Yoga Mini Tutorials
Yoga Quick Tip: Warrior 2 (Virabhadrasana II)
Yoga Quick Tip: Tree Posture (Vrksasana)
The number one thing I see students doing incorrectly in this posture is hiking the leg up and displacing the alignment of the pelvis.
Ensure that the pelvis stays neutral and doesn’t shift in any direction. If your hip is lifting up when you bring your leg higher up to your inner calf or thigh during the posture, return to a place where your body remains in alignment.
Never put your foot beside the knee joint on the leg as this creates lateral pressure and can be damaging to the knee joint.
Find a place where you can maintain integrity and breathe.
Yoga Quick Tip: Half Moon (Ardha Chandrasana)
When practicing Half Moon (Ardha Chandrasana) focus more on the breath and extending equally through your 6 limbs in all directions (arms, legs, head and tail).
Consider the quality in which you are moving opposed to a shape you are trying to achieve.
Allow the pelvis to open to the side without displacing the back leg–keep it in line with the crown of your head. Ensure that the supporting leg knee is tracking over the second toe and not rolling in.
Expand like a six pointed star!
Yoga Quick Tip: Side Angle Posture (Parsvakonasana)
When you’re practicing Parsvakonasana:
-focus on elongating the under-side of the torso to avoid collapsing
-keep you rib cage soft and not popping forward
-create a long line of energy from your back foot to your extended arm
-play around with putting minimal weight on the supporting arm (the one on the thigh)
-do not strain or struggle (there are variations of this posture with props that are great if you’re finding it difficult to breathe slowly and calmly here).
All the best to you in your practice.