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Below you will find exclusive yoga videos and blogs to support your practice. You can also use the search bar if there is something specific you are looking for. Should you have any requests, please feel free to submit them using the comment form at the bottom. These videos are meant to support your growth as a yogi and to help you look inward to better understand your body. Every single body is unique, and it’s important to acknowledge that some of these techniques might unlock tremendous freedom, while others may not be suitable. Please be mindful as you explore, and if you are ever unclear on whether or not something will be good for you, please see a specialist to help guide you properly into your body. Thank you for practicing with me, and enjoy the free yoga resources!

Spinal Freedom In Revolved Low Lunge

Spinal Freedom In Revolved Low Lunge

Spinal Freedom In Revolved Low Lunge 5 Part Twist TechniqueanjaneyasanaREVOLVED LOW LUNGE TECHNIQUE You’re going to multiply the benefits of twisting postures with this 5 part twist technique.   There are already benefits you may knowingly and/or unknowingly receive...

King Pigeon Variations

King Pigeon Variations

King Pigeon Variations Full Body Awareness for Your ShouldersmobilityKING PIGEON If you’ve practiced with Matt before, you’ll be aware of the domino effect or the ripple effect of how a yoga posture unfolds. Matt brilliantly breaks down every pose with care and...

Reverse Plank Pose

Reverse Plank Pose

Reverse Plank Pose Scapular Retraction For Back StrengthPURVOTTANASANAREVERSE PLANK POSE Asymmetry is a common issue when it comes to our asana practice. Opportunities to work on strengthening muscles in the back body are much more infrequent than opportunities to...

Crow Pose On Blocks

Crow Pose On Blocks

Crow Pose On Blocks Take Your Shoulder Stability To New HeightsSTABILITYCROW POSE  It’s not unusual to have a healthy amount of fear and hesitation when it comes to finding balance in crow pose.  Will I fall?  Am I strong enough? Will I hurt myself? One of the most...

Side Angle Pose

Side Angle Pose

Side Angle Pose Shoulder Fix At The Wallupward rotationSIDE ANGLE POSE Stop for a moment  and think about how many times you lift your arms overhead in any given asana practice.  There are plenty of opportunities, aren't there?  Side Angle pose is a perfect example of...

Open Splits

Open Splits

Open Splits Follow This Flexibility FormulaSAMAKONASANAOPEN SPLITS Open splits is one of those postures that may not always make it into your asana practice, but there are a number of good reasons for it to start showing up more often.  It does require a considerable...

Leg Over Head Preparation

Leg Over Head Preparation

Leg Over Head Preparation Access Deeper Hip OpeningFLEXIBILITYLEG OVER HEAD PREPARATION Looking at a posture like “Leg Over Head”, you might think that this extreme hip opener is completely off the table in terms of incorporating it into your yoga practice.  Don’t...

Fire Hydrant Pose: Hip Technique

Fire Hydrant Pose: Hip Technique

Fire Hydrant Pose: Hip Technique Stability & Mobility Unleashedhip mobilityFIRE HYDRANT POSE: HIP TECHNIQUE Part of the equation for improved function and mobility of the hips is building and creating strength, but first you have to understand how to actually do...

Hip Rotations: Techniques For Increased Mobility

Hip Rotations: Techniques For Increased Mobility

Hip Rotations Techniques For Increased Mobilityrange of motionHip rotations for increased mobility Injury, pain, and tightness are unfortunately just a few of the things that are commonly associated with the hips.  Making efforts to improve hip mobility can help to...

theyogimatt on deep rooted bliss podcast

theyogimatt on deep rooted bliss podcast

DEEP ROOTED BLISS PODCAST INTERVIEW FINDING FULFILLMENT AS A YOGA TEACHER & ENTREPENEUR COURAGEDEEP ROOTED BLISS INTERVIEW OVERCOMING BURNOUT AND FINDING FULFILLMENT AS A YOGA TEACHER In 2014 Rebecca Doring, founder and host of the Deep Rooted Bliss Podcast, came...

L Pose Handstand Training

L Pose Handstand Training

L Pose Handstand Training Activate Core & Hip Flexorshandstand prepL POSE HANDSTAND TRAINING We’re all aware about the importance of taking baby steps when we have a bigger goal we’d like to achieve. L Pose Handstand Training falls under that very category when it...

Serratus Push Ups Tutorial

Serratus Push Ups Tutorial

Serratus Push-Ups Tutorial 4 Variations For StrengthstrengthWhat Is The Importance of Serratus Anterior Push-Ups? When you hear the term “boxer muscles,” you most likely know that it’s referring to the serratus anterior. However you refer to it, it's an important part...

