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Chair Yoga: Sun Salutations

Today we're bringing you another chair yoga flow, this time focusing on sun salutations. If, for whatever reason, doing the traditional Sun Salutation flow isn't working for you, then we recommend giving this version a try. It's also a great way to switch up your practice! Follow along with UB instructor Simiya Sudduth guides us through this gentle chair yoga flow.

Tuning in Before Kundalini Yoga

The new year is fast approaching, and we figured it'd be a good time to bring you this video with a chanted meditation meant to cover past, present, and future karma. And even though this is traditionally used before starting the physical Kundalini Yoga practice, it could be a great addition to your meditation practice as well, even if you don't regularly practice Kundalini Yoga. It involves the chanting of one phrase three times, which instructor SiriAtma Kaur explains in more detail in the video.

Baby Grasshopper

The pose Baby Grasshopper is a great arm balance to practice, whether or not you're working towards Grasshopper Pose. Follow along as UB instructor Tori verbally guides instructor @Lindsey through Baby Grasshopper.

Handstand prep: Frog Jumps

Practing handstands, or want to get used to taking weight in your hands during inversions? Follow along with instructor Lindsey Borgna as she guides you through a Frog Jump drill. Move with your breath as you practice these: inhaling as you crouch down, exhaling as you press up into the jump.

Bhramari Breath

Bhramari Breath, also known as Bumble Bee Breath, is a Pranayama (breath-work) technique that is great for when you're feeling overwhelmed and are in need of a simple way to tune out the noise and re-center yourself. Follow along with Constance in the video and give this technique a try.

Partner Yoga: Downward Dog to Handstand

Practicing handstands but not quite ready to do one on your own? Give this Partner Yoga pose a try. Here instructor Stacy acts as the partner assisting Lindsey in doing the handstand.

Bridge Pose

Ready to give Bridge Pose a try? Grab a block (or a thick book) and follow along with instructor Katie Rodgerz as she demos the pose. Bridge Pose is a backbend that is great for energizing the body and lengthening the spine. 

Dirga Pranayama

Chaturanga Dandasana is common in Vinyasa Yoga classes (and some Hatha Yoga classes), and is often presented as part of the "vinyasa" flow. But how often do we break it down as its own separate pose? Here instructor Katie Rodgerz walks us through Chaturanga using blocks to help guide us into the pose's shape. 

Chaturanga

Ready to test your standing balance? Follow along with Urban Breath instructor Jackie Kinealy as she guides us through Tree Pose. Remember to take deep breaths and have some fun with it.

Classic Sun Salutation

Short on time? Classic Sun Salutation, or Surya Namaskara in Sanskrit, is a great option for when you want to get moving in your body but don’t have enough time for a longer yoga practice. Follow along with @Lindsey Borgna’s demonstration as instructor @Tori Arnone verbally guides us through this sun salutation. This video shows various options for poses throughout the sequence, so we recommend having a couple blocks (or large books!) nearby in case you’d like to use them.

Side Crow Pose

Are you comfortable with Crow Pose and want to give another variation a try? Here is Urban Breath instructor Katie Rodgerz with a guide to Side Crow! 🎉 Make sure to warm up your body first - be that through stretches, or perhaps after a yoga class.

Tree Pose

Ready to test your standing balance? Follow along with Urban Breath instructor Jackie Kinealy as she guides us through Tree Pose. Remember to take deep breaths and have some fun with it.

Crow Pose

Have you been wanting to practice arm balances but aren't sure where to start? Follow along with instructor Constance Steinkampas she guides us through Crow Pose. This pose is typically introduced as one of the first arm balances yoga students learn, but we think it's a great one to revisit whether you're new to yoga or a long-time practicer. Be sure to warm up your body (especially your wrists!) before giving this pose a try.

Leg Up the Wall Pose

Anyone else feeling extra sleepy today? Our instructor Jackie Kinealy has got you covered with this video's pose. Legs Up the Wall is a great pose to cozy up in as you wind down from your day. Feel free to add as many props as you like to help you get comfortable - in this video we show you examples of how to incorporate a blanket and an eye pillow.

Sat Kriya

A Kriya in Kundalini Yoga can be thought of as an overall theme that uses a series of postures, breath, and sound that work toward a specific outcome or goal. In this video instructor SiriAtma Kaurwalks us through Sat Kriya, which is meant to elevate the kundalini energy.

Yoga Rolling - Hip Release

Yoga Rolling! Have you ever given it a try? In case you aren't familiar with it, Yoga Rolling combines yoga with the rolling of inflatable massage balls to integrate techniques that will relieve tension in the muscles of your body (and in the case of this specific video, the hips). We have instructor Kerstin Brune here to break down a few techniques for hip releases while Stacy demos.

