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Yoga is just one of the various activities you can incorporate into your life to help reduce back pain. It helps to strengthen the abdominal and back muscles, which helps to significantly reduce back pain. Though it's easy for your low back to get tight (one of the many effects of sitting a lot), finding fluidity in your spine helps create better mobility throughout your entire body. This is a very simple, yet effective, supine low back release for those of you suffering from chronic low back pain.
As a mother, sometimes you only have a few moments to care for yourself. This 20-minute postnatal yoga video will satisfy the postpartum woman wherever she may be along her healing journey. It targets all of the essential postpartum muscles. Focusing on slow mindful movements that strengthen the pelvic floor and deep core muscles, gluteal muscles, and realigns the upper back for better posture.
This video is part of our "Yoga Recess for Parents" series, specifically designed to be a quick break for parents during distance learning. This practice focuses on the shoulders. In most cases, tight shoulders are the result of tight trapezius muscles. The trapezius runs from the back of the head to the lower thoracic spine and also attaches to the shoulder blade. What usually happens when you spend too much time sitting is that the muscles in the front body shorten and those in the back body become weak. Yoga can help you to lengthen the front body and tone the back body so that you can find a more upright posture. This 15-minute sequence will stretch out your shoulders, strengthen your back body and release your hips. Props: 2 Blocks
This video is part of our "Yoga Recess for Parents" series, specifically designed to be a quick break for parents during distance learning. This practice focuses on the hip flexors and core. Do you ever wonder why the deep muscles in your hips feel so tight all the time? They could be compensating for weak or inhibited hip flexors. The hip flexors not only move the legs, but also stabilize the pelvis and lower back. Hip flexors need to be both supple and strong. This quick yoga recess for parents will help you strengthen your hips as well as your core! Props: 2 Blocks
Recess for adults? Yes, please! The transition to distance learning can be challenging for children AND parents! Parents not only need to think differently about how to support their children, but also how to support themselves in the process. This is a quick 15-minute YOGA RECESS FOR PARENTS to stretch all the tense areas in the body, specifically the areas that block you from taking a deep breath. You can do this routine while your little one is at recess or after virtual schooling to decompress. Enjoy side body stretches, spine lengthening and shoulder stretching as you ease your body into taking deep de-stressing breaths.
A little something we all need a little more of… Room To Breathe. This is a quick class to remind you how to take a deep breath. This is a seated yoga practice so can be done at your desk in the middle of your work day or at home after a long busy day. Props: 1 Strap or equivalent
This basic strong flow practice seeks to touch every part of the body in a short amount of time. You will feel guided and move with your breath while strengthening and stretching your whole body in just 20 minutes!
Come to this meditation anytime you need to feel balanced and well. We start with a grounding alternate nostril breath which helps to balance the brain hemispheres (analytical vs. creative) and then we move into a mantra-based metta meditation promoting wellness, ease, kindness and joy.
This shorter postnatal-focused practice gives you just what you need when your newborn is taking a nap. We focus on mindfully strengthening the abdominals, glutes, hamstrings and back, while creating some yummy (and necessary) space in the chest and shoulders. This is also a great practice for beginners to help build strength for a more vigorous vinyasa flow.
This is a quick booty blast to awaken your glute muscles from long periods of sitting or underuse. Simple movements you can add to re-awaken your glutes and help your body create core stability.
Come to this practice anytime you just need a little movement and a quick reminder to reconnect to your breath and ground your energy. In ten minutes, we move through spinal releasing, shoulder opening and side bending, with some brief strengthening bursts in down dog, plank pose and crescent moon. Recommended Props: 1 Block
This class is designed to open your hips and your heart. You'll build strength and flexibility and a deep sense of relaxation in both your body and your mind. It's a complete workout for peace, balance and rejuvenation!
This class is a reminder that we choose our thoughts & everything is energy. We start standing and add a Tai Chi energy flow into several poses. We end with handstands, backbends and hip openers.
