Wild-Thing Fundamentals

Join a class on ‘Wild-Thing’ Fundamentals with Dav Jones’. During this practice, Dav will break down the Wild-Thing Posture by guiding you through the fundamental techniques of the pose, and its application. Wild-Thing Pose is of the more intermediate level of posture, so it provides its difficulties. Dav will share the elements of the posture that will help bring this challenging posture into one’s yoga practice.

What is Wild-Thing Fundamentals?

Wild Thing Fundamentals refers to a yoga class that focuses on teaching the fundamental alignment principles of the “Wild Thing” pose, also known as Camatkarasana in yoga. This pose is known for opening the chest, shoulders, and hips, and it offers a stretch along the front of the body and is strength-building for the shoulders and upper back and glutes. The “fundamentals” part of the class is where Dav will breakdown and share application in how to stabilise the necessary joints of the body so the practitioner can build and technique in order to feel confident when it comes to executing Wild-Thing Pose.

Benefits of Wild Thing Fundamentals

Benefits Explanations
Improves Flexibility Helps stretch the shoulders, hips, and chest, and increases the mobility of the spine.
Builds Strength Strengthens the shoulders, arms, upper back and Gluteal muscles.
Enhances Balance Challenges and improves your overall body balance.
Boosts Energy Due to the opening of the chest area, Wild Thing Pose is a stimulating posture. The opening of the chest stimulates the Thyroid and Thymus gland. These two endocrine glands release hormones which invigorate the body by regulating metabolism and protection from illness.
Boosts Immune System Stimulates Thymus Gland in the chest. This gland produces T-cells which aid in the protection of the human body from foreign bodies.
Promotes Heart Health The chest-opening aspect helps improve circulation and heart health.


1. What is the wild thing pose good for?

The Wild Thing pose is good for increasing flexibility, strength, balance, and energy. It also helps reduce stress and improves heart health.

2. Can beginners try the Wild Thing pose?

Yes, beginners are welcome to practise the Wild-Thing Fundamentals class. Modifying where needed and practising the use of props can help to make aspects of the class more accessible to those just starting the yoga practice.

3. How can I prevent injuries while doing the Wild Thing pose?

To prevent injuries while doing the Wild Thing pose, always warm up first and follow Dav’s guidance for safe application of the posture.

4. Who is this class suitable for?

This class is more suited for the intermediate practitioner. Beginners are welcome to join, whilst keeping in mind that rest time is allowed at any point depending on the individual’s energy levels.

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