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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  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!

    • Yes, I am curious about the song at the end too!

  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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