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YOGA FOR ATHLETES
Yoga works on strength, flexibility, balance, agility, endurance and core as well as improving focus, concentration and mental agility. Add this to the way yoga can nourish and support your body during recovery and you have the perfect complement to your sporting activity. This course is suitable for:
Yoga for Athletic Strengthening
24:36 | Clive Fogelman
An energetic sequence designed to build core muscular strength, get the heart rate going and develop stamina. Movement is continual and fluid targeting major muscle groups in upper and lower parts of the body. You may need a block or strap.
Yoga For Athletic Recovery
34:38 | Clive Fogelman
A recovery sequence for athletes designed to create openness and facilitate deep release in the body. A great complement to any physical activity, with hip openers, hamstring stretches, back bends and calf stretches - ideal after exercise of any kind, or indeed after a dynamic yoga class!
|34:38||Clive Fogelman||All Levels|
Your Intelligent Body: Opening Your Front Body
35:10 | Leila Sadeghee
This is the third class in the Intelligent Body series, designed for beginners, athletes or those who work at a desk. This class gives some alignment-focused poses to open up and strengthen the front body through plenty of shoulder-opening poses and backbends. A great class after a day slumped ove the desk! You will need to be close to a wall, have a couple of blocks, a strap and a blanket handy.
Your Intelligent Body for Beginners: The Back
30:13 | Leila Sadeghee
First in Your Intelligent Body Series: a sequence designed for beginners and those with inflexible spines to open up their back body - great for those with tight hamstrings, tight upper back or shoulders. This may work for those new to yoga, but also if you're an athlete or spend the day desk-bound. We recommend that you practice this sequence every day until you feel more freedom and release in your spine. You will need a couple of blocks, blankets or cushions and a chair/sofa handy.
Your Intelligent Body: The Side Body
21:51 | Leila Sadeghee
The second part in the Intelligent Body series, especially for beginners, athletes or those who work at a desk. The importance of stretching, lengthening and releasing the side body is often neglected, but these stretches are integral to the health of the spine, shoulders and hips. A wonderful way to release after a long day.
Hamstring and Lower Back Stretch
12:47 | Andrea Kwiatkowski
Ease the legs, stretch out the hamstrings, ease the lower back. Great for office workers, after a long car or plane journey or for athletes (runners and cyclists especially). You will need a long strap and two blocks.
Hips and Hamstrings For All
36:14 | Clive Fogelman
An athlete's class and also wonderful for those who have just been driving, on a flight or been sitting for too long. The hips and the hamstrings are targeted in relaxing, supine stretches. This class is wonderful for your lower back and will give you spaciousness back in your spine and hips from the hamstring stretches.
Deep Tissue Stretch
37:40 | Andrea Kwiatkowski
This yin class is perfect for releasing the deep fascia, or connective tissue underneath the muscle, which is really resistent to stretching and often can only be really released by a deep tissue massage or a very deep fascia stretch. All athletes, cyclists, runners and type A personalities will benefit from this class and it's an ideal class to take after a vigourous vinyasa yoga class.
Yin Hip Opener
24:13 | Clive Fogelman
A calming Yin yoga class with a focus on the hips, great for after a tough sports practice - hip openers are ideal for runners, cyclists, triathletes - and perfect for after a long car journey or a long, seated day at work. A beautifully restorative class focusing on finding ease and deep breaths through opening the hips and releasing the lower spine.
Happiness Toolkit Part (2): Hip Openers
19:59 | Sylvia Garcia
The second part of the Happiness Toolkit are poses to lift your mood. The focus here is on hip-opening, perfect if you have a sedentary job or have been travelling a lot, or are an athlete and have been working on your strength. This flexibility class gives strong hamstring stretches, forward bends, and hip opening in pigeon pose. An all levels class. Beginners will need to be disciplined and not explore the 'edges' of all the modifications. Intermediates have plenty of modifications to keep their flexibility challenged!
