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Grasshopper Pose is both an opening and a strengthening pose. It strengthens the arms and core while opening the hamstrings, hips and chest. The secret to Grasshopper is making sure to lengthen the spine forward and keeping the chest open. Expect to find yourself in this pose…and many more in all of my classes today and this weekend. Days, times and studios listed below.
Friday 2pm - @sanghayogashala
Saturday 11am - @sanghayogashala
Saturday 4:30pm - @lucentyoga
Sunday 11:30am - @lucentyoga
Sunday 5pm - @sanghayogashala

Here is my yoga master post! This post has everything you need for your yoga practice :) I will be updating this list regularly. Hope you enjoy ☀

Getting Started 

Yoga Videos (Sorted by degree of Difficulty) [will add to the list periodically]

Guided Meditations

Yoga Websites (Find Yoga videos and more!) 

Yoga Apps for Smart Phones (I have an iPhone so I really don’t know if some of these available for android!)

  • Yoga Studio ($3.99) - My favorite!  Really good for beginners! 
  • Simply Yoga Free (Free)
  • Simply Yoga ($3.99)
  • Yoga 101 (Free)
  • Yoga+Travel (Free)
  • Daily Yoga - Loose Weight, Get Relief (Free)
  • Yoga.com Studio: 300 Poses & Video Classes ($3.99)
  • Chakra Yoga and Meditation (Free) 

Yoga Blogs on Tumblr (If you are a Yoga Blog that is interested on being on this list, please message me so I can take a look at your blog, Thank you!)

(There are so many but these are some of my favorites! You can find more here)

Yoga Stores (Stores that sell yoga gear/clothing/accessories).  Includes price Ranges

Yoga Mat Brands

If you would like to add anything else to this list, please message me and let me know :) I’d love to have more yoga resources! I hope you enjoy! 

Spent my Friday afternoon doing ashtanga yoga~just me and two incredibly inspiring teachers in a studio with no air conditioning in 100 degree weather + humidity. I’ve never felt so detoxed😂 So soooo grateful for this place (at The Yoga Shala Slatington)

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TGIF and there’s a 3 day weekend on the horizon. Come spend it doing yoga with me at Sangha Yoga Shala at the times listed below:
Friday - 2pm
Saturday - 11am
Sunday - 5pm
Monday - 11:30am
Hope to see you there!

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El cuerpo (anamaya kosha) el instrumento divino para crear, para ser y estar. Nos permite bailar, trabajar y amar, dando asilo al alma mientras sueña.
Honremos nuestro cuerpo en cada oportunidad.

#sukhino #yoga #shala #sukhinoyoga #guysofyoga #yogadude #fitness #asana #yogathlete #namaste #yogagram #yogamty #monterreyoga #squat #yogisquat (en SukhinO Yoga & Pilates)

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Even though snow may be in this weekend’s NYC forecast, that won’t stop the yoga. Join me today and this weekend at the times and studios listed below to lengthen and strengthen your way to big smiles all weekend long. Sangha Yoga Shala in Williamsburg Fri 2pm - Yoga Express Hour Sat 11:15am - Vinyasa Sun 5pm - Vinyasa Karen Lord Pilates Movement in Tribeca Sun 11am - Vinyasa 📷 by @ashleymead

I had the privilege of photographing this yogi’s breathtaking asana practice. Doug’s slow, controlled, graceful movements made his transitions feel like something almost poetic…

Doug Meehan is a yoga teacher on the island of Maui and you can find his classes at Kihei Yoga Community and Maui Yoga Shala. 

“Inside the Warrior - the Masculine Side of Yoga”

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Did you know that headstands can improve your mood? Increasing blood flow to your brain has a calming and energizing effect, a major bonus on a chilly and rainy day like today. Join me at 7:30pm tonight for Vinyasa @sanghayogashala where we’ll be yogaing our way to stress free smiles. See you soon!

Need to flip your perspective from down to up? Then join me tonight at 7:30pm at Sangha Yoga Shala for some core centric, hamstring opening fun that is sure to turn any frown upside down. See you there! 📷 by @ashleymead

It’s cold and rainy outside as well as a full moon tonight, which tends to bring out the crank and/or crazy in everyone. Few things chill me out and make me smile more than a coretastic, hip opening, spine lengthening yoga class, so join me tonight at 7:30pm for Vinyasa at Sangha Yoga Shala to do just that. And if the yoga doesn’t work, then a tiny kiss from miathepom will. 😉

A Standing Forward Fold, aka Uttanasana, can be challenging for some due to tight hamstrings. But just b/c you can’t touch your toes doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try, as the benefits are plentiful. Uttanasana calms the brain, stimulates the internal organs, stretches the hamstrings, calves and hips and strengthens the thighs and knees. Make sure to hinge at your hips (versus rounding your back) and bring your weight into the front of your feet. If your hamstrings are super tight, bend your knees. We’ll be working on this pose and many more today in both my 2pm Core Vinyasa and my 7:30pm Vinyasa classes at Sangha Yoga Shala. See you soon!

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Reverse Warrior, aka Viparita Virabhadrasana, is a highly beneficial pose. It opens the hips, stretches the side ribs, strengthens the legs and core. Beware of bending back too far, as although it looks pretty, it can be somewhat laborious to come out of. Get ready to reverse your warrior and so much more in my 7:30pm Vinyasa class tonight at Sangha Yoga Shala. See you there! #leslielewisyoga #nycyoga #reversewarrior #viparitavirabhadrasana

Triang Mukhaikapada Pashimottanasana, is a wonderful stretch for both the front and back of the legs. Part of the Ashtanga Primary Series, this pose lengthens the hamstrings and spine, as well as opens the quads and knees. Start your Thursday with me in either BK or Manhattan and begin your day your day on a high note.
6:30am - @sanghayogashala in Williamsburg
9am - @karenlordpilates in TriBeCa
#leslielewisyoga #nycyoga #triangmukhaikapadapashchimottanasana

Dolphin Pose, aka Forearm Downdog, is amazing shoulder and chest opener. This pose also opens the hamstrings, strengthens the forearms and relaxes the mind. Walking the feet in towards the arms and holding up one leg in downdog split is great prep for Forearm Stand. We will be exploring this pose and more in my classes today and this weekend. See you there!
Sangha Yoga Shala in Williamsburg
Fri 2pm - Yoga Express Hour
Sat 11:15am - Core Vinyasa
Sun 5pm - Vinyasa
Karen Lord Pilates Movement in TriBeCa
Sun 11am - Vinyasa