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Core Strength, Iron Hour and Standing Head to Knee

Iron Hour helps build core strength, which helps improve your postures in the Sterling 60 and Gold 90 hot yoga classes! In many of the standing poses in our yoga series, we talk about the locked knee. The locked knee, in good alignment with the ankle and the hip, is absolutely important, and it takes a great deal of strength to maintain it for more than a few moments. In Standing Head to Knee, locking both knees is especially challenging. In this wonderful photo example, Jason Winn is executing the full expression of the pose where his arms are extended,…
Jodi Chmielewski
March 1, 2015
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Iron Hour Yoga: Learning the Proper Weight Hand Grips

  During Iron Hour Yoga, holding your weights in the proper manner will help you to get the most out of your exertion and ensure a safe and effective practice. There are three positions in which to hold your weights: pronate, supinate and hammer grip. A pronated grip is when the back of your hands are facing the ceiling and your hands are wrapped around the weights with palms facing down. In the standing series, during the lat pulls in Warrior II, you start the posture with a pronated grip. On the floor series with weights, the dumbbell chest presses…
Jodi Chmielewski
February 1, 2015