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Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series: Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana, Balancing Posture , with Kino MacGregor

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If you’re looking for yoga videos that will show you the perfect way for you to start your yoga journey then Kino MacGregor’s yoga channel is perfect for you! Whether you are new to yoga or an advanced yoga student you will find a full yoga library with all the yoga postures that you need to develop a complete yoga practice. Yoga is more than just a physical practice yoga is a lifestyle that includes living a peaceful life. Living the yoga lifestyle is about yoga practice, inner peace, yoga diet and being a good person on and off your yoga mat. Kino is a yoga teacher, author of three books, international teacher, writer, blogger, online yoga class teacher, IG yoga challenge host and much more. She co-founded Miami Life Center and Miami Yoga Magazine as well as produced six Ashtanga Yoga DVDs. Practice yoga, change your world one breath at a time. Kino believes that yoga is a vehicle for each student to experience the limitless potential of the human spirit. You don’t have to be strong or flexible to begin the yoga practice, all you need is an open heart and the inspiration to practice yoga. Unroll your mat and do the practice!

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6 Comments on Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series: Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana, Balancing Posture , with Kino MacGregor

  1. Indian Mysticism // 29th March 2012 at 3:00 pm // Reply

    Hi Kino, i really appreciate ur video. Can u put more light on the position of the toe of the standing leg while doing balancing poses? I feel more comfortable when i put my standing foot a little outward while doing some balancing postures as doing that takes off the pressure of the knee of standing leg.
    Another thing, My right leg is stiff but i feel more strentgh in it whereas my left leg is more flexible but i often complaint about knee and toe. Your elaboration is highly appreciated…

  2. Madeleine Grayson // 28th April 2012 at 11:55 pm // Reply

    you have a marvelous way of demystifying the work while making it all even more exciting and fun, thank you! I love this posture and watching this just gave me some fabulous pointers to work with on the mat today. 🙂

  3. Tamara Yuki // 20th June 2012 at 3:22 am // Reply

    Hi Kino 🙂 I have a question about the shoulder in this pose. Are we working towards being able to plug the shoulder back onto our backs or is it okay for it to “come out” a little? e.g. min 1:38 it looks as if Julia’s shoulder is a bit forward of her back. Thanks in advance (for everything you post and share and for doing it all with a smile:) ps I am curious about your background (I am half Japanese and half German) Kino is a Japanese word and your last name seems Scottish…care 2 share?

  4. Hi Kino I’m your fan I love wen you let camel toe expose that’s way im here

  5. Thank you Kino.. Now, I realized why I wobbled when doing this… very good instructions here..

  6. Michael Fox // 24th May 2015 at 1:30 am // Reply

    Thanks Kino. I am a 59 year old yogi with nearly 3 years experience and the last 21/2 years a daily practice I don’t do this move every day. My schedule allows me 4 days a week at a Moksha hot yoga, 1 day at the YMCA, and twice on the weekend Ashtanga. It is a varied practice however I can’t seem at Asthanga practice which I really like to manage to keep my balance when I try Utthita Hasta Padangusthasanana. whereas at the other classes I manage much better. The asana  seems to be too early in the Astanga Primary Series for me. I guess I would consider myself fairly strong but my hips are slow to warm up. The rest of the series I can accomplishment fairly well. Perhaps I should practice more. Practice and all is coming. Any thoughts! Thanks again Kino.

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