Beginners Yoga › Kirsty Norton
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
Making yoga really accessible, this chair yoga class is a short and simple sequence to bring space around the neck and shoulders and at the same time opening up the ribcage to invite in more breath. It will leave you feeling more spacious from the waist up. Great for those with limited mobility as well for practicing in the office or at work.
Relax Into The Feeling Body
This gentle, nurturing yoga class is not about the shapes that you may make, but is about how you feel during the practice. Become sensitive to how you feel so that you can bespoke the class to exactly that. Expect plenty of relaxing supine poses and some releasing lunges before opening the chest, hips and relaxing. A perfect class for releasing after a tough day.
Slow Flow To Bring Balance
This slow flow yoga class is all about finding your centre in the midst of a storm. You get longer holds, forward folds, twists and longer exhales. Plus a sweet meditation at the end to fully ground you into balance. This flow balances Vata and pitta types - even though you may find it utterly frustrating if you're out of balance. Your chemistry will change for the better after giving this class a go.
Embrace Your Essence (4): Love
This sweet sweet practice is one that should be done over and over again. Soothing and healing the nervous system, this really does work magic, a relaxing heart-opening Hatha Yoga class giving you your prescription to love yourself. If you are fizzing with stress, overflowing with nervous energy or downright exhausted, then this is your prescription. As often as possible, every day would be ideal. You will need a block and a belt.
Embrace Your Essence (3): Self Confidence
This lesson will focus on tapping into our navel centre, the area boosts confidence, self esteem and activates our potential. When you feel strong in this centre, you are far more likely to accomplish what you want in life. By focusing on our core we’ll remove any stagnation and activate our capacity. You will need a block.
Embrace Your Essence (2): Empower
How we approach our daily life has an effect on our moods and our mindset. When we feel disempowered and unsteady, we get caught up in the pace of life, we get swept up by drama and get swayed off our centre. This sequence will help you to find that centre-point, that steadiness that you need to feel empowered and grounded. Being empowered helps you to act from your higher self, that space in you that always knows. This is a mindfully slow sequence, suitable for most bodies, with a focus on heart-opening and opening into your power but softly.
Embrace Your Essence (1): Patience
Our hips are said to hold our history. No wonder they feel so sensitive. With this sequence we’ll mindfully ease the tension out to gracefully release that which holds us back freeing up the hips as we go. We will take our time using equal breath so your body can really let go and you’ll feel lighter afterwards.This is a nice and easy hips class, great after a long day to release and unwind with patience. You will need a belt.
Slow it down hatha
A lovely, short yin-inspired hatha yoga class, superb for settling down after a long day's work. With a focus on releasing tension, especially held in the hips, this is wonderful to unwind tension after sitting all day or before bed to feel nourished and restored. You will need a belt.
Moves for Computer Users
A short tutorial to help you with low-plank or Chaturanga. Although Chaturanga is used in many sequences as part of vinyasa, it's a really tricky pose to get right! If done incorrectly, low plank can cause shoulder issues, but if done right, it is an amazing strengthener. You'll need 2 blocks. Thanks to Wellicious for their lovey clothes for this!
Good Morning Flow
An energising way to start the day! A short, playful vinyasa yoga class ideal for the mornings. You will open up the backs of the legs and release tight hip flexors. Waking up the body and helping circulation, this vinyasa yoga class is a great way to make sure your day flows. Thanks to Wellicious for their gorgeous clothing!