Working with the mantra "So-Ham", meaning "I am that", we build a deep standing flow to get out of the mind and into the body. The flow is followed by a brief meditation. SUGGESTED PROPS: 1 Block, 1 Strap
Come to this shorter sequence for a modified, yet strong sequence. This class is great for beginners or those who want a slower paced vinyasa flow.
Ardha Chandrasana, or balancing half-moon, is a fantastic pose to improve hip strength and mobility. It also helps stretch and strengthen the hamstrings all while you engage your core to create balance and extension in the spine. This class breaks down Ardha Chandrasana to make sure you are getting all the benefits this pose has to offer.
Your yoga mat is a rectangle. Your life is not! Join me in this class as we explore some diagonal stretches and subtle strengthening to help improve the ways we move in our everyday life. All poses are done on the back, seated and on the knees. A gentle way to start or end the day and free up tension in hidden areas.
Slow down and connect with your breath in this short meditation to help you fall asleep or get back to sleep if you wake up in the middle of the night. This meditation technique will help calm your mind and prepare for a deep sleep. This meditation technique can calm your body and mind in moments of stress and anxiety. Enjoy.
Wondering if you have tight hips? Here's a simple test. Stand and look down at your feet. If your toes point outward rather than straight ahead, your hip muscles are probably overworked and need to be stretched. For people who sit a long time at work, the hip flexors and rotators become tight, and the gluteal muscles become weak. This combination negatively affects our ability to walk and maintain proper posture. This quick yoga hip sequence focuses on stretching the muscles around the whole circumference of the hip joint.
In this video, Wendy G uses the wall to engage and rotate the shoulders. This is a great 20 minute break from sitting at a computer, holding a baby or after a long commute. Using the wall helps engage the muscles as they are stretched, thus improving mobility.
Do you carry stress in your shoulders, causing back pain and poor posture? If so, this 20 minute yoga sequence will help open your shoulders, increase flexibility, and strengthen your upper body.
Did you know the average American spends around 10 hours of their time sitting down every day? If you are one of those people whose work and lifestyle involve being confined to a chair all day or you regularly like to binge watch your favorite shows on netflix, you might want to check out this yoga sequence by Wendy G. It’s designed to reverse the long-term effects of sitting. Optional Props: Blocks
Whether you need some extra support during a challenging pose, or you want a prop to help you deepen a pose and open up during your practice, there’s one handy yoga prop that everyone has on hand, which often goes unnoticed…I’m talking of course about…the wall! A simple wall can be a yogi’s best friend, providing support, a balancing tool, or stretching assistance.
Warrior II is a vigorous and energizing pose for the legs, but many practitioners adopt too short a stance to take advantage of the pose’s inherent intensity. Despite its popularity, we often miss out on much of warrior II’s depth and potential. In this video, Wendy will walk you through the proper alignment of Warrior II to maximize it's benefits.
Misaligned vinyasa can lead to shoulder strain and rotator cuff injuries as well as neck pain and low back pain. It can also cause repetitive motion injuries, such as rotator cuff, shoulder and wrist injuries. This quick tip will help you engage, and properly recruit, all the muscles you need to correctly move through your vinyasa without causing injuries.
Did you know you can use a chair to increase spine, hip and shoulder mobility? Check out this 20 minute chair sequence designed by Wendy G. to help strengthen the muscles needed for your yoga practice.
Ready to up your strength game? Join Wendy for a 10 minute yoga class using hand weights. This class is a complete body workout for every muscle group and can be replayed to do a circuit style training doing multiple sets. Turn up some music and have fun! Props: hand weights
This short flow gets into all the tight places. We target the hip flexors through dynamic and static stretching. We end with a guided visualization.
Commit to this short sequence daily and you will change your core!
In this important video we discuss things to avoid during your first trimester such as specific breathing, core and twists. We then, practice necessary modifications and learn other options that will accommodate your changing body on the mat. Part discussion, part practice. OPTIONAL PROPS: 1 Block