Using Non-Handstand Poses to Refine Handstand Flow

This vinyasa yoga class is sequenced around strengthening/building your handstand foundation, alignment of the handstand & what muscles to activate and how to fire them up. We will be using non-handstand poses and core activation throughout the class to create more body awareness and control to find more success upside down. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of opportunities to handstand.

Q+A – Warrior 1, Props for Home Practice & the Vagina Monologues

In this podcast we answer questions that relate to warrior 1 & moon pose alignment, koundinyasana and koundinyasana transitions, tips & props for gaining more flexibility in your shoulders, hamstrings & backbends that you can do and use at home. We also have a topic that is rarely discussed but we feel needs to be brought out into the open because it is very common, it’s completely natural and it’s not a big deal.

Podcast Links to Videos

» Tips & Props for Home Practice

» Side crow to Koundinyasana A to Koundinyasana B

Twisty Vinyasa

In this 60 minute Vinyasa class with Tate, we are focusing on twisting of the spine. It is important when you twist, that you twist with a long straight spine. To prevent injuries, you are going to want use your core, obliques & lats to twist the ribs rather than using leverage of bone to bone contact or any other methods of leverage.

Props Needed: 2 Blocks, 1 Yoga Strap (strap optional)

Show Notes/Video Links:

» Tripod Headstand to Side Crow Transition

Back Body Strengthening with Tate

As power vinyasa yogis, we are constantly forward folding and using our push muscles (think chaturanga!) in our yoga practice & daily lives. We don’t spend nearly as much time strengthening the back body creating a large muscle imbalance between the front and back body. This 60 minute power vinyasa class is designed to activate and strengthen the back body to minimize the muscle imbalance and to help prevent future injury.

 

Props Needed: 2 Blocks, Yoga Strap