Stu Girling

Stu Girling

Stu Girling

Stu is the creator of loveyogaanatomy.com. He also teaches Yoga Anatomy workshops around the world and interviews renowned yoga teachers and related professionals.

Pain issues and injuries in yoga

This page is all about trying to understand the things that can help prevent or reduce the risk of getting an injury or pain and what to do if you get one. It’s not just about being broken but also about good ways of practicing, engaging, aligning and balancing. Lots of these posts have been spread across the website so hopefully with everything in one place you can learn and research what will be useful for you. It’s fair to…

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Types of Compression in Yoga: Hip Example

It is important for us as yoga practitioners to know whether what is stopping us going deeper in a posture is compression or tension because if it is the former we can possibly be causing ourselves harm rather than good. In this video we look at three types of compression using what can happen around the hip as an example.

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Asana School – Bhujapidasana (knees on the shoulder posture)

Bhujapidasana with stu

This is such a tough posture when you are new to Ashtanga. Just to get you legs crossed around your arms seems to defy gravity. Then once you can do that someone tells you to bring your head to the floor. What? And then come back up again. No Way! But somehow through magic and such like things change and one day you think what was all the fuss. Hope this little video helps where ever you are on your…

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Asana School – Prasarita Padottanasana

prasarita padottanasana with stu

About half way through the standing postures in Ashtanga you find Prasarita Padotanasana, not an overly complicated posture but still presents some challenges. There are also some things that we can be doing in this posture to get the most out of it.

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Yoga Sequence for a deeper Upavishta Konasana

Upavishta Konasana sequence with stu

This is a sequence I created to work on increasing the depth of the forward fold in Upavishta Konasana. It works on combining strengthening with opening the body in the key areas that contribute to the ability to fold flatter. This is a posture that I have always had difficulty with so I thought it was time to give it a bit of extra attention. Please do go easy to start with and build the intensity over a number of…

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