teacher training q&a with jeffrey posner

Real Hot Yoga NJ is proud to be hosting their 3rd Twisted Lotus, 200 HR Teacher Training taught by Jeffrey Posner on February 25th- May 21st. We had a chance to sit down with him and get the scoop on his #realhot training.

Q: So, this is your 3rd training at Real Hot Yoga and about to begin your 3rd. What can you tell us about Continue reading →

how to be in the zone..

"how to be in the zone"Being in the zone is a term we hear in physical and mental activities when
people seem to be almost super-human in their abilities. But what does “being in the zone” mean? Can you be in the zone for anything? If so, how would you do that? These are some of the angles I pursue in this latest podcast about “how to be in the zone”.
 
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fight for your right

IMG_5428_smallYou gotta fight, for your right, to par•take! It takes a lot of courage to try something new. In these times I always refer to the butterfly feeling in your stomach. It’s like your body telling you where your edge is mentally. In yoga “asana” we use the physical edge to measure progression. I feel the same rule applies in yoga “life” using the mental edge as a barometer for growth.
 
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what are your feet telling your hands?

Wrist pain? The feet can be an amazing indicator on how to properly distribute weight in the hands. In this video I demonstrate the ever so popular and incorrect “claw” action and how that would look in the feet. If you were to balance with the “claw” action on the feet, overtime you would be riddled with the ankle, knee and hip problems from standing/walking. So if you’re doing this in the hands, think about how that is affecting your wrist, elbow and shoulder joints. Just like your toe mound is a key part of standing, that grounded knuckle is a key part of hand balancing.

meet the teach – yogacity nyc

yogacity nyc jeffrey posnerJeffrey Posner is definitely a “guys” guy, with a teaching style that gives his classes a slight testosterone boost. All of which isn’t really surprising considering that he was a bit of a jock in college, playing lacrosse and football, while also putting in time  wrestling.

While his teaching style is very guy friendly, it’s his passion for teaching students how to make their dreams of doing inversions and arm balances a reality that make his classes and workshops popular with both men and women. You see Posner is a wee bit obsessed with showing students how to use their hands to make sure these poses are pain-free, much easier to do and fun.

YogaCity NYC’s Dar Dowling recently caught up with Jeffrey to find out more about how he found his way out of the locker-room and onto the mat.

Dar Dowling: What did yoga give you that those other sports didn’t? read more