Spinal Movements

Fluidity & Isolation Drills

fluidity drills Deepika Mehta

This really is a fun workshop that you can easily follow along with. I think this one was my favorite of the three workshops we did with Deepika. Mark Robberds and I are led through some great loosening up drills by Deepika and then Mark shows how this can be related to the postures. We also spend some time looking at opening and strength drills for postures like handstand. Sorry the sound isn’t as good as usual we had a…

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Where is the feminine in yoga?

Whats Feminine in yoga

Yoga has become the ultimate female activity, with 80 per cent of practitioners from the ‘fairer’ sex 1 . On the surface, the synchronised movements, bodyweight balances, and attention on breath seem more feminine than masculine, but a closer look shows it is anything but. The angular forms, linear movements, and mechanical instruction stem from male created systems serving to their energy, with scant attention paid to the fluid, rolling, circular motions of the female.

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Interview with Simon Borg-Olivier

Interview with Simon Borg Olivier

Popular all around the world Simon Borg-Olivier has definitely had an influence on many yoga teachers. It was a great pleasure to be able to catch up with him in Goa and finally get to chat with the man himself. Also see a demonstration focusing on fluidity and spinal mobilization.

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Let the Lumbar Curve Be

Some yoga instructors insist that students avoid curvature of the spine  by insisting on tucking the pelvis. But any healthy movement can be  overdone. Rather than insist on always having the pelvis tucked encourage your students to utilize the full range of pelvic motion in their practice.

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