Need to take a chill pill? This practice was inspired by a frustrating day. I took a time out from battling with external factors to refocus on what is actually in my control (me) and what truly matters (love). This sequence is suitable for yogis of all levels of experience, especially on days when we have rather low energy and stamina.
- Alignment-Based Yoga
- Daily Stretching
- Dia de los Muertos
- Good Morning
- Level 2
- Seated Practice
- Vinyasa Flow
- Vinyasa Practice
- Yoga Every Day
I filmed these sun-salutations on the summer solstice in Tulum, México before a sacred Mayan pyramid. I was fortunate to have a few minutes alone at this site, where I could reach to the sky, connect to the earth, and breathe in the spaces between.
Need a quick burst of energy? These simple postures and squats are intended to energize and tone your entire body. I use these squats weekly to stabilize my hips and low back and to tone my thighs, glutes and core. Sync your breath to your movements to raise your vibration while cultivating strength and harmony within your system.
This is a fun set of postures and transitions that focus mostly on the spine through twists and backbends. To warm up for this class, I suggest watching 'The Yogi Chill Pill', another 10-15 long practice to calm your system and ease into the body before more dynamic movements.
This meditative, breath-centered sequence of chair stretches for the upper body is accessible, gentle and very satisfying. I filmed this piece while waiting for a return flight from Mexico. I was achy from a long day of travel, but these simple movements combined with breath and meditation made me feel light, happy and at ease.
Because we are alive and in control of our precious bodies, I created a ten day yoga challenge on Instagram (@susanaurbanyogi) to move our bones and raise our spirits! This spooky sequence of postures instructed with all-levels variations.
Día De Los Vivos Photoshoot
This video was shot with the help of local San Diego Artist, T. Brian Jones. His backyard was decorated for a Halloween party and we thought we'd double dip on that amazing effort. Below are some headshots and other photos he took during the video shoot. Thanks, B!!