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. The "I Need More Energy" Sequence
A simple, quick and easy routine to boost your energy. Your endorphins will kick in to get you motivated for the day.
2. How to Meditate with Kino
When I first started to develop a meditation practice I was afraid that my mind wasn't calm enough. But just like with yoga you don't need a calm mind or a flexible body to start. The practice itself creates the calm, flexible mind that is needed for spiritual practice. I recommend starting off with something very simple. Sit for five minutes a day and bring your attention to your breath. This short clip on how to meditate was filmed at Balans Yoga in Goteborg (Gothenburgh) Sweden.
3. 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.
4. Yin Yoga for Fearlessness
In this yin yoga class, our focus is inner strength. We’ll dive deep into the hips and find strength and inspiration in the soft nature of this practice. This softness is the foundation of true fearlessness; a power that is rooted in the heart, not in the ego.
5. Yoga for Weight Loss
Part 1 of yoga for weight loss. These moves focus on breathing and gentle transitions between basic yoga moves.
6. Energy Meditation Series: Space
This meditation is designed to create awareness and attention to the throat primarily, and neck and shoulders secondarily. The throat is the communication center, or space center, of the body and through activities that strengthen and balance the senses of the throat, you will improve your skills of authentic communication and self-expression and help you better relate to others.
7. 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.
8. Open Hips in Butterfly Pose
I got a request for a video clip on Baddha Konasana, or Butterfly, so here it is. The openness required deep within both hips joints can make this posture a challenge for many. But with practice and patience the body will open over time. Enjoy.
9. Gentle Evening Yoga
Welcome to your Gentle Evening Yoga flow. This session will take you through a number of deep, meditative stretches and poses, designed to get rid of all of the muscle tension that has accumulated throughout the day. Join Celest and get ready to unwind, no matter how busy or stressful your day has been.
10. Move for Balance
Practicing balance poses in yoga is a great way to improve focus and calm your mind. Physically, we strengthen and elongate our muscles, activate our core and align our body. Mentally, we are forced to be totally present in the here and now. In this Happy Yoga session, Julie will guide you through a series of dynamic balancing poses that will build strength in your body and remind you that emotional balance is well within your reach.