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. Fit & Aligned: Strong & Powerful Vinyasa
This vinyasa class is designed to kick your asana into transformation. Wake up the most powerful muscles in your body, ignite your metabolism and learn the functionality of yoga postures on and off your mat. Be prepared to work hard, hold steady and create the power needed to align yourself perfectly into inversions.
3. Power Yoga: Onese1f
An athletic yoga-based workout aimed to increase strength, flexibility and stamina. This full length total body workout focuses on combining dynamic breath with a series of strong, flowing and static movements. Lookout for modification demonstrations throughout the video.
4. Advanced Bird of Paradise - Svarga Dvijasana Pose
Open the body and the mind in this playful sequence focusing on bird of paradise. Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, created this flow to help you gracefully ease open the hips and hamstring. This Grokker Premium video will also assist you to prepare your body and mind for the full expression of this beautiful peak posture. If your looking for a lighter practice, check out Christy's Exploring Bird of Paradise Pose collection.
5. Calorie Burning Workout
This is a quick 15minute full Power Yoga sequence, designed to get you sweaty, warm, and burning off calories and stress. This is a great sequence for weight-loss. I practice this sequence when I do not have a lot of time on my hands and want a vigorous practice.
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. Iron Yoga
A yoga-inspired weight training session or a bodybuilding-inspired yoga practice? Either way you look at it, this Iron Yoga class is a challenge of the body and mind. It's recommended to try Iron Yoga under the supervision of a certified professional before attempting this video. You may not want to use any weights the first time, graduating to very light weights when you're confident you can hold the poses with proper technique.
8. Exploring Wheel: Intermediate Practice
Christy Evans invites you to shine from you heart center by opening into Urdhva Dhanurasana, the full wheel pose. This Grokker premium video is for advanced students. If you are looking to lighten or challenge your practice, checkout Christy's Exploring Wheel Pose collection which features an opportunity to meet your skill level. Enjoy!
9. Power Yoga Workout
Power Yoga Workout is designed to burn calories, increase balance, and tone the entire body. This video features yoga elements that are designed to create heat throughout the body, lubricate the joints, and increase overall flexibility. Relax and relieve stress with this flowing Yoga workout that will leaving you feeling refreshed and renewed.
10. Total Body Weight Loss Yoga Part 1
Part 1 focuses on toning the total body. You will workout your arms, legs, abs, and hips through a variety of movements that transitions into the next yoga move.