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. Gentle Flow for Fluidity & Flexibility
Go with the flow. In this flow class you will bring fluidity and energy into your daily routine. By opening up your hips and connecting you with your pelvic bowl this water element practice will help you channel awareness and open your emotions. Join Grokker Anusara Yoga expert Lisa Sanfilippo in this Grokker Premium video as she guides you through her interpretation of the elements series. Be sure to explore more of her Elements series, coming soon.
2. Vasisthasana: Intermediate Practice
This Grokker Premium video features Vashisthasana, or the side plank pose in an accessible sequence for intermediate students. You will be safely guided through all the basics in this intelligent flow, while challenging your endurance as Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, weaves inspiration through breath, concentration, and core integrating movement. This Vasisthasana series works on building strength to prepare you for the final posture. When you've perfected this module, check out the entire series in Christy's collection called Exploring Vasisthasana. Intermediate Levels
3. Yoga for Weight Loss
Part 1 of yoga for weight loss. These moves focus on breathing and gentle transitions between basic yoga moves.
4. Yoga Cardio Burn Workout
Yoga Cardio Burn Workout is a series of aerobic-paced yoga exercises that is designed to jumpstart the metabolism to burn calories and increase flexibility for an incredible fat meltdown. Tighten your abs and strengthen your core as you tone your arms, legs, butt, chest, shoulders, and back with this flowing combination of Yoga poses that will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed.
5. Taoflow: 40 min. Basics
This is a forty-minute set of Taoflow basics. Class begins with traditional Shaking toclear the mind, detox the cells and rejuvenate the whole body. Then, the sequence movesthrough some of the basic Taoflow standing postures and movements, followed by gentlefloor work to open the hips, unwind the spine, and chill the mind. Students of all levelsare welcome.
6. Bridge Building Posture
Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor, shows you how to safely and easily enter Setu Bandhasana, or Bridge Building Posture.
7. 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.
8. 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.
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
10. Tension Tamers: Anxiety Balancing
In this series, Grokker Yoga Expert Robyn Capobianco reveals centering routines to deeply relieve the tension of your day. In this class she is focused on unraveling anxiety. Begin by working with guided breathwork, then release the neck and shoulders. Move deeper into pranayama (breathwork) in a supported inversion against the wall to shift your perspective and restore blood flow to the hips and heart. This Grokker Premium video is appropriate for all levels, even beginners, but will be therapeutic and informative for the advanced practitioner as well.