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Loosen Up in Stages

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Loosen Up in Stages

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Bernie Clark discusses the safety of Yoga and Desikachar’s philosophy of loosen up in stages before lingering in the stress of the pose’s final state. This video is intended to guide your deeper into your vinyasa practice to find safe and enjoyable poses.


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taupelamb, posted on January 2, 2013

Bernie's balance of serious and light is exactly right for the irreligious like me. I will steam myself open into my poses from now on! Thanks!

fk5756, posted on December 21, 2012

Bernie is a treasure for the yoga community. Every time he gives us something to 'take away' to think about in so many areas of ours lives, not only yoga.

Yianna, posted on December 20, 2012

Thank you for this tip. I wanted to ask if there are any special videos that I can begin with. I have done a lot of yoga in my life, stopped for awhile as I have problems with my hip, making it hard for me to hold the poses and to open up at the hip. I am 62 and in excellent health

bpinto, posted on December 20, 2012

Thank you so much for this tip. I love to do it slow like you showed. Everybody rushes through the postures and are mostly injured. You are right. Life too is a stage. It all depends on how you deal with it. Best wishes Bernie, you are a great teacher. blanche.

quixote, posted on December 20, 2012

Thanks for this! Sometimes we are so determined to "achieve" the final pose that we forget the importance of being gentle with our bodies.

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