Online Mini Trainings
Theme of the month: Utkatasana and the knees
New mini training posted the first two Wednesdays of the month. Make sure to watch this space each week as this content will be taken down at the end of the month and you won’t want to miss it!
Pam’s two cents:
I took a workshop with Jules at Moksha yoga in Chicago. I love how she is questioning the way we have been teaching yoga- based on science. Jules just finished a book (not sure if it’s released yet), called ‘Yoga Biomechanics- Stretching Redefined’, I can’t wait to read it!!
The key to the more advanced versions here is to work progressively; small doses at a time as you slowly build your strength.
No matter how much you work your flexibility and strength, you may never be able to keep your heels down as you squat lower into variations of utkatasana.
What you’ll learn:
- How to use blanket in utkatasana if you have trouble keeping the heels down when you squat lower.
- How to use utkatasana to build strength using the one leg version. Please don’t attempt this right away. Build your strength over time.
Next Week’s favorite find is really interesting! It’s a video that will show you a visual of how the length of your thigh bone and shin bone can prevent you- or make it much easier- to squat lower.
Pam’s two cents:
- This is an 8 minute mini Iyengar training in Utkatasana.
- You’ll see in this style of yoga (Iyengar) that the knees tend to go over or past the toes. As long as you’re not feeling pain, working up to this version is not necessarily bad.
- If you want to work on your strength in this pose, this training is great! Remember, the length of your bones will impact how this pose looks and feels.
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