Approaching hip flexibility from all angles to bring balance to this major joint in the body and the related 2nd chakra.
First move the body to relieve pent-up energy or Rajas (active energy), then slowing things down to relieve lethargy or Tamas (passive energy), in order to product Sattva (balanced energy).
Releasing the hip flexors to find comfort in the lower back in Upward Facing Bow pose.
Engaging the outer scapula to provide strength in the upper body while extending the arms overhead.
I attend Cheryl's class regularly and feel that my practice has improved immensely over the past few years due to her expert coaching. Her teaching style is clear and compassionate and her previous experience in teaching adults is evident in her organized approach and easy to understand instructions. I also appreciate that Cheryl not only teaches us about how to correctly position ourselves, but also touches on many aspects of yoga philosophy, which in turn has deepened my personal practice and heightened my awareness of the connection between mind and body, breath and relaxation.