SHORTEN TO LENGTHEN YOUR STANDING SPLITS

SHORTEN TO LENGTHEN YOUR STANDING SPLITS

SHORTEN TO LENGTHEN YOUR STANDING SPLITS  INCREASE FLEXIBILITY WITH THIS TECHNIQUEHANUMANASANASHORTEN TO LENGTHEN What does shorten to lengthen your standing splits even mean? Does that even make sense? At first thought it may seem counterintuitive that if you want to...

Open Your Heart in Camel Pose

Open Your Heart in Camel Pose

OPEN YOUR HEART IN CAMEL POSE  Layer These TechniquesustrasanaOPEN YOUR HEARTThere's such a majestic and robust quality when it comes to heart openers in a physical yoga practice. In order to open your heart and gain greater access to a backbend such as Camel Pose,...

Take Flight in Crow Pose

Take Flight in Crow Pose

TAKE FLIGHT IN CROW POSE Strengthen Your WristsKAKASANAWHAT IS THE SECRET TO TAKING FLIGHT IN CROW POSE?In order to take flight in Crow Pose, it may seem obvious that a great deal of emphasis needs to be placed on your hands, but what often happens is that a great...

KICK UP INTO HANDSTAND

KICK UP INTO HANDSTAND

KICK UP INTO HANDSTAND  Master 3 Key Actions alignmentHANDSTAND—3 KEY ACTIONS “Squeeze in, turn in, tuck the tail.” These are the 3 key actions for handstands that Matt explains are a must. These may sound like simple cues, and they may even be easy to execute if...

EKA PADA BAKASANA II

EKA PADA BAKASANA II

EKA PADA BAKASANA II The Essence of Push & PullTHE GUNASTHE GUNAS—The essence of push & pullWe’ve all experienced the essence of push and pull in one way or another. Its presence is evident all around and within us. We all experience the rise and fall, the...

Downward Dog Shoulder Alignment

Downward Dog Shoulder Alignment

DOWNWARD DOG SHOULDER ALIGNMENT  How Yoga Props Enhance Your Downward DogADHO MUKHAALIGNMENT QUESTIONS IN DOWNWARD-FACING DOGHow many times have you done Downward-Facing Dog in your yoga practice? I can’t answer that either. It’s a posture that shows up in a yoga...

Calm The Mind with Meditation

Calm The Mind with Meditation

CALM THE MIND  GO BENEATH THE SURFACESUTRA 1.2CALM THE MIND“If restraint of the mental modifications is achieved, one has reached the goal of yoga.” This is taken directly from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (pg. 3). “Yoga is the experience we have when all vritti...

hamstring stretch technique for wide legged forward fold

hamstring stretch technique for wide legged forward fold

WIDE-LEGGED FORWARD FOLD  INCREASE YOUR FLEXIBILITY WITH RECIPROCAL INHIBITIONPRASARITAa safe approach to increasing flexibilityIt’s not unusual to feel “stuck” in our yoga practice at times. We may come to a place in our physical practice where we are not...

Bow Pose: Where to Breathe in a Backbend

Bow Pose: Where to Breathe in a Backbend

BOW POSE—WHERE TO BREATHE  YOGA ANATOMY • BIOMECHANICS • TECHNIQUEBOW POSEThe Challenge of breathing in backbendsEver feel short of breath in a backbend? You aren't the only one. Where to breathe in a backbend is a popular question, and rightfully so. If you look at...

side plank variations

side plank variations

Side Plank Variations VASHISTASANA • MODIFICATIONS • TUTORIALSIDE PLANKExtended Side plank variations  [Click Below to listen to the Audio Version of "Extended Side Plank"]There are definitely more ways than one to access a yoga posture. Not only that, but Matt is...

King Cobra Pose Tutorial

King Cobra Pose Tutorial

KING COBRA POSE  YOGA ANATOMY • BIOMECHANICS • TECHNIQUEKING COBRA5 Key Actions to Decompress Your Spine in King Cobra PoseNot all that glitters is gold, and without the right approach, this glorious backbend may not be a shining example of spinal health. King Cobra...

Wild Thing Shoulder Alignment

Wild Thing Shoulder Alignment

WILD THING SHOULDER ALIGNMENT ANATOMY • BIOMECHANICS • TECHNIQUEShoulder AlignmentWILD THING SHOULDER ALIGNMENTWhat is the correct shoulder alignment for the pose we call Wild Thing? To answer this, we would first have to define the guidelines for "right" and "wrong."...

hyperextension of the knee in pyramid pose

hyperextension of the knee in pyramid pose

KNEE HYPEREXTENSION HOW TO SOLVE HYPERMOBILITY IN PYRAMID POSEKNEE HYPEREXTENSIONKNEE HYPEREXTENSION: PROTECT YOUR KNEES IN PARSVOTTANASANA, PYRAMID POSEWhen it comes to our asana practice, more often than not, the subject of our knees is a hot topic. Typically, we’re...

