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BUILD INNER STRENGTH AND FACE CHALLENGES WITH COURAGE
The word courage comes from the French word for heart and building courage is about developing our inner strength by changing our ‘heartset’. Our yoga practice can support us to develop physical, emotional, mental and spiritual courage. We need to draw on our strength and courage for all sorts of reasons: major changes in our lives; unexpected events that make us question our direction; illness amongst family and friends; and even the stresses and strains of daily living can test us.
- For Challenging Times
- 15 Classes
- Strong, all levels & improvers classes
- For building physical strength and inner resilience
Inner Strength 1
30:54 | Bridget Woods-Kramer
In this tutorial style class, Bridget shows us how to get ooodles of inner strength by activating mula bandha, the core and strengthening the pelvic floor. This yoga class shows correct pelvic alightment in warrior variations and then goes onto plenty of core strengtheners. You will need a block.
Inner Strength 2
26:00 | Bridget Woods-Kramer
In this yoga class Bridget continues the theme of giving inner strength and courage as well as a physically strong core through core strengthening asana, abdominal exercises as well as penty of breath practices to bring you into your core and to harness your courage. You will need a block.
Inner Strength 3
13:29 | Bridget Woods-Kramer
In this short tutorial style class Bridget shows us some simple exercises for harnessing inner strength, energy and vitality. The class focuses upon Jalandhara Bandha, which controls the flow of energy in the throat and blood vessels of the neck. This has the effect of stimulating the thyroid and parathyroid and balances the endocrine system. You will need a strap and some blankets for shoulderstand.
Feel Grounded in Uncertain Times
22:06 | Nikita Akilapa
Feeling unsettled? Uncertain? With a focus on alignment, this class will get you steady in uncertain times. Nikita guides you through a hatha standing posture sequence, designed to stabilise and ground, whilst bringing you fully into your body
23:18 | Adam Hocke
A yoga class to help develop your strength and stability in balance postures by challenging yourself with your balance. We will use a brick to bring new life into tree and warrior three postures. Learn some muscular patterns and alignment methods to work these poses more efficiently.
|23:18||Adam Hocke||All Levels|
Be a Warrior Not a Worrier!
19:44 | Andrea Kwiatkowski
An alignment focused Hatha class based at the wall for standing poses, including the warrior poses. This class uses the wall, two yoga bricks and a strap to make sure that your standing poses are perfectly alighted for your body. The wall is used to give us information as to our alignment. This class is an invaluable tool for checking your standing pose alignment.
Heart Opening Yin
31:39 | Norman Blair
In yin yoga we hold poses for minutes. The poses in this heart-opening Yin Yoga class are focused on the heart meridian, and the poses will help you to open your shoulders and heart to all that life has to offer. Quietly energising, because most of the poses are back-bends, you may not want to do this class straight before sleep. A perfect antidote for after a long day’s work with the gentle energising and back and shoulder opening, this class will help you to settle into the evening. You may need two bricks or blocks, a bolster and a sandbag, but improvisation with cushions and books is also encouraged!
The Jewel of the Lotus Heart - Yoga,Qigong and Mindfulness
31:47 | Mimi Kuo-Deemer
In Tibetan, there’s a mantra known as Om mani padme Om, or Hail the jewel in the lotus heart. The mantra suggests that through our practices, we can begin to polish a jewel that resides inside the lotus petals of our heart. When this polished jewel begins to reflect radiant light in all directions, we begin to awaken our innate qualities of wisdom and compassion. This mindfully paced gentle practice will integrate vinyasa yoga, qigong and mindfulness practices that can help the jewel of our lotus heart shine.
Embrace Your Essence (2): Empower
35:24 | Kirsty Norton
How we approach our daily life has an effect on our moods and our mindset. When we feel disempowered and unsteady, we get caught up in the pace of life, we get swept up by drama and get swayed off our centre. This sequence will help you to find that centre-point, that steadiness that you need to feel empowered and grounded. Being empowered helps you to act from your higher self, that space in you that always knows. This is a mindfully slow sequence, suitable for most bodies, with a focus on heart-opening and opening into your power but softly.
(3) The Solar Chakra: Empower and Transform
22:13 | Lucy McCarthy
Upbeat and uplifting flow sequence with lots of juicy core work to boost your inner strength and internal power. A practice to empower you, and a perfect class to get you moving into your inner and outer strength - great for mornings.
(4) Awaken And Illuminate: The Heart Chakra
34:55 | Lucy McCarthy
A heart, shoulder and chest opening practice to awaken you to your highest potential. With plenty of arm, wrist and shoulder stretches, side body opening and heart opening through backbends, this class is invigorating and gently energising as you open to love!
Create a Steady & Strong Yoga Foundation
49:07 | Zephyr Wildman
Learn how to stay safe during your yoga class; how to be strong and engage the correct muscles when you do your yoga practice. This sequence breaks down some basic biomechanics; learn how to engage the glutes and core in your practice to stabilise your yoga.This is a slightly different way to practice a yoga class. It encourages a greater control while in yoga poses and more of an even distribution of work for the whole body. The results is a refinement of body, mind and energy. You will need a strap and a belt.
|49:07||Zephyr Wildman||All Levels|
Feet, Stability & Balance
24:06 | Zephyr Wildman
This yoga class focuses on giving you a great connection to your foundation; your feet. Discover dexterity in refined movement of your yogi-feet and an energetic lift in how to move forward in life’s journey. The class takes place almost entirely on two blocks, great for feeling your feet and working on balance and stability. This is great for people who have previously sprained ankles, weak ankles and knees or want to improve their balance as well as proprioperception ( the subtle sense of the body’s movement and positioning without sight). You will need two blocks.
|24:06||Zephyr Wildman||All Levels|
Wake Up & Glow
34:53 | Kristin Campbell
Take agency over how you want to feel today and cause an effect on your life. Are you living in reaction to life? It is all too tempting to live up in our heads, entertained by our busy minds only to be reduced to our thoughts. Our thoughts effect our feelings and our feelings cause an affect on our thoughts. We don’t get to choose what happens to us in a day, but we can choose how we react or respond to what is happening. How do you want to feel today? How do you want to influence life today? How do you want to celebrate life today? You are the artist of your day, set yourself up for success by taking agency over how you want to feel today, rather than leaving it up to the outer world to decide for you. This is living from the inside out. “Happiness is an inside job.” – William Arthur Ward Suggested props: 2 same sized blocks – are always my go to for having under my hands to minimize compression in the soft tissues of my hips in some of the lunge shaped poses.
Self Care Warming Flow
42:00 | Mollie McClelland Morris
Any time you want to take care of yourself, take this easy to follow sequence. Body taps and brushing give way to gentle repetitive moves that encourage every muscle to warm and open. Mindfully paced, sweet and kind, Mollie's class is suitable for most bodies. Ends with a gorgeous long relaxation. You may like to have a blanket ready if it's chilly.
|42:00||Mollie McClelland Morris||Beginners|