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Y101: Gentle Yoga for Deep Rest, Hamstring and Shoulder Opening

In last week’s episode I shared how to practice yoga as a moving meditation. How to maintain awareness of breath and bandhas while flowing through postures. In today's practice you can let all that go.

It's important to be able to engage in postures AND it's important to be able to rest and let go.

If we hold too firm with too much effort we will burn out. If we're too loose too often we...

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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.

Is your low back in...

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Y81: Hatha For Progressively Deeper Strengthening And Stretching Of Hips And Hamstrings

 
Do you have a chronically tight area of your body? I'll share my personal story of how I stopped having tight hamstrings and how you can apply that to your practice.. 
 
Today's episode is brought to you by the Essential Guide to Yoga Teacher Training - A free PDF that distills 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training into a PDF you can read in 20 minutes. Get it at...
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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: