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!Koundinyasana Arm Balance by Siri Peterson Cavanna
1. Koundinyasana Arm Balance
Learn to be centered and radiant in the heart, even as you challenge the edge of your upper body and core strength. This arm balance posture, Eka Pada Koundinyasana II, requires significant flexibility in the hamstrings, hips, and chest, as well as power in the shoulders and core. Systematically integrate these elements alongside Grokker Yoga Expert, Siri Peterson as she playfully guides you through an elegant arm balance in this Grokker Premium video. Intermediate.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Afternoon Pick Me Up
This energizing sequence will wake you up from your afternoon funk. Feel revitalized, refreshed, and prepared with a strong breath. Yoga Expert Siri Peterson guides you from a gentle sun salutation to challenging forearm stands and deep quad stretches, so you can face the rest of the day with strength, ease, and sharper focus. Put away the coffee and hop on your yoga mat to finish the day in centered clarity with this invigorating Grokker Premium video.