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. 20 Minute Yoga Flow for Core Strength
This is an instructional 20 minute yoga video that aims to strengthen the core in preparation for arm balances such as crow pose, headstand, handstand and forearm stand. The intention is to work all parts of the core including the upper abs, lower abs and obliques in a variety of ways that keeps the body guessing.
2. Core Yoga with Blanket 30 min
Bathing suit season comes & goes, but we all want strong toned abs all year round. This routine will help you build amazing core strength. Whether you're an elite athlete or an occasional exerciser, this routine will become an essential part of maintaining your overall fitness and health. This workout burns 85 - 116 calories.
3. Free Your Spine: Core
Move that middle and strengthen those abs! A healthy spine is essential for experiencing the inherent freedom of your body, heart and spirit. This 2nd class, in the 3-part series, invites you to dynamically play with your own energy. Grokker Yoga Expert Ashleigh Sergeant brings you fun, creative and personalized ways to strengthen your core and lengthen your spine in this Grokker Premium video. A strong focus on individualized, creative and spontaneous movement helps make this core work-out fun and challenging. Intermediate Level
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.
6. 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.
7. Fire Element: Vinyasa Energy Flow
A fast and powerful practice. This Fire based flow, part 3 in a 6 part series, is intended to connect you to your power energy center. This fast paced class will promote circulation and strengthening while building heat to support access to your inner fire for personal transformation. Follow Power Vinyasa Expert Christy Evans as she focuses on core strengthening, arm balancing, and twisting postures to stimulate the muscular and digestive systems in this Grokker Premium video.
8. 15 minute afternoon power yoga flow
A 15 min instructional power yoga video. Best for experienced yoga students. Definitely begin with a warm up - do not go into this cold.
9. Vasisthasana: Advanced Practice
Christy Evans weaves through all the fundamentals of the Side Plank to create this Advanced Immersion class. This Grokker Premium video will provide a systematic build into the arm balance. If your new to power yoga moves then checkout Grokker's Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, and her collection Exploring Vasisthasana. Tune into your own body, receive the breathe, and modify all the postures as needed. Enjoy! Advanced Level
10. 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.