22 Jul Tune Up your Yoga Practice!
It’s natural to envy a skilled yogi, particularly when they can pull poses so extreme they resemble a human pretzel. Simply search ‘crazy yoga poses’ on Google to see some of the most advanced yoga practitioners using their bodies like elastic bands!
But the latest yogi trend has finally hit Melbourne and the focus is on progression, not perfection! Warrior One Yoga in Brighton is a contemporary chemical-free studio run by Dustin and Nova Brown, with Dustin being one of the only certified Yoga Tune Up® instructor in Australia.
If you haven’t heard of YTU®, imagine an integration of yoga poses, corrective exercises and self-massage that aims to heal and strengthen your body against chronic pain.
“We owe it to ourselves to do a regular yoga tune-up. It’s just like tuning up your car or upgrading your software. It’s a necessity for our bodies,” Dustin explains.
Hailing from California, the innovative YTU® style was created by Jill Miller and focuses on addressing pain, posture and performance to locate your body’s blind spots that cause discomfort.
As a former pro surfer and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, Dustin has had his fair share of pain and injury.
“The best thing about Yoga Tune Up® is the ability to educate yourself on how to heal your body and prevent injury. I was always injured through training and Jiu-Jitsu or just pushing my body to extremes. Even working long hours and sitting in a car for long periods of time can affect your body negatively.”
So what should you expect from a YTU® class? The unique aspect of self-massage is what separates Tune Up from traditional yoga streams. At the boutique Warrior One studio, Dustin involves foam blocks and special YTU® therapy balls into the session, allowing you to literally roll out your muscles. A good roll out is perfect for calming the nervous system, getting blood flowing and achieving alignment within your body.
“After discovering Yoga Tune Up® I now rarely go to the physio, chiropractor, osteopath or any other practitioner. I have learnt about my body and how to release it,” Dustin says.
Yoga Tune Up® isn’t designed for human pretzel manoeuvrers or people just starting out, it’s for anyone who wants to rejuvenate their body from stress and pain and feel the tune up difference!