August 2019: Yoga for Core Strength: Focus on Arm Balances with Kate Heffernan and Kristin Olson

 

Strengthen and Stretch: Breaking Down Chaturanga Dandasana with Kate Heffernan

This short tutorial explores ways to build the appropriate strength needed for Chaturanga Dandasana, including ways to modify the pose with props.

Learning to Fly: Working Towards Eka Pada Koundinyasana 2 with Kate Heffernan

Build the strength and flexibility needed to move into Eka Pada Koundinyasana 2 – a challenging and fun arm balance. This class will strengthen the upper body and core to support this arm balance while opening the hamstrings, hips, and inner thighs. 

Tutorial: Parsva Bakasana to Eka Pada Koundinyasana with Kristin Olson

This tutorial with Kristin will help you understand the technique to get lift-off in Side Crane while using patience and balance to transition smoothly in arm balances.

Flying Sideways: Twisting Towards Eka Pada Koundinyasana with Kristin Olson

Eka pada koundinyasana strengthens the arms and wrists, tones the belly, and rejuvinates the spine. This class takes all the actions needed for the advanced arm balance and breaks them down into their simple component parts. 

Bonus Challenge! Building Towards One-Legged Flying Pigeon with Kate Heffernan

Progressing into more challenging poses is not as hard as you think! This class covers a well-rounded selection of yoga poses to increase strength and flexibility and learn the actions needed for Eka Pada Galavasana, the one-legged flying pigeon pose.

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