- Created on Sunday, 18 March 2012 17:51
- Written by Planet Fashion TV
- Category: People
Ok so someone brought a video of Kino MacGregor in to the Planet Fashion TV offices and we were amazed.This woman is taking yoga to another level. She not only looks great but her strength and flexibility are stunning. She already has a considerable following, and has been featured in numerous magazines and TV Shows.You can check out her website here: http://kinoyoga.com/ where you can buy some of her awesome yoga DVD's. Though she's based in Miami, she travels around the world teaching. You can see her travel dates on her site too.
Here we asked her to teach us something for beginners. Try this yoga pose with Kino. It's great for the Abs!
Ashtanga Yoga : Navasana , Boat Posture and Core Strength with Kino MacGregor
The Ashtanga Yoga method is a deep and challenging physical and spiritual practice. In order to reap the benefits of the full practice it requires strength and steadiness of body and mind. This posture, called Boat or Navasana, is a core strengthening movement that builds the inner and outer endurance needed to delve deeply within the yoga method. When practicing this movement you will find the lower belly strengthening and drawing deeply within. Pull the legs into the pelvis to create more lightness and allow them to light higher. Doing this movement for five breathes charges the center of the body with power. When you are ready to lift your full body weight off the ground put you will have the strength to lift completely. Place your arms forward of your hips and lean forward into your arms and lift off the ground. You will strengthen your shoulders, upper body and core from this powerful movement. Your mind will grow steady and clear. Kino
More About Kino:
Kino MacGregor is one of a select group of people to receive the Certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga by its founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. The youngest woman to hold this title, she has completed the challenging Third Series and is now learning the Fourth Series.
Without any background in movement training Kino MacGregor tried her first yoga class when she was nineteen. Three years later, she joined Govinda Kai’s Mysore-style classes in New York City and became a dedicated Ashtanga yoga practitioner.After seven months of traditional Ashtanga practice Kino traveled to Mysore, India to meet her true teacher, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (“Guruji”). Upon her return she began real self-practice by practicing alone and devoting herself entirely to the study and teaching of Ashtanga yoga. After seven years of consistent trips to Mysore, at the age of 29, she received from Guruji the Certification to teach Ashtanga yoga and has since worked to pass on the inspiration to practice to countless others.
After spending a major portion of her life actively engaged in personal growth work, Kino returned to Miami Beach to create a space dedicated to the integration of yoga, holistic health and consciousness. In 2006, she and her husband Tim Feldmann founded Miami Life Center, where they now teach daily classes, workshops and intensives together in addition to maintaining an international traveling and teaching schedule. Miami Life Center is a community built around yoga, holistic health and consciousness on Miami Beach www.miamilifecenter.com. She has produced five Ashtanga yoga DVDs (Kino MacGregor – A Journey, A Workshop; Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series; Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series; Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga; Ashtanga Yoga Third Series), an Ashtanga yoga practice card and a podcast on yoga. She is currently working on her first book, The Power of Ashtanga Yoga under contract with Shambhala Publishers.
Kino is dedicated to carrying the torch of Ashtanga yoga throughout the world and sharing the amazing tradition of Ashtanga yoga with everyone who is inspired to practice. In her unique, inspirational and playful approach Kino helps all her students expand and deepen their understanding of yoga and life. Yoga found its expression through her message of spiritual strength, balanced flexibility and emotional peace.
Passionate about the environment, Kino pledges a monthly donation to Go Zero! to make her heavy travel schedule carbon neutral. As life coach and Ph.D. student in holistic health with a Master’s Degree from New York University, Kino integrates her commitment to consciousness and empowerment with her yoga teaching. She has been featured in Yoga Journal, Yoga Mind Body Spirit, Yoga Joyful Living, Travel & Leisure Magazine, Ocean Drive Magazine, Boca Raton Magazine, Florida Travel & Life Magazine, Six Degrees Magazine as well as appearing on Miami Beach’s Plum TV and the CBS Today Show.