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Crow Pose: A New Approach
This demonstration was taken from The Elements of Mastery online immersion. The Key points here are that activating the adductor muscles (muscles of the inner thighs) significantly help to activate the deep core muscles. Instead of placing the knees in the armpits the knees go outside. The shins are now on the shelf of the upper arm – this does require a good deal of hip flexibility, so this may not come easy to you. With the knees outside the arms, you can now squeeze in to the shoulders to activate the adductors and deep core. The core muscles will help to fire up the serrates anterior muscles which stabilize the shoulder girdle and give you the lift that makes arm balances light and easy. This approach will help you find ease in more arm balances, and builds the appropriate strength for transitions between arm balances and or handstands. If you haven’t read Arm Balances: Protraction Action yet you can head there now or wait till it arrives in your in box in the upcoming weeks.
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In this workshop you will practice specific techniques to open your hips, finding greater rang of motion and freedom. Each action in the body is carefully layered and clearly articulated to provide you with success.
The Art Of Adjustments
This workshop is 1 of 2 parts taken from The Elements of Mastery online immersion. If you enjoy it, you will love the the online immersion. In E.O.M I talk about the different qualities of touch and ways to give adjustments. Not all adjustment styles are suitable for everyone, and its important to be confident in what you are offering to your students so be sure to practice these with a friend before working with students or strangers.
Elements of Mastery
For the serious practitioners and yoga instructors, this online resource provides you with tons of workshops, demonstrations, reading material and worksheets to take you to the next level. This is in many ways an online teachers manual, filled with podcast style workshops, short form video demonstrations, and written explanations to support your development.
This video is taken from the Handstand Training online workshop. Core strength for handstand is not exactly what most people think. No matter how many crunches or sit ups you do, your core strength will not be developed properly for handstand. This is because in those exercises you are using the core for movement instead of as a stabilizer. In addition exercises like crunches completely omit the rest of the body and isolate one small section. This approach can be beneficial sometimes but in the case of handstand your body needs to understand how to activate its core in relationship to the entire system. Here is one of the exercises that I find incredibly useful to build the appropriate core strength for handstand.
Learn the techniques that make Handstand fun, easy and accessible! This collection of the top 12 most effective exercises will make you rethink how you approach handstand and what is possible.
Without Knee Pain
"Journey Through The Elements"
Yoga Retreats with Matt are not only a rejuvinating get away, but they are also a way to get deeply in tune with your yoga practice. Matt takes you on a Jouney through the elements both in your body and mind for a truly inspiring and empowering experience. You will tune into your body like you never have before, and clear any anything that might be standing in your way of living in peace and harmony. Take an adventure, and treat yourself and your body the way you truly deserve.
South of Italy 2019
Starts: April 20-25
Recharge from the winter with an immersion into your yoga practice in one of the most highly sought after retreat centers in the world. Take a comfortable step by step approach in your practice to developing mastery in your body.
Costa Rica 2019
Starts: Dec. 7-12 2019
Immerse yourself into nature and your practice in one of the most nourishing places on the planet. Experience what its like to enjoy the beach, jungle, world class food, all while awakening your body to new levels of awareness.
Is your foundation Strong? Setting the foundation of any posture is arguably the most important step you can take aside from breathing of course, which you can simply consider a part of the foundation. You probably have heard me talk about the foundation of arm...read more
Triangle Pose Triangle pose is an iconic posture in yoga that has tremendous benefits for increasing hip range of motion by creating more flexibility of the hamstrings and adductors (inner thigh muscles). There are several potential strength benefits that triangle...read more
Find Your Seat Yoga For Meditation Posture Find Your Seat While the deep benefits of seated meditation are known to and have been experienced by many, there are people the world over who find the practice to be inaccessible for the simple reason that they can't find...read more
Move better, feel better Strengthening our Foundation Walking on the streets of some of my favorite European cities, I took note of how tired the muscles of my feet and lower legs were. Although I consider myself to be a rather in shape human being, during the winter...read more
A Different Approach to StretchingStretching the hamstrings provides many benefits - including my personal favorite, low back relief! In the pursuit of flexibility, many of us accidentally go too far in our practice. It can be challenging to gauge where our limits...read more
Why STretching your hips might cause knee pain Pigeon Pose is one of the most widely beloved postures in the yoga practice across a multitude of styles. This is for good reason. However, the issue I see most often with this posture is that it comes with little...read more
Chromatic Yoga Trainings
Level 1: The Elements
- Foundations of Chromatic Yoga
- Intelligent and Intentional Sequencing
- Applied Anatomy
- The Elements of Voice
- The Philosophy of the Elements
- Physical Through-Line
- Basics of Adjustments: learning the art of S.S.A
- Refined eye fo joint relationships
Dates: June 25-29, 2019
Level 2: The H.E.A.R.T
- Theming: Creating Thematic Through-line
- Pairing the Physical with the Emotional
- Meditation Techniques
- Vision Coaching and Development
- Intro To Coaching for Breakthroughs and transformation
- Retreats and workshops: Marketing, Co-Teaching Dynamics, format for success.
Dates: August 5-9, 2019
Dates: June 25-29, 2019
Dates: August 5-9, 2019
Dates: August 11-15, 2019