Classes in
the series
3
Lead
Instructor
Alan

Yoga Drills

A 3 part series taking you through the fundamentals of a different asana within each video. By the end of the series you will understand the mechanics behind Chaturanga, Crow Pose and Pincha and be given some key drills to work on to make sure you're nailing the pose every time. This series progresses with you, if you're a beginner start at the Chaturanga class, if your practice is more advanced then move start working on your Crow Pose or Pincha.
Equipment
No equipment
Body Part
Full body
Category
Strength Reset
Discipline
Yoga
Yoga Drills
Classes Listing
Chaturanga Drills
2 min
What is ‘Chaturanga‘?  We hear this term countless times in a vinyasa class, also known as ‘low plank’ or ‘four-limbed staff pose’.  In this short clip, Alan breaks down exactly how we practice this posture, and teaches us drills to ensure our bodies are strong enough to practice it safely.  Your shoulders will thank you!
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Crow Pose Drills
3 min
Often the first step in our inversion practice, we are frequently offered Crow pose in power yoga and vinyasa classes.  Here Alan demonstrated how we can safely and comfortably transition into Crow pose, starting our hand-balancing journey, and from there move with strength into tripod headstand, before flowing into chaturanga.
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Pincha Drills
5 min
If Pincha Mayurasana feels a hundred years away, then these drills are what you need! Alan teaches us what parts of our body need to be open and strong, and demonstrates some drills we can use to achieve this.  Get ready to float up with ease!
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