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
1. 7 Day Body & Soul Boot Camp: Heating Power Yoga
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.
2. Fit & Aligned: Lean & Limber Vinyasa
This juicy vinyasa flow is designed to enliven your limbs and release tension and tightness. Learn how pliability in the body helps us to move more gracefully into deeper poses like backbends and forward folds. Ease pain and create necessary length to recalibrate your muscles and tissues. This is the perfect class for resetting the body and creating elasticity.
3. Yoga for Energy and Inspiration
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.
4. Introduction To Backbends
Backbends are one of the most invigorating types of yoga pose. They stretch the hip flexors and help open up the shoulders and chest - an area where many of us hold tension. Join Celest as she guides you through this safe and easy to follow introduction to backbends.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 14-Day Yoga Challenge: Mastering Wheel Pose
In this Grokker Premium video, Steffy will demonstrate the correct technique to lift into and master wheel pose. Wheel boasts a number of physical and mental benefits, including: increased spine flexibility, strength in your arms, wrists, shoulders and chest, and can energize you both physically and mentally.
8. Sun Salutations for Beginners
The sun salutation is a series of yoga postures performed in a graceful flow, commonly found at the beginning of a yoga practice. Each movement is coordinated with the breath. Join Celest Pereira for this step-by-step guide to sun salutations that is designed to gently warm up the body, release tension in the muscles, and leave you feeling energized and excited for your next yoga session. This video is the first of three sessions in the 3 Steps To Yoga series.