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. Full Body Breakdown: Dynamic Core
A strong core is about more than just aesthetics. Find better posture and mobility as you join Grokker expert, Emily-Clare Hill for this intermediate vinyasa flow class that focuses on building strength throughout your core. Through a number of dynamic movements, Emily will show you how to best engage and strengthen your entire mid-section while reaping the benefits of a flow class. Grab your mat, and a blanket or scarf and make your way to the mat.
2. Yoga Cardio Burn Workout
Yoga Cardio Burn Workout is a series of aerobic-paced yoga exercises that is designed to jumpstart the metabolism to burn calories and increase flexibility for an incredible fat meltdown. Tighten your abs and strengthen your core as you tone your arms, legs, butt, chest, shoulders, and back with this flowing combination of Yoga poses that will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed.
3. 30 minute afternoon power yoga
A 30 min instructional yoga video with playful sequencing. Best for people with experience with yoga. Definitely not for total beginners. Always work within a pain-free range, and be sure to warm up before beginning.
4. Total Body Weight Loss Yoga Part 1
Part 1 focuses on toning the total body. You will workout your arms, legs, abs, and hips through a variety of movements that transitions into the next yoga move.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Hip-Opening Yoga Flow
Revive your hips and lower back while flowing through this powerful and effective yoga sequence.
8. Power Yoga: Onese1f
An athletic yoga-based workout aimed to increase strength, flexibility and stamina. This full length total body workout focuses on combining dynamic breath with a series of strong, flowing and static movements. Lookout for modification demonstrations throughout the video.
9. Advanced Headstand Tutorial
Esther shows an advanced way to get into a headstand in this video. Only attempt this if you know how to perform a headstand safely. Headstand is called the king of the yoga poses for its many great benefits. Inversions can be very dangerous if not performed properly.
10. 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.