Class Focus: Functional Line, Hip Mobility, Shiva Pose, Kneeling Bird of Paradise Variation.
This Level 2 MIA yoga class focuses heavily on hip mobility as we work through passive and active stretches, articular leg rotations, internal and external rotation to increase strength, function, and range of motion. We combine these movements with asymmetrical lunges, active twist, and contralateral activation of the pectoralis major and latissimus dorsi muscles. This class approaches challenging poses that require active flexibility like Shiva Pose.
The functional lines consist of three myofascial meridians originating from the arm lines and extending across the torso towards the opposite outer side of the pelvis and legs. This creates an X-shaped pattern on both the front and back of the body as well as extending down the lateral sides of the body to the inside of the knee. The primary muscles in this group significantly affect hip mobility, contralateral stabilization, counterbalancing, or generating power from the opposite side, such as throwing a ball or a tennis player’s backhand stroke.
Note: Please consult your healthcare provider before starting any new exercise program, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or injuries. Listen to your body throughout the practice and modify poses to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.