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Eka Pada Galavasana - Flying pigeon pose

How to do Eka Pada Galavasana – Flying Pigeon pose (video tutorial)

Eka Pada Galavasana (Flying pigeon pose) is an advanced arm balance in yoga. It requires a deep hip opening, arm strength, core strength and strength in the hamstring, next to a sense of balance. This tutorial will tell you how to do Eka Pada Galavasana (Flying pigeon pose). Arm balances Eka Pada Galavasana and other […]

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how to do bakasana crow pose

How to do Bakasana and Kakasana- crane / crow pose (video tutorial)

A question I got  a lot lately is how to do Bakasana. This tutorial will guide you through this basic arm balance step-by-step. Bakasana – Crane pose and Kakasana – Crow pose are two of the most practiced arm balances in yoga. They form the foundation for all other arm balances. Bakasana and Kakasana look alike. […]

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John Kraijenbrink performing Crane Pose - Bakasana

Crane pose – Bakasana

Crane pose – Bakasana is the pose that probably ‘saved’ me for yoga. I’m far from flexible, so my first months on the yoga mat were hell. I had no clue about yoga and thought that doing the asanas (yoga poses) was doing yoga. With a bit of breathing on the side. Sport was for […]

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Tolasana on the rocks in Agonda

Scale pose – Tolasana

Tolasana – scale is one of the first challenging power poses I mastered. It’s part of the Ashtanga primary series. This is the series I started with when I started teaching yoga. At the end of that series – when you’re pretty tired – Tolasana comes in. It’s the pose to get rid of the […]

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Grasshopper pose

Grasshopper pose

Grasshopper pose is probably – together with Pincha Mayurasana (Peacock pose) – my favorite arm balance at this moment. I mostly like asanas I’m just nut succeeding yet to do. They form my biggest challenge. Pincha I’m still not stable enough in, Grasshopper pose I’ve conquered now. It did take me a while to finally […]

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Mayurasana - Peacock pose

Peacock Pose – Mayurasana

Mayurasana – peacock pose is a pose that looks really beautiful, but for me it’s an amazing complicated one to do. When I was a kid and played football (soccer for the Americans) my long legs where pretty handy. I was a defending midfield player and my opponents always complained about my Inspector Gadget legs. It […]

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Baby Grasshopper Pose

Baby Grasshopper pose

New poses, new arm balances, new transitions. The last couple of weeks have been amazing for my asana practice. I had the privilege to work together with two amazing, fun and great teachers (and personalities) – Nadine Sharkey and Rachel Berryman – at the 300 hours Yoga Teacher Training Course at Sampoorna Yoga in India. […]

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