Beginners Yoga › Barbara Gallani

We know that yoga can seem intimidating and can seem like it’s a million miles away from what is attainable, achievable or even fun.

We also firmly believe that it really doesn’t matter how long your hamstrings are or whether you can touch your knees or toes or if you’re already in the cirque de soleil. Really that’s not what yoga is about. So what is yoga about?

To Movement for Modern Life, yoga is simply a tool. It is a tool which is guaranteed to make you feel better. Guaranteed. Starting with a little stretch and a little strength, you will find you feel a lot better in your body, and then you may start to breathe. You may start to feel some space in your head. In your life. You may start to feel that things feel possible that you never even knew were. But don’t take our word for it. Just get moving. Forwards ever, backwards never. Get moving and keep on moving a little bit every day. We have online yoga videos to e... Show more

 

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  • Gentle Bed Exercise19:07
    Gentle Bed Exercise

    Barbara Gallani

    A yoga sequence designed to be done in bed. Ideal if you are low on energy, recovering from illness or injury, but you want a gentle, relaxing practice which is also strengthening. Using somatics to gently strengthen the legs, you will need a rolled up blanket.



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  • More Gentle Bed Exercises08:04
    More Gentle Bed Exercises

    Barbara Gallani

    A class especially created for lying in bed. Perfect if you're not feeling well, or have long-term illness or fatigue. These gentle strengthening exercises, using Somatic techniques, are ideal for very gently strengthening the body, whilst not exerting much energy. You can do these exercises in bed - you will need a rolled up blanket.



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  • Chair-based Yoga for Lymphatic Flow 27:05
    Chair-based Yoga for Lymphatic Flow

    Barbara Gallani

    A chair-based class accessible to all, to stimulate lymphatic flow. This sequence is ideal for those recovering from a cold or flu or illness or injury, or if you have a sedentary life or those who are recovering from surgery (especially following breast cancer). Working with twists and mobilising the ankles, as lymphatic flow can be associated with stiff joints.



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  • Chair and Wall Yoga for Limited Movement and Seniors11:12
    Chair and Wall Yoga for Limited Movement and Seniors

    Barbara Gallani

    Some variations of classic yoga poses using the wall and a chair. Ideal for those with a limited range of movement or for seniors to enjoy yoga poses. An exploration of tadasana, forward bend, cobra, a twist and Warrior 1 modified and supported for those recovering from illness or injury, those with limited movement or for seniors.



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  • Seated Yoga for the Office19:20
    Seated Yoga for the Office

    Barbara Gallani

    Stretch out in your office without attracting too much attention from your co-workers, or for those who are chair-bound or recovering from injury. Variations of the sun salutations whilst seated followed by neck and shoulder releases. Release tension in the side body with these subtle movements, self massage, and twists for you to learn so you can practice some secret or sneaky stretches at work. Feel grounded and energised during your work place, even if you don't have space to roll out a mat or if coming to a yoga mat isn't available to you.



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  • Cancer Survivors (4): Range of Movement24:39
    Cancer Survivors (4): Range of Movement

    Barbara Gallani

    This session allows you to connect with your body and to explore gently and mindfully your range of movement following surgery or cancer treatment. The sequences focus on stabilising the shoulders and finding space in the front and back of the body while feeling grounded and supported.



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  • Cancer Survivors (3): Strengthening the Body31:33
    Cancer Survivors (3): Strengthening the Body

    Barbara Gallani

    The sequences in this session aim to strengthen the body through micro-movements and mindful leg and arm lifts using the support of the floor throughout. This is a grounding session which will allow you to deeply connect with your body while bringing strength to the muscles weakened by treatment or inactivity. This class is also great for those recovering from any bout of sickness or 'flu as your body gently gets its strength back.



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  • Cancer Survivors (2): Joint Mobilisation26:52
    Cancer Survivors (2): Joint Mobilisation

    Barbara Gallani

    Gentle movement benefits people affected by cancer by reducing some side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, which often include joint stiffness. The sequences in this session aim to mobilise every joint in the body starting from the toes, feet and ankles and moving gradually up to bring gentle and soothing movement into the hips, spine, shoulders and hands.



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