Core Strength › Kristi Rodelli
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.
New Mums Series (3) Energise Me
An energising yoga class, perfect to start your day. This class features sun salutations to stretch out, core work to find your inner and outer strength for the day and plenty of twists. Perfect for post-natal recovery and all of us looking to strengthen and energise! You will need a block and a strap.
New Mums Series (2): Motivate Me
Get motivated with this yoga class, ideal for mornings, which focuses on the core, upper body and legs with breathwork, core work and standing poses. You'll feel stronger, happier and more motivated. Ideal for post-natal strength or for any of us who like to feel motivated and stronger. You'll need a block and access to a clear wall for shoulder opening variations.
New Mums Series (1) Nourish Me
A yoga class in the Forrest yoga style to open the shoulders and the upper back whilst strengthening the core. Feel your heart opening as your upper back opens. Starting with shoulder openers, then shoulder opening child's pose variation, abdominal strengthening and backbends. This class is perfect for those of us who need an antidote to time at a desk, or have stiff shoulders and upper back, and wonderful for new mums too. You will need two blocks.
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
A short burst of Forrest Yoga to get you moving and ready for the day. With moves to fire up your abdominals, pranayama to get your digestive system going and stretches; this is the perfect way to start your day, the Forrest Yoga way!
Forrest Yoga Back Strengthener
Tense or achey back? Flush your back with goodness with this twisting bending class, while all the time building up a firm, strong core. You will need a roll, block and strap.
Get Up, Get Strong
This leg and shoulder strengthening class is ideal for those who want to go upside down, or for those who love to feel a fiery practice. Great for getting you up and moving in the morning, this class is to be practiced by a wall. You will need a block and a strap.
Strength for Upside Downs
Enjoy this shoulder strengthening class by the wall to hone your inversion skills. You will need to be near a wall. A great strengthener to prepare for forearm balance as well as handstands.
Forrest Yoga for Strength and Flexibility
This live class is the ultimate antidote to modern life. With a strong focus on breath-work and with plenty of core as it's focus, this class is ideal for building strength, lower back stability, releasing tight shoulders and neck as well as gently building flexibility. You will need a rolled up mat, or a cushion as well as a block. As well as a sense of humour for strong abdominal work. This class is a toughie, but well worth it!
More Core Less Time
Although Forrest yoga always has a core focus, this class is a short core boost. Suitable for all levels, although you will certainly challenge yourself, beginners and improvers should stay with their own level. A great yoga class for when energy needs a bit of a boost or for when you need to feel stronger from the inside. You will need a rolled up mat, or a cushion can be used.
Live Forrest Yoga
Forrest Yoga Class filmed live with a focus on the shoulders. A fantastic intermediate-level Forrest class to strengthen the shoulders and core and release the neck. You will need a block.
Live Forrest Yoga Class
Forrest Yoga Class filmed live with a focus on the shoulders. A fantastic intermediate-level Forrest class to strengthen the shoulders and core and release the neck. You will need a block and a strap.
Forrest Yoga: Stand in your core
This is an awesome, all levels Forrest practice. You will be sure to be inspired, re-ignited and energised with this carefully sequenced practice which uses a point of focus in the body to gain insights. There is a beautiful focus on the breath, starting with a fiery Sivananada breath some core work (it wouldn't be a Forrest practice without the core!), there are plenty of feisty standing poses to strengthen but with some fantastically releasing modifications. Props: block
Forrest Yoga: Intro to Forrest Yoga
Kristi teaches a short practice as an introduction to Forrest yoga. She teaches the principles of how to work with strength but gently, with a released neck and strong core. She also shows us how to 'turbo' our shoulders in downward dog - your down dogs will never feel the same. A great practice if you don't have much time but need to strengthen whilst you release. Props: A block to sit on