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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  • (4) Find Your Squat10:15
    (4) Find Your Squat

    Dan Peppiatt

    A tutorial exploring the squat, right and wrong ways to do it and how to build it up for those who don’t squat easily. You may need a low block or a folded blanket/towel and a couple of regular sized blocks.



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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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  • Trikonasana Tutorial04:28
    Trikonasana Tutorial

    Andrew McGonigle

    This tutorial takes you step by step into Trikonasana (triangle pose), a wonderful pose for developing strength in our legs and length through the sides of our body.



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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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  • Lengthening the Spine34:28
    Lengthening the Spine

    Catherine Annis

    Walk taller with this work-shop style scaravelli yoga class with focus on the spine and how to lengthen the spine in our yoga practice. There is a division at the back of the waist - from this point the spine lengthens down towards our tail and feet, helping us feel grounded and balanced. When the body finds this connection, we are free to experience lightness rising up into the upper body. Our movements become more free and spacious. Discover the magical key to balance at our gravitational centre, and wake up your spine to wake up your body! Showing how to practice with real length in the spine in our everyday yoga poses. You will need a strap.



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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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