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#JasmineYogaTutorial : #KingPigeon One of the nicest backbends IMO and one that I really wanted to learn when I first started yoga. Working with the strap really helps in feeling what the pose involves without overstraining yourself. You can make the strap shorter over time once you've become more comfortable with the backbend. Im also using a block here so I don't have to worry about dumping weight on one side of my body or losing balance in the backbend. Tips: 1) keep elbows close to si...

#JasmineYogaTutorial : #KingPigeon One of the nicest backbends IMO and one that I really wanted to learn when I first started yoga. Working with the strap really helps in feeling what the pose involves without overstraining yourself. You can make the strap shorter over time once you've become more comfortable with the backbend. Im also using a block here so I don't have to worry about dumping weight on one side of my body or losing balance in the backbend. Tips: 1) keep elbows close to si...

#JasmineYogaTutorial: #FireCrow  A hybrid armbalance which I find easier to balance it than both of its parent poses.   Here are some tips to help you get into the pose:  1) Warm up your hamstrings with standing forward folds for a good 3-5 minutes  2) A few rounds of Navasana to warm up your core 3) Child's pose to compress hip flexors.  4) When it comes to the final lift off, instead of hipping to lift your bottom toes off, try reaching forward with your front foot and point your toes…

#JasmineYogaTutorial: #FireCrow A hybrid armbalance which I find easier to balance it than both of its parent poses. Here are some tips to help you get into the pose: 1) Warm up your hamstrings with standing forward folds for a good 3-5 minutes 2) A few rounds of Navasana to warm up your core 3) Child's pose to compress hip flexors. 4) When it comes to the final lift off, instead of hipping to lift your bottom toes off, try reaching forward with your front foot and point your toes…

How to Astavakrasana / 8 Angle pose  . The first arm balance most students learn is generally crow pose, however in my opinion 8 Angle is way easier to learn than crow. . The way I am demoing here is the beginner friendly entry to it. (Most would enter from elephant trunk pose) . The key is in the LEAN forward. . Start in a seated position with knees bent. . Then twist to the right and place right hand outside right hip and left hand between the legs but line the hands up in line with ea...

How to Astavakrasana / 8 Angle pose . The first arm balance most students learn is generally crow pose, however in my opinion 8 Angle is way easier to learn than crow. . The way I am demoing here is the beginner friendly entry to it. (Most would enter from elephant trunk pose) . The key is in the LEAN forward. . Start in a seated position with knees bent. . Then twist to the right and place right hand outside right hip and left hand between the legs but line the hands up in line with ea...

#JasmineYogaTutorial: #FunkyCrow #FlyingCrow So, this is a good starting point for those of you trying to figure out the flying crow. With the funky set up, is easier to find your balance and thus a higher chance of lifting your back foot. Tips: 1) Bring hand on floor to center so you form a triangle with your two hands and elbow. 2) ***Place your knee on elbow and not tricep. Almost like bone stacking, makes it soooo much easier to find balance. Almost effortless 3) *** Dont be afraid to…

#JasmineYogaTutorial: #FunkyCrow #FlyingCrow So, this is a good starting point for those of you trying to figure out the flying crow. With the funky set up, is easier to find your balance and thus a higher chance of lifting your back foot. Tips: 1) Bring hand on floor to center so you form a triangle with your two hands and elbow. 2) ***Place your knee on elbow and not tricep. Almost like bone stacking, makes it soooo much easier to find balance. Almost effortless 3) *** Dont be afraid to…

#YogaTutorial : #kasyapasana #halfboundlotus #sideplank  When I first started practicing this pose, I found it a lot easier to get into the pose after getting a successful bind then to get into side plank then find my bind. This might work better for some of you too :) the tricky bit is moving from step 3-4, balance can be a challenge here. So here are a few tips.  1) Maintain a strong drishti or gazing point as you lift your back knee 2) The moment knee comes off, turn back foot at an angle…

#YogaTutorial : #kasyapasana #halfboundlotus #sideplank When I first started practicing this pose, I found it a lot easier to get into the pose after getting a successful bind then to get into side plank then find my bind. This might work better for some of you too :) the tricky bit is moving from step 3-4, balance can be a challenge here. So here are a few tips. 1) Maintain a strong drishti or gazing point as you lift your back knee 2) The moment knee comes off, turn back foot at an angle…

#jasmineyogatutorial : #DragonflyPose or #GrasshopperPose  The biggest challenge in this pose is to get your foot high up your arm. There's really no easy around this but to practice more hip openings like all variations of the Pigeon pose.  Tips and tricks  1) Do 90• pigeon n practice bringing your elbows outside foot. If your right leg is in front, bring right elbow outside right foot.  2) If u can bring ur foot high enough, you will have enough space to rest your knee on your elbow which…

#jasmineyogatutorial : #DragonflyPose or #GrasshopperPose The biggest challenge in this pose is to get your foot high up your arm. There's really no easy around this but to practice more hip openings like all variations of the Pigeon pose. Tips and tricks 1) Do 90• pigeon n practice bringing your elbows outside foot. If your right leg is in front, bring right elbow outside right foot. 2) If u can bring ur foot high enough, you will have enough space to rest your knee on your elbow which…

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