Your Yin 5 A Day
32:01 | Andrea Kwiatkowski
Just as important as the right nutrition, is the right movement. These very simple five yin yoga poses, each held for 3 minutes will transform your body and your life. If you have a very active life and yoga practice, are an athlete or sit at a desk or in a car for long periods of time, this class, as a daily practice, will quietly and gently open your body. You may need a cushion or a bolster.
|32:01||Andrea Kwiatkowski||All Levels|
Tight Hips Recovery
11:44 | Lizzie Reumont
This short yoga class takes place supine, so it is great for those recovering from injuries or for after a really long walk, run or cycle-ride. Also great for after a long day at the office or for after travel to ease your hips back to health. Plenty of very accessible stretches to take the strain out of hips which tighten from exercise or from sitting still for a really long time. Thanks to Wellicious for their beautiful clothes!
10:11 | Lizzie Reumont
A short yoga class to give you mobility in your joints. Perfect if you're recovering from a bout of illness and want to ease yourself back into movement, or if you're recovering from a big work or running marathon. Thanks to Wellicious for their beautiful clothes!
Relax into the Big Day
17:52 | Lucy McCarthy
This second part of preparation for the Big Day, also known as Yoga for When you Matter is about visualising techniques to prepare the body and mind for success in whatever it is that you are preparing for. The second part includes visualisation techniques whilst relaxing, a form of yoga nidra. Yoga nidra is an extremely powerful technique for re-wiring your brain and body when you need to really be on form. After taking this class, you will have the confidence to take your big day by storm.
Workout for More Length and Strength
48:59 | Clive Fogelman
Balance improving your strength and flexibility in this second part of our lengthen and strengthen series. You'll need a strap and a block.
|48:59||Clive Fogelman||All Levels|
Lengthen & Strengthen Workout
38:17 | Clive Fogelman
An empowering and mindful flow to revitalise and reenergise the body for the day ahead and any time you feel like grounding yourself. With a focus on strengthening, especially the core and quads as well as lengthening hamstrings, hips and calves, this is a perfect addition to your workout whilst you work inwards.
Yoga for Cyclists: Hamstrings
20:38 | Lucy McCarthy
Lucy gives us some wonderful simple stretches for the backs of the legs, hamstrings, hips, shoulders and lower back - areas which can tighten up with a lot of cycling. With stretched muscles, you'll find you can go so much further...Try these stretches if you're a regular cyclist, if you're preparing for a cycling holiday or after a big ride. Props: Strap or belt.
Yoga for Cyclists: Quads
12:28 | Lucy McCarthy
This short beginner-level class focuses on the quads which can get really tight after a lot of cycling. You will need access to a wall for some really deep quad-stretching. This practice will also be useful for many sports which requires strength of quads, including running, ski-ing, horse-riding and many games such as football, rugby and even tennis.
Pre-Ski Pump It Up
20:15 | Lucy McCarthy
A short, sweet practice to do just before you hit the slopes to prepare the body for skiing. Warming up the legs, heating the thighs and opening the shoulders. Featuring olympic skier Anais Caradeux. You'll need 2 blocks or large books.
|20:15||Lucy McCarthy||All Levels|
Ready Steady Ski Part 1
24:16 | Lucy McCarthy
The perfect yoga practice to prepare you for the slopes. Focusing on building strength around the ankles, knees and thighs. You'll need a block (or a book) and a tennis ball. This class features French Olympic Skier Anais Caradeux as Lucy's student. Your thighs will feel this one!
|24:16||Lucy McCarthy||All Levels|
Ready Steady Ski Part 2
15:13 | Lucy McCarthy
The perfect practice to prepare you for the slopes. Focusing on building core strength, balance and shoulder opening, this short class will have you supple, stronger and ready to go.
|15:13||Lucy McCarthy||All Levels|
Ready Steady Ski Part 3
28:39 | Lucy McCarthy
The perfect practice to prepare you for the slopes. Focusing on building strength in the legs, opening the hips and feet. You may need 2 blocks.
|28:39||Lucy McCarthy||All Levels|
Apres Ski Aperitif
20:18 | Lucy McCarthy
A short, warm down sequence after a day on the slopes to help lengthen muscles, release tension and boost recovery so you are ready for the slopes again tomorrow! This class focuses on stretching out the thighs, feet and shoulders.
|20:18||Lucy McCarthy||All Levels|
Apres Ski Awesomeness
19:49 | Lucy McCarthy
The perfect post ski class to warm down, stretch out and release. This will help recovery time so you are back on the slopes tomorrow with no acheyness. Focussing on stretching out the feet, calves and Achilles' tendons and spine.
|19:49||Lucy McCarthy||All Levels|