Banded Shoulder Strengthening and Core

Giulia Pline

I began studying and practicing yoga to supplement my dance training during my time as a B.F.A Dance major at The Boston Conservatory. Yoga became a natural extension of dance for me, providing a different path t...
Banded Shoulder Strengthening and Core: This one is A GOOD, QUICK BURN! Yoga has a lot of pushing movements in the shoulder girdle. Think of plank and chaturanga, handstand and down dog. Add some pulling for your shoulders to keep them strong, stable, and healthy over time both on and off the mat. This class is great for shoulder rehab AND PRE-hab. A quickie to make you stronger and more resilient in the upper body and beyond.

Bands used in this class: 1 open band, 2 mini loop bands (1 of lighter resistance, 1 of a heavier resistance).

Banded Kula Flow is a special class that combines the Kula Flow style yoga you love with strength + mobility exercises—all with resistance bands! There are so many fantastic reasons  you should consider adding resistance bands to your movement and yoga practice and you will reap some of the benefits with this special practice, including but not limited to: improving strength throughout your range of motion; increasing resiliency throughout your whole body; developing new movement skills; increasing proprioception aka awareness of where you are in space; sparking new inspiration, insight, and creativity to your personal practice; and/or teaching and developing a deeper connection to your body, mind, and breath! Are you ready to join the resistance?

Where can I purchase bands like Giulia's?

Mini bands:

Regular bands (Make sure to purchase a total of 4 individual resistance bands of the same color and resistance. Giulia recommends starting with bands of a medium resistance):

Bands needed to make the set:
2 mini bands, 1 of light resistance and the other of a heavier resistance
1 one loop band
2 two loop bands
1 open band
*Watch the Intro video for a tutorial on how to tie the loops!