Yoga anatomy

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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Understanding the Effects of Acromion Process Restriction in Yoga

acrromion process and yoga

It is possible that some students may feel discomfort in the shoulder whilst doing certain actions in the yoga. One potential answer to this may be the underlying bony structure of the shoulder, specifically the shape and size of the acromion process.. This is not a topic that applies to everyone but is useful for teachers to have an understanding of as well as for students that feel something is not happening quite as it should at the shoulder. I…

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Softening The Low Back

softening the low back with Stu

Low back ache is suffered by so many people and as a yoga student it can often make you feel vulnerable or uncomfortable. Depending on the underlying cause of the discomfort these few postures may help you on your way to finding more space and softness.

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