Kundalini Frogs

Ready to fire up your energy on this chilly Monday? SiriAtma Kaur is here to demonstrate Kundalini Frogs, something many of you may have already experienced in one of her Kundalini classes. If you have a few extra minutes today, then consider tuning in to your body and breath and giving these Kundalini Frogs a try.

Breath of Joy

Join instructor Jackie Kinealy in learning another type of breath-work that we love: Breath of Joy! It doesn't matter how you look; just focus on the feeling of releasing tension and building energy. And have fun with it!

Acro Yoga

Are you brand new to Acro Yoga, or perhaps you've given it a try and want to learn more? Here instructor Amber Jacober guides Stacy Broussard as the flyer and Joe Orf as the base through a beginner Bird Pose. The flyer can keep their hands in contact with the base the entire time, or lift their "wings" and fly if they feel stable. Either way, have fun! Be sure to take it slow and to listen carefully to your partner. Amber and Joe have led two Acro Yoga workshops with us so far, and we're excited to host more workshops with them in the future. Their next workshop will be on January 26th, 2018. You can learn more on the event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/158006608144293/

Kapalabhati Breath

Kapalabhati Breath, also known as Skull-Shining Breath, is another Pranayama technique. Our instructor Katie Rodgers is here to give you a simple demonstration in case you'd like to introduce this to your own yoga practice.

Ujjayi Breath

Ujjayi Breath, or “Loud Breath” is a breathing technique we use in a yoga class to help slow down our breathing so that we can move more mindfully from one posture or pose to the next. It’s also a type of breathing that can be used to help calm the mind at any point in our day, not just in class. If you have ever heard an instructor cue Ujjayi Breath and not quite felt comfortable with it, then this is the video for you. Stacy Broussard is here to break down Ujjayi Breath and to help show you how to integrate this type of breathing into your own practice.

Handstand Prep: L Pose

Handstands! They look cool, but how on earth do we get our feet all the way up there? Stacy Broussard is here to walk you through L Pose, a great way to get the feel of the handstand shape while still relying on the stability of the wall. It's also a good pose to revisit even if you're already comfortable in a handstand, because it can help you check in with your alignment and build more strength. Handstands aren't "essential" to a yoga practice, just like one pose isn't more "important" than another, but they sure can be fun.

Eagle Pose

It’s time for another pose breakdown! This week instructor Stacy Broussard is here to walk you through Eagle Pose (or Garudasana in Sanskrit). Consider giving this pose a try after your body is warmed up from a yoga class, or perhaps after taking a few minutes to stretch out your hips. We suggest a few rounds of cat/cow, and a few poses that are intended to be hip openers (some examples are: Cow Facing Pose, Chair Pose, Tree Pose, Mountain Pose, or Half Lord of the Fishes Pose - all of which can be googled if you aren’t sure what they look like). 

3 Tips for a Home Yoga Practice

We’ve had some of you request info on creating your own home yoga practice, so we’re excited to be able to bring you this video! There’s plenty to be said on the topic, but the most important thing to remember is that there’s no right or wrong way to go about practicing yoga at home. Our wonderful instructor Jackie Kinealy is here to offer three tips to help get you started, but however you choose to begin or reestablish your home yoga practice will be uniquely personal to you. We invite you to take what advice works for you and leave the rest.

Partner Boat

Boat Pose (or Navasana in Sanskrit) is a great pose for focusing on core strength while simultaneously working to stabilize the spine. It can also be pretty challenging, so instructors Stacy and Jackie have teamed up to turn it into a fun partner pose instead! We suggest warming up your hamstrings and hip flexors first - Staff Pose (Dandasana) would be a good place to start. Once you’re stretched and ready, grab a friend and give Partner Boat a try!

Alternate Nostril Breathing

Our breath is powerful - it's what reminds us that we're alive! But it's easy to forget that it's also a wonderful tool for both focus and relaxation. Alternate nostril breathing, or Nadi Shodhana Pranayama, is one of several methods of breath-work. It requires us to slow down and pay careful attention to our breath which in turn calms the mind, relaxes the body (which helps relieve any lingering tension), and offers us a chance to find stillness in the present moment. It may feel a little silly the first few times you try this, but give it a go and see what you think!

8 Angle Pose

Have you ever given Eight Angle Pose a try? This is a fun pose that tends to look much more complicated than it really is, so Instructor Stacy Broussard is here to guide you through it! Spend some time stretching out your hips and hamstrings, and then see where this pose takes you. Don't forget to breathe!

Downward Dog w/ Jee Moon

Urban Breath instructor Jee Moon walks us through Downward Facing Dog, explaining helpful tips on alignment and on ways to relax into the pose.

