Beginners Yoga › Lucy McCarthy

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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  • 10 minutes of morning magic08:37
    10 minutes of morning magic

    Lucy McCarthy

    Looking to kickstart your day? This short, gentle, sweet and sumptuous flow will awaken the body, stimulate your energy and get your ready for the rest of the day. Lots of juicy spinal awakening and an uplifting flow. Gets into the shoulder, spine and side body.



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  • Love Yourself First14:42
    Love Yourself First

    Lucy McCarthy

    A gorgeous short, sweet practice to embrace yourself. Encouraging a celebration of self, embracing all that you are through this fluid and uplifting sequence. Connect to your self, step into your highest potential. You will need 2 blocks. Clothing by Shanti Sundays.



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  • 20 Minute Morning Magic19:07
    20 Minute Morning Magic

    Lucy McCarthy

    The perfect way to start your day if you're short on time and want to kickstart your day on the right foot. This short yoga class will get your body awake and fluid, clear the mind and open the heart. A sweet, gentle flow that builds smoothly. This practice will open your spine, shoulders and side body.



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  • 30 minute Morning Magic 34:05
    30 minute Morning Magic

    Lucy McCarthy

    A great way to start the day! With a focus on bringing the joy into your day, this well-rounded and sequenced morning yoga class opens the whole body, gets the whole system awake and alert and brings life to the spine and legs. A fab fluid awakening practice. It starts on the back and then builds up to a steady standing pose flow. You may need a brick.



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  • Vinyasa SOS: Beginners04:25
    Vinyasa SOS: Beginners

    Lucy McCarthy

    A short tutorial for beginners, people new to vinyasa flow and those with any lower back issues.  Find here the how and what the sequence of a 'vinyasa' is and how to modify it with integrity and alignment.



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  • Quiet Mind, Deep Surrender23:10
    Quiet Mind, Deep Surrender

    Lucy McCarthy

    A meditative, peace-inducing practice to calm the busy mind and drop deeply into the body. Perfect for when there is inner chaos and a tired body. With a focus on breath-work, there are some standing poses to help harmonise body and breath and create an inner calm. A great class for before bedtime or towards the end of the day to start a peaceful evening. You will need a block & eye-bag.



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  • Relax Big, Sleep Deep26:01
    Relax Big, Sleep Deep

    Lucy McCarthy

    A sweet, nourishing and deeply relaxing sequence to help you drop away tension and stress. Moving through forward folds, this flow class is perfect for those challenged by sleep issues but also great stress release yoga class for practicing anytime. You will need two blocks.



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  • Yoga Detox And Energise17:26
    Yoga Detox And Energise

    Lucy McCarthy

    A nice and easy class if you're feeling a little sluggish, or your energy is low. Can yoga detoxify you? Most likely not. But with plenty of twists wringing out your digestive system, breath work to get rid of any stagnant energy this class is guaranteed to pep up those who feel they need a little twisty, wringing energy in their day. You will need a block.



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  • Grounding Flow for Hips47:46
    Grounding Flow for Hips

    Lucy McCarthy

    A sweet grounding practice, fantastic for when you need to get some balance in your life. You will need a bolster for supported savasana.



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  • Healthy Morning Hatha24:24
    Healthy Morning Hatha

    Lucy McCarthy

    A steady, calm but strengthening class with a focus on standing poses and keeping fluidity through the movements. This class is perfect if you have shoulder or wrist issues and you want to keep your fluid practice going, but with no vinyasa. Feel grounded and steady in this beautiful, mindful movement practice.



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  • Hangover Yoga12:09
    Hangover Yoga

    Lucy McCarthy

    This short class will restore your body to wellness after any time you feel you have been treating it badly. This gentle class will stimulate your liver and kidneys and relax your nervous system with very gentle yoga and breathing techniques. You will need a block. Thanks to Asquith London for their clothing!



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  • Autumn Mornings 09:20
    Autumn Mornings

    Lucy McCarthy

    A short, sweet, easy class to get your body moving and energised in the mornings as the weather turns cooler. Thanks to Asquith Clothing for their clothing inspiration.



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  • Radiance 3: The Heart17:04
    Radiance 3: The Heart

    Lucy McCarthy

    A gentle, heart opening class starting with a supported chest opener. Feel a luminous energy, soften your heart and open your chest ready to be radiant in the world. These exercises are brilliant for opening the upper back and shoulders if you've had a deckbound day too, and great for increasing happiness. You will need a bolster and two blocks.



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  • Radiant Face15:13
    Radiant Face

    Lucy McCarthy

    The first in our 3 part series designed to make you feel bright and fabulous both inside and out. Starting with super fun facial exercises, moving through gentle forward folds and finishing in a rejuvenating inversion, this flow will leave you not only with a radiant face but also ready to deal with stressful situations in general. You will need a block or thick book and a wall space for legs up the wall.



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  • Beginners Brand New You12:07
    Beginners Brand New You

    Lucy McCarthy

    This class is great for starting out on your yoga journey and has been devised for those new to yoga, or who want a gentle, shorter class. A beginners dream, this class will grow your spine, deepen your breath and leave you wanting for more! You'll need a chair handy for our beginner's introduction to downward dog.



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  • Restorative Practice27:05
    Restorative Practice

    Lucy McCarthy

    This restorative class gives several variations of savasana (corpse pose) and will leave your body feeling deeply nourished, released and restored. You will need a yoga bolster, or cushions, a mat and some blocks.



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  • Yoga For Jet Lag25:00
    Yoga For Jet Lag

    Lucy McCarthy

    A gentle, rejeuvenating hatha yoga class ideal for getting your jet-lagged body back to form. With poses great for assisting circulation, reducing swelling and unravelling the hips after long periods of sitting, this yoga class is perfect for grounding after travel. You will need blocks and access to a chair or support to prop the feet up on.



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  • Big Day 3 - The Power Poses18:10
    Big Day 3 - The Power Poses

    Lucy McCarthy

    A series of poses to give you the inner vibrancy to give you the confidence which will give you your inner power back. This is the third part in Lucy's Big Day series - this short video is great for the day before the Big Day, be that your wedding, a presentation, a job interview, or anytime when YOU matter. Lucy shows you some poses which you can strike just before you go in for the big event. Enjoy this fun class, and you may be surprised at how powerful you have become!



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