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. Yoga For Arm Strength by Celest Pereira
1. A Relaxing Guided Meditation
The goal of this meditation is to help clear your mind while placing a focus on breathing. Enjoy the relaxing music, ocean sounds, and the soothing narrator.
A guided meditation on emptying the mind with Buddhist teacher Gil Fronsdal. "The third form of patience is acceptance of truth. It is the willingness to see deeply, without resistance, the truth of the moment and the truth of the deepest levels of reality. This includes living in accord with the insight that at our core there is no self to build up, hang onto, or defend. Seeing the luminous emptiness at the center of all things means that we can begin to let go of grasping to a self-conscious and fixed idea of who we are. This requires a kind of patience, because deep spiritual insight is an affront to the ego. Most of us orient our lives around a limited view of ourselves; it can be quite frightening to let this view go. The patient acceptance of truth that allows us to let go is a personal strength developed together with the strengths of virtue, discernment, wisdom, resolve and loving-kindness." ~ Quotes by Gil Fronsdal
3. Breaking Down Shoulderstand
Shoulderstand increases blood flow to the brain, decompresses the lower spine, and aids in heart opening. In this class, Ashleigh Sergeant's specially crafted warm up will guide you into shoulderstand, a foundational inversion posture, with safe and gentle attention to alignment. In this Grokker premium video, take time to breathe and clear mental traffic by magnifying the qualities of your breath, as you turn your body and your mind upside down, literally.
4. Clear Mind Meditation
Breath work to bring forth a lucid, clear mind to help you feel calm and centered. Join Andrew Sealy in this quick introduction meditation to yogic breath control (pranayama).
5. Yoga for Better Sleep: Resolve Stress
Power down. Train your body to down-regulate, even amidst high stress situations. Often, we are unable to connect with our source of inner stillness, and restore into a center of calm. In this series, Grokker Yoga Expert Lisa Sanfilippo guides you through a sequence to ease you into your own bliss. This Grokker Premium video is all levels.
6. Upward Bow Pose Tutorial
In this video, Esther Ekhart explains how to safely get into Urdhva Dhanurasana, or upward bow pose. It is a good posture for back health or as a counter stretch after a core workout. This backbend can be a quite challenging pose so remember to do only what feels right for your body.
7. Restorative Inversions - Fearless Heart
Our body temples hold the wisdom of our heart interlaced with the essence of the soul. In this 8-part Fearless Heart series, Grokker Yoga Expert Daniella Cotreau will guide you to know yourself and the body intimately. This video will move you into slow, long held inversions saturated with deep meditative breathing and quiet thoughtfulness. As you rest the body upside down, you will reverse blood flow and increase circulation in the upper body and brain. Throughout the series, she will focus on creating a life with clarity and inner wisdom, and provide you with the basic foundation of understanding yourself more deeply. Appropriate for all levels.
8. Danyasa: The Roots
Get rooted with Danyasa basics. Designed to ignite the power of the bandhas, this Grokker Premium video will guide you through the foundation of muscle stabilization to more playfully discover a graceful flow. Beginning with your feet, hands and pelvic floor, then centering within the core as you wake up strength from the inside out. This is a powerful introductory sequence for intermediate students.Music:1. 11 Spacious Offerings (Peace Mix) / Desert Dwellers2. Dune Moon / Evan Fraser & Vir McCoy3. Yoga Dub Mystic (Eastern Sun Remix) / Desert Dwellers4. Subterranean Sanctuary / Desert Dwellers5. Shivasana / Evan Fraser and Vir McCoy
9. Taoflow: Moving from the Center
Anchor your presence within the core. Focused on one of the most important aspects of Taoflow yoga, this forty five minute class will guide you to move from center. Class begins with a few minutes of free-style shaking to clear the mind and warm the body. Then, work with specific alignment exercises to find an optimized awareness of the body's relationship to earth, and gravity. All levels welcome.
10. Upward Facing Dog
Ashtanga Yoga teacher Kino MacGregor talks you through a safe and effective way to work on Upward Facing Dog position in Ashtanga Yoga.