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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  • Paschimottanasana Tutorial03:06
    Paschimottanasana Tutorial

    Andrew McGonigle

    This tutorial takes you step by step into Paschimottanasana (seated forward fold), an introspective asana that encourages length in the back body and helps to quieten the mind. You may need a strap for this asana.



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  • Tree Pose (Vriksasana) Tutorial03:01
    Tree Pose (Vriksasana) Tutorial

    Andrew McGonigle

    This tutorial takes you step by step into Tree Pose, a wonderful asana to help you to develop focus, build core strength and find the balance between effort and ease in your practice. This tutorial takes you step by step into Vriksasana, a great asana to build strength in your legs, length in your side body and improve mobility and length in your spine.



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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 Tutorial 03:16
    Chaturanga Tutorial

    Andrew McGonigle

    Chaturanga is a challenging pose that is often practised incorrectly. This short tutorial gives tips on how to improve your alignment in this asana and prevent strain. You may need a bolster.



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  • Butt Conditioning to Ease Back and Hip Pain12:10
    Butt Conditioning to Ease Back and Hip Pain

    Andrew McGonigle

    This short yoga class brings awareness and strength to the glute muscles which can ease tight hips and help ease lower back pain by strengthening and toning the Gluteal muscles, therefore creating more balance and support across this hips and pelvis. Practice this twice a week to support your yoga practice. You will need a block and a cushion.



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  • Eagle Pose Tutorial02:56
    Eagle Pose Tutorial

    Andrew McGonigle

    This tutorial takes you step by step into Eagle Pose, a fantastic asana to help you to develop focus, build core strength and find the balance between effort and ease in your practice.



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  • Yoga Fundamentals: Journey through the Breath and Bandhas 15:41
    Yoga Fundamentals: Journey through the Breath and Bandhas

    Sylvia Garcia

    We all know that breath and bandhas are crucial to the practice of yoga, but sometimes we forget to use the breath and bandhas in our practice. This class is a re-visit to the fundamentals in a straightforward class covering some of the fundamental poses.



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  • Sun Salutation Tutorial03:59
    Sun Salutation Tutorial

    Sylvia Garcia

    This is a fantastic tutorial dedicated to Sun Salutations, which appear in varying forms throughout many different styles of yoga, especially Vinyasa Flow sequences. With specific focus on precision and alignment, Sylvia will guide you on how to perfect this pose which can be very useful for your future practice.



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  • Live at Yoga Garden Party: Scaravelli-Inspired: The Intelligence of the Shoulder Blade55:56
    Live at Yoga Garden Party: Scaravelli-Inspired: The Intelligence of the Shoulder Blade

    Catherine Annis

    Find your body's inner intelligence. Explore the relationship between the shoulders, arms, ribs, upper spine and the breath. Learn how to soften through gentle, deliberate and focused subtle action. A subtle exploration into the shoulder socket. You may need a foam block. None of the movements made in this class are difficult, but the subtle movements are profound and can change the way you use your body in everyday life.



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  • Be a Warrior Not a Worrier!19:44
    Be a Warrior Not a Worrier!

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    An alignment focused Hatha class based at the wall for standing poses, including the warrior poses. This class uses the wall, two yoga bricks and a strap to make sure that your standing poses are perfectly alighted for your body. The wall is used to give us information as to our alignment. This class is an invaluable tool for checking your standing pose alignment.



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  • Crow (2) Flowing Towards Flight19:47
    Crow (2) Flowing Towards Flight

    Dan Peppiatt

    In this video we look at how we might go about best preparing the body and mind for crow pose. Once we understand the individual elements at play in this fun but challenging posture we can create a logical progression to perfect the pose in our own special way. With wrist, arm and core warm ups and moving into one leg crow. You may need a block.



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  • Crow (1) Understanding the Forgotten Handstand12:17
    Crow (1) Understanding the Forgotten Handstand

    Dan Peppiatt

    Crow (or Bakasana) is a handstand, although not many of us every consider this! It forms the basis of all hand balances and in this session we take look at the many factors that make crow a challenging position and how we might overcome these and refine our crow pose if we already have one. You may need 2 blocks.



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  • Hip Tutorial: How We're Not All Created Equal02:11
    Hip Tutorial: How We're Not All Created Equal

    Andrew McGonigle

    A very short tutorial explaining why oh why, in yoga class do we find so many differences in bodies in positions that focus on the hips. And why some some of us are desitined to struggle in poses that others find so easy. A real eye opener for anyone who's stuck on a particular pose!



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  • Tripod Head Stand Tutorial07:46
    Tripod Head Stand Tutorial

    Leila Sadeghee

    This tutorial will give you safe alignment tips to help you into a tripod headstand and will show you how to lengthen your neck, not crunch it, as you safely reach to your best headstand yet.



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  • Vinyasa SOS: Intermediate To Advanced03:59
    Vinyasa SOS: Intermediate To Advanced

    Lucy McCarthy

    A short vinyasa SOS lesson teaching those who have mastered a 'level 2 vinyasa' how to take it to the next level and do the full vinyasa with integrity and alignment.



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  • Vinyasa SOS: Improvers02:51
    Vinyasa SOS: Improvers

    Lucy McCarthy

    A short vinyasa SOS lesson teaching those who have mastered a 'level 1 vinyasa' how to take it to the next level with integrity and alignment.



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  • Vinyasa SOS: Beginners04:25
    Vinyasa SOS: Beginners

    Lucy McCarthy

    A short tutorial for beginners, people new to vinyasa flow and those with any lower back issues.  Find here the how and what the sequence of a 'vinyasa' is and how to modify it with integrity and alignment.



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  • Devotion: Practising Hanumanasana01:05:52
    Devotion: Practising Hanumanasana

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    Hanumanasana is a challenging pose – it’s the “splits” – but named after the monkey king Hanuman, who in one giant leap stretched across the continent of India to help save his Lord Rama’s wife, Sita. His act is one of devotion. When we practice Hanumanasana, it can feel really challenging, but if we consider what makes us act in the service of our highest self, or our volition in life – like Hanuman’s devotion and love inspired him to take that immortalized leap – the pose can perhaps be understood in a new light. In this practice we’ll look at Hanumanasana and consider the ways in which can embrace its difficulty with skill and insight.



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