The breath is the foundation of our yoga practice. In this lesson we will introduce the concept of prana and how energy can flow optimally through the body to create more strength, ease, and vitality. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Siri Peterson to explore a three-part breath that will allow you to access your fullest lung capacity. To solidify the lessons of this Grokker Premium video, we will move into ujayyi breath, the essential breath that will accompany your Hatha yoga practice. All Levels.
2. Back Pain
Having some pain in your lower back? Try out these yoga poses which can help relieve the tension.
3. Taoflow: 40 min. Nourishing Life Practice
Cultivate optimal health and longevity with this 40-minute session of Taoflow nourishing life practices. Class begins with the six healing sounds to cleanse and strengthen the internal organs, followed by a series of pressure point self-massage and meridian washing. The practices you will learn here have been used for thousands of years by yogis in India and Taoist sages in China to prevent injury and dis-ease, and promote radiant health of body and mind. No experience necessary. Students of all levels are welcome (yes, total beginners too).
4. Stress Reduction: Intention
Alleviate stress by taking control of your breath, and connect to your heart through clear intention. Join Grokker Yoga Expert, Samantha Shakti Brown, as she moves you through a mellow, all levels practice, that will teach you techniques to ease your mind and body. So take a break from the stress of your fast paced life and indulge in this Grokker Premium video. This is video 1 of 3 in the Yoga for Stress Reduction series. All levels.
5. Deep Stretching Therapeutics: Upper Body
Counteract the damage done by hunching over the computer, preparing dinner, driving, or giving your kids a bath. In this Grokker Premium video you'll learn how to open up your front body to release tension in your shoulders, neck and upper back. Grokker Yoga Therapeutics Expert, Robyn Capobianco, leads you through a deep stretching sequence that will ease pain, and restore the proper alignment of your upper spine. You will need a pair of yoga balls and 2 blocks. All Levels.
6. Build Calm Energy: A Gentle Flow
Start your day off with a yoga routine that will build calm energy to last through your entire day. This sequence builds calm and focused balanced energy in your entire body and mind.
7. Restorative Heart-Opening Yoga
Experience 60 minutes of restorative yoga bliss in this relaxing practice for opening the heart. In this class, you'll be guided through a sequences of poses to open the shoulders and upper back so you can rest more comfortably in supportive, heart opening backbends. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Talya Lutzker through this deeply relaxing sequence designed to ease stress, quiet restless thoughts, and bring you home to your hearts center.
8. Energy Meditation Series: Air
This meditation is structured to facilitate compassion and forgiveness through the use of specific breathing exercises, guided visualizations, and meditations focusing on the area around the heart. Join Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, as she invites you to sit in 'open meditation' (sitting with no specific agenda) as an opportunity to assimilate the benefits of your Air based meditation practice. This Grokker Premium video will end with a chime to bring you back to into your authentic body. You are invited to turn off electronics, light a candle, and create a meditation space that is inviting and supports your practice. All Levels
9. Restorative Savasana
In a culture focused around doing more, having more, and getting more, it is crucial to learn and practice simple techniques to help reduce stress and anxiety. Savasana, or basic relaxation pose, is one of the most important and ancient poses in yoga. Join the amazing Judith Hanson Lasater and dedicate just 30-minutes of your day to savasana and learning how to just be. This class will leave you feeling rejuvenated, de-stressed and mentally clear.
10. Supported Restorative Backbends
This class is all about supported backbends. Bending forward is a large part of our daily routine. We lean forward and sit at the computer facing forward. These restorative poses, guided by Judith Hanson Lasater, will help undo the constant habit of this action to help you relieve tension and reduce pain. Backbends do not need to be strenuous or intense in order to feel the benefits. These poses are more about opening rather than stretching.