Ashtanga Yoga: Third Series

3 Third Series Yoga Videos for Heart Opening

Leslie Perryman • March 17, 2015
Proper Alignment in Deep Backbend Hand on Ankles
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1. Proper Alignment in Deep Backbend Hand on Ankles
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Ashtanga Yoga teacher Kino MacGregor shows you how to catch your own ankles for safe deep backbending. This movement, called Chakra Bandhasana, is best performed with the assistance of a teacher. But even if you do not have a teacher it is still attainable if you give the body time and space to open.
2. Scorpion Handstand Demonstration
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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.
3. Urdhva Dhanurasana
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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.
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