Hip, Hip, Hooray
When: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Time: 10:00 am -11:30 am (Eastern Time Zone)
Hip, Hip, Hooray
Tight hips are one of the main reasons that students attend yoga classes. Tight hip flexors can be caused by a sedentary lifestyle, too much sitting at an office desk, and even biking, doing squats, weightlifting, and running. When hips flexors, extensors, quadriceps, and hamstrings remain in a shortened position for an extensive amount of time, it takes additional attention to get them to return to their original length.
This class is dedicated to releasing tight and stiff hips and inadvertently tight psoas muscles and a tight lower back. Since the hip joints bear a lot of weight we will also address hip pain around the inner groin area, outer hip, and even the knees.
Asansas: Standing Poses, Downward Facing Dog, Wide Leg Forward Flexion, Supta Padangusthasana Series, Hip Openers in Seated Asanas, Standing and Seated Twists, Hip Extenders such as Camel, Domes, and Bridge, Supported Inversions, and Restoratives.
Pranayama: Each yoga class incorporates pranayama techniques, such as alternate nostril breathing and diaphragmatic (belly) breathing, to calm the mind, soothe the nervous system, and optimize the body’s natural healing capacity.
Pranayama (breath work) maintains healthy lungs where gas exchange occurs (oxygen from the air is transported to the blood and carbon dioxide is eliminated from the blood into the air) and connects us to prana, where vital- life energy is exchanged with the trees where oxygen is received and carbon dioxide is given.
Try This Fun and Uplifting Pranayama Practice!
Practice this guided Wim Hof breathing technique.
Healing Injury? For those who have a history of injury or trauma and notice that the effects of the minor/major injuries are beginning to interfere with your everyday lives, please note that all of the yoga classes are naturally healing.
Each yoga class is designed to help release stored pain, anxiety, stress, or tension you may be experiencing so that vital, healing energy – prana – can move freely through the entire body. When vital energy is flowing freely (not obstructed), you experience positive emotions, revitalized energy, mental clarity, lightness, pain relief, and an overall sense of well-being.
ALL ARE WELCOME
Whether you have attended any of my yoga classes in the past or not, you are welcome to attend any or all of these classes.
Beginner – with at least 6 months of yoga experience
One yoga mat. Two yoga blocks. Two firm blankets.
Two firm bolsters, if you have
One yoga belt, if you have
Two or three sandbags, if you have
Dharma wheel, if you have one
I had the distinct pleasure of studying yoga and taking classes with Roger and Kari in Madison for around four years. I learned volumes! As another student put it, their method of teaching is like the “philosopher’s stone” applied to yoga. Classes were both insightful and delightful on account of Kari’s whimsical sense of humor. The vibe was intense and focused yet without taking anything too seriously. We had fun while devoting ourselves to precise alignment. I highly recommend their Iyengar-style technique and Kari‘s personal teaching style!"
Kari Tomashik is a true and kind teacher of Eischens Yoga. She has taken Roger Eischen’s groundbreaking work much further. Kari is both a very clear communicator who can help the uninitiated and experienced practitioner to learn about their body/mind/spirit, and an experimenter who keeps her ego out of the way of her focus on the learner.
I met Kari on my travels in Pai, (Thailand). I was so lucky to have the chance to practice with her on my morning sessions. Kari showed me with a few words and gentle adjustments the way to open my heart. But more valuable to integrate & strengthen that open heart. Kari is an authentic,natural born teacher who shares her experience from deep down in her beautiful heart! Everlasting gratitude."
I have known Kari for a number of years. She is unequaled in her dedication to using yoga as a vehicle to understand her place in the world and make an impact in the lives of those she encounters. She has a deep knowledge of the workings of the human body – derived from her personal practice and her many years of teaching. She approaches each individual as a unique person and treats all with respect. Besides that, she has a great sense of humor and an assured yet gentle manner."