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“You are only as old as your spine”

Goes the saying. It’s really important for you to keep your spine moving so that it stays strong, healthy and flexible. But you knew that already. These videos are great if you have a desk job and don’t move as much as you could, or if you already have stiff spine, shoulders or hips. Just remember to do the practices in these videos. Every day. We have got videos of different lengths here so you don’t need to put your back out trying to fit it in your schedule.

We don’t guarantee that you’ll be ready to join the Chinese circus, but we think that your back will appreciate the extra loving you give it and will reward you with less pain. You’ll start feeling that your life has some backbone, quite literally. This will lead to you making better decisions, possibly leading a life from a position of courage. You may start to feel your back is longer, you may start to sit up taller, you may start to notice when you slump or st... Show more

 

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  • Explorative Movement01:06
    Explorative Movement

    Naomi Absalom

    A conditioning, strengthening movement class in which we explore movement, away from a traditional yoga asana class. Naomi brings in lots of different elements to give space and range around all of the joints. With plenty of different movements, this class doesn’t focus on the end shape or posture, but is all about the integrity and how things feel to you during practice. You will need two blocks and a smallish book.



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  • Creative Morning Flow33:52
    Creative Morning Flow

    Naomi Absalom

    Start your day the right way with lots of moving, a lot of breathwork, no static holds with plenty of mobility work on the shoulders and feet. Just bring in the breath and an intention of joy and you'll be set to have a fabulous day ahead!



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  • Shoulder Health and Self-Massage17:34
    Shoulder Health and Self-Massage

    Naomi Absalom

    This yoga and self-massage class focuses on the shoulder rotator cuff to rebilitate and keep your shoulders healthy during yoga practice and in life. Learn how to keep your shoulder healthy and injury free, and how to self-massage the rotator cuff to keep the whole shoulder area mobile.



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  • Spacious and Fluid Spine48:34
    Spacious and Fluid Spine

    Naomi Absalom

    This class is a somatics-based which focuses on how yoga feels from the inside rather than how the poses look from the outside. This practice is not a traditional posture-led yoga class but focuses on freedom of movement, giving spaciousness between the joints and especially the spine. With a focus on spaciousness between the joints and especially the spine, you might find that a stiff or sore back feels freer and you feel increased mobility in your spine and a stronger core.



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  • Stoke the Fire: Tough Vinyasa To Keep You Moving54:28
    Stoke the Fire: Tough Vinyasa To Keep You Moving

    Naomi Absalom

    A hot but steady flow to get your inner fire stoked. This practice hits all the sweet spots for when you have less time but still want as full a practice as possible. Includes lots of lovely chest, shoulder and side body openers as well as twists, hip openers and balancing poses. Perfect for when you need a little extra energy for the day ahead but still need to feel very grounded.



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  • Morning Backbend Espresso27:26
    Morning Backbend Espresso

    Naomi Absalom

    A short and sweet flow to kick start your day the right way. This practice focuses on building and moving energy around the system to get your whole body and mind zinging for the day ahead. Just over 20 minutes long but every second is dedicated to helping you feel nothing short of glorious!



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  • Twist, Rinse & Wring it out30:09
    Twist, Rinse & Wring it out

    Naomi Absalom

    A pretty tough spicy, twisty flow with some core work to lead to parsva bakasana and ashtavakrasana. For when you need to channel a little bit of energy and strength to your core and upper body. You will need two blocks.



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  • Transitioning Your Core Vinyasa29:04
    Transitioning Your Core Vinyasa

    Naomi Absalom

    A vinyasa class which gets going swiftly and focuses not just on poses but the movement between them. This gives a very thorough, but soulful core workout. A great class for strengthening the upper body, as well as lengthening.



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  • All About Your Core24:05
    All About Your Core

    Naomi Absalom

    A lovely slow flow which won't let you forget your strong core. With variations for beginners and advanced core-travellers this flow is ideal for creating strength and stability in the lower back as the abs strengthen.



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