A big part of yoga asana is definitely to restore and take care of the physical body, and supine twist with this gentle assist will provide just that. After several days of intense yoga teaching, Ashley Kohler was the perfect Yogigal to receive a little pampering in this video.
I'm often asked how to do a simple adjustment that I use to reduce sassy hips in virabhadrasana II (warrior 2). Check out my post about sassy hips if you're not sure what I'm talking about. This is a common warrior 2 misalignment that I used to see constantly in some of my regular students. One day I thought, "Ok, this needs to change!" and just grabbed one of my students hips and twisted sassy-ness right out of them. That was the birth of the sassy hip adjustment. Over time, I've refined this adjustment a bit, so check out the video of the current version below.
Everybody needs a little helping hand sometime, and going from urdhva prasarita eka padasana (standing splits) to adho mukha vrksasana (handstand) is one of those times that you can give or get some assistance. I developed this assist because both the assistor and the assistee get to do yoga at the same time! And together we get better!
Hey all! I had a great time presenting an assisting and adjusting master class last week at Corepower Yoga Lakeview. Thanks to everyone who came out! Here's a little clip of a super fun assist that we did for helping a student get into ardha chandrasana chapasana (half moon bow pose/sugar cane) or to help a more advanced student deepen the pose.
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