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Y98: Gentle Yoga For Hamstrings And Back: When Negativity Arises, Cultivate The Opposite (Pratipaksha Bhavana)

In today's episode I share one of my favorite threads of the Yoga Sutra. Pratipaksha Bhavana: “When negativity arises, cultivate the opposite” or “mindfulness of opposites.”

Opposites are the core of everything I teach in yoga. Postures are either active or passive. Moving or still. Strengthening or stretching. Sometimes many of these things at once.

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Y89: Yin Yoga For Hips, Shoulders, Stomach And Back

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Recommended props for today's practice: Bolster, Blanket, Strap

 

 

 

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Y84: Hatha For Heart Opening And Back Strengthening

 
If you're like many people you spend a lot of time in a certain spinal position, often without even realizing. 
 
This causes a specific imbalance that leads to stiff necks, stiff upper backs, low back pain, weak upper body, and eventually even a hunchback posture. This is all very common in our modern device oriented lifestyle in the west, but this is also easy to avoid.
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For my first 5 years of Yoga my hamstrings were tight. I stretched them often, so what was I doing wrong? I'll address this and the biggest mistakes I made in my first 10 years of practice so you can avoid them. With some easy adjustments you can start building strength, flexibility and balance today. Enter your email to begin: