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.
Everybody Flows: Sun Salutes For Everybody
This yoga class offers us a few quick fixes and options to modify sun salutes and chaturanga dandasana for those new to the practice or who feel challenged by the strength and flexibility demands of these postures. You will learn three different options for practising chaturanga dandasana that you can bring back to your personal practice.
Look Ma! No Head!
Use two blocks and a wall as a lovely, non-weight bearing headstand practice. This class is great for those of us new to headstand and looking to get the feeling, without bearing weight on the neck and shoulders. You'll feel a lovely upper back and shoulder opening, and this is a super way to introduce yourselves to a modified inversion. From the modified version, Kristin teaches you how to invert completely, if you're ready. For people who love headstand but have sensitive or injured necks, and don't want to weight-bear on their heads. Also great opening for the upper back. Intention: non-weight-bearing headstand
Permission To Play (2): Bolster Olympics
A simple game in which we stand on the bolster and perform the 'olympics'! This challenges your balance and ﬁres up your feet, in turn strengthening your legs particularly your ankles. A great workout for the hips, too. Find out what happens when the surface you stand on is not what you’re used to in this fun, playful movement class. You'll need a bolster.
Permission To Play (1): Shoulder's Tea-time
Mobilise and gently strengthen your shoulders creatively. This playful movement class is a must for those dealing with shoulder injuries or tight shoulders. If you have an injured or weak shoulder, or are just protecting your shoulder, but would like to retain strength in your shoulder, the shoulder's teacup is a fabulous exercise, inspired by qigong. Also a fantastic warm up for safely practising speciﬁc movements like wild thing and crowning your pigeon. You will need two blocks or books.
Tadasana: The Blueprint Pose
Finding your alignment in Tadasana is perhaps the most important yoga pose. In this yoga tutorial Kristin shows us how to find correct alignment in Tadasana, the mountain pose. Then Kristin goes on to show us how to find the same Tadasana alignment in Warrior 2, extended side angle pose, triangle pose and half moon pose including how to keep the knee protected during side angle poses. Essential watching for us all!
Downward Dog Tutorial
Half Moon Pose Tutorial
Shoulder Health and Self-Massage
This yoga and self-massage class focuses on the shoulder rotator cuff to rebilitate and keep your shoulders healthy during yoga practice and in life. Learn how to keep your shoulder healthy and injury free, and how to self-massage the rotator cuff to keep the whole shoulder area mobile.
Glute Strengthening Workout
Conditioning exercises to target your glutes! In our yoga practice, glutes (the big muscles in your bottom) can get neglected. But strong glutes can really help you to strengthen and stabilise your hips and lower back. This class has some strong moves which the less strong and mobile will find tricky, but this class is recommended to be repeated frequently as a great addition to your yoga practice.
Love Your Joints
Fire Log Pose Tutorial
A short tutorial to help you find the Fire Log pose - Agni Stambhasana - a Yin yoga pose. Often folks struggle with their hips and knees, and it is easy to injure the knees if this pose is not done correctly, so it's worth taking time to get to know how to practice safely. Andrea also discusses modifications of this asana to make things really simple. You will need a block and a blanket.
Chant: Om Purnam
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.
Scissors Pose (Eka Pada Koundiyanasana) Tutorial
Boat Pose (Navasana) Tutorial
Tripod Headstand To Crane Tutorial
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.