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 Weight Loss by Julie Montagu
1. Introduction To Sun Salutations
The Sun Salutation is a series of 12 postures performed in a single, graceful flow. Each movement is coordinated with the breath. In this video, Celest will show you a basic sequence and key poses of the Sun Salutation that will form the foundation of an ongoing yoga practice.
2. Flow Till You Glow: No Chaturanga Flow
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.
3. Yoga for Weight Loss
Is it possible to lose weight by practicing yoga? The answer is yes! Yoga is not only a great way to burn calories, it also reduces stress levels in the body which can assist in weight loss. So if feeling lighter and more toned is your goal, then this Happy Yoga class is designed just for you. Join Julie for this energizing yoga session that is sure to have you feeling healthier and happier.
4. Fit & Aligned: Interval Vinyasa
Put your strength to the test with this challenging power vinyasa class. You'll use intervals throughout the flow to challenge your major muscle groups and play around with fun transitions and balance postures.
In this hybrid yoga + sculpting class, you'll flow through a vinyasa sequence designed to burn off excess calories and de-stress, while toning your muscles through barre-inspired movements. Get the best of both worlds in one workout - tone the arms, thighs, and booty and finish feeling deeply nourished and relaxed.
6. Cardio + Core Vinyasa
This vinyasa class is all about building heat, and strengthening and elongating your core. Not only does a strong core make you feel great, but it is essential for every day activities and maintaining a healthy back.
7. Energizing Vinyasa: Core Love
Core work! This class will up your vibe and get you sweating. Start nice and easy with some breath work then fire up the mid-section with side planks, boat pose and more. This practice is stellar on its own or combined with another one of MC's classes. Either way, you'll feel fired up and strong in the end.
8. Total Body Reboot
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.
9. Yoga For Arm Strength
Develop strength in your arms and upper body with this stamina building yoga class. Celest will guide you through proper alignment while strengthening the arms and shoulders in a wide range of movements. Mastering these postures is all about consistent practice so repeat this session as many times as you need to feel yourself improve.
10. Strength Building Yoga For Beginners
Yoga is a great way to gradually build strength in your body. In this class, you will learn key yoga poses that will work to strengthen your arms, core, and legs. Join Celest for this fun and easy to follow session that will have you feeling confident and powerful in your body. This video is the second of three sessions in the 3 Steps To Yoga series.