Hatha Yoga

4 Hatha Yoga Videos for Stretching before Exercise

Leslie Perryman • March 17, 2015
All types of physical yoga fall under this category. Through the use of basic Hatha yoga postures, you can cultivate gentle strength, open awareness, and embodied presence.The majority of those who exercise are well aware of the importance of stretching prior to their workout routine. However, many overlook the incredible option of practicing yoga not just as a workout in itself, but as a means of stretching their bodies prior to beginning a cardio or weight-lifting regimine. Yoga can be utilized to dynamically stretch and warm-up your muscles and many sportsmen and athletes now consider yoga a superior warm up to traditional stretching. Yoga to Calm The Mind: Manage Stress by Siri Peterson Cavanna
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1. Yoga to Calm The Mind: Manage Stress
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Strong body, calm mind. This all levels sequence is designed to focus the restless mind and guide you back to the openness and peacefulness of the present moment. By opening the back body, and giving the kidneys a squeeze, a flush, and more space, you will bring your stress hormones back into balance. Each asana in this Grokker Premium video will help you feel grounded, centered and ready to face the complexities of life with a strong and open heart. Join Anusara Expert, Siri Peterson, in this Grokker Premium video. All Levels
2. Strengthening the Outer Hips
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Healthy hip muscles are the key to maintaining good balance, keeping good posture and providing effective locomotion. This Grokker Premium video will focus on strengthening the outer hip muscles- the adducter group as well as the gluteals. Strong outer hips (literally) help us stand, walk, and move through the world with strength, confidence, and ease. Grokker Yoga Expert, Siri Peterson, will move you through a strong asana sequence that will tone, strengthen and stretch the outer hip muscles, culminating in vashistasana, that will leave you feeling steady, grounded, and confident.
3. Deep Stretching Therapeutics: Hips
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In this 30 min therapeutic class, you will learn basic anatomy and range of motion for optimal hip health. Follow Grokker Therapeutics Expert Robyn Capobianco to release restrictions through self massage and asana. In this Grokker Premium video, Robyn shows you how to open up the joint and reload the system using a combination of corrective exercises and yoga. All levels.
4. Gentle Moving Energy Flow
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Gather in your own creativity as you unite breath and movement. In this accessible intermediate flow, you'll open the heart, the throat, and the upper back. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Lisa Sanfilippo through this respiration focused class, and align your inhalations with the intake and cultivation of inspiration. You'll end this class with a lifted chest, and a long, aligned spine. Both beginner and intermediate students will find something to enjoy in this Grokker Premium video.
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