Deepen Your Yoga › 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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  • Learn Crow Pose11:25
    Learn Crow Pose

    Adam Hocke

    A workshop-style tutorial class in which Adam will help you develop your bakasana (crow or crane pose) practice with three different training variations. We will explore this shape in varying orientations to help you develop the requisite skills to execute it well. If this pose is difficult for you, you will find a path forward or learn some options on what to do instead. You will need a block.



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  • Flying Splits Tutorial09:07
    Flying Splits Tutorial

    Sylvia Garcia

    A tutorial of Eka Pada Koundinyasana - a yoga arm balance called the flying splits. This class shows you different ways to approach this advanced level arm balance. For practitioners who are working on conditioning, creating strength, flexibility and space for the pose.You’ll need to be warmed up before this class, ideally having practiced a well rounded hip-focused class.



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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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  • Permission To Play: Anemone08:16
    Permission To Play: Anemone

    David Kam

    No more stagnant boats, instead a fluid anemone. Develop all-round core strength through a much more organic exploration of your centre.



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  • Downward Dog Tutorial04:49
    Downward Dog Tutorial

    Catherine Annis

    A tutorial on the yoga pose downward dog to help you find alignment and ease in this classic yoga pose.



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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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  • Chant: Om Purnam06:29
    Chant: Om Purnam

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    A beautiful chant which is from Yajur Veda. It means: That is whole. This is whole. From the whole becomes manifest. From the whole when the whole is negated, what remains is again the whole. Call and response the words are: Om Purnam Adah Purnam Idam Purnat Purnam Udachyate Purnasya Purnam Adaya Purnam Evavashishyate.



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  • Scissors Pose (Eka Pada Koundiyanasana) Tutorial08:09
    Scissors Pose (Eka Pada Koundiyanasana) Tutorial

    Vidya Heisel

    Move through deep twists and side crane as preparation and then find the arm balance scissors pose, Eka Pada Koundiyanasana. This pose requires strength and flexibility, suitable for stronger, more advanced practitioners. You may find that a block will help you.



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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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  • Tripod Headstand To Crane Tutorial11:13
    Tripod Headstand To Crane Tutorial

    Vidya Heisel

    A short tutorial to help you practice the tripod headstand to crane pose transition. Starting with hip stretches then some strengthening with plank pose, this class shows us how to transition from tripod headstand to crane pose. You'll need a stable, freestanding tripod headstand for this tutorial.



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  • Dragonfly Tutorial14:50
    Dragonfly Tutorial

    Vidya Heisel

    A short tutorial to help you to perfect your dragonfly pose. This is a twisting arm balance. You'll start with some hip opening to warm the body through and prepare for the balance. You will need a folded blanket to use as a crash mat!



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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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  • Balance And Stability Quickie13:16
    Balance And Stability Quickie

    Naomi Absalom

    A surprisingly challenging balance sequence, all on a block. Great for improviing your stability, and you may find that your glutes get a workout too! A fantastic class for all-levels, but you may find that you'd prefer to stay at the first stage of the practice until you're ready to move on. You will need a yoga brick to balance on.



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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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  • Step By Step Into Flying Pigeon16:20
    Step By Step Into Flying Pigeon

    Vidya Heisel

    A tutorial to show you the best way to approach, work toward and a step by step guide into Flying Pigeon, or Eka Pada Galavanasara. With preparation poses to help to improve your hip flexibility and balance and then showing you how to arrive into Flying Pigeon both from the ground, and as an advanced variation, from headstand. You will need a folded blanket. Practise with care!



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  • Step By Step Into Flying Splits14:37
    Step By Step Into Flying Splits

    Vidya Heisel

    A tutorial to show you the best way to approach, work toward and a step by step guide into the Flying Splits, or Eka Pada Koudinyasana I. Starting with plank for building arm strength (we recommend daily plank for strength building), then some hamstring and hip warm-ups. We move via hanumanasana (the splits) and into first the modified pose, and then into the full version of the pose. You will need 2 bricks and a folded blanket.



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  • Scaravelli Workshop: Shoulders and Upper Back48:44
    Scaravelli Workshop: Shoulders and Upper Back

    Catherine Annis

    We all love a good shoulder massage. Join this workshop-style Scaravelli class to focus on creating more awareness in your upper back and shoulder area. Learn to relax the arms, let go of the shoulders, and find some more space and ease in your upper spine. You will need a bolster, two blocks and a strap.



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  • Wake up your Feet!51:08
    Wake up your Feet!

    Catherine Annis

    Our feet are our connection to the earth – they are our roots. We rely on them for balance and for carrying us from place to place, and yet they are often overlooked and underappreciated. During this Scaravelli yoga workshop, give them some love – explore how to release tight joints to reveal softer, more responsive feet, that elevate even the most simple yoga poses into an almost magical experience. Begin to open from the ground up; stretch and expand through your feet and see how, by waking your feet, you wake up your whole being! You will need a strap which is tied to help a toe-stretch.



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