In today's episode I discuss ways to release tension in the back and strengthen the back. This is a commonly UNDER trained area for many yoga students, and a commonly under emphasized aspect of yoga practice. Yoga tends to OVER emphasize pushing movements like Chaturanga and updog - which are awesome and important postures - AND it's equally important to balance them out with pulling actions...
Today's practice is a strong vinyasa practice recommended for anyone with 1 or more year of experience. This is a strong well rounded practice that includes strength, flexibility and balance.
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Today's practice is a full body well-rounded practice as always. We'll do some strengthening, stretching, and balance. And will emphasize working with the upper back and doing some pranayama practice at the end. If you enjoy this podcast leave a review on Apple podcasts or wherever you listen.
If you've had a day where you are "go, go, go" and putting your attention in several directions this is increasing the Vata Dosha, the air element. Repeated over time, this leads to an excess of Vata Dosha which shows up as anxiety, worry, fear, dryness, itchiness, digestive distress, IBS, cold limbs and similar issues. To help reduce this excess and avoid these negative effects of excess Vata...
Want to improve your Headstand? This was one of the first more challenging poses I was able to do when I started yoga but it was scary as hell when I first saw people doing it in classes. I thought I’d never be able to do it. I keep this in mind when I teach step by step how to get into it.
1) If you use a wall you are more likely to use momentum and put your neck at greater risk.
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: