Rid Yourself of Rigidity

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Challenge Overview

Discover new ways to move, release rigidity, and create functional strength and mobility. In this six-class program with Rocky Heron, you'll explore the space around you fully and do nontraditional practices that require different muscular activation and coordination than you may be used to.

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Throughout this program, you’ll prioritize free-flowing movement over alignment and you'll use props in unique ways—such as using a chair to explore vinyasa elements, blocks to increase sensory awareness, and a long dowel (or broomstick) to find deep whole-body release (and more).

This all-levels program is an ideal experience for anyone who feels they're stuck in a practice rut or simply wants to get a little more creative in asana.

Certificate of completion

3 CEU’s Upon Completion

Self Paced Learning

Challenge Outline

2 Weeks to complete

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Section 1
  • Are the stability of your poses dependent on whether or not you're on a yoga mat? In this slip-and-slide class, you'll practice a mix of familiar and unfamiliar shapes on the more variable surface of a blanket. This is an opportunity to get playful with the space around you. Expanding your range of movement will also require different muscular activation, strength, and coordination than you may be used to. If you don't have a slippery surface, you can glide on carpet by using a paper plate instead of a blanket.
Section 2
  • You can do more with blocks than simply prop up your practice! In this class, you'll use them as tools for enhancing sensory awareness, adding load to the upper body to increase upper-body strength, exploring different movement pathways, awakening underused muscle groups, and improving coordination. Join the block party, and build strength and mobility in all directions!
Section 3
  • Explore big, sweeping movements from seated and supine positions and feel fully supported by the floor. You won't need blocks, straps, bolsters, or anything else for this practice. All you'll require is the ground beneath you.
Section 4
  • Grab a long dowel or a broomstick and let's play! In this class, you'll explore rare combinations of movements that can help you find deeper release through your shoulders, hips, and hamstrings than you may be used to.
Section 5
  • Take an empowered seat! In this active practice, you'll use a chair to explore vinyasa elements, access deeper twists and stretches, discover more engagement in standing poses, and build upper-body strength.
Section 6
  • In this class, you'll use a strap to awaken pulling muscles that are rarely activated in yoga, to explore uncommon movements and transitions, and as leverage for creating strong, stable, and expansive backbends. Discover how this prop can enhance everything that you do on the mat from beginning to end!

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Rocky Heron
Rocky Heron is an internationally acclaimed yoga educator and musician. Known for his uncanny wisdom... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely, you can include this challenge in your Yoga Alliance training hours, with each hour equivalent to one continuing education credit.
This challenge is entirely self- paced, allowing you to learn at your convenience.There are no imposed deadlines or time constraints for Challenge completion.
No prerequisites are required; this challenge is open to anyone interested in deepening their knowledge and practice.
No, the challenge is accessible to all individuals interested in enriching their understanding and practice of yoga.Yoga teaching certification is not a prerequisite.

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