Ashtanga Yoga: Second Series

10 Second Series Yoga Videos for Yoga Sequencing

Leslie Perryman • May 13, 2015
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1. Preparation for Core Strength Firefly Pose
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This video presents a core strength movement that would help prepare the body for Tittibhasana, or Firefly Pose, in Ashtanga Yoga Second Series.
2. Second Series Backbending, Parsva Dhanurasana
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Certified Ashtanga Yoga teacher shows you how to safely enter Parsva Dhanurasana, a Second Series Backbend from the Ashtanga Yoga method with Ana Guerra demonstrating the move.
3. Ashtanga Headstand Techniques
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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.
4. Building Strength to Jump Back from Crow Posture
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Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor, shows you how to build strength to jump back from Bakasana, or Crow posture.
5. Proper Alignment in Camel Pose
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This is one the easiest postures in Second Series. Practicing it with healthy alignment will set you up for the deeper backbends.
6. Locust Pose
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Certified Ashtanga Yoga teacher shows you how to safely enter Shalabasana, or Locust Pose, a Second Series Backbend from the Ashtanga Yoga method.
7. Lifting Up Into A Handstand from Firefly Pose
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This is a fun trick to learn how to shift more weight forward over the solid foundation of your arms and lift up into full handstand from Tittibhasana, or Firefly Pose.
8. Proper Alignment for Bow Pose
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Certified Ashtanga Yoga teacher shows you how to safely enter Dhanurasana, or Bow Pose which is a Second Series Backbend from the Ashtanga Yoga method.
9. Safely Get In & Out of Pigeon Backbend
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Kino MacGregor goes over healthy shoulder alignment in deep backbends and shows you to how to work on Kapotasana, the great gateway posture of the Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga.
10. Placing Legs Behind Your Head in Pretzel Arm Balance
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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.
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