Chaturanga & Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

These are two essential poses to get right in Ashtanga because we do TONS of them.  In this little video we offer some ways to build strength to eventually bring to a strong, beautiful Chaturanga and transition to
Upward Facing Dog!
Have fun energizing your body!

Shoulder Stand - Sarvangasana

L'équilibre sur les épaules est connu comme la Reine des asanas (l'équilibre sur la tête est son Roi :) ) car c'est une excellente posture pour garder la bonne santé. En revanche, parfois l'entrée dans la posture est effectuée trop rapidement sans la force nécessaire au niveau des bras pour la rendre stable; la nuque s'aplatit contre le sol et la posture devient un équilibre sur la 'nuque' au lieu d'un équilibre sur les 'épaules'.
The shoulder stand is known as the Queen of yoga asanas (headstand is her king :) because it is an amazing pose for maintaining health.  However, sometimes people are going into too quickly without the strength needed in the arms to make it stable, then the neck gets flattened to the floor and it becomes a 'neck' stand instead of a 'shoulder' stand.

Pashasana

The very first pose of the intermediate series is deceivingly difficult.  At first glance it seems like it'll be a breeze but it is called 'noose' pose for a reason :) .

Think foundation before flexibility; meaning that finding the legs and balancing is more important than binding the twist.  Once you are strong enough to hold steady, the bind will come.  However, if you make the twist the priority, often you will find that 15 years later you still won't be able to balance without putting something under your heels.