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!Don't be intimidated by the idea of taking up yoga. Yoga for beginners classes are designed specifically to ease you in gradually into a practice. Yoga poses in beginners classes are easy enough not to put off first timers but just hard enough to stretch your muscles and give you a real workout. What's more there is such a range and variety of yoga styles and instructors for beginners to try that you will certainly find the right yoga practice for you. Gentle Backbends for Beginners by Siri Peterson Cavanna
1. Breaking Down Shoulderstand
Shoulderstand increases blood flow to the brain, decompresses the lower spine, and aids in heart opening. In this class, Ashleigh Sergeant's specially crafted warm up will guide you into shoulderstand, a foundational inversion posture, with safe and gentle attention to alignment. In this Grokker premium video, take time to breathe and clear mental traffic by magnifying the qualities of your breath, as you turn your body and your mind upside down, literally.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Love the Skin You're In #1
Find your unshakeable center encompassed by radiant self gratitude. In this class, you'll learn the detailed alignment of each pose for the benefit of your core. This foundational Flow/Core workout will teach you how to find and maintain the mid-line for stability and freedom. All levels welcome! Join Anusara Expert Samantha S. Brown in this Grokker Premium video that will help you improve concentration, balance, strength, and stability in your practice.
6. Love the Skin You're In #3
Evoke your inner radiance through an invigorating flow to inspire your natural, holistic alignment. In this Grokker Premium video join Grokker Anusara Expert, Samantha Shakti Brown, for this physically, mentally and emotionally balancing practice to awaken the authentic you.
7. Gentle Backbends for Beginners
In this lesson we will create length and flexibility in the spine by carefully and progressively opening the back and shoulders. Gentle backbending, when done with good biomechanical alignment will heal lower back pain, open the heart, and uplift the spirit.
8. 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.
9. 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.