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!Living Compassion: Wheel Pose by Samantha Matthews
1. 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.
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. 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. Root To Rise
Get Grounded. Designed to open the pelvic floor, known as Muladhara in Sanskrit, this all levels Anusara sequence elevates the heart to help feel more connected to ourselves and the world around us. From this steady foundation we are ready to rise to the challenges of each day and open the heart to the mystery and miracle of life. Join yoga expert Siri Peterson in this Grokker premium video.