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. Learning to Flow
Discover the benefits of breath-linked movement. In this class designed specifically for beginners, Grokker Yoga Expert Siri Peterson combines elements of the sun salutation with standing poses to create a gentle, but energizing flow. We will move slowly through each pose, pausing to address important biomechanical alignment points along the way. In this Grokker Premium video, build elementary components to prep for a full spectrum yoga class.
2. Ujjayi Breathing | Yoga with Adriene
Learn the Victorious Breath (Ujjayi Pranayama)! This is the first video in our Pranayama Series that focuses on breathing techniques and inspiration for a yoga practice that is focused and fueled by the breath. Ujjayi is a great tool for Hatha Yoga and is used to focus the mind and assist in the snychronicity of movement and breath. Connect to that ocean sound and practice Ujjayi. Let it grow and always ride the wave of the breath!
3. Harmony: Vinyasa Energy Flow
Move in harmony! This 6th part in the 6 part series will incorporate all of the previous elements to align and harmonize our physical and energetic body. Emphasize the harmony within through breath, meditation, and movements that support balance to our Solar/masculine and Lunar/feminine aspects with our Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans. This Grokker Premium Video will inspire, uplift, and expand from a grounded, connected, and centered sense of Self. All Levels
4. Balance 101
Develop a stronger foundation. Balancing can be challenging for beginners, and can become a struggle as we age. In this Grokker Premium video, join Vinyasa Expert, Laura Burkhart, to strengthen critical stabilizers and find ease in these more challenging postures. The class will be well round touching on a variety of postures, but will pay particular attention to vriksasana (Tree Pose), Virabhadrasana III (Warrior 3), Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose) and Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana (Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose).
5. Detox Poses
These simple yoga poses can rejuvenate your entire body and leave you feeling energized and relaxed.
6. Long Heart Opening Yoga Class
This is a heart opening class that will include moves that will work your hips, legs, and arms. It will end with a stretching sequence.
7. Yoga For Leg Strength
Yoga is a great way to develop strength in your legs. In this video, Celest will guide you through a series of yoga poses to strengthen and tone your leg muscles. Developing strength in your legs will help to improve all of your standing yoga poses and enable you to progress with your practice.
8. Gentle Yoga Flow
This Gentle Yoga Flow practice is accessible to all levels. There is a primary focus on hip opening, gentle lunging and twisting. This sequence is ideal for the beginning yoga student or regular yogi who wants to tone it down for the day. Feel free to use this practice anytime your looking for a little revitalization. For this practice you will need two blocks and your strap.
9. Short Heart Opening Yoga Class
This is a heart opening class that will include moves that will work your hips, legs, and arms.
10. Ground Control
Learn to stand steady even when life feels out of control with this home practice video from Elise Lorimer.