Beginners Yoga › Clare Beagley

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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  • Beginners 1: Move with the breath 17:02
    Beginners 1: Move with the breath

    Clare Beagley

    Brand new to yoga? Unsure about where to start? Take Clare’s beginners series which is an unfussy approach to the fundamentals. Moving with the breath is the first step in yoga. Clare shows the difference between the natural breath and the “ocean” or Ujaii breath and builds in simple standing, kneeling and supine movements. Class finishes with a short relaxation.



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  • Beginners 2 - Foundation Poses24:32
    Beginners 2 - Foundation Poses

    Clare Beagley

    Clare breaks down some of the fundamental yoga poses: Downward facing dog, lunges and cobra. These are building blocks for "Sun Salutations" that are taught in many yoga classes. Clare shows how to position the body: feet, hands, shoulders and hips, and build the poses with the breath into a flow that we’ll use across the beginners series. Class finishes with a short relaxation.



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  • Beginners 3 - Standing Poses29:04
    Beginners 3 - Standing Poses

    Clare Beagley

    Standing poses build up strength and steadiness. Clare explains how to build upon the foundations of the feet and breath and use the muscles of the legs to give stability and space. Class builds in the flow we have learned in previous classes. Props: 2 blocks. Coming next Beginners 4: Twist to Unwind ”¦



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  • Beginners 4: Twist to unwind 20:00
    Beginners 4: Twist to unwind

    Clare Beagley

    Twists help you feel yourself again. So whether you’re stiff, stressed-out, sluggish, or plain out of sorts, Clare’s simple twist practice will leave you feeling grounded and re-energised. Perfect for morning or evening.



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  • Step Up with Courage52:40
    Step Up with Courage

    Clare Beagley

    This slow-flow is the perfect step for beginners who want the next challenge. The class is dedicated to finding courage to try new things and use the breath and steady movement as a source of strength. Clare gives a step-by-step guide to open the hips and shoulders to try your first hand balances and tripod headstand. Class starts with a kneeling breath practice. You might need a cushion or a block.



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  • Alternate Nostril Breath06:55
    Alternate Nostril Breath

    Clare Beagley

    Alternate nostril breath is a great reliver for agitation, anxiety or insomia. It also gently uplifts if you are low on energy. Take this class on it's own to clam your nerves or add to your class before relaxation.



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