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. Exploring Wheel: Advanced Practice
All roads lead to full wheel pose, or Urdhva Dhanurasana. Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, focuses on an advanced preparatory sequence to ease the body into this powerful posture. Deep back bends allow us to open our hearts and awaken the central channel of the body for a deeply revitalizing increase in energy. Experience loving compassion from the inside out in this Grokker Premium video. If your looking for a lighter practice with elementary modifications for wheel pose, visit Christy's Exploring Wheel Pose collection for both beginner and intermediate classes.
3. Yoga for Weight Loss
Part 1 of yoga for weight loss. These moves focus on breathing and gentle transitions between basic yoga moves.
4. 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.
5. 14-Day Yoga Challenge: Rocket Standing Series
This standing series is called the rocket, and will test your balance, get you sweaty, and leave you feeling absolutely fantastic. Join Steffy White in this Grokker Premium Video where she'll take you through a strengthening rocket standing series.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Flow Till You Glow Series: Cardio Flow
If you're short on time and looking for a fast-paced flow, then you're in the right place. This class will get your heart rate pumping through cardio vinyasa that also incorporates elements of interval training. You'll definitely be sweating on this one, so grab a towel and make your way to the mat.
9. 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.
10. Total Body Yoga Slim Down
This is the final video of the 21 day challenge, where Julie combines everything that you have learned into one wonderful total body slim down! Through regular practice you will create a healthy new habit and develop the strong yoga body you've always wanted.