Beginners Yoga › Lisa Sanfilippo
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
Sugar Detox 2
This second sugar detox yoga class is a sweet treat to help 'rest & digest' and particularly helps with anxiety or tension. A flowing, gentle class with lots of deep lunges, twists and thigh stretches to help improve the digestion and settle the nervous system. Practice includes the 3-part breath and a sumptuous restorative with the legs on a chair. Props: You will need a chair or a clear wall and might need a block and a belt.
This first sugal detox class balances the metabolism to give a natural boost instead of a sugar ”˜high’. It’s full of juicy twists and forward bends and a perfect 15 min booster for a mid-afternoon low. Instead of reaching for that sweet snack try this sweet yoga class. You may like to use a bolster and have a chair handy and you may need a block and a belt.
Sugar Detox 3
Revolution from the inside! This third level of the sugar detox series includes breath work (pranayama) and some more advanced poses, all focusing on twisting. The twists detoxify and focus on an inner cleansing and digestive health. For relaxation you may want to use a bolster and you may need a block and a belt.
Lisa : Breathe and Release
This yoga class is perfect straight before bed, and can be done in bed to help relax and release and ease yourself into a deep sleep. Lisa guides the breath through the body to help release tension and assist relaxation. This is breath-work and marma point work only, no asana. Recommended for those of us who find it hard to wind down at the end of the day.
Better Sleep: Breathe to Soothe
Following the breath is a really easy and effective way to calm the nervous system and prepare the body for a great night's sleep. Lisa guides a breath meditation practice to balance and soothe the over-active brain and shows us some pressure points which can release tension.
Better Sleep: Meditation
In this simple meditation practice which can be used before sleep, Lisa shows us how to bring awareness to the thoughts in our mind and how to helpfully acknowledge those thoughts, which can help calm the mind before bedtime. This meditation can be used anytime, and is useful to use at any point in the day when the road seems rocky, but is especially useful before sleep to ensure a more restful, calmer mind in preparation for deep rest.