Ashtanga Yoga: Second Series

5 Second Series Yoga Videos for Upper Body Strength

Leslie Perryman • March 17, 2015
Jumping In To Crow Posture, Bakasana
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1. Jumping In To Crow Posture, Bakasana
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Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor shows you how to jump into Bakasana or crow posture. This is a challenging movement broken down into smaller, easier movements that will increase your strength over time to be able to do the full transition. Remember that strength is a lifelong spiritual journey that cannot be rushed--enjoy the process.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
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