Let’s face it, a lot of us cannot jump back into chaturanga and jump through to sitting easily. In this yoga tutorial video, I will show you the techniques I use in my drop-in class. It helps students to work on their strengths and could even help them do this without the blocks later on.
What you need: 2 yoga blocks. (This is the brand I would recommend Montra Yoga Mats
Obstacles: weak core and arm strength.
Preparation poses: Chaturanga, lolasana (pendant pose), navasana (boat pose), bakasana (crow pose)
Benefits: improve concentration and create trust to yourself.
Contraindication: wrist and shoulders injuries, pregnancy.
So why are we doing this? In Vinyasa Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa, we use this to do the transition to change the side and to move into new poses. Vinyasa yoga focuses on creating the harmony of physical body movements, breath, and the mind. Those who prefer or have a hard time being still in one place for a longer period may find Vinyasa Yoga gives more benefits than static Hatha Yoga.
Both Vinyasa Yoga and Hatha Yoga are great (I love them both). It depends on what you need. Vinyasa Yoga is a good practice to release agitation and frustration. Because when you move your body (with awareness) you can release those energies. Then toward the end of the practice, you would feel calmer. Hatha yoga can be a lot more difficult for many. It requires being still for a long period. As for myself, I practice Hatha Yoga when I feel a lack of energy and at the end of the practice, I feel more energized. However, don’t believe in my words. I would encourage you to try it yourself.
Come to learn how to teach yoga with Sunny Yoga. I have a great team and a beautiful space for learning and reconnecting with yourself waiting for you 🙂