1. Proper Alignment in Deep Backbend Hand on Ankles
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
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. Proper Alignment in Camel Pose
This is one the easiest postures in Second Series. Practicing it with healthy alignment will set you up for the deeper backbends.
4. Placing Legs Behind Your Head in Pretzel Arm Balance
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.
5. Proper Alignment for Bow Pose
Certified Ashtanga Yoga teacher shows you how to safely enter Dhanurasana, or Bow Pose which is a Second Series Backbend from the Ashtanga Yoga method.
6. Safely Get In & Out of Pigeon Backbend
Kino MacGregor goes over healthy shoulder alignment in deep backbends and shows you to how to work on Kapotasana, the great gateway posture of the Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga.
7. Urdhva Dhanurasana
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.
8. Yoga for Weight Loss
Part 1 of yoga for weight loss. These moves focus on breathing and gentle transitions between basic yoga moves.