If you ask me which version of bird of paradise is harder (standing or sitting), I would say the standing one. When hips and hamstring aren't flexible or didn't get warm up enough it will make your balance in standing become more challenging. Anyhow, give yourself a try with seated version. Some of the prep poses are: Extended side angle pose with binding arms (Utthita Parsvakonasana) Lizard pose (Utthan Pristhasana) Goddess pose (Utkata Konasana) Revolved head to knee pose (Parivrtta Janu Sirsanasa) Shooting bow (Akarna Dhanurasana) Sundial pose (Surya Yantrasana) And any position to help you stretch hamstrings. Enjoy your practice! https://youtu.be/XRzD5yVnEbg
One of the reason why we (even the experienced yogis) come to a yoga class is that we don't want to think about what asana we should be practicing next. We want someone to guide us so that we can go deeper in our practice. To know how to give yourself practice for 60 or 90 minutes takes an effort and time to learn and you need guidance from experienced teachers. There's one thing you can learn by yourself is Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation. There are 3 kinds that I teach but today we'll learn the most common ones - Sun Salutations A & B You maybe practicing this so many times but have never noticing the sequence and know what's the difference between the A & B. I'll…
This video I give the techniques how to practice Bakasana or Kakasana for all levels (3 different versions of crow pose) and some tips how to teaching this asana in mixed level class. First version - knees against the back of upper arms close to armpits (challenging version). Required a lot of core strength. Second version - elbows against the the inside of knees. This version required hip flexibility and less usage of core strength Third version - for those that have weak wrist. Don't forget to follow me on omsunnyyoga YouTube Channel. Namaste!
A short sequence for hip openers. Intermediate to advance levels. Beginner feel free to try but may need modifications. Before start practicing with this video please practice: Surya Namaskar (sun salutations) A-B 2 rounds each. Watch video here Surya Namaskar Prasarita Padottanasana (with any variations you preferred) Utkata Konasana (any variations) Utthita Parsvakonasana (binding arms & straightening front leg) Remember to breathing in and out deeply... HAPPY PRACTICE!
Eka Pada Rajakapotasa - One Legged King Pigeon pose How to: start from downward facing dog. 1. Bring right knee to right wrist and try to bring right ankle close to left wrist as much as you can. 2. Bring left leg down and walk left leg back. Keep it straight behind you. 3. Pay attention to your hips. Keep them on the same level. 4. On inhale: Get on your fingertips, pressing them down firmly to lengthening the spine. Chest lift up draw shoulders down. You should feel as if chest is curling up towards the sky. Stay here for 5 deep belly breath. 5. On exhale: Fold forward on your forearm or can totally reaching arms forward if you can. Relax, surrender your body to the gravity. Stay…
Sunny Yoga on Thai national television promoting yoga on Koh Phangan, Thailand. Koh Phangan not only famous for Fullmoon Party but is also famous for health and wellness. There's 15 yoga studio and school altogether offering yoga teacher training, yoga classes, workshop and detox programs. Read full article (in Thai) here. Yoga on the beach
A short video to give an idea of Sunny's Hatha-Flow yoga class. This is the platform for the 10am (and evening during high season) class. The platform is not too hot thanks to a good roof and natural rocks of the hill. The view is of the beach and ocean! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bnL2BAVstQ