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Season 1 - Episode 5

Hamstrings in Forward Folds

30 min - Practice


The hamstrings provide strong, controlled support in our forward folds. We pull together what we have learned about the core, ribs, pelvis, and now hamstrings into our explorations of Pyramid, Standing Splits, and Krounchasana (Heron Pose). You will feel supple and elongated.
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Appreciating what the hamstring beltline connection does and will try to remember to apply it consistently. Thank you for all of your insightful teaching.
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I am really enjoying deepening my practice with this much needed series. As always , learning from Nathan is a pleasure. I hope there are many more episodes to come.
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funny how such a small cue can have such an impact on the underlying strength of a pose. thanks. :)
Matthew, isn’t it cool!? Once that strength and connection to the ground is felt it’s like the whole pose can open and unfold 🙏😊
Thank you very much Gilberto V!!
Christel B, I’d love to hear what you’re discovering with the hamstrings and the ideas in the lessons. 
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I agree with all these comments. Felt renewed after shavasana, and practiced a few times already on a rainy day in NJ. My teachers Lydia Zamorano and Lyndsey Williams introduced me to the concept of tensegrity, practicing interoception through a geodesic lens. Or we build these poses step by step and then we become more three dimensional. I have just a basic understanding of this, but you probably know it better. 
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David G- it sounds like you are very much on the right path! Every time you step on the mat, more is learned. It’s really the nervous system learning itself through the mirror of an introspective practice 😇

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