I would like to share with you this 5 part video series that I’ve created on how to intensify your flexibility, mobility and yoga practice in general. It includes not only advanced ways to stretch the hips and hamstrings but also on strengthening the shoulders and wrists. These are things I do in yoga class to make better use of my time, because the teachers don’t generally cue it as they tend to cater to all levels of mixed students, but if you are craving for advancement, this is the real deal! Oh and the best part is my dog Medax is in all of them!
Part 1: How to Intensify Pushups (Chaturanga) to get MAD Strong in Yoga Class or Calisthenics
This first video is on how to strengthen your pushups and plank position with planche leans and pseudo planche pushups to increase your pushing power dramatically especially if you’re doing vinyasa yoga where they go through these positions several times an hour.
Part 2: How to Strengthen WRISTS in Yoga Class
This video focuses on how to strengthen your wrists during your yoga practice or class. You can do the first palm pulses while you’re chilling in downward dog and the second, on your fists, while going through your chaturanga/pushup/plank and vinyasa flow. To understand how to regress/progress palm pulses further, check out this video: https://youtu.be/xLQkpuDS1PY
Part 3: Top 5 Ways to Maximally Stretch Your HIP FLEXORS in Yoga Class
In this video I share with you my top FIVE tips on how to stretch your hip flexors (your quads and iliopsoas complex) to greater lengths by modifying crescent lunge and low lunge and reverse warrior to increase active and passive flexibility.
Part 4: Top Tips For Mad Hamstring Gains (Especially in Yoga Class)
In this video I share the few things I do in yoga class to help increase the stretch in my hamstrings beyond what you may typically be instructed to do so in the forward fold and (half) front splits.
Part 5: Build Extreme Active Hamstring Flexibility w/ Binds! (Bound Triangle & Bird of Paradise Progressions)
Here are some advanced poses you find in yoga that will really help stretch your hamstrings actively… I show how to go from extended side angle pose into BOUND triangle pose and BIRD OF PARADISE which are my favorite binds for building intense levels of ACTIVE flexibility in the hamstrings which will also strengthen your quads like crazy!
And that concludes the 5 part mini series! Hope you find this information helpful because to me, they are gold for helping me make maximum use of my time and efficiency!