Sunday April 10, 8:00AM – 9:30AM Pacific Standard Time:
FLOW ‘N’ GO
An intermediate/advanced vinyasa flow class with ANGELA KUKHAHN
A sweet, sweaty flow for those on the go. Angela will keep you breathing, sweating, and flowing in myriad creative and thoughtfully designed sequences, peppering in the occasional playful inversion or arm balance option. Best for those already familiar with basic postures.
This is our 4th installment of our Handstand tutorial series (Watch Part 1 Handstand Prep, Part 2 Handstanding Principles in Tadasana, and Part 3 Finding Handstand in your Plank Pose if you missed them and to get an even deeper understanding of what we are talking about)
In this video me and my good friend Marysia Weiss (yogi, teacher and co-author of THEHotandHealthy Blog) talk about the principles of alignement in downward dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) and Handstand (Adho Muhka Vrksasana) and their similarities. So in essence you can practice these principles every time you arrive in down dog as a way to build strength, and the muscle memory in your body in preparation for handstand! Enjoy!
In Part 3 of this Handstand tutorial video series (watch Part 1 Handstand Prep, and Part 2 Handstanding Principles in Tadasana to deepen the knowledge of what you will learn here) me and my good friend Marysia Weiss (yogi, teacher and co-author of THEHotandHealthy Blog) talk about the principles of alignement in Plank pose and Handstand (Adho Muhka Vrksasana) and their similarities.
So in essence you can practice these principles every time you arrive in plank pose as a way to build strength, and the muscle memory in your body in preparation for handstand! Enjoy!
Nothing is better than being able to cook yummy dinner and practice with your favorite yoga teacher at the same time. I am only kind of kidding. In this video I had stuff simmering on the stove and realized I couldn’t leave to go to yoga class so I brought the yoga class to me! Thanks to Yogis Anonymous and Krista Cahill (Whose voice you can hear in the video) I had one rockin’ home practice without ever leaving my kitchen,…oh yeah, and dinner tasted delicious as well!
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Welcome to Part 2 of our ongoing series about learning Handstands. (Watch part one Handstand Prep to deepen what you will learn here) In this video we will talk about finding the component parts of handstand in everyday garden variety poses such as Tadasana (Mountain Pose to you non-sanskriters)
My friend in this video is Marysia Weiss, she is a yoga teacher, aspiring chinese medicine doctor, friend and co-author of THEHotandHealthy blog. (Which by the way you should definitely check out!)
A very tongue in cheek video explaining the basics of handstands found in every pose with my good friend, yoga teacher and co-author of THEHotandHealthy blog Marysia Weiss. This video is #1 in an ongoing series of videos explaining handstanding and its key component parts found in basic poses! Video is by Sean Trace a local wellness expert. Enjoy!
Here is a short video I took of Brock and Krista Cahill’s yoga class at Wanderlust this year! As I hav mentioned previously I had the pleasure of being their yoga assistant this year which was such an honor and so much fun! The view is breathtaking to say the least and the class was fun, challenging and inspirational as usual. Nothing quite beats handstanding at 9,000 feet in the air overlooking Squaw Valley let me tell you!
Watch the video it will make you laugh, as in true Brock and Krista form they begin the class, after a few Om’s and opening words in one of their all-time favorite poses ( second only to handstand that is..) Navasana (boat pose)!
Here is some fresh inspiration for your practice yogis! Here is Forearm Balance (Pincha Maryurasana) into forearm Scorpion Pose. I filmed these transitions with yoga teacher Heather Seiniger at Yogis Anonymous in Krista Cahill’s classs.
Here is a video of me practicing an advanced yoga backbend in Krista Cahill’s class at Yogis Anonymous. Below is a yoga sequence that leads to the backbend in this video.
You should always warm up with some backbends and chest openers first such as…
1. Forward Fold “Uttanasna” with Hands interlaced behind your back (hold 5 breaths and then switch the interlacing and hold for another 5)
2. Cobra Pose with hands interlaced behind back (hold 5 breaths and then switch the interlacing and hold for another 5)
5. Sun Salutes A and Sun Salute B (5 rounds each is my preference but at least 3)
9. Sirasana (Note position of hands as you will need this for the final pose)
7. Dhanurasana “Bow Pose” (2 rounds holding 8 breaths each)
12. Wheel (5 rounds holding 5 breaths each)
14. Eka Pada Vipariti Dandasana Variation (Final Pose!)
1.Come into Wheel pose with the crown of the head placed on your mat.
2.Lift your shoulders vigorously away from the ground to keep pressure off of your neck.
3. Line the elbow up with the shoulders so that they are in ine with and no wider than your shoulders.
4. Draw the shoulders into your shoulder sockets, away from the wall you are looking at and towards your hips.
5. Straighten your arms
6. Bend your right knee and set the shinbone flat on your mat.
7. Grab your heel with your hands and try to snuggle the crown of your head to your inner arch of your right foot.
8. Pull the elbows in as you press into the mat with your forearms and lift your shoulders up.
9. Wiggle the left foot free as your roll your inner thighs to the floor.
10. TA DA!
To come out: Step your left foot back in. Uncurl your right leg.
End with a gentle twist on your back (Hold and breath in to your lower belly to release your lower back muscle and spine), Happy Baby, a few forward folds (Paschimottanasana, Baddha Konasana, and Pigeon or Thread the Eye of the Needle), Plow, Shoulderstand, and a long, juicy, restful Savasana!