I have heard it many times before... "I am horrible at yoga" or "I am not flexible, therefore I don't do yoga". Sadly, these reasons only perpetuate the problems that come along with losing mobility. Clubbell Yoga has crept up into the industry as a solution for those who lack the natural flexibility to be "good at Yoga", and this article will give you 4 ways to start taking action on getting better at Yoga stat!
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ACTION 1: Get your joint mobility going asap.
When you mobilize your joints prior to practicing yoga, you will be able to access deeper range of motion (ROM) in all areas. Increase synovial fluid, increase heat, activate more motor units and synch your breath with your movement. Here are a couple of easy videos you can follow.
Intuflow on the Beach in Hawaii
Chest Opener Flow for Tight Upper Back
Action 2: Change your perception of training mobility.
It doesn't always have to be a stretch and hold (and often grimace in discomfort) situation. There are many other ways to train dynamic mobility, including moving in and out of yoga poses bearing load, as many of our Clubbell Yoga conditioning drills do. Check out a FREE 90X30 Clubbell Yoga workout here. When you train a transition, under load, accessing stabilizer muscles and re-enforcing good alignment with the Clubbell, your nervous system registers that new ROM. What you are left with are stronger, more aligned yoga poses.
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ACTION 3: Practice Sun Salutations daily.
Yep. You wanna get good at Yoga? Sun Salutation A and Sun Salutation B are the cornerstones of learning how to flow with breath, a big part of yoga. A wise teacher once said, "Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory." This couldn't be more true, and by taking action on the basic sun salutations, you will overcome any fears or self limiting beliefs of being bad at yoga. Try doing 3 of each as your wake up, or even a warm-up before a workout.
BONUS: Sun Salutation A is geared toward increasing hamstring and low back flexibility, while Sun Salutation B is geared toward increasing hip flexor flexibility. These are the three most common inflexible regions for beginning yogis.
ACTION 4: Start Loading your Yoga poses with a Clubbell.
In our signature awaken, condition, practice method we always end with a loaded yoga sequence, to re-enforce the alignment and muscle activation in the yoga asana. When you can bear a small load in a yoga pose, your musculoskelatal system and nervous system work together to create a map of what "good alignment" feels like.
BONUS ACTION 5 - Practice our online program Primal 12 with Friends weekly
Creating a dedicated and consistent weekly time to explore a new practice is a surefire way to succeed. Having the accountability, the motivation, and the freedom to play your own music and work together makes it fun and exciting. Many students use Primal 12, which includes 12 workouts and 12 matching flows, to get "good at yoga". And it works! The total program is $99, with 57 videos and tutorials, its a serious steal.
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Co-Creator of Clubbell Yoga, Movement & Performance Specialist, Head Coach at RMAX International