Pose Breakdown

Pose Breakdown

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Pose Breakdown
  • handstand drill: lat strengthener + shoulder opener

    In this video we will alternate between two different exercises. The first will help you turn on your lat muscles which are crucial to holding a strong handstand. The second pose is a counter pose which really opens the shoulders. Believe it or not, open shoulders are imperative to a strong hands...

  • handstand drill: L sits + hip flexor activation

    Grab two blocks or books or some kind of props to place under your palms for support. Once it feels easy with the blocks or you feel you don’t need them, you are welcome to remove them! These drills will help activate your core. Your core is very crucial to holding a strong handstand and so you a...

  • handstand drill: hollow + plank

    These two shapes are the perfect ones to warm up before doing any handstand work! They are SO necessary for turning on your muscles in order to hold the most ideal handstand form. When you activate the muscles in these drills, your body will know what to do upside down. I HIGHLY recommend doing t...

  • handstand drill: nose + toes

    PLEASE watch all of the intro to this video before attempting this drill because I explain in more depth how to safely enter & exit the pose! This is the creme de la creme handstand drill because the wall doesn’t lie! It offers you the straight line you are looking for in a handstand. Please be v...

  • handstand drill: pike

    Grab a chair or something to safely put your feet on and let’s do the damn thing! This drill will help you feel the pike motion for pressing or “piking” up into handstand. It helps stack your hips over your shoulders and activates your hip flexors. Active hip flexors are what will help you lift/ ...

  • Chaturanga Demo

    Most vinyasa yoga classes contain a multitude of chaturangas which are great for building functions strength and mobility- when done correctly. Here is a demo of how to do them properly, as well as several variations you can do in the case of injury or just being tired. 

  • Side Crow Tutorial

    Elevate your twists by floating into side crow! We will go through a step-by-step tutorial on how to get there. There is a place for everyone in this tutorial, beginner, moderate, and advanced. Have fun! 

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  • Handstand to Vinyasa Tutorial

    Have you ever wanted to power up your practice? Here is a great way to throw in some extra heat! This tutorial will teach you how to go into a floating handstand to vinyasa. The best part about this transition is you don’t even have to have your handstand! Have some fun and give this transition a...

  • Wim Hof Method Demo

    We consume food, water, vitamins and medicines, but no resource is as vital as the air we breath constantly. This quick technique is a way to use this air to clear your head and enliven your flow of energy. 

  • Postpartum Core

    In this video we’ll explore how to reintroduce yoga into your life after having a baby. You’ll learn how to engage your core in every pose, instead of focusing on core work, lengthening, or twists.

  • Jumping Back to Chat

    Jumping back to chat - Scared to take the plunge? This video breaks down how to safely jump back into chaturanga from a few different poses.

  • Sun Salutation A

    Sun salutation A - the basis of our practice! Use this video to warm you up for your home yoga practice, or as a refresher on our most basic poses.

  • Downward Facing Dog

    Downward Facing Dog breakdown - we’ll go over the correct alignment and engagement for downward facing dog, and show you some stepping stones to get into the posture.

  • 8 Angle Pose

    This pose is super fun, and is sure to impress your friends/family. If your hamstrings aren’t very warm, check out my compass tutorial as setup for this pose. 8 angle is less about strength and more about body awareness, so it’s a great mental challenge!

  • Side Crow

    It’s crow’s big brother, with a twist! side crow uses the same arm structure as crow, but we twist elbows to outside of your thigh to balance. The easiest way to get into side crow is from a chair pose. I recommend warming up your core, especially side body (obliques), and shoulders before attem...

  • Pose Breakdown: Elephant Trunk

    Do you want to learn how to do a fun arm-balance with a pachyderm theme? Give this a watch! Maybe you're just listening and learning, but if you're ready to give it a go, make sure your core is warmed up, your hips have been opened as comfortably as possible, and do a few chaturanga pushups to a...

  • Crow Pose and Tripod Headstand. How they Relate

    A brief(ish) breakdown of first the arm-balance crow pose, or bakasana, and then once we've got it, a similarly brief explanation of tripod headstand, or salamba sirsasana II. We'll spend time talking about how the two poses are related to each other.

  • Pistol Squat

    One of my favorite poses, Pistol Squat, is so much fun to do and a great balance challenge. It strengthens the feet and core, as well as helping to find a deeper focus. I challenge you to give this pose a shot! The good news is that if you do fall, you are 3 inches away from the ground in it!

  • Learn to Fly

    In this breakdown, we'll learn a few ways to get into variations on “flying lizard”, eka pada koundinyasana 1 and 2. No experience is required, but a sense of humor is!

  • Sun Salutation Breakdown

    Often we go through sun salutations too quickly and default into poor form that can do more harm than good over time. Here we'll go through each section of the sun salutation and look at common issues and options to build strength and stability throughout the body, while still keeping up with the...

  • Bird of Paradise Tutorial

    In this quick video I take you step by step into Svarga Dvijasana, or Bird of Paradise. Dvija means “twice born” and Svarga means “paradise.” The aim of this asana is to experience the depth of paradise by emulating the shape of a tropical flower, the Bird of Paradise. Birds also embody renewal, ...

  • Forearm Stand Prep Vol I

    I'm never going to practice dolphin unless someone makes me. So, here I am. This is merely a few moments of breathing together in only a few postures. Over time, we make our shoulders strong enough to find a forearm stand. Do this a few times a week and we'll see how far we can get!

  • The Steelmace 360

    One of the signature movements we do with the steelmace is the 360. It combines strength and proprioception with shoulder mobility to challenge your body awareness while stepping up your mace game.

  • Forearm Stand Tutorial

    Forearm Stand is known in Sanskrit as Pincha Mayurasana and one of my all time favorite postures - probably because it took me so long to build up the strength and courage to go for it! "Pincha" strengthens your shoulders, arms, and back, while also decompressing the spine. Challenging inversions...