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Twisting is not only a great way to cleanse the body, but when done on a deeper level, it becomes a mental and spiritual cleanse. To twist properly, with safety to the spine, it must come from the center. So, we start by awakening the center on a deep level to access that potency throughout the practice. The online yoga class begins with abdominal work and the cleansing techniques of Uddiyana Bandha and Agni Sara to really awaken the center. The breathing pattern of Samana Vayu is introduced to take this even deeper. Using that heat, we then move into twists from many perspectives to wring out the organs as well as to wring out our thought patterns. When we can change the way that we breathe, we can change the patterns in the mind. This can lead to space for new, positive habits. The result of this type of practice is a calmer, more stable energy and more centering in the spine. A block and strap are recommended. (75 mins.)
Jeanne Heileman was first introduced to the practice in 1985. Since then, she's been a devoted student of many different yoga styles and yoga-related healing modalities, including Tantra, ParaYoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Ayurveda. Since completing her yoga teacher training in 1996, Jeanne has traveled the world to share her powerful teachings. Her inimitable, spirited style combines substance and superb cues with some humor. Jeanne has the power to sooth, instruct and transport her students to deeper places, both in mind and body. Her areas of focus on YogaVibes: Chakras, Vinyasa Flow, Meditation and Pranayama. She often integrates all of these components within a flowing asana class. For more on Jeanne: www.jeanneheileman.com.