Ashtanga Yoga: Third Series

4 Third Series Yoga Videos for Increased Energy

Leslie Perryman • March 17, 2015
Eka Pada Sirsasana (Leg Behind the Head)
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1. Eka Pada Sirsasana (Leg Behind the Head)
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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.
2. How to Safely Get into Splits
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So many people have asked me for a video on the splits. Ok here it is. Be careful and conscious about overstretching so don't try this unless you are pretty advanced. This movement comes in the Ashtanga Yoga Third Series and is meant to prepare for deep backbends.
3. Deepest Hip Joint Rotation in Advanced Series
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A student and a viewer on my YouTube channel asked me if I could show my deepest hip rotation. Well, the posture that takes my hips into the deepest rotation that I practice is in the Ashtanga Yoga Fourth Series. I'll show you that in this clip. But please remember that there are many people with more open hips than mine and that any work along the practice of yoga is measured by the inner state not by how flexible you are.
4. 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.
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