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Tutorial on Chaturanga
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!
Boat Pose (Navasana) Tutorial
Hyperflexibility: Tips to Strengthen and Stabilise
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.
Tree Pose (Vriksasana) Tutorial
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.
Eagle Pose Tutorial
Hip Tutorial: How We're Not All Created Equal
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!
Dancer's Pose Tutorial
The pose dedicated to Lord of the Dance (Natarajasana), is a real all-in-one pose. It's a very tricky balance, it is a backbend, it opens the shoulders and the hips. Here Dr Yogi gives the key alignment detail for performing this all-in-one for those of us who sit at desks too often.
Chair Pose Tutorial
Wide Legged Forward Fold Tutorial
Wide Legged Forward Fold (Prasarita Padottanasana) is a great hip opener which makes the most of gravity to lengthen the spine, a deeply relaxing pose whilst working the legs. Dr Yogi shows us how to keep the all-important length in the spine when we fold forward, you may need 2 blocks.