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!Gentle Water Flow by Lisa Sanfilippo
1. Gentle Flow for Fluidity & Flexibility
Go with the flow. In this flow class you will bring fluidity and energy into your daily routine. By opening up your hips and connecting you with your pelvic bowl this water element practice will help you channel awareness and open your emotions. Join Grokker Anusara Yoga expert Lisa Sanfilippo in this Grokker Premium video as she guides you through her interpretation of the elements series. Be sure to explore more of her Elements series, coming soon.
2. Strengthening Your Foundation
Optimally align the foundation of your hands and feet in each pose. A strong foundation is the key to success in any endeavor, and this is most certainly true for your yoga practice. In this Grokker Premium video, you'll build each pose from the ground up, systemically, to create the condition for optimal alignment and radiant freedom. Join Grokker Yoga Expert Siri Peterson in this challenging, beginner oriented class.
3. Living Compassion: Celebrating the Heart
Enliven the heart. Move from a softer space within your own heart, and connect to others from this empathetic center. In this Beginner level video, part of a three part series, Samantha Brown leads you through a progressive series of hip and heart openers, aligning the natural curve of your spine, and awakening the heart to participate in life with deeper compassion. For more Grokker Premium videos on this topic, visit Samantha Brown's Expert Profile page.
4. Living Compassion: Wheel Pose
Listen to your hearts truth. In Yoga, back bends are considered heart opening, as you extend the lower spine away from your pelvis, and lift the sternum by drawing the tip of your shoulders in and up to the sky. The apex pose for this class is Urdhva Dhanurasana, or the Full Wheel pose. Follow Yoga Expert Samantha Shakti Brown through this deeply heart opening sequence in this Grokker Premium video.
5. Living Compassion: Let the Heart Lead
Honor the power of your heart. Find your inner compass as a whisper of your heart's truth in this Grokker Premium video. This is a full-spectrum class sequenced around Ustrasana, or Camel Pose. Camel is a deep backbend designed to open the upper chest and heart, or what Samantha Shakti calls the Spiritual Heart.
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. 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.
9. Apex Series: Urdhva Dhanurasna
All roads lead to Urdhva Dhanurasana, or the Full Wheel Pose. This Grokker Premium video focuses on preparing the body for this deep backbend. Find a deep spinal extension with Anusara Yoga Expert Ashleigh Sergeant as she guides you through a sequence to realign proper curvature along the spine in this advanced pose.
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.