Welcome back! Today is Video #16 of our Yoga Series and today we explore Ardha Baddha Padmottānāsana or half bound lotus standing forward fold posture.
This is the second standing balance posture in the Ashtanga Yoga standing sequence. It’s a really fun and challenging posture, so be sure to focus on deep breathing with sound and engagement of bandhas and the use of Tensegrity. I’ll be demonstrating this posture in four (4) modifications and then the final and full expression of the posture. I always suggest watching the video all the way through your first time, to see the different modifications on offer and determine which one(s) you should attempt today. Balance is a challenging thing for everyone, and some days you just won’t have balance. So be patient with yourself and honor your body and where you are today. There is a lot to think about with this posture, so focus your energy steadily. You’ve come so far in your efforts to get to this point, you should be so proud of yourself. Keep showing up to your mat for you, and enjoy this quality time for yourself, on yourself, with yourself and by yourself. The next Yoga video we bring you will be a practice along guided class format, pulling everything together that you’ve done up to this point. It will consist of 5x Sun Salutation A, 3x B, and all standing postures up to Ardha Baddha Padmottānāsana. Each tutorial video is here to help you go a little deeper in your understanding of the body mechanics of the movements, and your own body in space. If you are brand new to yoga, you are at the right place! And if you have an established practice, I will be sure to share a few tips that help you take your practice to the next level.
If you are new to this Yoga Series, welcome! I’ve conveniently numbered all prior videos so you can start at the very beginning, with Yoga Asana Series Video #1. This way, you can work at your own pace, from the comfort of your home, to begin practicing and applying these tutorials in your life. Videos 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8 ,9, 11, 12 and today’s video #14 are all Yoga tutorial videos for you to dig deeper into one or several postures. Videos 3, 5, 10 and 13 are guided practice videos similar to a led or guided yoga class. The purpose of the practice along guided videos is for you to pull it all together into a flowing asana practice session. Use these videos however they will best serve you. And keep pouring into your personal well, keep it full so you can live your best life now.
New videos in the series are added each week, to help you continue to safely build up your daily at home Ashtanga Yoga practice. See Links below for Yoga Asana Series Videos #1-14
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YOGA ASANA SERIES: VIDEOS 1-9
Yoga Series Video 1: The Foundation – Breathing, Bandhas, Drishti and Sun Salutation A
Yoga Series Video 2: Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Finishing Sequence
Yoga Series Video 3: PRACTICE YOGA WITH KRISTA: Sun Salutation A & Modified Finishing Sequence
Yoga Series Video 4: Sun Salutation B
Yoga Series Video 5: PRACTICE Sun Salutation A & B and modified Finishing Sequence with Krista Shirley
Yoga Series Video 6: How to Hold Your Spine in Space
Yoga Asana Series – Video 7 – Standing Postures: Padangusthasana and Pada Hastasana
Yoga Asana Series – Video 8: Standing Postures – Utthita Trikoṇāsana and Parivr̥tta Trikoṇāsana
Yoga Asana Series – Video 9: Standing Postures – Utthita Pārśva Koṇāsana and Parivr̥tta Pārśva Koṇāsana
Yoga Asana Series – Video 10: GUIDED PRACTICE: Sun Salutation A & B through Utthita Pārśva Koṇāsana and Parivr̥tta Pārśva Koṇāsana with Modified Finishing Sequence
Yoga Asana Series – Video 11: Standing Postures – Prasārita Pādottānāsana A-D
Yoga Asana Series – Video 12: Tensegrity
Yoga Asana Series – Video 13: GUIDED PRACTICE: Sun Salutation A & B through Prasarita Padottanasana A-D with Modified Finishing Sequence
Yoga Asana Series – Video 14: Standing Postures – Parsvottanasana
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