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Old Yoga and Modern Bodies

Posted by Scott White on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, In : Yoga technique 

There are several movement patterns present in modern day yoga sequences that are reflective of the cultural context in which yoga originated.

 


 

A posture like Ardha Matsyendrasana is an example of this. Effectively there is the requirement for a deep squat, a comfortable cross legged sitting position, and a twist. The effect of this posture traditionally is to stimulate the abdominal organs; to create a seal, or bandha around the abdomen. 

 

However, due to the lifestyle of individu...


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Back Bending Technique

Posted by Scott White on Saturday, August 13, 2016, In : Yoga technique 

                                                    

An area of concern for many novice practitioners is correctly progressing with the more advanced back bending postures. While there are specific technique cues to be cognisant of, adequate preparatory work is also crucial to ensure correct technique in advanced practice. There are a number of ways to safely progress into advanced postures.

Individualised teaching

The most efficient way of teaching involves an individualised approach, with inst...


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