One of the key components to increasing shoulder flexibility are the floating ribs. Often students will think they need to lift up their chest in order to open up their shoulders but this causes the floating ribs to exit and bypasses the anatomical work that needs to happen for the shoulders to truly open. If you really want to increase flexibility in your shoulders keep the floating ribs down and move them towards your hips.
This video was filmed at my yearly workshop in Hertfordshire, England at bayogastudio.co.uk/
I teach there every summer and hope you can join me summer 2015 when I'm teaching across Europe.
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David Garrigues is one of the few teachers in the US certified to teach Ashtanga Yoga by the late world renowned yoga master Sri K Pattahbi Jois. As an Ashtanga Ambassador, he bases his teachings on the idea that 'Anyone can take practice,' a core idea in the teachings of Sri K Pattahbi Jois.
David's mission is to help others flourish within the contemporary lineage of Ashtanga Yoga. While staying true to the traditional teachings of Ashtanga, David is adept at adapting the practice to suit all levels of practitioner and make it accessible to everyone.
David is the creator of the Asana Kitchen Series (SUBSCRIBE for up-to-date videos at youtube.com/user/davidgarrigues) as well as additional resources for Ashtanga practitioners including led DVDs and his pranayama book, Vayu Siddhi, available for purchase on his website davidgarrigues.com.