Deepen Your Yoga › Life's Challenges

These classes are especially for you if you are going through times of change or if you would like to change things in your life and want a helping hand with tranformation. These yoga videos will give you and a helping hand in dealing with the highs and as well as lows of life.

 

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  • Vinyasa Transitions: Expanding your Options39:14
    Vinyasa Transitions: Expanding your Options

    Clive Fogelman

    This vinyasa yoga class is an exploration of different ways of transitioning through poses. It will help you be more creative and mindful in your transitions, but also to be more centred and grounded throughout our practice. In life, as in yoga, often you may see your practice as a series of poses, but this class focuses on the moments between them. This flowing sequence gives you tools to explore different ways of transitioning through vinyasa which will expand your options when practising and help you explore different ways of moving your body. There is an emphasis on being mindful of the connections to be made throughout your practice.



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  • Chanting: Get to the Heart of Yoga09:30
    Chanting: Get to the Heart of Yoga

    Naomi Absalom

    This is a popular devotional song known as a bhajan, and is called Shri Krishna Govinda Hare Murare, Hey Nath Narayana Vasudevaa. This particular bhajan has a pacifying and soulful quality to it - it is a lovely route directly into the heart of yoga. Singing and drumming can help us release some of the charge of our nervous system. Focus on the vibration of sound, the slowness of your breath, the weaving of the melody.



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  • Sleep Recovery Series (7): Meditations 14:52
    Sleep Recovery Series (7): Meditations

    Lisa Sanfilippo

    A simple breath focused meditation class to help digest the day’s thoughts, feelings and impressions to banish the bedtime thought-parade that can prevent you from sleeping. Lisa gives you tips on mental-digestion during the day to prevent and recover from night-time sleeplessness.



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  • Simple Sleep Recovery Series (6): Marma Points for Relaxation09:48
    Simple Sleep Recovery Series (6): Marma Points for Relaxation

    Lisa Sanfilippo

    Marma points are two hand-pressure points from the Ayurvedic tradition of marma. When you find the right point, and combine these points with a long exhale, they drop you down into a relaxed state that restores your ability to de-stress and rest throughout the day, and can send you off into sweet dreams at night. Not suitable for pregnant women or those with low blood pressure. A great tool to use for anytime you need to relax and calm.



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  • Sleep Recovery Series (5): Breathe to Relax19:06
    Sleep Recovery Series (5): Breathe to Relax

    Lisa Sanfilippo

    A tutorial of breath work practices which are gentle, adaptable and easy to remember when you want to repair your ability to rest throughout the day. Use them to drift off to sleep at night, or if you wake in the middle of the night. The first breath practice is a simple Ujjayii breath with a lengthened exhale to increase a sense of calm, then three part breathing. These techniques are perfect to practice before bed or anytime you need to relax.



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  • Sleep Recovery Series (4): Simple Morning Wake Up06:47
    Sleep Recovery Series (4): Simple Morning Wake Up

    Lisa Sanfilippo

    Keep it simple with a set of simple exercises which can be done anywhere! This can be done in the office, kitchen or wherever you don't have space to lay out a yoga mat, and wake up happier and more focussed. Also great as a pick-me-up when you're at work, these poses and this breath focus will help you wake up easily, and can be done almost anywhere. You’ll clear your head, get your circulation going and feel more alert. Use this any time of day as a pick-me up.



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  • Sleep Recovery Series (2): Deeper Sleep Sequence28:41
    Sleep Recovery Series (2): Deeper Sleep Sequence

    Lisa Sanfilippo

    This sleep yoga class ritual is perfect for evening time to slow you down to get ready for bed, or remedy for middle-of-the-night wakeups. This class is for those who like some deeper yoga poses, and have more mobility. Featuring deeper hip, thigh, hamstring, and twisting poses, as well as seated forward bends. Breath using ‘the drop’ which lowers physical tension, decreases your heart rate, and dissipates the stress hormones in your body, to prepare you for deep rest. Also good for those who want to prepare for a restorative practice at any time of day. You will need a cushion, pillow or yoga brick.



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  • Sleep Recovery Series (1): Simple Sleep15:05
    Sleep Recovery Series (1): Simple Sleep

    Lisa Sanfilippo

    A gentle, simple soothing bedtime ritual yoga class. With a simple set of yoga poses which flow from one to the next, prepare for sleep or get back to bed if you wake in the middle of the night. Suitable for all levels, you can do it in your bedroom with minimal space - even in your bed! This sequence reduces physical tension, lowers your heart rate, and decreases the stress hormones in your body to prepare you for deep rest. This yoga class ocuses on all of the major tension hotspots in your body: chest, neck, shoulders, lower back, hips, thighs, hamstrings: pulling the tension out to prepare you for deeper, more restful sleep. Do this class own or finish with a pre-sleep three part breath class or marma point class. Also an excellent prelude to restorative poses for those who find it hard to settle into restoratives right away.



