Hip Stability – Using the Gluteus Medius to Strengthen and Protect

In this power vinyasa class with Tate, we explore how to stabilize, strengthen & protect the hips in a variety of poses including standing balances and lunges.

Props Needed: 2-4 Blocks, 1 Strap

Video Link:

» The lesser know role of the gluteus medius

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Q+A – Warrior 1, Props for Home Practice & the Vagina Monologues

In this podcast we answer questions that relate to warrior 1 & moon pose alignment, koundinyasana and koundinyasana transitions, tips & props for gaining more flexibility in your shoulders, hamstrings & backbends that you can do and use at home. We also have a topic that is rarely discussed but we feel needs to be brought out into the open because it is very common, it’s completely natural and it’s not a big deal.

Podcast Links to Videos

» Tips & Props for Home Practice

» Side crow to Koundinyasana A to Koundinyasana B

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Twisty Vinyasa

In this 60 minute Vinyasa class with Tate, we are focusing on twisting of the spine. It is important when you twist, that you twist with a long straight spine. To prevent injuries, you are going to want use your core, obliques & lats to twist the ribs rather than using leverage of bone to bone contact or any other methods of leverage.

Props Needed: 2 Blocks, 1 Yoga Strap (strap optional)

Show Notes/Video Links:

» Tripod Headstand to Side Crow Transition

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Back Body Strengthening with Tate

As power vinyasa yogis, we are constantly forward folding and using our push muscles (think chaturanga!) in our yoga practice & daily lives. We don’t spend nearly as much time strengthening the back body creating a large muscle imbalance between the front and back body. This 60 minute power vinyasa class is designed to activate and strengthen the back body to minimize the muscle imbalance and to help prevent future injury.

 

Props Needed: 2 Blocks, Yoga Strap

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