How To Do A Plank Variation Exercise with the Gigante Cushion underneath your flipped over Indo Board.
The Indo Board Team had a great and very busy time meeting new people at the BAM Conference in Chico, California. Thank you Team Rider, Carol Shankland, for leading the Indo Yoga Board and Indo Board workshops! Check out this video featuring Indo Board Man Hunter Joslin demonstrating a plank variation exercise using the Gigante Cushion underneath a flipped over Indo Board. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3so5gTR-6s Fun. 🙂 Georgette
Heather Thomas is the kind of woman that you just can’t ignore.
Maybe it’s because she has a great love of adventure – like enjoying the day walking with a pride of lions in Africa. Or maybe it’s because she loves challenging herself to see what she can do – like holding a crow pose on an Indo Board and Roller stacked on top of another Indo Board and Roller. http://iconosquare.com/p/1005860990674128212_24890882 Or maybe it’s because of the light that shines forth from the core of her being that emanates out like a summer sun – and you just can’t help but want to be in that light. Because it makes you feel good. Needless to say, but I’m going to say it anyway, Heather Thomas is one strong, bright, and beautiful human being.
Her enthusiasm to say the least is infectious. Here’s her take on how to do Downward Facing Dog Leg lifts on the Indo Yoga Board.
“Begin on your hands and knees. Exhale as you tuck your toes and lift your knees off the floor. Reach your pelvis up toward the ceiling, then draw your sit bones toward the wall behind you. Gently begin to straighten your legs, but do not lock your knees. Bring your body into the shape of an “V.” Step both feet together. Then, with your arms and legs straight, inhale and lift your right leg straight back and up, high in the air. Flex your right foot and reach back through your heel. Sweep your right leg back and up behind you, keeping your toes pointed toward the floor and hips in line. Lift your leg as high as you can without letting your stomach and ribs pop forward. As you exhale, lower your toes back to the floor. Repeat 5 times, then switch to the other side.”
Would you like to know more about Indo Board Brand Ambassador Heather Thomas and her yoga classes? Here you go. http://www.htlyoga.com.
This video will help in understanding how to use your Indo Yoga Board. The Indo Yoga Board is changing the way yoga is practiced by introducing an unstable platform on which to practice your yoga poses. The Indo Yoga board can be used for both Asana Yoga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga. The key to feeling comfortable on the Indo Yoga Board is to take the time to understand the feel and movement of the board and to slow down your poses and become more mentally engaged in your poses.
The Indo Yoga Board has varying levels of progression and instability. The wooden rockers on the bottom of the board provide a basic or beginning level of instability. Placing three Indo Board IndoFLO inflatable cushions underneath the board will increase the level of instability and increase the challenge. The inflation of the IndoFLO cushions changes the instability of the Indo Yoga Board. Inflating the IndoFLO cushions just enough so that the wooden rockers on the bottom of the Indo Yoga Board are not touching the floor, creates more instability. Further inflating the IndoFLO cushions continues to create more and more instability. Be sure to experiment with inflation of the cushions to find the right level of instability for your personal preference.
Practicing yoga on the Indo Yoga Board creates more muscle activation than traditional yoga on a stable surface. The Indo Yoga Board is meant to challenge all levels of yoga enthusiasts by forcing the user to slow down their pose and focus on engaging their core and other stabilizing muscles that may not be used in traditional yoga.