Finding Your Float

Developing the Strength and Awareness to Float Forward

June 6, 2017    BY Mark Nelson

Floating from down dog to a standing forward fold often appears effortless, but this isn't a transition you just jump into—it requires effort and preparation over time.

In this 15-minute tutorial, Mark will help you work toward key components of floating: stable shoulders, even distribution of weight, and a "hollow body." (What is that? You'll learn!) Enjoy building your float, step by step, and eventually you'll fly. 

Props: 1 block and 1 blanket

Audio and video downloads are available for Digital Members.

Mark Nelson
Mark has been practicing yoga since 1991. Early on, he fell in love with the feeling of openness and focus that comes from a regular practice. Where the spirit leads, the body will follow, and he soon discovered that he could move in ways he never thought possible.

That combination of mindfulness and movement drew him deeper into the practice, studying Ashtanga Yoga with authorized teachers David Swenson, Annie Pace and Jill Manning; Yin yoga with Paulie Zink; Vinyasa Yoga with Corina Benner;... Read more>>


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