Advance Your Practice: Vinyasa Koundinyasana: Eka Pada Koundinyasana II Video
Eka Pada Koundinyasana II

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Advance Your Practice: Vinyasa Koundinyasana: Eka Pada Koundinyasana II

Episode 3
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The third part of this series is the love-child part of the story... Andrea Marcum demonstrates, with the help of Omar Lopez, how chaturanga and up-dog are getting along really well now. We can see that the space we are creating is creative space as we build upon our vinyasa foundation. We assemble component parts for our peak pose and circumnavigate our ego and fear, ascending towards eka pada koundinyasana 2. Then it is time to lower our sails for Andrea to take us through some grounded seated poses and a well-earned savasana.

Contraindications: wrist, elbow, shoulder or low back injuries

Props: 2 blocks

English

Episodes

Chaturanga Video
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Episode 1 Chaturanga
Chaturanga (May 2015)
Episode 1
, 24 minutes
In this video, Andrea Marcum shows us how to chaturanga “right.” Right is relative, but there are some fundamentals that will serve everyone.
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Up-Dog Video
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Episode 2 Up-Dog
Up-Dog (June 2015)
Episode 2
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In this second part of the Vinyasa Koundinyasana series, Andrea explores Upward Facing Dog posture. Up-Dog is a heart-opening opportunity in every vinyasa, allow every urdhva mukha to be an avenue to moksha (liberation). As ...
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Eka Pada Koundinyasana II Video
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Episode 3 Eka Pada Koundinyasana II
Eka Pada Koundinyasana II (June 2015)
Episode 3
, 41 minutes
The third part of this series is the love-child part of the story... We assemble component parts for our peak pose and circumnavigate our ego and fear, ascending towards eka pada koundinyasana 2. Then it is time to lower our ...
Available worldwide

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olshahine, posted on November 26, 2015

it's amazing practice but absolutely not for beginner, just want to ask if I can do it weekly

andreamarcum, posted on November 29, 2015

You are right - this one's a no joke, and Omar's not messing around! You can absolutely do it weekly... I'm sure Omar could... I think I'd join you and Omar every 2 weeks... :) Thanks a million for practicing with me! xx A

Barbaraione, posted on July 14, 2015

It is all a wonderful journey and one day the flight will begin! Thank you for this awesome informative series and as always, look forward to what you will bring us next! You and Omar rock! xo

andreamarcum, posted on July 14, 2015

Thrilled that you are enjoying the journey! More is on the way, and I look forward to hearing what you think. xx A

mrscheekyb, posted on June 20, 2015

I love your classes Andrea!
Thank you! back to basics with Chaturanga & Up-Dog taking me to Flotation was excellent. Need to keep practicing to develop that fluidity from chaturanga back to plank. Trying to focus on the arm/ab strength in order to achieve eka pada koundinyasana, was able to do half the pose and hold it a bit, any additional tips?
Would also love to achieve Floating - from downward dog to standing to the front of the mat! Have a fantastic weekend!
Namaste

andreamarcum, posted on June 20, 2015

Really glad this foundation spoke to you and the floatation felt inspiring! Thrilled to have you practicing with me! xx A

Hvaidyanathan, posted on June 20, 2015

But who cares, one day it will. I enjoyed the class nevertheless and I keep coming back to your classes, as I enjoy them more and more. I might've said this once, I am learning to instruct from you now a days.....the tonal adjustment is great and your soothing voice very encouraging. I am taking these cues as I am beginning to paying attention to the details.

A lovely experience overall. Thanks to Omar too. I will be able to Vinyasa Koundinyasana one day. Namaste.

andreamarcum, posted on June 20, 2015

This is such a great message to receive! Thrilled that my teaching is inspiring with inversions and as you cultivate your own instructional voice. Remind me again of where you are - is it Switzerland? Thanks for practicing with me! xx A

emcnic, posted on June 18, 2015

Thank you Andrea and Omar - I love this series of back to the basics. The pinnacle doesn't seem so scary now -and I am very close. I can get into kondiyasana - but it is getting out of the pose I struggle with. I find myself collapsing on the floor. More strength is needed for me and I will keep following thru your classes I,II,III. I am so grateful for the step by step approach to these balancing moves - the fluidity and relaxation and strength all blend together.
Namaste
Liz

andreamarcum, posted on June 18, 2015

I love that this foundation is taking you to floatation! Our intention is to break what might seem a bit scary into manageable bits that make what seemed impossible possible. Thank you for adventuring through and letting me know that our theory worked for you! I just love how we lift each other up at MyYogaGaiam... sometimes all the way up into an arm balance! :) xx A

ehalgra, posted on June 13, 2015

Just watched this new video and decided that this sequence gonna be my preparation this morning for the half marathon i will run tonight. Just wait and see if it will work out well!

andreamarcum, posted on June 13, 2015

This is prep for a half marathon??? Will you then be relaxing later with my Strength and Tone? LOL Wishing you THE best run and sweet nurturing to follow. xx A

sklayman, posted on June 12, 2015

Andrea, I have to say you are my favorite instructor on this website. I really love your combination of power and creativity. I really look forward to your new videos and wish I could take a class with you in person!! Please keep making more videos and thank you again for being wonderful.

andreamarcum, posted on June 13, 2015

We've got more videos cooking, so be on the lookout! It would be such fun to have to take class in person too sometime. I've got retreats to Mexico and India coming up in December and January... xx A

jkimpton, posted on June 12, 2015

I just did the 2nd and 3rd back to back in this series and your instructions are so good. Probably the closest I've ever come to getting this pose (far from it still!!) but at least I can see where I'm headed. It has always been elusive to me so thank you. Much gratitude. And thanks to Omar too who is such an accomplished yogi.

andreamarcum, posted on June 12, 2015

Thanks a million for your feedback and rock ON with your progress! Yes, Omar is fantastic. Know that the gratitude goes both ways- so thrilled to have you practicing with me! xx A

RaDonna, posted on June 11, 2015

Thank YOu once again for this practice …. This to me was very good direction … challenging … but yet I can see in the future.. of mastering this…. Im so glad this is called yoga practice and not yoga perfection… :-) as I did do a bit of tumbling and watching my leg not get up off the mat … LOL Thanks for the smiles too … YOU are Awesome !! Hugs ! RaDonna :-D

andreamarcum, posted on June 11, 2015

Glad you enjoyed the smiles! xx A

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