Drills & Openers

Chest Opening with Yoga Style Exercises

Chest Opening with Stu

It is such a common postural pattern nowadays for people to shorten the front of their body by bringing their shoulders or head forward. This can lead to neck pain, head aches and even back pain as well as reduce the quality of your breathing. Here are some simple exercises with minimal equipment that will help ease your body back to a more neutral state.

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Opening The Shoulders In Flexion

Shoulder Flexion Opener

Many students find their elbow go out when they are in Warrior I, Upward Facing Wheel, Downdog and many more. Here is a shoulder opener that will help you improve this type of shoulder mobility.

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Upper Back And Shoulder Opener for Kapotasana

Upper Back Opener Kapotasana

This is one of my own personal favorites, not easy to get into and out of but you really feel it working to increase the range of motion you have in the upper back (extension) and shoulders (flexion). Great for helping you finding comfort in yoga postures that require those sorts of openings such as Kapotasana, Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Facing Wheel) and Pincha Mayurasana (forearm balance).

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Fluidity & Isolation Drills

fluidity drills Deepika Mehta

This really is a fun workshop that you can easily follow along with. I think this one was my favorite of the three workshops we did with Deepika. Mark Robberds and I are led through some great loosening up drills by Deepika and then Mark shows how this can be related to the postures. We also spend some time looking at opening and strength drills for postures like handstand. Sorry the sound isn’t as good as usual we had a…

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