Sofia is an Ashtanga Yoga level 2 kpjayi authorised teacher based in Athens. She practices into Advanced A series, has tremendous strength and range of motion and is at the same very humble and down to earth. We filmed on the same day workshops on backbending, core and handstands so keep your eyes peeled they will be coming soon!
It really is important with backbending to open the shoulders and hips and have a strong core. In this workshop Sofia demonstrates some useful exercises to do just that, with a specific focus on getting ready for Kapotasana. Kapotasana is a very deep backbend and an advanced posture, as in fact are some of the exercises that Sofia uses to warm up, so please be kind to yourself and honest with where you are with your own practice before you…
In this interview and workshop David Robson shares some of his views regarding the importance of trying to stick to the correct vinyasa. The sorts of things that can unconsciously get added or changed are body position, timing, breath and counting. In the workshop part David explains and demonstrates the correct (traditional) vinyasa of the fundamental standing postures.
Another fun video with David Robson. This time we look at the transitions out of the warrior sequence postures Utkatasana and Virabhadrasana in the Ashtanga Primary Series. Of course we make be happy just to survive the standing postures, but once it starts to get easier it can present a nice challenge to work on more demanding entries and exits. Also a big thank you to my stunt double Jelena Vesić.
In this workshop we look at the arm balances in the third series of Ashtanga Yoga. Even though these come very late in traditional Ashtanga Yoga they are actually within reach for many practitioner, well at least in their simple state without the entry and exit from tripod headstand. The insights that David gives will be useful for any yoga practitioner seeking to improve or introduce arm balances into their practice.