Basic Yoga Flow w/ Stacy Broussard

Instructor Stacy Broussard with an easygoing cat/cow pose flow filmed by SLAM Agency. It's beginner friendly, and can be especially helpful for those who experience lower back pain.

Prenatal

Yoga Modifications During Pregnancy

Instructor Stacy Broussard walks us through some options for modifications to take while doing yoga during pregnancy, including a few specifics for each trimester. Let us know what you think in the comments below! P.S.We offer Prenatal Yoga classes several times a week - check out our website to sign up, or send us a message if you have any questions!

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Yoga@work

Join the growing number of organizations embracing workplace yoga as a cost-effective stress-busting strategy. Discover how your office can thrive with yoga today!

Get started now by filing in our online form. We'll get back to you with details on how you can host yoga@work.

We also offer special pricing on corporate class cards for 25, 50 and 100 visits shared by your group. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up your corporate account and get your group started taking yoga at our Maplewood and Grove studio locations.

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Happy, healthy, and motivated workplace doesn't have to be a stretch!
In fact, the stretching power of yoga can transform your office by reducing tension and stress. Yoga@Work will provide you and your collegues with simple, safe, and practical yoga training that will have immediate impact in your workplace while addressing a wide variety of conditions.

Yoga is a scientific discipline that offers definitive results such as:
• Improved posture for tension management
• Reduced mental fatigue and exhilarated energy levels
• Enhanced concentration and productivity

According to the Mayo Clinic yoga can also help with:
  • Stress reduction. With its quiet, precise movements, yoga draws your focus away from your busy, chaotic day and toward calm as you move your body through poses that require balance and concentration.
  • Increased fitness. As you learn and refine new poses, you may enjoy improved balance, flexibility, range of motion and strength. And this means you're less likely to injure yourself in other physical endeavors or in your daily activities.
  • Management of chronic health conditions. Yoga might help with a variety of health conditions, such as cancer, depression, pain, anxiety and insomnia, by helping with sleep problems, fatigue and mood. Yoga also can help reduce heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Weight loss. If you're overweight or have binge-eating disorder, yoga may help you make the healthy lifestyle changes necessary to gain control of your eating and drop those extra pounds.

Break the boredom, beat the stress, get fit and more. What's more, we'll make it easy by coming to you. Fill in this program request form and we'll be in touch to bring yoga to you.

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Yoga@Work

Join the growing number of organizations embracing workplace yoga as a cost-effective stress-busting strategy. Discover how your office can thrive with yoga today! Get started now by filing in our online form. We'll get back to you with details on how you can host yoga@work. We also offer special pricing on corporate class cards for 25, 50 and 100 visits shared by your group. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up your corporate account and get your group started taking yoga at our Maplewood and Grove studio locations.

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Happy, healthy and motivated workplace doesn't have to be a stretch!

Yoga can be done practically anywhere in the office and at anytime. Your staff can easily receive the benefits of a yoga practice in their formal business attire + we can tailor the style of yoga to what your employees wish to derive from their yoga practice; i.e. Workout? Relaxation? Team building?   Bringing yoga into your workplace will offer benefits to your company as a whole as well as benefit your employees individually. Whether you plan on implementing yoga at work temporarily during a high-stress time, or as an on-going perk for your employees, Urban Breath Yoga can easily  meet your needs. Some companies choose to pay for the initial cost of running the class and then ask that their employees pay a small fee to offset the price. Other companies offer their employees a discounted membership at the studio by paying for a portion. Fill out the form below, and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. learn about your options. We are happy to customize a package that will work for you.  Yoga is a scientific discipline that offers definitive results such as: • Improved posture for tension management • Reduced mental fatigue and exhilarated energy levels • Enhanced concentration and productivity Yoga can also help:

Reduce stress. Through it’s quiet, precise movements, yoga draws your focus away from your busy, chaotic day and toward calm as you move your body through poses that require balance and concentration.

Support mental, physical, and creative agility. As you learn and refine new poses, you will enjoy improved balance, flexibility, range of motion and strength in mind + body.

Improve posture + boost immunity. Yoga strengthens your body’s defences by increasing circulation + stimulating lymphatic flow.  Yoga also supports healthy bones through weight-bearing movements + correcting the natural curvature of the spine.  

Increase confidence + boost moral.  Yoga unravels the stress and anxiety that accumulates from sitting all day. As you begin to feel better in your body, and learn to create more mental clarity, you’ll experience more positive interactions, and form healthier relationship

Enjoy higher energy levels.  Yoga supports the awareness of your breath.  When you are not breathing mindfully, your energy becomes depleted + you become sluggish, because your vital organs aren’t getting enough oxygen

Break the boredom, beat the stress, get fit and more. What's more, we'll make it easy by coming to you. Fill in this program request form and we'll be in touch to bring yoga to you.

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