Vinyasa Yoga

10 Vinyasa Yoga Videos for Strength-Building

Leslie Perryman • August 13, 2015
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.You’ve probably never wanted to cry as much as you do when you’re engaged in yoga poses. But keep at it and over time you will build muscle and get stronger by the day. Strength training which is an essential part of physical conditioning can keep your joints and ligaments healthy and reduce the risk of broken bones or osteoporosis. In an article published by the New York Times, it was noted that when yoga was practiced for a significant period of time, the subjects were considerably stronger than before they started the experiment. Practicing yoga regularly, which involves the use of bodyweight bearing poses, will not only help you build all all round body strength but also increase your flexibility. When coupled with a jogging or gym regimen, yoga can be incredibly effective at building up strength in the upper and lower parts of the body.Yoga for Energy and Inspiration by Julie Montagu
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1. Full Body Breakdown: Energizing Flow
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This full body flow starts slowly with gentle stretches on the floor to awaken your body and align your ujjayi breath. Once your body is warm and awake, Emily-Clare transitions you into quick, heat-building postures to elongate and strengthen your entire body. Grab your mat and get ready for some fun and playful pose variations throughout this energizing practice.
2. Yoga for Back Strength
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A strong back and upright posture enables us to stand tall and feel more confident and empowered. A strong, well-conditioned back can withstand more stress, and protect the spine better, ensuring that we are less likely to get injured as we move and exercise. In this session, Julie will guide you through a yoga sequence incorporating a series of dynamic poses that stretch and strengthen the back.
3. 14-Day Yoga Challenge: Rocket Standing Series
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This standing series is called the rocket, and will test your balance, get you sweaty, and leave you feeling absolutely fantastic. Join Steffy White in this Grokker Premium Video where she'll take you through a strengthening rocket standing series.
4. 7 Day Body & Soul Boot Camp: Heating Power Yoga
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This power vinyasa class starts by building heat through energizing, fluid movements. You'll then build strength by sculpting the legs and toning the abdominals as you refine your alignment in key poses. A short meditation practice at the close of class gently re-connects you with your breath and allows you to get in touch with your deepest desires.
5. Flow Till You Glow: No Chaturanga Flow
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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.
6. Total Body Reboot
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This yoga and fitness fusion class will improve your strength and flexibility. By combining the lengthening properties of yoga and the toning elements of fitness, you will see results more quickly. This class can be done any time, anywhere with no equipment, and features modifications for all levels. Get ready to build heat and flow with Laura Burkhart and Jaime McFaden.
7. Yoga for Energy and Inspiration
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Feeling a little tired and unmotivated? You are not alone. Everyone has moments when we just don't have the energy or the will to do anything productive. However, the secret is to just get moving! Just 20 minutes of light activity to get your heart pumping and blood flowing will have you feeling instantly more inspired and revitalized. In this session, Julie will guide you through the yoga poses that she has designed specifically for those times when we are in need of a mental re-boot for more energy and inspiration.
8. Full Body Breakdown: Lengthen and Strengthen
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The focus of this energetic vinyasa flow class is on the legs. Grokker expert Emily-Clare Hill will help you build strength and stoke some fire in your stems through lunge-based standing postures. Once you're nice and warm, she'll guide you through a yummy and indulgent savasana series at the end to cool down.
9. 14-Day Yoga Challenge: Upper Body Flow
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This challenging upper body vinyasa flow will focus on opening the heart, expanding the chest, and finding space between your shoulders. Join Steffy White in this Grokker Premium Video and flow through your upper body.
10. Core Vinyasa Yoga
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20 minutes with Celest Pereira is all you need to get on your way to a toned and strong core. In this flow, Celest will guide you through a series of poses designed to boost your metabolism and strengthen your core. This class is perfect for all skill levels.
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