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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bridge Pose Tutorial02:39
    Bridge Pose Tutorial

    Andrew McGonigle

    The bridge pose, or Setu Bandha Sarvangasana as guided by Dr Yogi. A step by step guide to the alignment to watch in this pose.



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  • Camel Pose Tutorial02:27
    Camel Pose Tutorial

    Andrew McGonigle

    Step by step guide to the backbend Camel Pose (Ustrasana) focusing on alignment given by our Dr Yogi. You will need 2 blocks.



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  • Easy Pose Tutorial02:58
    Easy Pose Tutorial

    Andrew McGonigle

    Dr Yogi gives a guide to crossed-legged pose, Sukhasana, known as easy pose. In this guide Dr Yogi takes the pose into a forward bend. You may need two blocks.



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  • Reclined Hero Pose02:33
    Reclined Hero Pose

    Andrew McGonigle

    A short tutorial on Reclining Hero Pose/Saddle Pose (Supta Viranasana) given by our Dr Yogi with usual attention to alignment. You may need 2 blocks.



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  • Seated Twist Tutorial02:17
    Seated Twist Tutorial

    Andrew McGonigle

    A guide to the seated twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana) shown by Dr Yogi.



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  • Baby Cobra03:02
    Baby Cobra

    Andrew McGonigle

    A step by step tutorial to Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana) with an attention to alignment given by our Dr Yogi, also giving a variation on the pose.



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