Ashtanga Yoga: Second Series

Yoga Videos for Weight Loss and Integrated Movement

Leslie Vale • August 13, 2015
Core Strength in Heron Position
1. Core Strength in Heron Position
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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.
2. Arm and Core Strength in Powerful Crocodile Posture
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Ashtanga Yoga Instructor Kino MacGregor shows you how to do Nakrasana, or Crocodile Posture. In this movement you take plank, or Chaturanga Dandasana, also known sometimes as Chatuari, and jump forward five times and jump backwards five times. The movement is best done with a clear use of the core strength of the body, stable shoulder strength and connected legs. If any component is missing then the posture will sag in certain bits. If the shoulders are not strong enough then the movement is not only impossible but unsafe.
3. 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.
4. Calorie Burn for Abs
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Yoga-based ab workout.
5. Burn More Fat & Calories
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It's a myth that you can't lose weight doing yoga. If you're looking for a real calorie- and fat-torcher, this sequence definitely delivers.
6. Building a Better Body - Total Body
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Tara Stiles leads a total-body toning routine to help you reach your weight loss goals while looking great.
7. After the Holidays Workout
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This is a routine will help you shed these holiday pounds will increasing your flexibility.
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