HANDSTAND ONE DAY BUT TODAY DRILLS

February 1, 2017

Handstand takes time and patience to learn not to mention tons and tons of drills.  In this class you'll have a chance to work on the efforts joint by joint and region by region that you'll need in order to complete a handstand perhaps one day.  If you have no interest in that this is still a great slow, strong, fun class.

Props - Note you'll need to be on a wood/concrete/tile floor.  Just something that will let you slide a blanket across it easily.

  • 3 Blocks
  • Strap
  • Blanket

Intermediate (all levels variations taught thoroughly)

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SIMPLE EVERYDAY BACKBENDS

January 25, 2017

You don't have to touch your feet to your head to receive all of the physical and mental benefits of backbends, the simple everyday ones done well work perfectly.  Learn and explore all of the most common simple backbends that show up in vinyasa classes including sphinx, salabhasana, cobra, and upward dog.

Props

  • 2 Blocks
  • Blanket (rolled up slightly in a small roll)
  • Strap

All Levels

 

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NERVOUS SYSTEM REBOOT PART TWO

December 28, 2016

What: Audio Yoga Asana and Meditation Practice Session

Why: Nervous System Reboot and Restore

Length: 50 Minutes

Level: Any

Props: Two Blocks and a Blanket

Description:

I usually call this the Reboot in workshops and trainings, if you have done a workshop with me about the Psoas and nervous system, this is the sequence we used as a reset after the quick Psoas Release.

This audio session will lead you through a 50 minute nervous system reboot and restore sequence that will free up physical regions and joints such as your hips, spine, shoulders, neck, and breathing patterns.  It can help calm the nervous system allowing the parasympathetic system to take over.  The sequence also includes some gentle front and back body stability and strength building exercises.

You can use the 'Nervous System Reboot Part Two' practice without having to complete Part One and still have excellent results.

Follow the 'Nervous System Reboot Part One' with the 'Nervous System Reboot Part Two' for a complete release and reformatting experience for the whole body and mind.

*Do not use this recording after 8pm as it can cause a sense of alertness that can make it difficult to sleep.

*This recording is not meant to prevent, treat, or cure any physical or mental condition and should be used with caution.

NERVOUS SYSTEM REBOOT PART ONE

December 28, 2016

What: Audio Practice Session For The Psoas

Why: Psoas Tension Release

Length: 18 Minutes

Level: Any

Props: Two Blocks and a Blanket

Description:

I usually call this the quick Psoas release in workshops and trainings, if you have done a workshop with me about the Psoas and nervous system, this is the sequence we used as a fast release before we rebooted the nervous system and reformatted and freed up the joints in the body.

This audio session will lead you through an 18 minute quick acting Psoas Release involving a muscular tremor inducing exercise. 

Psoas constriction can cause problems with hip function as well it can contribute to lower back pain.  Chronic Psoas constriction can also be an indicator of an over active sympathetic (fight or flight) nervous system state.  Releasing it can help with certain issues although there are no guarantees and it is not a cure all.

The psoas is a muscle that plays many different roles including trunk stability and may be acting as a stand in for other musculature that isn't functioning well.  The process of releasing it in this quick fashion is not right for everyone.  Please make sure you use this recording with caution as the process can be uncomfortable.  Use your judgement and wisdom about whether or not to include this part of the Nervous System Reboot in your practice.

You can use the 'Nervous System Reboot Part Two' practice without having to complete Part One and still have excellent results.

Follow the 'Nervous System Reboot Part One' with the 'Nervous System Reboot Part Two' for a complete release and reformatting experience for the whole body and mind.

*Do not use this recording after 8pm as it can cause a sense of alertness that can make it difficult to sleep.

*This recording is not meant to prevent, treat, or cure any physical or mental condition and should be used with caution.  

All About External Standing Poses

December 28, 2016

Discover how some of the most common standing postures are composed joint by joint and learn how they relate to your hip's personal range of motion.  Learn all about external hip rotation and find out what the image below is all about.

Props

  • 2 Blocks
  • Blanket (optional)

All levels

Images/Diagrams

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