Stu Girling

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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Gentle Yoga Sequence

Gentle yoga sequence with Stu

This is an easy sequence that I use as a warmup for a tougher yoga session or on days where I am not practicing just to keep loose. I gave gone quickly through the postures here but plan to spend 8 to 20 breaths in each, so the session could easily last 45 min.

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