Intermediate series

Courses with Joey Miles

Joey Miles

There are two courses on Ashtanga, one being the Primary Series and the other the Intermediate Series. Both courses actually come in two versions, one is called traditional and the other non-linear. The content is the same in both versions it is just how you access the material that is different. The traditional version only allows you to progress one lesson each week taking a linear route through the course one posture at a time. This is really the preferred…

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Pashasana workshop

Pasasana with Matthew Sweeney

Pashasana is the first posture of the Ashtanga Intermediate series and can be quite a challenge. What to focus on bind or heels down? Matthew Sweeney has some useful tips and even talks about the transition out of it.

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Karandavasana with Joey Miles

Karandavasana with Joey Miles

This is just such a hard posture in many ways. First you need a steady pinch mayurasana, then you have to be able to get your feet into padmasana without using your hands. Once you have that you have to lower down and stop on your arms before gravity plonks you on the floor. And if that is not enough you are meant to lift back up again to where you started. There is even a special nifty exit from…

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Asana School – Nakrasana (Crocodile Posture)

crocodile posture with Mark Robberds

This is one of those postures that if you are strong you think what is all the fuss about, but if you are not strong it can seem impossible, particularily to go backwards. Mark gives some great tips for refining the technique and to help you to lift from the floor.

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Asana School – Vatayanasana (with Mark Robberds)

Vatayanasana with Mark Robberds

This is a posture from near the end of intermediate Series so for sure it is challenging. Mark has some interesting observations and tweaks to this posture that might work for you. If you don’t do padmasana you are probably not open enough in the hips to attempt this posture so play safe.

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Nakrasana Posture – Ashtanga Yoga

Nakrasana with Stu

Nakrasana is one of those bizarre postures that crop up now and again in Ashtanga. I always loved it right from the word go because of the playful element and the chance to build strength. In this video I give you some tips to help bring your inner crocodile to life.

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Ashtanga Yoga Second Series Transitions

Yoga Transitions Laruga Glaser

Wow, Laruga was just amazing in this video, such control and precision. It was a super hot day in India when we filmed this and she somehow keep so calm and cool even though I keep her going with these transitions for a pretty long time. Great inspiration, lots to work on and plenty to learn.

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