Ashtanga › Pose Tutorials

These short tutorials will give you a little heads-up on specific poses (Asana) which you may encounter. We've found them really helpful for fine-tuning, we hope you will too.

 

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  •  Breath and Bandhas De-Mystified26:56
    Breath and Bandhas De-Mystified

    Corrie Ananda

    An explanation of the connection between breath and bandhas - the cornerstone of a yoga, and especially important for Ashtanga yoga practice. A thorough explanation and tutorial into how best feel the bandhas, and how the yoga breathing combines with the bandhas.



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  • Chaturanga Polishing07:45
    Chaturanga Polishing

    Charlie Taylor-Rugman

    Chaturandga Dandasana, one of the key postures of the Ashtanga Yoga Sun Salutations is a tricky but common pose requiring a deal of strength. Watch this short tutorial to strengthen and get a few pointers on how to perform your Chaturanga Dandasana safely. Learn how to position your arms and shoulders and how to find the correct alignment. You will need two blocks.



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  • Upward Dog Upgrade22:33
    Upward Dog Upgrade

    Charlie Taylor-Rugman

    Open up all along your spine and learn the correct sensations in your abdomen and shoulders for the perfect upward dog. Ashtanga yogis will be in upward dog up to 60 times a day, so it's worth mastering this posture. You will need up to 3 yoga blocks and an extra, rolled up mat.



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  • Jump Through Tutorial07:02
    Jump Through Tutorial

    Charlie Taylor-Rugman

    A short yoga tutorial which is useful for beginners and improvers to Ashtanga and all Vinyasa sequences, if you want to learn how to perform jump through from forward-bend to low-plank safely.



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  • Ashtanga: Sun Salutations A & B11:28
    Ashtanga: Sun Salutations A & B

    Charlie Taylor-Rugman

    Charlie gives top tips on alignment as he guides us though us through Sun salutation A & B the first 2 sequences in the Ashtanga yoga. Explanations of hand and feet placement, jumping or stepping. Includes modifications for less experienced students.



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  • Breathing Basics05:31
    Breathing Basics

    Charlie Taylor-Rugman

    In this easy-to-follow introduction, Charlie explains how to notice the movement of the breath in and out of the body and then to a deeper steadier Ujaii flow used in all Ashtanga classes. Props: A block.



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