Whether you've never tried yoga, went to one class or have been practicing for many years this class is an experience for everyone. Sofa yoga is a way to do yoga using your sofa for support in different poses. Your sofa provides a comfortable place for you to do your yoga practice. If you have any knee trouble this is a great way to have plenty of padding, as well as any other areas of your body that might need extra support. The sofa is like a prop in that it allows you to push against or pull to get a deeper stretch in a safe way.
The course contains:
one main practice on video broken into two segments
one shivasana video (You should have the most comfortable shivasana of your life!)
one hip opener video practice
This course is an opportunity to explore variations of common yoga poses and stretches in a unique explorative way. Have fun with it and try to do the best you can with the poses and your sofa since every one is different. Adjust and change any poses at your discretion. You can share your experience with the community- it's the best way to learn and explore what works!
This video is a relaxing, supportive yoga practice aimed to help with stretching the muscles of the legs and hip regions. It is done on a sofa. Enjoy!
The first part of this sofa yoga class I will introduce a mantra to help focus the mind and allow more stillness and relaxation for the duration of the practice. You will learn yoga poses that you can do on the sofa and may help make poses more accessible.
The second part of the class with teach you some restorative poses great for relaxation and to help you focus on your breath.
This is a guided shivasana practice that brings you fully into relaxation and allows you to rest and relieve any stress. This type of meditation after a yoga practice helps to let your body absorb the practice and adjust to the yoga stretches and movements before going on with your day!
Jessica Walsh is a certified 200 hour yoga teacher through The Himalayan Institute. She studied yoga and dance at Penn State University. Her teachings are based on the Iyengar style and focus on proper alignment. Jessica attends the Yoga Journal Conference, Wanderlust, Bhaktifest and other festivals annually to study with internationally known teachers. Some of which are Marsha Wenig, Bryan Kest and Judith Hanson Lasater. She is the founder of YogiDance, a kids yoga program. Her newest project, Downdog Update is a youtube channel all about yoga!