Recent blog posts
24 Aug 2015 » Spinal twists
Twists are quite different from the flexion/extension movements involved in non-twisting yoga poses, because twists create strong but evenly distributed compression of the intervertebral disks as a side-effect of the twisting action. Any twisting action in the torso is achieved by diagonally oriented muscles in the torso. As they contract, they not only twist the torso, but they also compress the trunk vertically, and with it, the spine. (If this is not intuitive to you, take a towel and twists it, and notice how it shortens.)
17 Aug 2015 » Stepping into courage with inversions
In our lives off the mat, we rarely if ever go upside down, and it is natural that for many of us the idea of inversions causes some trepidation. However, inverted yoga poses have many positive effects on the body, causing B.K.S. Iyengar to call headstand and shoulderstand the king and queen of yoga poses. Different inversion have specific benefits, but in general, they stimulate the endocrine and immune systems, improve digestion, and tend to have an energizing yet calming effect, while also increasing mental focus. In addition, the act of facing fears about going upside down in and of itself can have a hugely positive effect on your confidence and self-esteem.
About Gernot Huber
Yoga teacher Gernot Huber is based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and teaches drop-in classes, workshops, and private classes primarily using Anusara and Iyengar yoga techniques. He teaches private classes at his own small studio, Yoga Mind Yoga Body, and public drop-in classes at Chiang Mai's two premier studios, Wild Rose Yoga Studio and The Yoga Tree.
|Mon||9 am||Yoga Foundations||Yoga Tree|
|Tue||10 am||Vigorous Yoga||Wild Rose|
|Wed||10:30 am||Yoga Explorations||Yoga Tree|
|Thu||6 pm||Vigorous Yoga||Wild Rose|
|Fri||10:30 am||Yoga Foundations||Yoga Tree|
Price: 250THB per class, discount with multi-class pass. No reservation required.
Book a private class to have Gernot tailor his teaching entirely to your needs. Whether you are a beginner and don't feel ready for a group class, want to work on specific poses or personal challenges, or want an expert eye to check your alignment and technique and bring to light detrimental habits, a private class with a dedicated and knowledgable teacher is a great way to deepen your practice. Contact Gernot to make a reservation.
- Price: 1400THB/hour for one person, 200THB/hour for each additional person
- Availability: Mon - Sun by appointment
My schedule for Winter 2015-2016 has not been finalized, but I will be teaching 4 workshops in Chiang Mai, as well as 2 in Hong Kong, 1 in Luang Prabang, and possibly 1 in Yangon.
Check back here in September for confirmed dates.