Maybe this applies to you?
If you never mastered the details of the basic postures, it makes it nearly impossible to work into the advanced poses.
You are also less likely to be engaging or lengthening the right muscles that allow you to get stronger, leaner, more flexible. If you've been coming to yoga for awhile and not seeing/feeling the progress you want in terms of refining and building your practice and the health of your body and mind, here are three recommendations you can apply right now:
- It's time to get serious about your practice, your health, your life. Commit to daily practice. Not just when you feel like it or when all the stars align with your schedule...but right now, draw a line in the sand and honor it. There is no substitute for time and effort. There are no short cuts. SEE OUR SCHEDULE
- Book a Private Lesson with the studio owner, Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau to check in and tune up the alignment of the basic postures. This will ensure you are set up to progress in your strength, your focus and that your foundation poses have what it takes to build into advanced postures like arm balances, inversions, deep twists/binds, and the more challenging balance poses. Even in the above photo, notice how her precise Warrior 2 will lead to a wonderfully aligned (and less wobbly) Half Moon. Her chest is already open and square. Her hips are in position to stack nicely, Her front knee is stable. and the attention to detail in the arms and hands will draw robust energy into her Half Moon and contribute to opening, strength building and her ability to balance. (For help booking a private contact Erin Burkart.)
- Attend the monthly Master Classes. Every single one. They are held the second Saturday of the month. This is where you LEARN mastery. This is where you learn how to progress the postures. "How do they do that?" Come find out. REGISTER HERE.
- Practice at home, too. Pick one pose a month and practice it daily at home for one month. MASTER IT. Put in the time. There is no getting around effort + time.
Why in the hell does advancing your practice matter? Why do details and alignment matter? Will they actually help me have a better life? What's the point of all of this? Good questions. Important questions. Consider this...