Hatha Yoga

8 Hatha Yoga Videos for Promoting Blood Flow to the Brain

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 Importance of Balance and Concentration
1. The Importance of Balance and Concentration
The Importance of Balance and Concentration
Samara demonstrates and speaks on the importance of balance in the body and concentration of the mind in your practice.
2. All Levels Approach to Shoulderstand Yoga Flow
All-Levels Shoulderstand
Explore this full-length series on the queen of asanas, shoulderstand. Designed for beginners, the featured posture is challenging for all levels, including intermediate and advanced practioners. In this Grokker Premium video we will warm up the body with a mild, restorative inversion. You can find more shoulderstand videos with Grokker Expert, Talya Lutzker, in her Shoulderstand collection.
3. Shoulderstand on the Fly
Shoulderstand on the Fly
Inversions can help calm the mind, relieve stress, and improve your ability to focus. In this Grokker Premium video, yoga expert Talya Lutzker focuses on a sequence tutorial meant to provide foundational alignment for this intermediate class. Follow her into the expression of both the King (headstand) and Queen (shoulderstand) of asanas. This sequence is for intermediate to advanced practitioner looking for a sweet pick me up for the day.
4. Intermediate Yoga Vidya Class
Intermediate Yoga Vidya  Class
Recharge and relax with sun salutations, inversions, and twists. This is a 20 minute video for intermediate yoga student. Sukadev Bretz leads you into the following exercises: Kapalabhati, Alternate Nostril Breathing, Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation), Sarvangasana (shoulderstand), Halasana (plough), Matsyasana (Fish), Ardha Matsyendrasana, final relaxation. Demonstrated by Carlotta, yoga teacher and ayurveda therapist at Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany.
5. Chakra Awakening
Chakra Awakening
Activate your Chakras and let the energies flow. Sukadev leads you to an intermediate Yoga Class with concentration on the Chakras and their mental powers. This One-Hour-Yoga-Class consists of: Relaxation, Om Chanting, Kapalabhati, Anuloma Viloma (Alternate Nostril Breathing), Sun Salutation with Surya Mantras, Navasana, Shirshasana (Headstand), Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand), Halasana (Plough), Matsyasana (Fish), Paschimotthanasana (Forward Bend), Bhujangasana (Cobra); Shalabhasana (Locust), Dhanurasana (Bow), Garbhasana (Child's Pose), Ardha Matsyendrasana (Spinal Twist), Final Relaxation with Laya Yoga Technique, Om Chanting. Demonstrated by Carlotta and Aruna, yoga teachers and ayurveda therapists at Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany.
6. Foundations for a Supported Headstand
Foundations for a Supported Headstand
This is the Supported Headstand. Draw the shoulders away from the ears and keep most of the weight on your forearms. If you've never done this before, ask your yoga teacher to guide you.
7. Advanced Headstand Tutorial
Advanced Headstand Tutorial
Esther shows an advanced way to get into a headstand in this video. Only attempt this if you know how to perform a headstand safely. Headstand is called the king of the yoga poses for its many great benefits. Inversions can be very dangerous if not performed properly.
8. Preparations for Handstand using Wall Support
Handstand Prep using Wall Support
In this video, Esther Ekhart demonstrates a beautiful handstand along with preparations for it on the wall.
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