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A series of postures that are intended to get you moving for a few minutes each day. The focus is to enjoy a moving meditation with flowing postures that increase range of motion.
Functional Strength Yoga Classes
Also known as functional training or functional movement, “It trains your muscles to work together and prepares them for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work, or in sports.” – Mayo Clinic.
Danielle’s classes are In the style of Hatha and Vinyasa and work to increase flexibility and strength, improve breathing and quiet the mind. Hatha could also be referred to as a slow flow but individual postures can be held for a few breaths. Vinyasa yoga, similar to Ashtanga yoga, is a fast-paced series of postures that focuses on the flow between movements, rather than individual poses. Typically, a class listed as “All Levels” will be somewhere in the middle and the teacher will be accustomed to cueing for a mixed group of students. Props such as blocks and straps are encouraged and can be used as a tool for accessibility or to increase the challenge in a pose. It is important that you listen to your body and modify when needed. This is especially important during online classes. It is okay if you are not doing the same exercise as the teacher just keep moving and rest when needed.
A circuit workout consists of a series of exercises performed one right after the other with little or no rest in between. The circuit is repeat 2-5 times with about one or two minutes rest in between each series of exercises. You can use weights or complete the program using your bodyweight. Focus on correct form and step up to a more difficult exercise or a heavier weight when you are ready.
Restorative & Meditation Classes
A restorative yoga sequence typically involves only five or six poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. Held for 5 minutes or more, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends. This class is about comfort and absolute stress reduction.
Meditation is the intentional practice of managing a state of intense focus for the goal of self-improvement. Traditional seated meditation is not just emptying the mind and thinking of nothing. Simply choose one thing to think about and focus your attention there for a time, two or three minutes to start.