01 Golden Chain

The teaching of yoga has always been passed from teacher to student, with the student becoming a teacher and then passing yoga to his/her students. This tradition is known as the 'golden chain' - where each teacher forms a link of the chain.

Teachers are linked to their teachers as their yoga lineage, and we are delighted that so many well-known and talented senior yoga teachers have visited Belgium and taught at Radiant Light Yoga, including but not limited to:
Simon Low
Timothy McCall MD
Roger Cole
Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa
and mantra singer Dave Stringer

We are delighted to be welcoming Jason Crandell in March 2017!

To further deepen his wonderful teaching, Jason works with medical professionals and physical therapists to get their thoughts about body mechanics, alignment instructions, injury management, and injury prevention.

Here is some of his expert advice for Chaturanga.

TWO WAYS TO KEEP YOUR SHOULDERS HEALTHY IN CHATURANGA

Maintaining shoulder stability in yoga postures is the most effective way to protect your shoulders from injury. If you want a quick, easy solution to keeping your shoulders happier and healthier in Chaturanga, here you have it: hug your elbows into your side-body and don’t go so low that your shoulders move into extension.

1) Keep your elbows in line with the side of your torso, making sure that your shoulders don’t move into extension.
2) Firmly squeeze your elbows against the sides of your body, rather than allowing them to separate away from your torso.

Content and photos from www.jasonyoga.com

THE BEST (AND WORST) MODIFICATIONS AND ALTERNATIVES FOR CHATURANGA:

Head to Jason's blog to find out!