In this Yoga For Weight Loss sequence we focus on the muscles of ABS and ARMS. Build strength from the inside out as we tone the lower belly and abdominal wall. Find tone and shape in the muscles of the arm as we work on balance and stability! Bring the principles of yoga into the mixture for a strengthening practice that you can manage at home on your own. Meet your edge but remember to listen to your body and have fun! You only live once!
2. Ashtanga Headstand Techniques
Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor shows you an easy way to work on headstand. By breaking down this movement into simple steps anyone can learn to balance on their head. Starting off with a solid foundation you transfer the weight of your body forward and allow the upward motion to happen. Please remember to be patient with yourself.
3. Eka Pada Sirsasana (Leg Behind the Head)
Certified Ashtanga Yoga teacher shows you how to safely and easily place your leg behind your head for the posture called Eka Pada Sirsasana in the Ashtanga Yoga Second Series.
4. Urdhva Dhanurasana
Come into this deep, heart opening back bend with Kino MacGregor as she walks you through critical shoulder alignment to open the whole spine and facilitate deep extension.
5. Jumping Back from Bakasana
Kino MacGregor explores a preparatory pose for jumping back from bakasana that builds core strength through movement while keeping the wrists happy.
6. Building a Better Body - Total Body
Tara Stiles leads a total-body toning routine to help you reach your weight loss goals while looking great.
7. Building Strength to Jump Back from Crow Posture
Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor, shows you how to build strength to jump back from Bakasana, or Crow posture.
8. Core Strength in Heron Position
Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor, shows you how to combine the strength and flexibility needed to easily enter Krounchasana, or Heron Position. This posture in Second Series of Ashtanga Yoga is about more than just flexibility. It combines a deep control of the hip joints to powerfully lift the leg towards the core. Think about bringing it into your center rather than lifting the leg away from the body.
9. Placing Legs Behind Your Head in Pretzel Arm Balance
Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor, demonstrates putting both legs behind the head for Dwi Pada Sirsasana, or as you may know as the Pretzel. Be careful to use the full external rotation of your hip joints to enter the posture, while strengthening the back and neck to support the legs.
10. Scorpion Handstand Demonstration
Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor show you how to work on Scorpion Handstand, known in Sanskrit as Vrschikasana. This fun, but challenging posture is a great way to test the limits of your strength and flexibility on all levels.