Vinyasa 2/3: Open your hamstrings toward hand-to-big-toe pose

Use the wall to explore the difference between common balance poses (Warrior III, Ardha Chandrasana, etc.) both with support and relying on our own bodies, ending with Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana and variations. | taught by Amanda Barp
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About this class:

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the support that we get from those who love us, and how that support can sometimes help us to understand things about ourselves in a different way; the outside influence that can often inform us to make different or better decisions. I was inspired to use the wall and props as feedback for poses that we are often familiar with to see if it might open up something deeper about ourselves or the asanas. We use the wall to explore the difference between common balance poses (Warrior III, Ardha Chandrasana, etc.) both with support and relying on our own bodies, and end with Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana and variations. Props: strap, 2 blocks and a wall.

Amanda Barp
Amanda Barp

About the Instructor

I began my yoga practice 15 years ago when I moved from the Midwest to Oregon as a transfer student. I was delighted to find that I could take a class through the university, and was lucky to have such a great experience with yoga from the beginning. This instilled in me the importance of first interactions with this practice. Fostering an environment of acceptance, understanding and non-judgment is very important to me, both in the yoga studio and in my own work as a massage therapist. I completed the 200 hour yoga teacher training at The Bhaktishop in 2015. I’ve been very lucky to have wonderful mentors who are willing to work with me as I begin this journey of teaching, most notably my teachers at The Bhaktishop; Lisa Mae, Monicka, Kate and Tasha.

I continue to be amazed by the human body and how our daily movement and habits can affect how we move through our lives. Asana provides an excellent outlet for understanding ourselves more deeply, while providing a space in which we can strive to make sense of ourselves and our place in relation to each other and the world.


Course Contents

1 Video
1.0 hr

Course Curriculum

Vinyasa 2/3: Open your hamstrings toward hand-to-big-toe pose
64:50