Open your hips and hamstrings to get into the super challenging forward fold Kurmasana, or turtle pose. Recommended props: 1 block, 1 blanket
I always love David Kim classes...this one is awesome but I feel the end was missing...maybe they can edit it and add a release and final poses to this. Still a nice class. Thanks a lot.
Having done strength training for YEARS, the only yoga that interested me when I started was ashtanga. I bought videos but mostly just used a pose guide. Ashtanga seems to assume the practitioners have advanced past the need for any basic instruction. Now, 10 years into my practice, I discover I've been doing chaturanga wrong. The result is a misaligned collarbone. I wish I had availed myself to some videos with remedial intruction ages ago. I would have a healthier practice today.
I enjoyed practicing this pose. I love David and have taken and take a lot of his classes. I do wish that there was less talking though. I feel, especially in a level 3 class, there is no need to keep going over the basics. Although I am not 'in a rush' or trying to push, I enjoy a good flow and the feeling of release, when there is too much talking I feel 'stuck' in he pose and forced to be a captive audience. Sorry.
Thank you David, your teaching style is calm, compassionate and concise. Really enjoyed the class and found myself able to do things I haven't quite been able to do before.
Such a fun pose! Loved it.
Great instruction, very informed. I love hip and shoulder openers. A quick counter stretch hip extension after the video was the cherry on top. Thank you!
Thanks for your lovely pointer. I could get my kurmasana with my legs narrower than mat width apart. It was just how to start it that did the trick.
Open and strengthen the muscles in and around the hips in this fun flow class that leads to bhujapidasana.
Work up to ardha chandrasana and chapasana through this advanced series of hip openers and backbends. Recommended props: 1 block, 1 blanket
Practice a long hold of the yin pose, dragonfly, which is very similar to upavistha konasana. Recommended props: 1 block