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. 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.
2. 14-Day Yoga Challenge: Yoga for Abs & Core
This quick ab-focused flow is perfect for building a strong core, which is key for stabilizing your entire body and enhancing your athleticism.
3. 8 angle variation
An instructional video for astavakrasana (8 angle pose) variation. Always move within a pain-free range.
4. 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.
5. 60 Min HARDCORE YOGA Workout (Advanced)
MIND AND BODY BALANCE. Do this yoga routine anytime to refocus and tone your body. Level 2-3. This workout burns 164 - 225 calories. Original music, shot in New Port Beach California.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.