This awakening vinyasa class focuses on simple postures to elongate the body and freshen the mind. Join Andrew Sealy in this 30-minute class that'll have you focused and ready to tackle the day.
2. Hips and Thighs Flow - 21 Day Yoga Slim Down Challenge
This session will help open up stiff and closed hips allowing you to move with greater freedom. It will also tone your thigh muscles, the biggest muscles group in your body, to give you long, lean legs. Working the larger leg muscles is also great for burning calories.
3. Shoulder Alignment
Healthy placement and use of the shoulders is crucial to developing a strong structural foundation. Downward facing dog is a great position to learn this ideal alignment. Follow a simple exercise to strengthen your shoulders and build the upper body strength needed for arm balances and inversions and healthy shoulders.
4. Eka Pada Sirsasana (Leg Behind the Head)
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.
5. How to Safely Get into Splits
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.
6. Deepest Hip Joint Rotation in Advanced Series
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. 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.
8. Healthy Shoulder Alignment in Wide Stance Forward Bend
Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor talks about healthy shoulder alignment in Ashtanga Yoga Standing Posture Prasarita Padottanasana C, or Wide Stance Forward Bend Posture.
9. Revolved Side Angle Pose
Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor breaks down the method to work on Parsvakonasnaa B, or Revolved Side Angle Pose.
10. Jumping Back Fully From Lotus Position
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.