Deep Squats, Big Hip Openers, Double Pigeon

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Roy Gan

Roy Gan (ERYT) is a classically trained dancer from Singapore, with over 15 years of experience in dance, teaching, and choreography, a non-practicing lawyer, and a graduate of Yoga Garden SF 200-hour Advanced St...
This practice is centered around developing and deepening squatting and hip movement patterns while lengthening and strengthening your hamstrings, inner thighs, and waistline. For those willing to dig a little deeper into this invigorating practice, they can reinforce motor control and proficiency for generating hip torque which is useful for athletes to gain strength and prevent injuries. 

This class is an exploration of the “power” theme and will incorporate both flow-based practice (linking poses together with breath) and static posture practice (challenging our strength and endurance). Power Flow will enliven students' core strength, both through focused core work as well as through emphasis on moving from the core into many categories of postures, such as arm balances. Practicing in this way improves posture, stabilizes the lower spine and pelvis, increases overall muscle tone, and heightens capacity for focus and mental clarity. This athletic and deep practice is not recommended for first-time yogis.