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.
2. 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.
3. Handstand: Basic Practice
Join in on this playful sequence that explores how to do a handstand! This beginner sequence will help you prep the body for the full-body posture which includes working the core, shoulders, and opening up the hamstrings. Can't get enough of this handstand sequence and you want more? The good news is Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, has an Exploring Handstand collection. Check it out!
4. Power Yoga
Ignite your passion for life and vitality by engaging in a celebration of the body's strength and stamina. Flow through rigorous asana sequences bringing tone to muscles and enhancing your cardiovascular output coupled with ujjayi breathing techniques. Your spirit will soar as you Investigate tapas, an enthusiasm and excitement towards the discipline of yoga.
5. Intermediate Bird of Paradise - Svarga Dvijasana Pose
Get ready to fly! In this reparatory video you will focus on preparing the hamstrings, hips, shoulders, and the side of the body for Svarga Dvidasana, or Bird of Paradise. Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, has offered modifications in this Grokker Premium video to make the pose accessible to beginners. If your looking for a challenge or would like to further explore this pose, you are invited to view Christy's Exploring Bird of Paradise collection.
6. Flow Till You Glow: No Chaturanga Flow
Sometimes you just don't feel like doing chaturanga in your practice. But don't let that fool you, this class will still be plenty challenging. Beth Stuart will guide you through a vinyasa flow that will open your chest, and strengthen the muscles in your arms and shoulders. When you do come back to a practice involving chaturanga, you'll feel stronger and be able to practice more safely.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Iron Yoga
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.
10. Handstand: Advanced Practice
Master the step by step technique to the perfect handstand in this Grokker Premium video. Yoga Expert Christy Evans encourages you to listen to your body, breathe, and enjoy the journey. If this sequence seems too challenging to begin with, check out Christy's Exploring Handstand collection for a variety of videos to cater to your current needs.