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  • Happiness Toolkit Part (2): Hip Openers19:59
    Happiness Toolkit Part (2): Hip Openers

    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!



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  • Happiness Toolkit Part 117:49
    Happiness Toolkit Part 1

    Sylvia Garcia

    A heart-opening practice with back-bends, giving yourself space to focus on here and now.



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  • Yoga Fundamentals: Journey through the Breath and Bandhas 15:41
    Yoga Fundamentals: Journey through the Breath and Bandhas

    Sylvia Garcia

    We all know that breath and bandhas are crucial to the practice of yoga, but sometimes we forget to use the breath and bandhas in our practice. This class is a re-visit to the fundamentals in a straightforward class covering some of the fundamental poses.



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  • Sun Salutation Tutorial03:59
    Sun Salutation Tutorial

    Sylvia Garcia

    This is a fantastic tutorial dedicated to Sun Salutations, which appear in varying forms throughout many different styles of yoga, especially Vinyasa Flow sequences. With specific focus on precision and alignment, Sylvia will guide you on how to perfect this pose which can be very useful for your future practice.



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  • Yoga: The Basics15:41
    Yoga: The Basics

    Sylvia Garcia

    Get the basics right with this perfect introduction to yoga. Sylvia explains how to practice yogic breathing, what are bandhas (or energy locks) and some key poses.



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  • Dynamic Vinyasa35:37
    Dynamic Vinyasa

    Sylvia Garcia

    Starting mindfully, opening up the body, the sides of the body and hips slowly and gently, this vinyasa yoga class quickens to some beautiful vinyasa variations with its peak pose of bound bird of paradise which is then rotated, to challenge most of us in flexibility, strength and balance. Although an advanced practice, improvers will enjoy the openings at the beginning of the practice and the challenge - just do the variation which suits your own body, practice safely out there! Thanks to Asquith for their gorgeous clothing.



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  • Vinyasa to inversion25:19
    Vinyasa to inversion

    Sylvia Garcia

    A fast-moving vinyasa designed to get you ready to handstand, mostly with core work, plenty of vinyasa, ideal to practice before one of our Handstand classes in the Handstand Challenge, or for your own handstand practice. Without a cool-down, you will need a twisting and backbending sequence as well as a savasana after this class. We think that adding a yin or restorative class onto the end instead of, or after your handstands is just perfect!



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  • Crow 1: Wrist Warmers04:33
    Crow 1: Wrist Warmers

    Sylvia Garcia

    This short tutorial is perfect to prepare for any sort of balancing on your hands and is particularly good for crow. You will start with moves to activate your wrists and get a little heat into this area of the body before moving into some strengthening drills.



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  • Crow 2: Chest and Shoulder Strength07:07
    Crow 2: Chest and Shoulder Strength

    Sylvia Garcia

    In this short tutorial, you will find conditioning moves to build upper body strength and control, combined with the movements you need for crow. You might need a folded blanket to place under your heels in squat.



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  • Crow 3: Three Legged Dogs04:28
    Crow 3: Three Legged Dogs

    Sylvia Garcia

    This third stage of the crow challenge introduces more conditioning moves including three-legged dog for developing structure and stability through the shoulders. This posture is perfect for those aspiring to crow as it also opens the hips, developing the position for crow.



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  • Crow 4: Crow04:35
    Crow 4: Crow

    Sylvia Garcia

    Let your crow take flight! Sylvia introduces different ways to come into crow with control – and recommends what to do if you don’t yet have the flexibility or strength. Best of all, learn your Emergency Escape Route - a great way to fall out when you lose your balance. Always remember: a yogi falls gracefully and gets up smiling!



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  • Crow 5: Crow to Chaturanga02:19
    Crow 5: Crow to Chaturanga

    Sylvia Garcia

    When your crow is super solid – this means you can hold quite comfortably for 3 – 5 breaths – flying back to chaturanga will be the first variation to learn because mastering this will enable you to incorporate crow more smoothly into your flow.



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  • Crow 6: Crow to Headstand01:56
    Crow 6: Crow to Headstand

    Sylvia Garcia

    Here is a fun variation on crow for those whose crow is really steady for 3 – 5 breaths and also reserved for those who have a strong headstand. You can develop your headstand here in Sylvia’s 31-Day Headstand Challenge.



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  • Crow 7: 1 Legged & Side Crow05:01
    Crow 7: 1 Legged & Side Crow

    Sylvia Garcia

    This tutorial takes you through One Legged Crow (Eka Pada Bakasana) and Side Crow (Parsva Bakasana). It is great for your strength and stability to master these variations, so why not give them a try?



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