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How do you feel when you finish work?
These classes are suitable for:
- All Levels
- Quick classes addressing necks, back, shoulders, feet
- Perfect for after-work
All too often our days leave us feeling tired and depleted, or anxious and buzzy and instead of seizing the moment, we passively allow ourselves to drift into bad habits. Our yoga practice can serve as a punctuation mark, and by moving in the early evening we can create balance, prepare our bodies to relax and allow the best of us to come to the fore. Our evenings are just as important as our mornings, and we can optimise the time that we spend with our family and friends and doing what matters to us the most. What do you do to navigate the transition from day to evening and from working life to home life? How might it be if you used this time to roll out your yoga mat and transition from work to the evening by spending some time getting out of your head and back into your body? We have put together this collection of classes to help you to come back to yourself and ease yourself into the evening.
After Work Stretch
16:26 | Leila Sadeghee
When you come in after work and want to slough off your day, try this short sequence to get some new energy, feel refreshed and get rid of any stale energy brought on from sitting at a computer or talking to your boss or customers all day. Suitable for all levels.
The Stoop Antidote
09:45 | Andrea Kwiatkowski
Do you spend a lot of time at a desk, a computer, or looking at a smart phone? Chances are your shoulders will routinely hunch and round. This is an energising but short smart backbend sequence to open up the thoracic spine. This class is specifially designed to target the mid-back, which is often the stiffest part of the spine as well as the neck and shoulders. You will need two blocks and a strap.
Release the day
23:30 | Kate Walker
After work: Wind down and de-stress with this short after-work sequence. Kate bases the practice around some delicious shoulder openers - perfect if you’ve spent hours in front of the screen.
After work - Energiser
16:48 | Lucy McCarthy
This is the perfect class if you’ve been sat at a desk all day and want to move off the day. Lucy leads a nice simple practice to release the shoulders, spine and hips.
After work: Release & restore
23:05 | Lucy McCarthy
This wonderful nurturing practice introduces the idea of restorative practice ”“ constructive rest - often the very best thing to do after a hard day at work. Lucy guides a practice using the support of blankets and cushions and finishes with the legs against the wall ”“ the most effective poses to rest the body and settle the mind.
Moves for Computer Users
09:01 | Kirsty Norton
A short class showing you some key moves to help with your computer wrists, shoulders, hands and rest your eyes. Take a break from your typing and try this class! Thanks to Wellicious for their lovely clothes!
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.
Gentle Hatha Unwind
16:28 | Andrew McGonigle
A gentle hatha yoga class to help you to unwind stress and tension from your body. With simple, gentle movements to gently open the hips, relieve tension from the neck, shoulders and keep the back mobilised, this is the perfect bookend to your day, either as a gentle start to your morning, or after a busy day to gently unwind tension in your body to get you ready for the evening. You may need a strap, bolster and blocks.
Evening Floor Based Flow
22:01 | Jean Hall
A mindfully paced, gentle, floor-based vinyasa to calm and relax you ready for a peaceful evening. Stretch out your hamstrings, give yourself relaxing neck and shoulder moves, stretch your upper back and shoulders and move with your breath. You will need a strap.
End of Day Recharge
19:00 | Clive Fogelman
A great transition sequence to do at the end of a busy day if you’ve just got home from work or if you have been out doing lots of different things. Or if you want a little break during the day but don’t have much time or space this might be just what you need. It starts from standing then we move to all fours and finish on the back.
Forrest Yoga Neck & Jaw Release
36:04 | Kristi Rodelli
This Forrest yoga class is just perfect if you've had a long day, if you're having a tough week, or are feeling a bit headachy. Any stresses or anxiety from the day or the week will unravel as you release aches in your neck, jaw and shoulders, which can suffer in stressful times. With hallmark strengthening and abs work, this class is perfect to keep you strong while you unwind. You will need a roll and a block.
Metta: Care for Ourselves and Care for Others
42:09 | Mimi Kuo-Deemer
Featuring moon rather than sun salutes, this more nourishing practice is a beautifully nurturing slow flow and a nourishing sequence for the heart and soul. Great for when your body needs a little extra support, but you'd like to keep your movement practice. The human heart circulates the most oxygen rich supply of blood to itself first before it moves it out to the rest of the body. As humans we can also learn to care for our own bodies and experience, and use this care as a springboard to cultivate greater care for others and the world. “It is not arrogant or egotistical to feel good inside. You had nothing to do with it. It's simply the honest response to clearly perceived Reality.” – Erich Schiffmann
Relax and Soothe into the Evening
25:28 | Andrea Kwiatkowski
This yin yoga class is entirely at the wall. This means that the wall will aid you to relax and deepen your positions, you can relax into the wall so that tension melts away. This class is the perfect antidote for after a busy day at work. Using a wall changes the bloodflow and improves circulation. You will need a bolster.
Slow Flow for Shoulders
36:17 | Aoife Kane
A forrest-insprired yoga class with special emphasis on unwinding the neck, shoulders and upper-back, areas which plague most of us who spend too much time looking at computers, or for the stressed-amongst us, who carry stress in the shoulders and upper-back. A deeeply stress-relieving class, be ready to be unwound as you slow flow! You may need a strap, you will need an extra, rolled up yoga mat.
54:40 | Clive Fogelman
This super-slow and mindful yoga class takes place all on the back. It is great to wind down the day, or even start the day very gently. With guided mindful breathing and guided meditations, this mindfully paced slow flow is ideal for reducing stress or anxiety.
Gentle Yoga For Stress Relief
26:21 | Andrew McGonigle
A very gentle, all-levels class to bust stress whenever you may need it. With focus on mindful, gentle, breath-led movements, this class is ideal to restore your breath and body after a challenging day. You will need a blanket, strap and bolster.
Dealing with Overwhelm
22:10 | Mollie McClelland Morris
Mollie shows us some really useful bodywork practices for when life just gets too tough and stressful, to create some space in your body, your tissues and your head. She uses tapping, breathwork and yoga - some of which you can learn and use at your desk for when life moves too fast. Optional prop: a blanket.
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Free the Upper Body
01:01:00 | Zephyr Wildman
A beautiful hatha yoga class to release the shoulder girdle, open up the connective tissues around the neck, arms, shoulders and jaws. An expansive class, suitable for all levels and featuring some wonderfully innovative stretches to help us to nurture the tissues around these areas. Highly recommended for all of us who spend a long time at computers, seated, after travel or after driving. You will need a yoga belt.
24:20 | Joo Teoh
This gentle yoga class, with some qi-gong movements is a perfect antidote for those of us who spend too much time sitting at desks each day. Also great if you're feeling like you could do with an emotional recharge, perhaps at the end of a long day, or when life is challenging. With standing poses and gentle strengthening poses, this class uses the power of intention to clear out a tough day and bring in the new. You will need two blocks and a strap.
Keep Your Feet Happy
09:11 | Lizzie Reumont
Most of us don't pay attention to our feet, which can just turn into little walking hooves. But when we release, stretch, mobilise our feet, it will keep the rest of our bodies released, happy, strong and safe. This foot yoga class is great class for seniors and those who need to improve balance as well as those of us who use our feet every day!
After Work Or Travel - Rebalance And Restore
44:35 | Kate Walker
A cleverly sequenced and rather beautiful simple yoga class to restore and rebalance your spine after you have been sitting at a desk, sitting in an aeroplane or driving for long periods of time. Suitable for beginners and those tired after a long day. You will need soft blocks and a strap.