Fast-paced yoga offers a satisfying workout because of the strong demands it places on the body. While you may be dripping with sweat and begging for mercy, you will find that you’re thrilled with the results. If you think yoga isn’t a “real workout” because it’s of its slow pace and calm nature, fast-paced yoga will make you eat your words. This energetic yoga style has you constantly switching from one pose to the next, and it is expressly practiced daily – that’s right, even if you’re still sore from the previous day’s workout. 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.Yoga Dance Party by Emilie Perz
1. 5 Yoga Poses You're Doing Wrong
I'm not much for rules; every body is different and needs to follow their own rules of alignment. But there are technical fundamentals for engaging the right muscles in these 5 strength poses that, once acquired, enhance your mind-body awareness and reduce risk of injury for these and other strength exercises in yoga and everything else you do.
2. Flow Till You Glow: Core-Based Flow
For most of us when we think core, we think sit ups. Beth Stuart is standing by to guide you through this beautiful flow class and teach you to utilize your core through stabilizing and supporting you in all your shapes. By learning to engage your core more effectively, you'll build more strength and definition throughout your entire mid-section.
3. Abs, arms, & hips - an Intermediate Yoga Flow
An intermediate yoga flow that works the abs, arms, and hips. Always move within a pain-free range.
4. Hot Vinyasa Flow Yoga
This Vinyasa flow sequence is nearly a full length yoga class. You will warm up with sun salutations, then you will move through a complete practice of stretching, balancing, twisting, strengthening your core and resting.
5. Handstand: Intermediate Practice
Handstand is an invitation to soften and honor your experience of fear, and playfully move beyond this limiting boundary into a state of deep core integration. Christy Evans will guide you into your core, and out of your fear. This Grokker premium video on Power Vinyasa is appropriate for all levels. For a more challenging practice, visit the other videos within the Exploring Handstand collection by Christy.
6. Intermediate Bird of Paradise - Svarga Dvijasana Pose
Get ready to fly! In this reparatory video you will focus on preparing the hamstrings, hips, shoulders, and the side of the body for Svarga Dvidasana, or Bird of Paradise. Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, has offered modifications in this Grokker Premium video to make the pose accessible to beginners. If your looking for a challenge or would like to further explore this pose, you are invited to view Christy's Exploring Bird of Paradise collection.
7. Weight Loss & Balance Workout
This video is designed to stretch and strengthen key muscle groups, burn fat, and improve balance for a lean and toned body. Reduce stress and optimize your weight-loss potential, along with sculpting your arms, legs, abs, shoulders, buns, and back.
8. Free Your Spine: Backbends
A healthy spine is essential to unleashing the inherent freedom of your body, heart and spirit. By playing with spinal movement through backbends and experimenting with inversions and transitions, you will liberate powerful access points to spinal freedom. In this 3rd video in the Free Your Spine series with Grokker Yoga Expert Ashleigh Sergeant, you will explore new and familiar poses. Follow your own creative energy and discover new pathways to freedom in this Premium video. Suitable for Advanced Levels.
9. 30 min Intermediate Invigorating Yoga Routine
REJUVENATE & DE-STRESS. Second in the series. Do this short yoga routine anytime to recharge & relax. Level 2-3. This workout burns 302 - 415 calories.
10. 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.