What Do You Prefer In a Group Class?

Over the past 20 or so years of actually teaching and continuing to learn, what I teach now, has been pared back considerably, but, yet, I know it’s actually way more useful for the most amount of people. Many of us are managing injuries and conditions and so what we do is also practical and therapeutic and still challenging enough for the majority.

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Here is my short video explaining techniques that will enable you to incorporate your whole body into one organic movement and thus avoid putting pressure on the shoulders, elbows and wrists. It takes a bit of practise and remember that in order to do these things safely, they need to be worked on S L O W L Y first. This way, you avoid using momentum. If something doesn’t feel right, it usually isn’t…It makes me cringe to see a class full of power yogis doing these things super fast. Most are winging it because they don’t have the strength or the technique – but speed something up and it always feels easier.
Here is my short video explaining techniques that will enable you to incorporate your whole body into one organic movement and thus avoid putting pressure on the shoulders, elbows and wrists. It takes a bit of practise and remember that in order to do these things safely, they need to be worked on S L O W L Y first. This way, you avoid using momentum. If something doesn’t feel right, it usually isn’t…It makes me cringe to see a class full of power yogis doing these things super fast. Most are winging it because they don’t have the strength or the technique – but speed something up and it always feels easier.

Here is my short video explaining techniques that will enable you to incorporate your whole body into one organic movement and thus avoid putting pressure on the shoulders, elbows and wrists. It takes a bit of practise and remember that in order to do these things safely, they need to be worked on S L O W L Y first. This way, you avoid using momentum. If something doesn’t feel right, it usually isn’t…It makes me cringe to see a class full of power yogis doing these things super fast. Most are winging it because they don’t have the strength or the technique – but speed something up and it always feels easier.

Here is my short video explaining techniques that will enable you to incorporate your whole body into one organic movement and thus avoid putting pressure on the shoulders, elbows and wrists. It takes a bit of practise and remember that in order to do these things safely, they need to be worked on S L O W L Y first. This way, you avoid using momentum. If something doesn’t feel right, it usually isn’t…It makes me cringe to see a class full of power yogis doing these things super fast. Most are winging it because they don’t have the strength or the technique – but speed something up and it always feels easier.

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I never did think I would be able to do this – and sure, I still have work to do before I can float up effortlessly in the middle of a room, balance for five minutes while doing some upside down fancy things with my legs yet not fall backwards! But, I I can tell you that for most things like this, it is about 20% strength and about 80% technique. Most body builders – indeed most people – are naturally stronger than I am but hardly any body builders can do this. And that’s my point. The biggest clue I can offer you here is to stop thinking and tensing and start feeling and softening. One reason I hit the wall and it wasn’t so graceful in this clip was because I was explaining and thinking so that I could capture the moment on video. I have been teaching somebody who, when she relaxes, actually does float up (with my help). Over-thinking and desire to achieve however, suddenly turns her into a dead weight and then I cannot help and nothing happens.

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