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“You are only as old as your spine”

Goes the saying. It’s really important for you to keep your spine moving so that it stays strong, healthy and flexible. But you knew that already. These videos are great if you have a desk job and don’t move as much as you could, or if you already have stiff spine, shoulders or hips. Just remember to do the practices in these videos. Every day. We have got videos of different lengths here so you don’t need to put your back out trying to fit it in your schedule.

We don’t guarantee that you’ll be ready to join the Chinese circus, but we think that your back will appreciate the extra loving you give it and will reward you with less pain. You’ll start feeling that your life has some backbone, quite literally. This will lead to you making better decisions, possibly leading a life from a position of courage. You may start to feel your back is longer, you may start to sit up taller, you may start to notice when you slump or st... Show more

 

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  • New Mums Series (3) Energise Me29:38
    New Mums Series (3) Energise Me

    Kristi Rodelli

    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.



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  • New Mums Series (2): Motivate Me22:26
    New Mums Series (2): Motivate Me

    Kristi Rodelli

    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.



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  • New Mums Series (1) Nourish Me26:00
    New Mums Series (1) Nourish Me

    Kristi Rodelli

    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.



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  • Forrest Yoga Back Strengthener39:40
    Forrest Yoga Back Strengthener

    Kristi Rodelli

    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.



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  • Vibrant Heart39:51
    Vibrant Heart

    Kristi Rodelli

    A sequence to open the upper back and shoulders. Find space, find stability and open your heart in this vibrant Forrest yoga class. With a focus on keeping backbends safe, long and strong and opening the upper back and shoulders. As you would expect from a Forrest yoga class, with a focus on the abs, but with some fabulous modifications to backbends to show how they can be performed gently and safely. You will need a block, a strap and a blanket.



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  • Slow Flow for Lower Back35:54
    Slow Flow for Lower Back

    Aoife Kane

    A forrest-inspired yoga class which slowly flows to stengthen and lengthen the lower back by firing up the core and lengthen through back bends. You will need an extra, rolled up yoga mat and a block.



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  • Slow Flow for Shoulders36:17
    Slow Flow for Shoulders

    Aoife Kane

    A forrest-insprired yoga class with special emphasis on unwinding the neck, shoulders and upper-back, areas which plague most of us who spend too much time looking at computers, or for the stressed-amongst us, who carry stress in the shoulders and upper-back. A deeeply stress-relieving class, be ready to be unwound as you slow flow! You may need a strap, you will need an extra, rolled up yoga mat.



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  • Tutorial: Unlocking the Shoulders05:14
    Tutorial: Unlocking the Shoulders

    Kristi Rodelli

    This short tutorial shows us in detail the action which is required by the instruction 'unlock the shoulders', a common Forrest yoga instruction. This is also a really useful exercise for those of us with tight shoulders.



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  • Get Up, Get Strong31:49
    Get Up, Get Strong

    Kristi Rodelli

    This leg and shoulder strengthening class is ideal for those who want to go upside down, or for those who love to feel a firey, fiesty 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.



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  • Strength for Upside Downs32:26
    Strength for Upside Downs

    Kristi Rodelli

    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.



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  • Forrest Yoga for Strength and Flexibility01:32:03
    Forrest Yoga for Strength and Flexibility

    Kristi Rodelli

    This live class, filmed at Indaba 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!



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  • Quick Neck Release06:36
    Quick Neck Release

    Kristi Rodelli

    The neck holds so much unnecessary tension. This short tutorial class gives you essental tools to deal with daily tension which accumulate in the neck and upper shoulders. The class releases the neck, upper trapezius, helps release the jaw, elbows and wrists and allows greater bloodflow to the brain. No need to be on a yoga mat, do this class everywhere and anywhere, every day and feel the tension slip away.



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  • More Core Less Time24:59
    More Core Less Time

    Kristi Rodelli

    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.



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  • Live Forrest Yoga01:05:17
    Live Forrest Yoga

    Kristi Rodelli

    Forrest Yoga Class filmed live at Indaba 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.



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  • Live Forrest Yoga Class01:30:00
    Live Forrest Yoga Class

    Kristi Rodelli

    Forrest Yoga Class filmed live at Indaba 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.



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