Ashtanga Yoga: Third Series

Yoga Videos for Weight Loss and Correcting Alignment

Leslie Perryman • June 3, 2015
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1. 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.
2. Yoga for Weight Loss Part 1
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Part 1
Part 1 of yoga for weight loss. These moves focus on breathing and gentle transitions between basic yoga moves.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Revolved Side Angle Pose
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Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor breaks down the method to work on Parsvakonasnaa B, or Revolved Side Angle Pose.
9. 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.
10. Jumping Back Fully From Lotus Position
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When you are able to maintain a comfortable lotus position you can try to jump back from the posture from a seated position. There is one small tip that will help almost everyone learn how to shift the weight forward and jump all the way back from Padmasana, or Lotus Position. Watch the video to find out.
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