We had tons of fun last weekend at The Yoga Shop breaking down assessing our own individual handstands! Thank you for the big group that came out! Here's another tip from the workshop in case you missed it. Let's talk about the wrists.
So much activity is going on in your body from your fingers all the way to your toes when practicing Adho Mukha Vrksasana, the handstand! And the mighty handstand is definitely a pose that many of us want to perfect, so I'll start to offer some tips from my upcoming handstand workshop at The Yoga Shop!
Here are some more of my Go-to Moves. These will help you prepare and warm up for Eka Pada Koundinyasana I, the pose dedicated to the sage Koundinya. It's a really like a side crow with split, straightened legs. Let's take a look at the poses. A summary video is at the end.
A dedicated yogi friend recently asked me why it is much harder to get into a traditional Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (Single Leg King Pigeon) than into Mermaid Pose? Let's take a quick look at the anatomy to compare!
What's CYF?!? CYF stands for Chow Yun Fat, a Hong Kong action-movie star famous for flying sideways with two guns a-blazin'. I know that's not very yogic... but he is the inspiration for this pose. This variation will challenge your balance, rotary core stability, and hip mobility and hip stability all at the same time. Give it a shot today (pun intended)!
Are you forgetting about your backside? If you spend most of your day sitting, there's a good chance that you are suffering from glute amnesia.
You have to get reeeaaallly deep into the twist and bring your thigh pretty much onto your elbow before taking your head off the mat to look forward on this one. Let me know how it goes!
Hi all! I'm finally getting back to blogging after being away. This is going to be a new segment I'm starting to share some of my go-to moves. Some people ask me how I can change up my yoga classes on the fly or take requests and still make the class work. Part of it is that I have some go-tos that I've found over years of teaching. Hopefully, I'll be able to share some with you. Let's take a look at prepping for Svarga Dvidasana (Bird of Paradise) for the first of this series. A summary video is at the end.
Happy New Year! I'm starting a new series of posts/videos in 2015 called Asana Challenge. We all need a little push toward growth at times, so here's the first of what I'm challenging myself with this year. Join me and give it a shot or find inspiration for something different to try. Most importantly, have fun!
I recently received an email from a patient/yogi asking, "What is the ratio of natural flexibility that you are born with versus that which can be attained through work?" I wish I had a more cut and dry answer, but the answer is that it all depends...
I created YogiDoc for doctors, experts and experienced yogis to share anatomy knowledge, tips and guides to help yogis and yoginis foster their practices, teaching and health.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or topics of interest that you would like to see on this blog or if you would like to be a contributor! Enjoy!