Hands and Wrists, Your Foundation for a Fluid Yoga Practice – By Kreg Weiss | 100hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Dubai, Feb 24, 2017




While there are many different approaches to intensity and pacing in yoga practices, slowing down the physical elements and shifting poses towards an attitude of receiving and exploring (versus gains & aesthetics) establishes a very different and profound discipline on the mat. A sense of space, a sense of being true – yoga offers an opportunity to tap into a vast expanse of wellness benefits.

This process can readily start by assessing & understanding our bodies better, by taking in yoga cues as merely ‘suggestions’, and by settling into your unique places of resistance and space. It is common to view a lack of mobility in yoga with a negative tone (“I can’t reach my toes”, “I can’t bind around my knee” etc). Resistance is not our foe – it often keeps us stable and supported. Knowing our body structures and its limitations should be embraced with positivity and supported . We come to the mat purely to acquire benefits of our individual wellness – not to mimic the physical form. Through this intention, confidence flourishes.



Hasta bandha (hand energy lock) – sets the foundation for a fluid yoga practice | Kreg Weiss demonstrates.

Our hands are an essential rooting foundation in our yoga practice. Without proper engagement and energy distribution, injuries can readily develop. Applications like hasta bandha (hand energy lock) can greatly enhance the integrity and distribution of force loads throughout the hands and wrists.

Join Kreg Weiss, BHKin, Senior Hatha Yoga Presenter, Exercise Science Specialist and co-creator of the world’s leading platform My Yoga Online on a 12 day fascinating 100-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher’s Training in Dubai where you will cover key structures of rooting techniques that will inspire your practice along with excellent teaching cues + alignment that deliver greater intelligence, purpose and solid foundation.

You’ll dive into a 12 day journey of teaching fluid Hatha Yoga Flows designed for mixed levels including modifying for wrist and knee conditions, posture exploration (foundations/ corrections / modifications / assists), how to sequence corporate yoga classes, postural restoration, chair yoga practices, sequencing for athletes including functional core flows and much more!

This training is open to aspiring teachers, current teachers and passionate yogis. No minimal teaching or practice level required.

Foundation in Yoga Practice - Hatha Yoga by Kreg Weiss from Montreal to Dubai

Throwback to 2015 when Kreg Weiss introduced our participants with the opportunity to engage fundamental alignment principles while saturating the body and mind with breath and balanced energy. Within every posture, Kreg invited modifications to establish and honour our unique practice while also embracing the aspects of receptivity and exploration.


Kreg Weiss in Dubai – leading an outdoor Hatha Yoga Class, 2015

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When to Rest from Positive Stress by Kreg Weiss | Dubai 100hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, February 2017


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Our yoga practice is an excellent method of applying positive stress. Positive stress conditions the tissues of the body to remain adaptive and engaged. Strengthening, loading, stretching, and compressing tissues in mindful manners stimulate cells promoting a healthier, and functionally optimum physiological and psychological state. When there is lack of understanding of what is the appropriate amount of positive stress along with a lack of sufficient rest, our relationship to our practice withers, and this stress turns against us in the form of acute injuries and/or chronic conditions.


As we stress various tissues, those tissues undergo different forms of breaking down and/or cellular activation. Time is needed after these applications of stress for the cells to work their magic in ‘repairing’.  This time requirement can greatly vary given that our tissues receive nutrients in different manners. Bones and muscles are highly vascularized (rich, direct blood supply providing highly accessible nutrients) whereas tendons, ligaments, and cartilage receive nutrients via cellular diffusion (no direct blood supply). These avascular tissues will need greater time to undergo repair processes versus the vascularized ones.


While yoga is traditionally suggested as a daily practice, time repair and keeping positive stress in a healthy medium should be considered. It is common in weight training programs to rest conditioned muscle groups for a minimum of 48 hours, therefore you will see those with ample training experience rarely engaging the same muscle groups on a daily basis. Why is this approach often not applied in yoga?

I have found it beneficial (from the perspective of positive stress) to ‘cycle’ muscle groups as well as primary joints. Examples: Doing a hands-free practice in order to rest the hands/wrists after heavily loaded practices (ie containing numerous wrist-loading poses and/or arm balances). Avoiding poses that potentially torque the knees after sessions that have threaded in postures like pigeon, lotus, and cow face. Nurturing the thighs for a couple of days after injecting a practice with extra standing poses that clearly cooked the quadriceps.

The advantage with yoga and it’s enormous number of poses, breathing exercises, and meditation techniques, is we can creatively generate sequences that will allow us to have a daily practice while intelligently and strategically give rest and repair to targeted tissues. These tissues will then more holistically adapt, get stronger, become more receptive to mobilization and fluidity, and ideally be less susceptible to injuries. Whether your practice is more fiery or more chill-pill, mindful resting is essential.

As part of our functional yoga anatomy and sequencing explorations, the 100 Hr Integrative Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in February by Senior Hatha Yoga Teacher, Anatomy expert & Kinesiologist Kreg Weiss from Canada, will apply these resting principles: *addressing common joint injuries and overuse conditions related to yoga, *how to create yoga sequences that apply effective progressive overload and rest periods, *sequencing for athletes and combining yoga with other fitness modalities.

For full information, breakdown of the 100hr Yoga Teacher Training topics and how to register, click – here – or please submit your details below and/or email: yogalatesdxb@gmail.com

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