Anusara yoga is a powerful method of hatha yoga which uses biomechanical principles of alignment to access heartfelt creative expression of spirit. Anusara yoga offers a dynamic synthesis of precise asana technique, accessible yoga philosophy, and friendly community. This yoga is appropriate for everyone from children to elderly. All you need is a willing mind and open heart!Half Moon Flow by Siri Peterson Cavanna
1. Half Moon Flow
Lengthen the spine as you revolve the chest and powerfully open your heart. In this 45 minute class you will systematically work into a pose called Ardha Chandra Chapasana, or "Half Moon Sugar Cane Bow Pose". This beautiful one legged standing pose improves core strength and balance. It also provides a wonderful stretch for the hamstrings, quadriceps, psoas, and shoulders, and inspires you to radiate from the inside out. Appropriate for intermediate students.
2. Stress Reduction: Intention
Alleviate stress by taking control of your breath, and connect to your heart through clear intention. Join Grokker Yoga Expert, Samantha Shakti Brown, as she moves you through a mellow, all levels practice, that will teach you techniques to ease your mind and body. So take a break from the stress of your fast paced life and indulge in this Grokker Premium video. This is video 1 of 3 in the Yoga for Stress Reduction series. All levels.
3. Finding Balance: Natarajasana
Join Anusara Expert, Siri Peterson, as you tone and strengthen your entire sensory-motor system and find your balance in full Natarajasana. In this Grokker Premium video, experience the waverings of a one legged balance and train yourself to keep your heart open in challenging times. Explore the grounding force from within as you stand on one leg while entering an advanced backbend in this intermediate class.
4. Finding Balance: Utthita Hasta Padangustana
Designed to mindfully challenge your balance, this yoga class will help you find and maintain your core strength. In doing so we tone and strengthen our entire sensory-motor system. By experiencing the waverings of a one legged balance in extended hand-to-toe pose, we train ourselves to keep ourselves steady, even in challenging times. Join celebrated Anusara Expert Siri Peterson in this Grokker Premium video on steadying inner fluctuation, both mentally and physically. Intermediate Levels.
5. Love the Skin You're In #2
Stabilize all of your systems with a skillful practice to clear your mind, strengthen your core, free your joints and expand the compassion in your heart. In this Grokker Premium Video, continue to align your body and refine the tone in your core. Follow Samantha S. Brown in the second video of this three part series on loving yourself exactly as you are.
Honor your center. As you stretch into the splits in this full length class, you'll discover the need to stay true to yourself, and hug muscle energy deeply into your core. In this Grokker Premium video, follow Anusara Expert Siri Peterson to open your hips and hamstrings with a series of lunges to prepare you for the peak posture, hanumanasana, or splits.
7. Stress Reduction: Waves of Grace
Find inner balance. You have the power to hold onto what works, and let go of what does not. Let the waves of grace wash over you, and continue to refine your physical, mental and emotional skills of balance to live a centered, stable, yet creative life. In this Grokker Premium video, join Anusara Expert, Samantha Shakti Brown, for a moderately intense all levels practice.
8. Apex Series: Hanumanasana
In this class, all roads lead to the deep hip opener Hanumanasana, or full split. Expect a targeted increase in flexibility for your hamstrings, hips, and low back. Follow our celebrated Anusara Expert Ashleigh Sergeant in this Grokker Premium video on splits as a peak posture.
9. Apex Series: Vashisthasana
All roads lead to the arm balance/hamstring opener Vashisthasana. This entire sequence will aid the body in opening properly for this posture (called Side Plank in English). Join Anusara Yoga Expert Ashleigh Sergeant as you focus on lengthening the hamstring and upper back muscles. This Grokker Premium video will lead you to find a deeper awareness of proper alignment for this Advanced posture. Intermediate Levels.
10. Stress Reduction: Action
Sometimes you have to speed up to slow down. Tune into your hearts intent, and transform that intention into action with a more vigorous yoga sequence geared to transform your stress and release you into effortless relaxation. This intense mixed levels practice from our celebrated Anusara expert, Samantha Shakti Brown, is the perfect way to take the edge off your day. For more Grokker premium videos on stress reduction, visit Samantha's collection.