deeper twists and spinal mobility with the fire line

deeper twists and spinal mobility with the fire line

DEEPER TWISTS INCREASE SPINAL MOBILITY WITH THE FIRE LINEDEEPER TWISTSDEEPER TWISTS & SPINAL MOBILITY: "FIRE LINE"Do you correlate strength with twisting postures in your yoga practice, or is it flexibility that comes to mind first?  There’s no doubt that both...

reverse warrior for better back bend flexibility

reverse warrior for better back bend flexibility

REVERSE WARRIOR INCREASE BACK FLEXIBILITY WITH THIS PARTICULAR ALIGNMENTREVERSE WARRIORREVERSE WARRIOR: PREPARE FOR BACKBENDSFull expansion, widespread freedom, release, and openness -- this might describe what we feel as yogis when it comes to the shape of a backbend...

Deeper Forward Folds with TFL Technique

Deeper Forward Folds with TFL Technique

TECHNIQUE FOR DEEPER FORWARD FOLDS ACTIVATE TFL & RECTUS FEMORIS TO INCREASE HAMSTRING FLEXIBILITYFORWARD FOLDSDEEPER FORWARD FOLDS: PRASARITA PADOTTANASANAIt’s not unusual to feel “stuck” in our yoga practice at times. We may come to a place in our physical...

side crow tutorial

side crow tutorial

SIDE CROW: POSE TUTORIAL UNLOCK YOUR ARM BALANCE PRACTICESIDE CROWSIDE CROW: POSE TUTORIALSide Crow is a challenging yoga posture, but it is more accessible than most people think. There are ways of “cheating” in the posture that can make the shape more attainable,...

HEALTHY HAMSTRINGS

HEALTHY HAMSTRINGS

HEALTHY HAMSTRINGS FACILITATED STRETCH TECHNIQUE Hamstrings   Hip And Hamstring Flexibility Why Is Hip Mobility Important? Tight hamstrings are a common complaint. This may be because it’s one of the most noticeable things to show up in our yoga practice and in...

Yoga Jump Backs and Jump Forwards

Yoga Jump Backs and Jump Forwards

YOGA JUMP BACKS & JUMP FORWARDS  THE DREAMY, MYSTICAL FLOATSIDE ANGLEdreamy yoga jump backs and jump forwardsWe’ve all seen those yoga teachers and/or practitioners who float through the transitions of jumping back from Uttanasana to Chaturanga and/or jumping...

Side Angle Self Adjustment for Hip Strength

Side Angle Self Adjustment for Hip Strength

SELF ADJUSTMENT IN SIDE ANGLE POSE  ACTIVATE YOUR GLUTES FOR GREATER GAINSSIDE ANGLESELF ADJUSTMENT IN SIDE ANGLE POSE -- ACTIVATE YOUR GLUTES FOR GREATER GAINS Glute gains! Who doesn’t want those, right? When we think about glute gains though, our minds may go...

deepen your yoga practice

deepen your yoga practice

DEEPEN YOUR YOGA PRACTICE  WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO DEEPEN YOUR YOGA PRACTICE, AND HOW TO DO IT?DEEPEN What Does it Mean to Deepen Your Yoga Practice?Have you ever seen a yoga event advertising, "This will deepen your practice"? Of course you have. Every teacher training,...

Improve You Balance in Standing Postures

Improve You Balance in Standing Postures

IMPROVE BALANCE IN STANDING POSES FOCAL POINTS OF THE FEETBALANCEYou Might Be Missing These 3 Key Components in the FeetStanding balance postures can sometimes be a source of frustration in our physical yoga practice. We all have moments like this on the mat, and...

Crow Pose tutorial for shoulder and core strength

Crow Pose tutorial for shoulder and core strength

Crow Pose Tutorial UPGRADE YOUR CROW POSE  SHOULDER ACTIONS FOR OPTIMIZING STRENGTHFULL WHEELCROW POSE TUTORIAL: FIND FULLNESS TO FIND STABILITYFinding fullness in our yoga practice usually starts with our connection to breath.  It’s not uncommon to take our time at...

full wheel shoulder alignment elbows in or out

full wheel shoulder alignment elbows in or out

FULL WHEEL POSE STOP HUGGING THE ELBOWS IN SHOULDER ACTIONS FOR MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITYFULL WHEELSHOULDER FLEXIBILITY IN FULL WHEEL POSE You may have noticed that Full Wheel Pose is quite challenging, and you might think the issue is your back, core, or shoulder strength....

full side plank and modifications

full side plank and modifications

FULL SIDE PLANK WITH MODIFICATIONS STEP-BY-STEP VASHISTHASANA BREAKDOWNFULL SIDE PLANK FULL SIDE PLANK AND MODIFICATIONS: VASHISTHASANA USING THE WALL AS A PROP Full Side Plank (Vashisthasana) has many modification options and variations to help make it more...

