It is crucial that you keep centred and strong in your yoga practice. Flexibility without strength coming from a powerful centre of integrity is really only half the story. Make sure that every practice, and everything you do in life comes from a position of strength, power and a strong sense of you. You’ll be much less prone to injury.
With a powerful, strong centre you will be able to access stability and strength in every area of your life.
With these daily yoga practices - plus tips and information about the importance of a powerful center for creating stability in every area of your life - you'll notice your body, your practice, and your sense of moving throughout your life from a position of strength and courage.
Have fun, enjoy that beautiful burn, feel the strength and power. Oh, and did we mention that your abs may start to look pretty hot too.
Abdominal Conditioning Workout
A tutorial and practice working on the different abdominal muscles including a full workout of of the abdominal muscles that support our core stability and the lumbar spine. This pilates-inspired class focuses on strengthening each layer of the abdominal muscles. You will need a blanket or a cushion.
Strong Centred Flow
A fairly feisty yoga flow. A quick-paced vinyasa suitable for intermediate and advanced students. The focus is on a strong centre, a gathering in, in order to expand out. This class is swift to get moving, great if you want to get a move-on and you'd like to learn a more balanced, stronger and more centred approach to extension and flexion. You may need a few blocks and a strap.
Pilates To Build Strength
A simple Pilates class, great for those starting Pilates, and those of us who spend too much time sitting, weakening our abdominal muscles. With the famous Pilates core exercises which will gently strengthen you from the inside outwards. Perfect for those with weakness and non-chronic lower back issues, although those who are new to Pilates or building strength after illness, injury or post-natal shoud start gently. You will need a block and a strap.
Slow, Grounding Flow
This practise is a slow and mindful flow with the intention of centering and grounding ourselves. It is breath-led which is an opportunity to explore how our breath can ground ourselves in movement and there is also a focus on the core as way of centering ourselves in our bodies. You will need a block and a strap.
Hanky Planky Core Class
A more advanced well rounded vinyasa sequence with a focus on twisting and getting ready for systematic preparation for three arm balances: side crane (Parsva Bakasana), scissors (Eka Pada Koundinyasana 1) and, for the advanced, Fallen Angel (advanced variation of Parsva Bakasana). With modification and step by step instruction for help to get to the more advanced poses. Enjoy, and go mindfully and at your own pace. You may need a strap and block.
(3) The Solar Chakra: Empower and Transform
Forrest Yoga Neck & Jaw Release
This Forrest yoga class is just perfect if you've had a long day, if you're having a tough week, or are feeling a bit headachy. Any stresses or anxiety from the day or the week will unravel as you release aches in your neck, jaw and shoulders, which can suffer in stressful times. With hallmark strengthening and abs work, this class is perfect to keep you strong while you unwind. You will need a roll and a block.
Forrest Yoga Morning Flow
Pilates for Lower Back Pain
A pilates class specifically focused on strengthening the SI (or sacro-illiac) joint. The lower back can sometimes feel pain because of tweaked SI joint, so it's great to give it strength back. A tough, targetted class to release the tension in the SI joint by strengthening the glutes, tummy and hips. You will need a cushion or block or pilates ball.
Lengthen & Strengthen Workout
An empowering and mindful flow to revitalise and reenergise the body for the day ahead and any time you feel like grounding yourself. With a focus on strengthening, especially the core and quads as well as lengthening hamstrings, hips and calves, this is a perfect addition to your workout whilst you work inwards.
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.
Fires Series: 7
Fire Series: 6
The sixth in the series is a little bit tougher, so even when you're short on time there's no need to forgo your firey core practice. Enjoy the extra strength and fire in your body and mind from these hard-core exercises! Practice all 7 on consecutive days for maximum fire. Next up: Fire Challenge Day 7. We also recommend watching Andrea's introduction for a full understanding of the Fire Series.
Fire Series: 5
The fifth in a series of 7 yoga classes inspired to bring you "fire", a practice for strength, stamina, courage and focusing on reducing your ego. These practices focus on the core. This short abs workout is all about going slow and staying in control with a movement called "the bicycle". Practice all 7 on consecutive days for maximum fire. Next up: Fire Challenge Day 6. We also recommend watching Andrea's introduction for a full understanding of the Fire Series.