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. Strengthen Your Core
The Strengthen Your Core Podcast provides you with deep focused abdominal work that will strengthen all aspects of your practice. The practice focuses on floor work including traditional boat (navasana) pose, pick-ups and learning how to jump through with straight legs on blocks. The practice reviews mula-banda and the small details of engaging the stomach though out your entire practice and concludes with counter-stretches to release the core.
3. Wheel: Basics Practice
Christy will wake up the core, open the hips, hamstrings, and prepare the shoulders to find more ease in Urdhva Dhanurasana also known as the wheel pose. This is a beautiful posture and Christy breaks down the fundamentals of this full back bend in this Grokker premium video. Join Christy Evans in other playful flows that will help you shine through exploring her collections.
4. Side Plank: Basic Practice
This short class moves you through the alignment and key postures necessary achieve full vasisthasana or side plank pose. Let's play! Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, is a delight in this beginner level Grokker Premium video where she breaks down Full Vasisthasana pose. Checkout the advanced and intermediate sequences by exploring her collection of Full Vasithasana Pose.
5. 30 Minute Power Yoga Vinyasa Flow
A 30 minute instructional power yoga vinyasa flow best suited for people with experience with yoga. It's recommended to begin with a warm up, and always move within a pain-free range.
6. 30 Min Power Yoga Video for Core & Hamstrings
Always move within a pain-free range. Not recommended for total beginners.
7. 15 minute afternoon power yoga flow
A 15 min instructional power yoga video. Best for experienced yoga students. Definitely begin with a warm up - do not go into this cold.
8. Athletic Yoga for Cross Training
Adding some isometric holds and plometrics to your yoga for a great pre training warm up or to cross train.
9. Yoga Butt Vinyasa
This yoga class will tone and sculpt your glutes to give you a wonderful strong and shapely yoga butt. Julie will get you moving and sweating from the start in this dynamic vinyasa class. Expect to feel stronger, more confident and energized.