Vinyasa Yoga

Yoga Videos for Heart Opening and Increased Flexibility

Leslie Perryman • October 24, 2016
Bend and Breathe by Mary Clare Sweet
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1. Energizing Yoga: Bend and Breathe
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There is a very specific point in your body behind your heart and in front of your spine where all back bending and breathing centers. MC Sweet will show you how to access that exact point in this beautifully relaxing and heart-opening vinyasa flow.
2. Energizing Vinyasa: Loving Flow
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It is said that if you take the time to care for your self, everything else falls into place. This gentle, loving, vinyasa practice will do just that. Nurture your soul and affirm yourself with the most powerful of all words; I AM.
3. Daily Dose of Yoga: Heart and Hips
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This hip opening class is perfect for releasing any tension that has built up from sitting at a desk for long periods of time. Join Grokker yoga expert, Micheal James Wong for this dynamic, posture-focused class that will have you feeling calm, centered and focused.
4. Flow Till You Glow: Side Body Flow
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The stresses of daily life cause us to hold a lot of tension in our side bodies. Led by Grokker expert Beth Stuart, this flowing, upbeat class will teach you to breathe deeply into poses in order to release the build up of stress. You'll be feeling refreshed and amazing in no time.
5. Full Body Jivamukti Yoga
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In this full-spectrum Jivamukti yoga class, Salema V will guide you through a series of standing poses incorporating backbends to help open the shoulders and deeply access the heartcenter. Salema's careful cueing and focus on alignment will give you the confidence and clarity to move through this intermediate practice with ease. In this class, discover how the use of physical postures can create a spiritual gateway for giving and receiving love with more courage and greater acceptance in this Grokker Premium video.
6. Moving Beyond Wheel Pose
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Explore advanced variations on expansive heart-opening poses. This sequence will take you into wheel pose, and offer modifications to empower the progression of your backbends. Through this 3-part series, follow Grokker Yoga Expert Carling Harps to prepare for, challenge, and advance your back bending postures. In this class, you will work with advanced variations. Enjoy!
7. Centering the Heart
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Take your backbends to the next level. This intermediate flow class will take you through a series of innovative variations on traditional backbends encountered in Yoga. Grokker Yoga Expert Carling Harps will challenge the intermediate student in this fun flow, and leave you feeling completely centered and open. This Grokker Premium video is designed for strong students with a seasoned practice.
8. Basic Backbends
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Dip into the expansive practice of opening the heart with this sweet introduction to flow yoga and basic back bending. Synchronize breath and movement with an innovative series of postures, then melt the heart, open the chest, and align the upper back. In this Grokker Premium video, learn to safely and effectively prepare for, move into, and return to center through bridge, wheel and other common backbends you'll find in your yoga practice. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Carling Harps in this alignment based designed for beginner students.
9. Backbends and Balancing Yoga Poses for Beginners
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This sweet beginners sequence will expose the art of mastering yoga basics. Grokker Yoga Expert Celest Pereira teaches the essence of meditative breath, safe back bending alignment, to gracefully challenging balance from the core of your body. Whether you are new to yoga, or just interested in going back to the basics, you'll find this Grokker Premium video accessible, novel, and spirited.
10. Breaking Down Kapotasana
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This short sequence is an in-depth tutorial for the deepest backbend in the intermediate series of Ashtanga. In this Grokker Premium video, you will open the body safely to access all the separate components of this complex posture, and explore each stage as you progress more deeply. Follow Erika Abrahamian in exploration of this second series posture, and discover the emotions and sensations that arise within you.
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