thanks for your feedback!

In Garudasana, the opposite arm and leg will be on top. I.E. right arm underneath, right leg over top. Thank you for practicing with Gaia!

KristenL@Gaia

OliveYogaStudio, posted on August 8, 2016

I am healing a back injury. The intentional reminders in this practice of pulling the arches of the feet into the belly gave me the strength to practice this morning for the first time in a week without (much) pain. Thank you for reminding me of my strength!

ashleyisherburne, posted on August 7, 2016

Thank you, Shannon, for your truly skillful and heart-centered teaching! This class is wonderful.

tmrutledge, posted on August 7, 2016

A ton of juicy goodness to absorb here - I will return often. Already this class is transforming how I use my body and the attitude I bring to my practice and my day. Thank you so much, Shannon! This is the depth of instruction and inspiration that I've been longing to find.

aliciavalentyn, posted on August 6, 2016

Thank you

kim.presslie, posted on August 6, 2016

Feel really strong and energised many thanks

strauss5marija, posted on August 6, 2016

Thank you shanon I love this class specially for my shoulders and spine back side I must say I love change in hatha yoga that now I can follow before it was too strong fast practising with you but lately I can really enjoy doing yoga with you becouse you are great teacher just maybe your style is too strong for everybody or me personaly I am hatha yoga and do not beleive in fast movement too much in yoga,Namaste big thanks :)

stojanovic_jels, posted on August 5, 2016

I think this is more Tutorial style. So much information which is great but I don't think I was expecting it because of the description. I felt it wasn't really a flow as such. But wonderful instruction for the purpose.

ajwiseox_80, posted on August 5, 2016

Brilliant. The practice created beautiful alignment and opening without stressing the body. One of the best practices I have had yet on Gaia.

aimeemeyer, posted on September 12, 2016

It's true that many students believe that working out with props means that they're not strong enough, or not good enough, which is simply not the case.

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