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. Athletic Yoga for Cross Training
Adding some isometric holds and plometrics to your yoga for a great pre training warm up or to cross train.
2. Forgiveness Meditation
If your looking to be guided into a state of forgiveness, this is the guided meditation is for you. Jack Kornfield will help you reflect on the past with a new understanding as he brings in deeper understanding of basic human nature. He allows and encourages you to reflect on your spiritual leaders for guidance while bringing the focus on learning to forgive yourself and others which allows you to let love in.
3. 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.
4. Love the Skin You're In #2
Stabilize all of your systems with a skillful practice to clear your mind, strengthen your core, free your joints and expand the compassion in your heart. In this Grokker Premium Video, continue to align your body and refine the tone in your core. Follow Samantha S. Brown in the second video of this three part series on loving yourself exactly as you are.
5. The Quiet Practice
Designed to quiet the mind, relieve stress, and invoke thoughtful contemplation, this sweet practice will allow you to drop into the breath, and release deeply into the body. Focused on connective tissues in the body, Grokker Yoga Expert Cindy Walker encourages students to ride a comfortable edge of discomfort and resting in a sustainable stretch to increase the flow of chi and circulation throughout the body. This Grokker Premium video is approachable for all levels of practice but very challenging in body, mind and spirit.
6. Gentle Transformation Flow
Empower your inner adaptability by harnessing the ability to process and transform both your inner and outer life. Through this flow, you will fire the abs and balance the adrenals through a series of core strengthening exercises and backbends. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Lisa Sanfilippo in this synchronized, fluid blend of calming, yet strengthening yoga poses. You will end this Grokker Premium video with a renewed sense of creativity within the turbulence of our ever-changing conditions.
7. Restorative Savasana
In a culture focused around doing more, having more, and getting more, it is crucial to learn and practice simple techniques to help reduce stress and anxiety. Savasana, or basic relaxation pose, is one of the most important and ancient poses in yoga. Join the amazing Judith Hanson Lasater and dedicate just 30-minutes of your day to savasana and learning how to just be. This class will leave you feeling rejuvenated, de-stressed and mentally clear.
8. Energy Meditation Series: Water
The intention of this meditation is to experientially connect you to your creativity through breathing exercises and guided visualizations. The focus is on the lower abdomen, or water center, which is the place to channel this creative energy and help you to go with the flow.
Relieve pain, reduce stress, and ease insomnia with this short breath work (Pranayama) exercise, led by Grokker expert, Christina Robohm. Our breathing is influenced by our thoughts, and our thoughts and physiology can be influenced by our breath. Learning to breathe consciously and with awareness can be a valuable tool in helping to restore balance in the mind and body.
10. Taoflow: 60 min. Basics
This is a sixty minute set on Taoflow basics. Class begins with traditional Shaking to clear the mind, detox cells and rejuvenate mind/body awareness. This Grokker Premium video is perfect for beginning students, with a detailed exploration of foundational Taoflow postures, followed floor work to open the hips and unwind the spine. Students of all levels are welcome.