Deepen Your Yoga › Andrew McGonigle

Advice and discussions on the deeper aspects of yoga. Use these videos to find out more about the philosophy behind yoga or when you need advice, inspiration and motivation to take your practice to the next level.

 

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  • Tutorial on Chaturanga04:43
    Tutorial on Chaturanga

    Andrew McGonigle

    There's no 'right' or 'wrong' in any yoga pose, so long as movements are made slowly and in a controlled way, mindfully and with the breath, and of course so long as there is no pain or pre-existing injury! With that in mind, Chaturanga or low plank, is one of the hardest yoga poses to master. This short tutorial on the yoga pose Chaturanga shows the action needed for the pose. Do take heed, the pose needs a LOT of strength in the shoulders and abdomen, which you'll need to build separately and whilst you build that strength, or if the pose is not suitable for your body, do please practice with your knees to the ground, or simply do a high push up, rather than the low push of Chaturanga. Enjoy!



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  • Yoga Breath Tutorial12:40
    Yoga Breath Tutorial

    Andrew McGonigle

    A tutorial that looks into different kinds of yoga breath. This class takes an anotomical perspective into the breath, and how breath-work might be of help in different situations. Ever wondered why yogis focus upon the exhale? Find out why! A great class for beginners who are getting to know how and why to take yoga breaths.



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  • Upward Facing Dog tutorial02:36
    Upward Facing Dog tutorial

    Andrew McGonigle

    A tutorial on Upward Facing Dog. A very common yoga pose, but often in misalignment, this tutorial will help you to gain correct alignment in this pose.



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  • Boat Pose (Navasana) Tutorial02:30
    Boat Pose (Navasana) Tutorial

    Andrew McGonigle

    A tutorial of the boat-pose, or Navasana. Showing correct alignment in this pose, this is a great pose to strengthen the core, the hips and to improve balance. You might need a block.



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  • What Limits Our Movement?06:35
    What Limits Our Movement?

    Andrew McGonigle

    A discussion: Learn from Dr Yogi how our movement is limited by our individual physical structure and also by our emotions and nervous systems.



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  • Hyperflexibility: Tips to Strengthen and Stabilise16:02
    Hyperflexibility: Tips to Strengthen and Stabilise

    Andrew McGonigle

    Super important advice for anyone who practices yoga regularly. Packed with tips to train your nervous system to recognise hyper extension. This workshop, focusing on hyper extension of the elbow and knee joints explains everything you need to know about this complicated topic. You will need a block and strap/belt.



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  • Release Your Neck; Reduce Fatigue26:07
    Release Your Neck; Reduce Fatigue

    Andrew McGonigle

    This class is a workshop-style yoga class to target areas that hold tension in the neck, causing fatigue. The class focuses on head and neck alignment, jaw release and strength and shoulder mobility. With exercises to gain awareness of where we might be unnecessarily straining our neck and holding tension, we explore head aligment and then use neck and shoulder stretches and strengthening exercises to help release tension. You will need a blanket, foam block, cushion and a strap.



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