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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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  • Flying Splits Tutorial09:07
    Flying Splits Tutorial

    Sylvia Garcia

    A tutorial of Eka Pada Koundinyasana - a yoga arm balance called the flying splits. This class shows you different ways to approach this advanced level arm balance. For practitioners who are working on conditioning, creating strength, flexibility and space for the pose.You’ll need to be warmed up before this class, ideally having practiced a well rounded hip-focused class.



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  • Glute Strengthening Workout22:02
    Glute Strengthening Workout

    Sylvia Garcia

    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.



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  • Prepare For Forearm Stand15:29
    Prepare For Forearm Stand

    Sylvia Garcia

    Conditioning exercises to help you to gain strength and work on correct alignment to prepare for forearm balance (Pincha Mayarasana). Also with techniques on how to fall out of forearm stand more safely and how to get into a forearm stand.



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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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  • Vinyasa to inversion25:19
    Vinyasa to inversion

    Sylvia Garcia

    A fast-moving vinyasa designed to get you ready to handstand, mostly with core work, plenty of vinyasa, ideal to practice before one of our Handstand classes in the Handstand Challenge, or for your own handstand practice. Without a cool-down, you will need a twisting and backbending sequence as well as a savasana after this class. We think that adding a yin or restorative class onto the end instead of, or after your handstands is just perfect!



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  • Crow 1: Wrist Warmers04:33
    Crow 1: Wrist Warmers

    Sylvia Garcia

    This short tutorial is perfect to prepare for any sort of balancing on your hands and is particularly good for crow. You will start with moves to activate your wrists and get a little heat into this area of the body before moving into some strengthening drills.



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  • Crow 2: Chest and Shoulder Strength07:07
    Crow 2: Chest and Shoulder Strength

    Sylvia Garcia

    In this short tutorial, you will find conditioning moves to build upper body strength and control, combined with the movements you need for crow. You might need a folded blanket to place under your heels in squat.



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  • Crow 3: Three Legged Dogs04:28
    Crow 3: Three Legged Dogs

    Sylvia Garcia

    This third stage of the crow challenge introduces more conditioning moves including three-legged dog for developing structure and stability through the shoulders. This posture is perfect for those aspiring to crow as it also opens the hips, developing the position for crow.



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  • Crow 4: Crow04:35
    Crow 4: Crow

    Sylvia Garcia

    Let your crow take flight! Sylvia introduces different ways to come into crow with control – and recommends what to do if you don’t yet have the flexibility or strength. Best of all, learn your Emergency Escape Route - a great way to fall out when you lose your balance. Always remember: a yogi falls gracefully and gets up smiling!



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  • Crow 5: Crow to Chaturanga02:19
    Crow 5: Crow to Chaturanga

    Sylvia Garcia

    When your crow is super solid – this means you can hold quite comfortably for 3 – 5 breaths – flying back to chaturanga will be the first variation to learn because mastering this will enable you to incorporate crow more smoothly into your flow.



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  • Crow 6: Crow to Headstand01:56
    Crow 6: Crow to Headstand

    Sylvia Garcia

    Here is a fun variation on crow for those whose crow is really steady for 3 – 5 breaths and also reserved for those who have a strong headstand. You can develop your headstand here in Sylvia’s 31-Day Headstand Challenge.



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  • Crow 7: 1 Legged & Side Crow05:01
    Crow 7: 1 Legged & Side Crow

    Sylvia Garcia

    This tutorial takes you through One Legged Crow (Eka Pada Bakasana) and Side Crow (Parsva Bakasana). It is great for your strength and stability to master these variations, so why not give them a try?



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