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. Prevent Lower Back Pain by Robyn Capobianco
1. Fear Awareness Meditation
Through acknowledgement of our true inner state, we can clearly see ourselves as the innocence behind our fears. In this video, learn to look deeply into your own fears and support this experience with love & awareness. When experiencing fear, try and receive yourself completely, with a deep sense of acknowledgement toward this turbulent inner state. In this lesson, we will learn to quiet the storm through mindful appreciation of the needs underlying this fear.
2. Harmony: Vinyasa Energy Flow
Move in harmony! This 6th part in the 6 part series will incorporate all of the previous elements to align and harmonize our physical and energetic body. Emphasize the harmony within through breath, meditation, and movements that support balance to our Solar/masculine and Lunar/feminine aspects with our Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans. This Grokker Premium Video will inspire, uplift, and expand from a grounded, connected, and centered sense of Self. All Levels
3. Taoflow: Squat Sequence
This is a forty-minute Taoflow where you will learn proper alignment and breathing techniques for overall health. Class begins with a few minutes of free-style Shaking to clear the mind and warm up the body. Then, follow Qigong Expert Cain Carroll to move into Joint Opening exercises to increase circulation and awareness of the joints in preparation for in-depth study and practice of Womb Squat. Students of all levels are welcome to check out this Grokker Premium video.
4. Yin Yoga for the Side Body
This yin yoga class is all about twists and opening up your side body. Each of these moves is great for aiding in digestion, maintaining normal spine rotation, and reducing pain in your back.
5. Supported Restorative Backbends
This class is all about supported backbends. Bending forward is a large part of our daily routine. We lean forward and sit at the computer facing forward. These restorative poses, guided by Judith Hanson Lasater, will help undo the constant habit of this action to help you relieve tension and reduce pain. Backbends do not need to be strenuous or intense in order to feel the benefits. These poses are more about opening rather than stretching.
6. Knee Health Therapeutics #2
Learn how to strengthen the vastus medialis, or what Samantha call's the "magic button" with these essential exercises to help you find pain free knees. Sam Matthews will guide you through exercises that strengthen the muscles around the knee joint. These exercises include hip opening moves and forward folds with clear posture modifications to bring the benefits of each pose to your needs. Avoiding hyperextension is critical, and strengthening the muscles around the knee joint will aid in preventative muscle engagement to keep you from overextending the joint structure.
7. Lower Back Care #2
If you sit or stand for most of the day without conditioning your lower spine, chances are you suffer from back pain. In this Grokker premium video, Anusara instructor Sam Shakti Brown guides you through some essential asanas (yogic postures) for keeping your lower spine strong, aligned, and healthy. Checkout her Lower Back Care collection for more videos to help with back pain.
8. All Levels Approach to Shoulderstand Yoga Flow
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.
9. Happiness Meditation
A guided mindfulness meditation on the body and breathing with Thanissaro Bhikkhu. The focus is guiding your through true happiness which involves avoiding wishing ill for others and embracing goodwill for all humans. If everyone found true happiness, than everyone would be happy, treat each other, and become self-actualized. Through this transformation the world would be a different place.
10. Basic Restorative Inversions
This practice will focus on two basic methods of restorative inversions. Inversions are poses in which your legs are higher than the heart and promote circulation, muscle recovery, and relaxation. Judith will first set you up in Legs up the Wall pose in which you will need two-three blankets, a yoga strap or belt, and eye pillow. The second basic restorative inversion is Legs on Chair in which you will need a chair with no arms and two blankets. Judith will be on hand to guide you through setting these poses up, easing you into the pose, and bringing you out after a period of relaxation.