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  • Sleep Recovery Series Introduction02:34
    Sleep Recovery Series Introduction

    Lisa Sanfilippo

    Do you struggle to fall asleep, have disturbed nights, or wake up feeling less than refreshed? You’re not alone. Poor sleep and lack of it can have a huge impact on our health, so, we have created a Sleep Recovery course to help make your pillow time as restful, relaxing and restorative as possible. Lisa Sanfilippo, a senior yoga teacher who specialises in sleep recovery and yoga therapy for insomnia, has carefully curated a selection of classes, from simple, relaxing sequences, to meditations and breath work, designed to help you get the most out of your bed time.



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  • Yoga For Happiness (4): Kindness30:41
    Yoga For Happiness (4): Kindness

    Nikita Akilapa

    In this gentle vinyasa yoga class, the focus is on ahimsa (non violence). In the body, we can work with soft negotiation rather than force or brutality. In the mind, we can be aware of the tone with which we speak to ourselves. Pay attention to what you ask of your body in today's practice; notice when you are forcing it to do something it doesn't want to do / ignoring or overriding body wisdom. Pay attention to the internal dialogue and notice the tone of internal dialogue. Make a note of any recurring thoughts. Finally, write a mantra, something supportive and loving, that you can repeat to yourself (e.g. you are perfect as you are).



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  • Yoga For Happiness (3): Patience48:57
    Yoga For Happiness (3): Patience

    Nikita Akilapa

    In this yoga class, Nikita will take you through a slow vinyasa flow with a focus on patience. If you are able to see with honesty where you are, you are able to grow from this point of awareness. But growth doesn't necessarily happen quickly. Expansions will happen a a rate and pace that feels appropriate to the body, the heart, the mind. When we rush, when we push too far too fast, we can often be met with some form of shut-down. Without any harsh judgement of yourself, consider the ways that you could be more patient. It could be moving more slowly on the commute, it could be by allowing your loved ones to do things in their own way at their own pace. Where can you afford to introduce some more patience to your life? You may need a brick.



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  • Tune In Tune Up: The Crown Centre05:57
    Tune In Tune Up: The Crown Centre

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    This yoga class is all about connection with the divine! The crown chakra is where our ego dissolves and we connect with the source. Headstand is the posture for this class. If you don't have a regular headstand practice, then just place your head on the ground in your child's pose and you'll feel the same benefits.



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  • Tune In Tune Up: The Third Eye05:22
    Tune In Tune Up: The Third Eye

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    In the sixth class of Andrea's Tune In Tune Up series, we focus on the agnya chakra, or third eye. Develop your intuition with the posture of child's pose, using the sound of the third eye to tune into our humility.



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  • Yoga For Happiness (2): Gratitude34:30
    Yoga For Happiness (2): Gratitude

    Nikita Akilapa

    Adopting an attitude of gratitude is a game-changer for journeying into joy. Gratitude for your breath and your body; gratitude for your relationships and experiences; gratitude for who you are and what you bring to the world; gratitude for the opportunity to see yourself clearly and non judgementally. This beautifully paced and sequenced vinyasa flow yoga class has shoulder and upper back opening focus, great to release tight shoulders and stiffness in the upper back and perfect to open the heart to gratitude. This class is about shifting from our habitual responses. You will need two bricks.



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  • Tune In Tune Up: The Throat Centre06:32
    Tune In Tune Up: The Throat Centre

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    This yoga class uses two poses which relate to our relationship with our self and communication. Often, we have obstacles of cynicism and mistrust in the way of developing a harmonious relationship with ourselves. Today's asana are shoulderstand and the plough, for those who practice these postures often. Otherwise, simply use the sound of the mantra.



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  • Tune In Tune Up: The Heart Centre05:00
    Tune In Tune Up: The Heart Centre

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    If somebody has hurt us in our lives, this can be a wonderful opening class to help you with forgiveness. Open your heart with bow pose and the wheel. If the wheel is not accessible for you, you can try bridge pose instead.



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  • Tune In Tune Up: The Solar Plexus07:52
    Tune In Tune Up: The Solar Plexus

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    If you are looking for confidence in your life, help with any anger and healing those who we have hurt, this yoga class will offer a posture and mantra to help you tune into your solar plexus chakra and connect with yourself and others.



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  • Tune In Tune Up: The Sacral Centre04:46
    Tune In Tune Up: The Sacral Centre

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    For some creativity, or when you're struggling to let things go in your life, this is the perfect short yoga class. Just two simple, assessible postures combined with sound will help you to let go in your life.



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