Looking for a guided meditation? Need a sweaty vinyasa flow? Just beginning? How about a relaxing yin class? Choose a style that fits your mood, energy level or interest.
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!