From the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition, this form of yoga creates a dynamic class infusing the most powerful elements of a typical Vinyasa flow. There is a strong emphasis on core work, arm balances, and advanced standing balance postures. It is playful, challenging, and always takes you to the edge of your physical capacity. It is not meant for beginners.Not only can challenging yoga be great for the body, but it can also work wonders on the mind. There’s no greater feeling than finally being able to hold yourself up in the crane pose, or knowing that you’ve improved your flexibility enough to execute frog pose with your legs flat against the ground. There’s no question that you’re in the best shape of your life when you can remain in poses like these for an extended period of time. Perfecting these poses can take months or even years, but the challenge pays off in the end.Fundamental Movement by Annie Adamson
1. Space Element: Vinyasa Energy Flow
Connect with your center of wisdom and inner guidance. Working up the spine to the third eye chakra, this 5th video in the 6 part series, focuses on the element of Space. This Grokker Premium video invites a 'beginners mind' (opening to new possibilities) throughout this intermediate practice. Physically, space is expressed through shoulder openers, mobility in the neck, and inversions to increase blood flow to the brain. Join the always playful Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, to cultivate a spacious perspective as she invites you to notice subtle aspects of breath and mindfulness within a dynamic flow.
2. Iron Yoga
A yoga-inspired weight training session or a bodybuilding-inspired yoga practice? Either way you look at it, this Iron Yoga class is a challenge of the body and mind. It's recommended to try Iron Yoga under the supervision of a certified professional before attempting this video. You may not want to use any weights the first time, graduating to very light weights when you're confident you can hold the poses with proper technique.
3. Advanced Bird of Paradise - Svarga Dvijasana Pose
Open the body and the mind in this playful sequence focusing on bird of paradise. Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, created this flow to help you gracefully ease open the hips and hamstring. This Grokker Premium video will also assist you to prepare your body and mind for the full expression of this beautiful peak posture. If your looking for a lighter practice, check out Christy's Exploring Bird of Paradise Pose collection.
4. Calorie Burning Workout
This is a quick 15minute full Power Yoga sequence, designed to get you sweaty, warm, and burning off calories and stress. This is a great sequence for weight-loss. I practice this sequence when I do not have a lot of time on my hands and want a vigorous practice.
5. 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.
6. Power Yoga: Onese1f
An athletic yoga-based workout aimed to increase strength, flexibility and stamina. This full length total body workout focuses on combining dynamic breath with a series of strong, flowing and static movements. Lookout for modification demonstrations throughout the video.
7. Wheel: Basics Practice
Christy will wake up the core, open the hips, hamstrings, and prepare the shoulders to find more ease in Urdhva Dhanurasana also known as the wheel pose. This is a beautiful posture and Christy breaks down the fundamentals of this full back bend in this Grokker premium video. Join Christy Evans in other playful flows that will help you shine through exploring her collections.
8. 30 Min Athletic Morning Yoga for Legs
A morning yoga practice for people who want to a bit of an athletic practice. This sequence is designed for the legs - the lengthen the hamstrings, inner thighs, quads and hip flexors. Always work within a pain-free range.
9. 30 Minute Power Yoga Vinyasa Flow
A 30 minute instructional power yoga vinyasa flow best suited for people with experience with yoga. It's recommended to begin with a warm up, and always move within a pain-free range.
10. 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