Online zoom classes have become the new normal for anyone wanting to learn yoga. While there is so much choice, it's also daunting because all of us are at different levels of practice, and there is only this much a teacher can address online in a class. Self-practice is the only way to build a long-lasting connection with your body.
Module 4 index from the e-book Strength and Stability Flow
Our latest offering, an e-book to build strength and stability, helps you get closer to this elusive goal of self-practice.
Strength & Stability Flow is an e-book for beginners and intermediate practitioners developed in collaboration with Samrat Pasham, a seasoned yoga teacher.
The e-book is divided into 4 modules with close to 30 unique poses. Each pose is supported with an illustration, detailed instructions, notes of caution, and alternative variations for whoever can't access the primary posture. The objective is to work with our body gradually to build strength and achieve balance at our own pace.
An excerpt from the e-book, Shalabasana with instructions, variations and caution note.
Samrat Pasham is a Proyog ambassador and a yoga teacher. Samrat has completed his TTC with Aayana Yoga Bangalore and continues to explore Vinyasa, Ashtanga & Hatha yoga and various other styles. In 2016, Samrat weighed 101 kgs and was diagnosed with severe Hypothyroidism, a fatty liver condition, skeletal muscle issues and anxiety. He was advised by his doctor to change his lifestyle – this included both eating habits and physical exercise. After trying out various activities, he zeroed in on yoga. He felt this was the best choice for him as it had low impact on joints and included a lot of breathwork.
Samrat Pasham's transformation through yoga.
Samrat says - "After a few months of yoga practice, I began to see marked improvements in many areas - I felt strong, more grounded and optimistic. My mental health had started to improve, and I was able to stop taking meds for anxiety. I worked to get my weight down to a steady 72 kgs. I felt excited by the developments and began to pay close attention to what was helping me.
The most effective elements in my growth were -
attention to breath ( this was like magic for my mental health)
mindful movement (I felt connected to myself in a way that I had never before)
simple, repeatable practices (this encouraged flexibility and created stability)"
An excerpt from the e-book, Strength and Stability Flow
This 200 page e-book distils the essence of what helped Samrat recover and build strength and stability. It is also carefully curated to cater to everyone – advanced, intermediate as well as beginner practitioners.