In meditation, we bring mind and body into a quiet space to witness the fluctuation of thought and emotion. Within this quiet observation, we can identify each seed of thought as it grows to frame the way we process and interpret our lives. Therapeutic yoga is focused on dysfunctional movement therapy by releasing chronic tension buildup and re-orchestrating kinesthetic patterning.Don't be intimidated by the idea of taking up yoga. Yoga for beginners classes are designed specifically to ease you in gradually into a practice. Yoga poses in beginners classes are easy enough not to put off first timers but just hard enough to stretch your muscles and give you a real workout. What's more there is such a range and variety of yoga styles and instructors for beginners to try that you will certainly find the right yoga practice for you. Tension Tamers: Surrender Stress by Robyn Capobianco
1. Tension Tamers: Anger Release
Derail stress. In this series, Grokker Yoga Expert Robyn Capobianco shows you how to take ownership of your emotions and responsibly express and alchemize each one. This class focuses on releasing anger. Begin in an active posture with synchronized breath work, then twist out the body to interrupt the stress cycle and begin to relax. You'll open the hips, elongate the spine, then end class with a guided meditation and breath work exercise to completely reset both mind and body. This Grokker Premium video is appropriate for all levels.
2. Deep Stretching Therapeutics: Upper Body
Counteract the damage done by hunching over the computer, preparing dinner, driving, or giving your kids a bath. In this Grokker Premium video you'll learn how to open up your front body to release tension in your shoulders, neck and upper back. Grokker Yoga Therapeutics Expert, Robyn Capobianco, leads you through a deep stretching sequence that will ease pain, and restore the proper alignment of your upper spine. You will need a pair of yoga balls and 2 blocks. All Levels.
3. Feet Health Therapeutics #1
Feet health is critical for aligning the body. Anusara expert Samantha Brown demonstrates therapeutic techniques for keeping your feet healthy and strong. If your interested in finding more feet care exercises checkout Samanth Shakti Brown's collection Feet Health.
4. Tension Tamers: Anxiety Balancing
In this series, Grokker Yoga Expert Robyn Capobianco reveals centering routines to deeply relieve the tension of your day. In this class she is focused on unraveling anxiety. Begin by working with guided breathwork, then release the neck and shoulders. Move deeper into pranayama (breathwork) in a supported inversion against the wall to shift your perspective and restore blood flow to the hips and heart. This Grokker Premium video is appropriate for all levels, even beginners, but will be therapeutic and informative for the advanced practitioner as well.
5. Dharma Discussion on Breath Meditation
Thanissaro Bhikkhu discusses breathing along with a variety of meditation techniques.
6. Feet Health Therapeutics #3
The health of your feet is essential for stabilizing the lower body, legs, and aligning yourself in space. Samantha Matthews walks you through an exercise for massaging the plantar fascia to keep the feet healthy and strong. This is the last of the videos for this focus.
7. Tension Tamers: Surrender Stress
Allow your body to settle as you surrender all stress. In this Grokker Premium video focused on stressed reduction, you'll work with breath exercises to first calm the mind, then open the muscles of the chest to free up the space around the heart center. Robyn Capobianco includes corrective release exercises to release the hips, shoulders, and upper back as well. Discover the power of the mind body connection as you release stress from head to toe in this entire series on taming tension. Appropriate for all levels.
8. Adyashanti - Merge and Unite with What Is
Great talk that broadens our perspective about why it really means to allow everything to be as it is, loving what is, non-separation and becoming the situation that you're in. To Unite and merge with what is. The talk is from Boulder Intensive, August 2010.Adyashanti is an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence. "Adyashanti" means primordial peace.
9. How to Meditate with Kino
When I first started to develop a meditation practice I was afraid that my mind wasn't calm enough. But just like with yoga you don't need a calm mind or a flexible body to start. The practice itself creates the calm, flexible mind that is needed for spiritual practice. I recommend starting off with something very simple. Sit for five minutes a day and bring your attention to your breath. This short clip on how to meditate was filmed at Balans Yoga in Goteborg (Gothenburgh) Sweden.
10. Knee Health Therapeutics #2
Learn how to strengthen the vastus medialis, or what Samantha call's the "magic button" with these essential exercises to help you find pain free knees. Sam Matthews will guide you through exercises that strengthen the muscles around the knee joint. These exercises include hip opening moves and forward folds with clear posture modifications to bring the benefits of each pose to your needs. Avoiding hyperextension is critical, and strengthening the muscles around the knee joint will aid in preventative muscle engagement to keep you from overextending the joint structure.