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Meditation and Ashtanga Yoga

Meditation and Ashtanga Joey Miles

Often meditation is something that is missing from students practices. In this short video I talk to Joey Miles about how to integrate a simple meditation into your daily practice.

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Dealing with Emotional Overwhelm in Yoga Class

Emotional Overwhelm Josefin Wikstrom

Josefin Wikström and Stu gives some advice on how to handle emotional flooding in class, depending how the student is reacting. Always remind students that strong emotions might arise from a yoga practice and that it is OK and natural when we start to relax. Focus on long deep breaths with a relaxed belly. You can also ask the student to name 5 ordinary objects in the shala in order to come back to the present moment and re-connect to…

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Some Techniques for Dealing with Panic Attacks

Panic Attacks and Yoga Techniques

Josefin Wikstrom gives a short instruction with a few practices that can be helpful if you are suffering from panic attacks. Please seek professional advice if you are experiencing this frequently. It can also be helpful to add a ”mantra” behind the breath silently for your self. Here is a example: When you are inhaling thinking the words- ” I am here” and on the exhalation- ” I am safe”. Try to name a few ordinary objects in the room…

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Gentle Yoga Sequence

Gentle yoga sequence with Stu

This is an easy sequence that I use as a warmup for a tougher yoga session or on days where I am not practicing just to keep loose. I gave gone quickly through the postures here but plan to spend 8 to 20 breaths in each, so the session could easily last 45 min.

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Healthy Wrists

Healthy Wrists Melanie Cooper

Wrist pain can be an issue for a number of yoga students and office workers. Melanie Cooper demonstrates in this video some great exercises for keeping the wrists strong, mobile and hopefully injury free.

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Jump Through & Jump Back Foundations: Ashtanga Yoga

Jumping back and through with Mark Robberds

Even though it is no way a requirement for a deeply transformative practice, we still love our jumping and floating in Ashtanga Yoga. In this workshop with Mark Robberds we really dig deep and look at building the strong foundation and mobility necessary to pull it off successfully and sustainably.

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Understanding the Effects of Acromion Process Restriction in Yoga

acrromion process and yoga

It is possible that some students may feel discomfort in the shoulder whilst doing certain actions in the yoga. One potential answer to this may be the underlying bony structure of the shoulder, specifically the shape and size of the acromion process.. This is not a topic that applies to everyone but is useful for teachers to have an understanding of as well as for students that feel something is not happening quite as it should at the shoulder. I…

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Transitioning into and out of Bhujapidasana and Supta Kurmasana

transitioning Bhujapidasana

David Robson and Jelena Vesic are just the best teachers to work with when it comes to any of the dynamic movements in Ashtanga Yoga. In this workshop video David and I use Jelena’s amazing talent to demonstrate what you are aiming for as well as breaking down the movements into manageable pieces. I must admit even the singular action of a lower trajectory jump demonstrated in the video makes such a difference. Watch, digest and have a go 🙂

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