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. 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.
2. 14-Day Yoga Challenge: Strong Flow
This strong flow is going to get your blood pumping, get you sweating, and leave you feeling great in no time. This dynamic flow is a fantastic way to get your muscles working and find that perfect yoga body.
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. 15 min full body yoga power flow
Just under 15 minute yoga sequence designed to strengthen the entire body and build endurance. This power flow sequence is suitable for people with a bit of experience with yoga. Always move within a pain-free range, and always begin with a warm up first.
5. 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
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.