“Sweaty Sunday Flow” Full Length Online Yoga class via the Yogis Anonymous Website.

Angela Kukhahn on the beach doing yogaHere is another Full length online yoga class via the Yogis Anonymous website.

This class is all about strengthening core and detoxing with twists. Sprinkle in plenty of headstands, dolphin and handstands and you have a class with plenty of movement and sweat!

The playlist for this is Vinyasa Yoga Music Playlist No. 12. (with link to itunes PING playlist so you can easily download the songs) Enjoy Yogis!

Yoga Inspiration: Kristin Olson Presses to Handstand!

Here is some more handstand press up yoga inspiration!

Ironically, me and my yoga teacher friend Kristin Olson (check her out over at the K.O. Yoga blog and read her post on the Top 10 Reasons that Handstands are Awesome!) both got our press to handstand the very same night at my friends Brock Cahill’s class over at Yogis Anonymous. I have always been told that good things happen in three’s, so I guess that means you are next!

Yoga Inspiration: Press Handstand to Crow Pose

In this video I do a press handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana) to crow pose (Bakasana). Handstand press is something that I have wanted to get for quite sometime now and I am so stoked! The key to the press is shoulder integration, full external rotation of the arm bones, and core strength. I am extremely fortunate to have amazing teachers like Brock and Krista Cahill who have guided me all the way. Anything is possible with steady practice, determination and a little faith. What are some poses or transitions that you would like to know more about? I would love to know!

“Inversion Heaven” Full length online yoga class via the Yogis Anonymous Website

yoga students in locust at Operation Shanti fundraiser photo by Hale DavisHere is another Full length online yoga class via the Yogis Anonymous website.

This class focuses building core strength with plank variations,ab work and crow pose. We then explore dolphin, a fun variation on headstand for the beginner or inflexible student and handstands! The playlist for this is Vinyasa Yoga Music Playlist No. 11. (with link to itunes PING playlist so you can easily download the songs) Enjoy Yogis!

“Corelicious” Full Length Online Yoga Class via Yogis Anonymous Class 4/24/2011

Here is another Full length online yoga class via the Yogis Anonymous website. This class focuses building core strength with plank variations,ab work and crow pose. We then explore dolphin, a fun variation on headstand for the beginner or inflexible student and handstands! The music for this class is Yoga Music Playlist No. 10. Enjoy!

Angela Kukhahn in Upward Facing Dog in the Tuscan sunflower fields (yoga pose) photo by Tara Rice

“Happy Hanuman!” New Full Length Online Yoga Class on Yogis Anonymous Website

Angela Kukhahn in Fallen Angel yoga arm balance. Photo by Jim Knowles
Hi Yogis,
As most of you already know I am now streaming LIVE every Sunday from the Yogis Anonymous website from 8-9:30am (Pacific Time).
Here is a LINK to the newest full length online Yoga Class via the Yogis Anonymous website!
This class is all about hamstrings, sweat and flow! You will start out in a forward fold, progress through some creative, hip opening B Sun Salutes and finish the flow with a supported Hanumanasana (splits). We then top it all off with inversion playtime, backbend variations and sweet savasana!
I used my new vinyasa yoga Playlist No. 9 for this class. (Click ing the link will take you to my previous post with the names of the songs)  Or click on this link to go directly to my  PING playlist on itunes!
Photo by Jim Knowles

Yoga Inspiration: Advanced Yoga Demo with Heather Seiniger

Hey yogis! If you are like me  you believe that anything is possible with a little faith, courage and hard work (tapas/practice) First of all though you need to start with some inspiration!

Luckily for me living in Santa Monica I am surrounded by a ton of inspiring yogis, yoginis, teachers and downright gurus!

Here is some yoga inspiration for today! Watch as local Yogaworks teacher trainer Heather Seiniger demonstrates the advanced yoga transition Crow Pose (Bakasana) to Handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana) back to Crow Pose (Bakasana) to  low plank (Chaturanga Dandasana) and through the vinyasa.

If you would like to master these transitions here is the most logical way to go about it:

1. Learn Crow Pose

2. Learn to jump back from Crow to low plank (Chaturanga Dandasana)

3. Corework, Corework, Do a boatload of boat pose (Navasana), and half boat Ardha Navasana…everyday!

4. Learn Handstand (Watch my tutorials on handstand to get a good start and start practicing the actions of handstand in every pose!

5. Practice lowering to crow from handstand (use a yoga strap on your upper arms just above the elbows so your arms don’t splay out!) Just mastered this thanks to my teacher Krista Cahill  and I am so stoked!

6. Practice scooping your hips under, squeezing the knees to the midline and pressing into your hands to life back up to handstand. (You will prob need someone to help you with this by spotting you. Use your yoga strap! I am currently working on this myself, so far just a lift off, but not all the way up on my own.

7. Believe in yourself and of course practice, practice, practice! Good Luck!

“Heavenly Hips and Core” Full Length Online Yoga Class Via Yogis Anonymous Website

Yogis Anonymous online videos get mention in magazine
Here is a link to my online yoga class Class is ALL LEVELS Vinyasa Flow emphasis on plenty of core, hip-opening and sprinkled with some tasty inversions! Enjoy!
Check out SHAPE magazine, they ran an article about great online yoga sources and Yogis Anonymous was right at the top!

Handstands Tutorial Part 5: Handstands with an Excercise Ball with Angela Kukhahn and Marysia Weiss

Hopefully you have watched Handstands tutorial Part 1 Handstand Prep, Part 2 Handstand in Mountain Pose (Tadasana), Part 3 Finding Handstand in your Plank Pose, and Part 4 Handstand in Downward Facing Dog to get a good foundation and also we hope you have been practicing the principles of alignement in all of your basic poses while doing your regular yoga practice.

As we know, its about 99% sweat, practice and faith and 1% theory so keep that in mind. I never got to personally meet the amazing father of Ashtanga yoga Pattabhi Jois but I love his saying “Practice, all is coming”. Meaning of course, just DO your practice! Don’t worry over the details, just get on your mat, show up for yourself every day, be earnest and it will happen! Have faith! All the theory in the world won’t help a bit  without a regular, dedicated, faithful practice.

In this short video me and my good friend, yoga teacher and co-author of the Hot and Healthy blog introduce the use of a round excercise ball in helping you in your quest to practice your Handstands away from the wall.

This was first taught to me by beautiful, talented, and legendary Krista Cahill (yes, I said legendary! And if you know her I am sure you feel the same way, this lady knows her yoga!)

The ball is a great tool in training you to get your chest far enough forward to float into handstands with ease and mimmicks the feeling of a press up handstand. Enjoy!

The video was filmed by our good friend and wellness expert Sean Trace at Yogis Anonymous in Santa Monica, CA.