Gentle yoga is all about how to ease you into feeling your best. Using gentle postures and relaxed breathing exercises, you can effortlessly plunge into the benefits of lengthening your tissues while nurturing grounded, stabilizing strength.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. Nourish Yourself: Yoga for Relaxation by Brett Larkin
1. Pranayama for Beginners
Explore a deeper breath. In this short primer on working with the breath, Grokker Yoga Expert Siri Peterson will show you how this simple, yet vibrant element of guiding the breath is the cornerstone of your yoga practice. In this video, we we will introduce the concept of prana and how a deliberate breath can flow optimally through the body to create more strength, ease, and vitality. We will explore a three-part breath that will allow you to access your fullest lung capacity. And finally, we will move into ujayyi breath, the essential breath that will accompany your hatha yoga practice. Beginners welcome.
2. Chair Yoga: Guided Rest and Relaxation
Rest an overactive mind. This guided meditation will carry you into meditative sleep. Completely relax through this Grokker Premium video designed to reduce tension and anxiety, and help you find a quiet space behind your eyes. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Sierra Campbell in this journey inward to explore rest, relaxation and deep sleep while in flight.
3. Warming up for Asana
In this Grokker Premium video we will center the body and mind to prepare ourselves for our yoga practice. Learn the basic movements and stretches that will allow even the stiffest bodies to practice yoga safely. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Siri Peterson through this can be a short practice, which can be used in and of itself, or in preparation for a longer yoga practice.
4. Energize Your Extremeties
Revitalize your body by opening up the energy ports within your hands, feet and toes. Allow the chi to flow through these extremities and improve circulation throughout the body. Join Sonia Doubell in this Grokker Premium Video for her series Yoga for Tension Relief, and melt away the stresses and strains of life!
5. 15 minute gentle morning yoga
A great way to start your day - a slow, gentle yoga sequence to wake the body up. Always move within a pain-free range.
6. Refreshing Spine Sequence
Release tension in your spine to increase flexibility and youthfulness. Look and feel 10 years younger with this powerful flow. Join Sonia Doubell in this Grokker Premium Video for her series Yoga for Tension Relief, and melt away the stresses and strains of life!
7. Yoga For Complete Beginners - 20 Minute Home Yoga Workout!
Yoga for Complete Beginners! Adriene welcomes all levels - complete and total beginners to start here! Hop on the mat and start to build the foundation of your own yoga practice with this 20 minute home workout video! Enjoy, stay mindful and find what feels good.
8. Yoga for Sickness, Stress, Cold and Flu (30 min)
Yoga for sickness via BrettLarkin.com Are you super stuffy? Sick? Or just really stressed out? If you're congested but tired on laying in bed, this yoga sequence is for you. Inspired by my teacher Jason Crandell (thanks and credit to Jason!) and my own sickness experience, this yoga sequence can help act as a decongestant and stress reliever to help you find some peace -- even if you're bed-ridden or feel too tired.You're sickness may have you down, but as always, your yoga practice can save you.Enjoy this yoga sequence for sickness, stress, cold and flu!
9. Forward Fold Yoga Pose - Yoga With Adriene
Our Foundations of Yoga series continues with this Standing Forward Fold (Uttanasana) which is great stretch for the back and hamstrings. Cooling and calming, this pose is great before bed to aid insomnia and great anytime to release tension and toxic thoughts. Also a great pose to ease headaches - believe it or not! Give it a try and let me know what you think!
10. Yoga For Runners 2 - Cool Down Sequence
Stretch it out and cool it down after your run with this Yoga For Runners Sequence!This practice is an all level sequence that is good for keeping the muscles and joints happy and healthy. Use the tools of Yoga to compliment your running practice. Check in with your breath, stretch and strengthen the muscles and avoid unnecessary tightness, soreness and joint pain.