Melanie Cooper

Melanie Cooper

Melanie Cooper

Melanie Cooper has been teaching yoga and training yoga teachers. She divides her time between London and Goa, practicing and teaching yoga and sometimes dancing on the beach.

Activate Your Yoga Feet

Foot Activation Melanie Cooper

Active lively feet will bring benefits to your everyday life and your yoga practice too. Beloved teacher Melanie Cooper demonstrates some simple exercise to get your feet up and running.

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Healthy Wrists

Healthy Wrists Melanie Cooper

Wrist pain can be an issue for a number of yoga students and office workers. Melanie Cooper demonstrates in this video some great exercises for keeping the wrists strong, mobile and hopefully injury free.

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Where should I feel this?

Melanie Cooper

A common question asked by yoga students is ‘where should I feel this’. This is often harder to answer than it might seem.
Firstly bodies are complicated things! The old model of individual muscles moving or restricting a single joint is now largely thought to be too simplistic. The body has come to be seen as a system of inter-connecting or even continuous lines of muscles.

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Backbends in Focus

Back Bend

Backbends require the front of the body to be in several key areas. In this video I show you the areas that students often experience restriction and provide some exercises to help facilitate a more comfortable and rewarding backbend journey.

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Getting Better?

Lotus

In yoga classes we are often learning how to go deeper into poses, learning ways to open the body and how to improve our practice. At the same time we are being told that ‘it’s not about the asana’ and ‘it doesn’t matter how far into a pose you go – be content with where you are now’. How can both of these ideas be right?

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How to Make Adjustments SAFE

Safe adjusting

Adjustments can be an extremely effective part of the way a yoga teacher communicates with their students. Adjustments can be soft, energetic, enabling and supportive. They should feel GOOD. If an adjustment feels painful or horrible – then something is going very wrong. Here are my suggestions for ensuring your adjustments are safe and effective and compassionate.

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