In Vinyasa, we practice breath initiated movement. Class pace is aerobic, fluid, and challenging for beginners. There is a strong emphasis on delicate transitions, with steadiness and ease recognized as elements of graceful movement. Refined movement through powerful postures create integrated strength, flexibility, and a kick butt workout.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. Move for Stress Relief by Julie Montagu
1. Yoga Sun Salutations
Learn the three main forms of yoga sun salutations (surya namaskar).
2. Introduction To Backbends
Backbends are one of the most invigorating types of yoga pose. They stretch the hip flexors and help open up the shoulders and chest - an area where many of us hold tension. Join Celest as she guides you through this safe and easy to follow introduction to backbends.
3. Warming up for yoga
This is a warm video to help ease your body into a full yoga workout.
4. Knees, Chest & Chin Pose - Foundations of Yoga
Learn the foundations of Knees, Chest and Chin pose! This pose is wonderful preparatory pose for Chaturanga Dandasana or Four Limbed Staff Pose. This preparatory transition pose takes some of the difficulty and weight out of Chaturanga so you can build strength and protect the shoulders in a mindful way. Through regular practice you will be able to grow and build a graceful, safe and strong Chaturanga Dandasana. Knees Chest and Chin has many names. It is also known as 8 limbs pose or Ashtanga Namaskar. This posture is great for the back body and spine. It nourishes the neck and spine's flexibility and strengthens the muscles of the back body. Build your way up- let it evolve and watch it grow!
5. 3. Simple Stretches For Beginners
Yoga is the perfect style of exercise for improving overall flexibility. Whatever your level of flexibility, this session is all about getting you to feel good in your own body. Join Celest for this stress busting stretch session, that will leave you feeling totally relaxed and recharged. This video is the third and final in the 3 Steps To Yoga series.
6. Move for Strength
Want a stronger core, arms and legs? Not only can yoga make you more flexible and reduce stress, it can also make your entire body stronger. Julie will guide you through a series of strengthening yoga sequences designed to challenge both your body and mind. Feel empowered as you build multi-directional strength and confidence as you start to feel great from the inside out.
7. The Beginners Guide to Yoga: Lunges and Twists Flow
Welcome to the Beginner's Lunges and Twists flow with Michael James Wong. This class will integrate the skills learned in the previous class, The Basics of Lunges and Twists, and will deepen your understanding of some of the fundamentals poses of a yoga practice. Join Michael in this 30-minute flow, and feel your tension and stress melt away with this wonderful Lunge and Twist practice.
8. Bringing You Back to You
Try this yoga routine when you need to unwind after a long day. Tara Stiles walks you through poses designed to energize your body in a balanced and even way.
9. Move for Stress Relief
Is stress holding you back from living your best life? It is almost impossible to feel our best when we are experiencing stress. In this Happy Yoga session, Julie will guide you through the ultimate stress-relieving yoga flow, full of postures, poses and sequences that will extract tension from your body and allow you to mentally detach yourself from troubling, stressful thoughts.
10. Yoga and Pilates Fusion: Good Posture
Join Grokker expert Tammy Mittell, as she guides you through this elongating yoga and pilates method practice. By utilizing bi-lateral movements and strong core work, this class will help alleviate some of the negative holding patterns modern day living can create. Hop to the mat and you'll feel refreshed and lengthened in no time.