Eagle Pose technique how to double wrap the legs

Eagle Pose technique how to double wrap the legs

GARUDASANA - EAGLE POSE How to Double Wrap the LegsEagle Pose GARUDASANA - EAGLE POSE Why is it hard to double wrap the leg? Garudasana, known as Eagle Pose, is a challenging hip opener and hip strengthener. It's useful in developing balance, but for many people,...

hips and hamstring flexibility

hips and hamstring flexibility

HIP AND HAMSTRING FLEXIBILITY "The 4 Quadrants of the Hips"Hip & Hamstrings Hip And Hamstring Flexibility Why Is Hip Mobility Important? If you practice yoga, you are sure to increase the flexibility of the hips and hamstrings. However, that doesn't mean you will gain...

Yoga Sequencing: Teaching Technique Reverse Engineering

Yoga Sequencing: Teaching Technique Reverse Engineering

INTELLIGENT YOGA SEQUENCE TECHNIQUE REVERSE ENGINEERINGYoga Sequencing HOW TO DESIGN AN INTELLIGENT YOGA SEQUENCE REVERSE ENGINEERING Designing an intelligent yoga sequence for your at-home practice or for your students can create a massive lifelong impact. Whether...

Best Backbend Technique to relieve back pain

Best Backbend Technique to relieve back pain

BACKBEND TECHNIQUE TO RELIEVE BACK PAIN "BOWING THE SPINE"Bowing The Spine Why are backbends uncomfortable for many people? Can we do anything to change this? Let's dive into my #1 backbend technique to relieve back pain and provide you with maximum range of motion....

firefly pose titibhasana

firefly pose titibhasana

FIREFLY POSE, TITIBHASANA STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL: LEARN TO FLYFIREFLY POSE FIREFLY POSE, TITIBHASANA STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL: 4 KEY ACTIONS Firefly Pose (Titibhasana) might have you thinking, “There is no way I’ll ever be able to do THAT pose!” Yes, for sure it requires...

release low back pain in backbends

release low back pain in backbends

YOGA ALIGNMENT: COBRA POSE RELEASE LOW BACK PAIN IN BACKBENDSCOBRA POSE YOGA ALIGNMENT: COBRA POSE HOW TO RELEASE LOW BACK PAIN IN BACKBENDS If you feel back pain in backbends, you are not alone. Many people experience low back pain in backbends. If you're...

yoga pose alignment full wheel

yoga pose alignment full wheel

YOGA ALIGNMENT: FULL WHEEL POSE THE 3 MYTHS DEBUNKEDFULL WHEELYOGA ALIGNMENT: FULL WHEEL POSEYoga alignment for Full Wheel Pose is anything but simple, but achieving an easeful expression of the posture in your body is most definitely attainable. We just have to break...

Chaturanga yoga pose alignment and anatomy

Chaturanga yoga pose alignment and anatomy

Chaturanga Yoga Pose Alignment and Anatomy The Mystery FINALLY Revealed and ClarifiedCHATURANGAWHAT IS CHATURANGA AND WHY IS IT SO CONFUSING?What is the best alignment for Chaturanga? First, let's start with what this pose is. Chaturanga is both a yoga pose and a...

What is Yoga Alignment and is it important

What is Yoga Alignment and is it important

What is Yoga Alignment and is it important to keeping my body safe? will it advance my yoga practice? You may have heard that there is a right and wrong way to do a pose, so what I am about to share might shock you…

5 Step Pigeon Pose Best Hip Stretch

5 Step Pigeon Pose Best Hip Stretch

5 STEPS TO MAKE PIGEON POSE THE BEST HIP STRETCH IS YOUR PIGEON LAZY?PIGEONDOES PIGEON POSE INCREASE FLEXIBILITY?Is Pigeon pose the best hip stretch? The quick answer: it depends on how you do it. Somebody told me recently on Instagram that I was blessed with open...

Neck And Shoulder Pain Relief 3 Step Release

Neck And Shoulder Pain Relief 3 Step Release

NECK & SHOULDER PAIN RELEIF THE 3 STEP RELEASENECK & SHOULDERSCAN SHOULDER TENSION CAUSE NECK PAIN?When someone comes to me complaining of neck and shoulder pain, they are usually rubbing their upper shoulder/neck area- their trapezius muscle. On the surface,...

WILD THING YOGA POSE 3 SHOULDER ACTIONS

WILD THING YOGA POSE 3 SHOULDER ACTIONS

Flip Dog Dilemma – 3 Shoulder Actions for Wild Thing. Is the popular yoga pose “FLIP DOG” worth it? If you practice or have been to a modern vinyasa or power yoga class than you know that flip dog is a popular posture that is called out somewhere toward…

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