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  • Arm Balancing Flow 53:49
    Arm Balancing Flow

    Vidya Heisel

    A lovely, swift-moving Advanced vinyasa yoga flow class with a focus on arm balancing. Allthough we open hips, hamstrings and the shoulders ready to arm balance, you'll be surprised that if you're not yet ready to arm balance, or you don't want to do so today, if you visualse them, this can have a wonderful effect!! Enjoy! You will need a blanket.



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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Journey Towards Hanumanasana58:39
    Journey Towards Hanumanasana

    Vidya Heisel

    An intermediate flow sequence to prepare the hamstrings, inner groins and extensor muscles for Hanumanasana and Eka Pada Koundinyasana 2 (flying splits).



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  • Fallen Angel45:17
    Fallen Angel

    Vidya Heisel

    A more advanced well rounded vinyasa sequence with a focus on twisting and getting ready for systematic preparation for three arm balances: side crane (Parsva Bakasana), scissors (Eka Pada Koundinyasana 1) and, for the advanced, Fallen Angel (advanced variation of Parsva Bakasana). With modification and step by step instruction for help to get to the more advanced poses. Enjoy, and go mindfully and at your own pace. You may need a strap and block.



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  • Symmetrical Backbends44:38
    Symmetrical Backbends

    Vidya Heisel

    A Kundalini-yoga inspired flow to energise, increase creativity and inspire loving-kindness through intense heart-openings. Features pranayama (breathing) to help you move deeply and more safely into a variety of symmetrical backbends. You will need a blanket and 2 blocks.



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  • Heart Opening Backbends47:21
    Heart Opening Backbends

    Vidya Heisel

    An intermediate flow sequence that will challenge, move the whole body and focus on the breath. You will move through asymmetric backbends, exploring a more advanced version of Natrajasana, dancers pose, Ardha Chandra Chapasana, half moon arc pose and Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana 1, Pigeon Backbend. You will need a block and a strap. Enjoy these beautiful heart-openers and move for joy with Vidya.



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  • Mindful Hips27:00
    Mindful Hips

    Vidya Heisel

    A longer version of Vidya's popular hip opening class. Get deeply into your hips and learn a clinical technique known as PNF (proprioceptive neuro muscular facilitation) stretching to open this notoriously stiff part of the body.



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  • Mindful Hip Openers14:56
    Mindful Hip Openers

    Vidya Heisel

    Increase the range of motion in your hip joint, through easefully releasing tension in the muscles, tendons and connective tissue that surround it.



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  • Seriously Hip Flow36:29
    Seriously Hip Flow

    Vidya Heisel

    In preparation for Eka Pada Galavasana, flying pigeon. Join Vidya in this intermediate/advance fun sequence that artfully warms up the hips in preparation for more challenging arm balances.



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  • Deep Forward Folding Flow49:17
    Deep Forward Folding Flow

    Vidya Heisel

    In preparation for Eka Pada Sirsasana, leg behind the head pose. Join Vidya in this skilfully sequenced flow, which demonstrates how to use PNF, facilitated stretching, to warm up the hamstrings, inner groins and hips, in preparation for leg behind the head pose.



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  • Building Shoulder Strength And Flexibility31:15
    Building Shoulder Strength And Flexibility

    Vidya Heisel

    In preparation for Pinca Mayurasana, forearm balance. Join Vidya in this sequence that combines Kundalini Yoga Inspired movements to warm up the shoulders, as well as careful preparation and detailed alignment cuing to help you master forearm balance.



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