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Rise & Shine

This is a practice by vinyasa teacher Kira Ryder.   She believes sometimes one needs to play with poses, move intelligently, investigate.  Let the poses pump prana into you especially the hips and sacrum which can become stagnant.

Your face is “the dashboard of the pranic system.”  When your face is tight, your body is too.

Baddha Konasana..5 minutes

Cowboy Negotiation Pose: squat press leg away

Hammock Pose:  Forward Bend with wide legs

Horse Stance with Uddiyana bandha

Virabhadrasana 2: rotate palms up, sway

Low lunge with external rotation

Rounded plank pose

Cobra Pose with Side sweeps

Rocket Cat: curl halfway from balasana toes curled under, tongue out

Slumpy swami twist: sukhasana with slump and twist.




Maria Young Ace Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (500) Independent Contractor providing the following services: Office Management, Bookkeeping, Web Design, Marketing and Instruction in Yoga and Martial Arts for children and adults. Black Belt, 4 year program, LockBoxing. Maria studied under Erik Lee and won Grand Champion at the Kuk Sool Tri-State Tournament in 2006. Experience Certified Yoga Instructor: 700 hour level. At Piedmont Yoga, Maria’s main instructors were Richard Rosen, Rodney Yee, and Clare Finn. To them she is eternally grateful. Richard Rosen, founder Piedmont Yoga Studio & editor of Yoga Journal says: “Among the 30...students Maria was always among the more assiduous and adept.  If you’re thinking of adding Yoga instruction to your program, then I highly recommend Maria for the job.” College: CSULB: B.A. English Literature, UC Berkeley: M.A. Comparative Literature