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Episode 91: Q&A – Jason’s Thoughts on Warrior I, Navasana, and “Advanced” Yoga

Jason Crandell quote advanced yoga | Yogaland Podcast | Yoga Podcast

Jason’s back on the podcast this week answering some of the best questions we’ve gotten in about yoga postures and advanced yoga. (Yogaland listeners are a smart, inquisitive bunch!)

We dive into:
* Why Jason rarely teaches  Virabhadrasna I (Warrior I Pose) and how he feels about “squaring” the hips
* What  he teaches instead of Warrior I (and what a relief it is)
* The differences between Paripurna Navasana (Full Boat Pose) and Ardha Navasna (Half Boat Pose) and which one is better for strengthening the core muscles
* What to do when you can’t breathe deeply in twists
* What it means to be an advanced yoga practitioner (it might not be what you think)

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3 Comments

  1. First, I loved the info Jason shared about navasana–specifically which version works the core and which works the hip flexors.

    Second, what’s the song you used at the closing? Thanks!

  2. Love listening to Jason and Andrea getting in to the weeds about Warrior I. Food for thought for sure. One comment: I teach my students Warrior 1 with their feet on railroad tracks rather than on a tightrope which then makes it easier to square the hips to the front of the room. If the pelvis isn’t allowing the hips to square, I encourage my students to move the feet even further apart. How do you feel about this?

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