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. 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
2. Side Plank: Basic Practice
This short class moves you through the alignment and key postures necessary achieve full vasisthasana or side plank pose. Let's play! Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, is a delight in this beginner level Grokker Premium video where she breaks down Full Vasisthasana pose. Checkout the advanced and intermediate sequences by exploring her collection of Full Vasithasana Pose.
3. Hip-Opening Yoga Flow
Revive your hips and lower back while flowing through this powerful and effective yoga sequence.
4. Yoga For Runners
This video features warm ups for running. It will help you align your hips, release muscle tightness in the knees, quads, and hamstrings, lift the chest, and focus your breathing to increase stamina. Increase your balance, burn calories, and find your inner breath.
5. Water Element: Vinyasa Energy Flow
Go with the flow. This Water based practice, part 2 in a 6-part series, invites you to 'ride the wave' through dynamic and rhythmic breath and body movements. In this Grokker Premium video, this fluid sequence fosters a playful exploration as we move through a circular (mandala) pattern around the yoga mat. Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, focuses on hip opening postures that are emphasized as we connect to our orange energy center for play (lila), creativity, and permission to go with the flow on and off of the yoga mat.
6. Flow Till You Glow Series: Cardio Flow
If you're short on time and looking for a fast-paced flow, then you're in the right place. This class will get your heart rate pumping through cardio vinyasa that also incorporates elements of interval training. You'll definitely be sweating on this one, so grab a towel and make your way to the mat.
7. Strengthen Your Core
The Strengthen Your Core Podcast provides you with deep focused abdominal work that will strengthen all aspects of your practice. The practice focuses on floor work including traditional boat (navasana) pose, pick-ups and learning how to jump through with straight legs on blocks. The practice reviews mula-banda and the small details of engaging the stomach though out your entire practice and concludes with counter-stretches to release the core.
8. Yoga Butt Vinyasa
This yoga class will tone and sculpt your glutes to give you a wonderful strong and shapely yoga butt. Julie will get you moving and sweating from the start in this dynamic vinyasa class. Expect to feel stronger, more confident and energized.
9. 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.
10. 30 Minute Creative Power Flow
This is a 30 minute instructional power yoga that asks you not to use a mat (just for fun - to get out of our comfort zones.