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The Secret To Learning A Flat Footed Squat - Strong Foundations Series Pt 2

What would your body be like if you never sat in chairs? Like this     Not all injuries are visible. I was "injured" and didn't even know but because of Ashtanga Yoga I was able to discover it.  Luckily for the last 13 years I've been trying to put my body into certain shapes each morning which at times has worked out fine but then other times not so well. When I couldn't get into the shapes I made the mistake of forcing my body through them and hurt myself even more till I couldn't practice at all. If you want to know that whole story click here When I injured myself so bad I couldn't get out of bed...

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If You Want To Avoid Back Pain In Yoga Then Make This One Simple Change

Why Extra Grip Equals Extra Weak Would you ride a mountain bike with training wheels? Seems kind of ridiculous right? Then why are you using a sticky mat? Or anything with "extra grip"? Just like training wheels the extra grip could be necessary in the beginning but at some point you will be strong enough to move to the next level. In this post I will explain how I adjusted the difficulty of the surface level I practice on so I could build stronger legs, feet and back and how it made a massive difference in my practice. This is part of the Strong Foundations Emails Series   *Please note this is not to be taken as medical advice or the...

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Beyond The Standing Desk: 3 Reasons Why Floor Sitting Is The Best Choice For Work

“Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.” ― Swami Vivekananda   Cultivating Courage Vs Fear The Modern Yoga Practitioner's Dillema "I want to have backbends like Margaret (above) but haven't updated my Facebook status in 24 hours?" I don't know about you but I would rather end up more like a brave Hanuman with open psoas in hero pose vs a closed up computer guy with a great looking Facebook Page.  That's just me though.  My challenge like many people is that a large part of my work is tied to the being on a computer. So what is an aspiring yogi to do?  How can I have a healthy hanuman psoas (not clenched in a fear position),...

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Modifications for Practicing Yoga With Back Pain

  Fiona: Part of being a Yoga Practitioner is learning how to practice through the absent Flows of life and we all have moments where things are weak or our bodies are not quite behaving exactly as we might like to, and also our mind many times. These are the times when we have to resource ourselves in our practice. If you’re going through an injury and it’s so common for students not to show up and stop practicing, but this is when you need practice the most. And through the Vinyasa, through the breath- blood circulation happens, and it’s this circulation has very healing for the body. Clint is gonna tell his story of when his back- hit a...

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