Hatha Yoga › Adam Hocke

Hatha Yoga is the name given to all physical yoga postures and breathing techniques to prepare the body for meditation. However, hatha yoga is commonly known for yoga with an emphasis on steadiness, so expect more static poses and longer yoga pose holds. The slower pace of Hatha classes makes it suitable for beginners, however it also provides a focus for more advanced practitioners and the possibility to explore the merging of breath, mind and body. Hatha Yoga provides the basis for many other forms of yoga including ashtanga yoga, vinyasa yoga, power yoga, yin yoga and restorative yoga. You may wish to follow your practice with yoga nidra, meditation or relaxation.

 

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  • Your Calming Yoga Practice35:41
    Your Calming Yoga Practice

    Adam Hocke

    This yoga class helps to ground and calm an anxious body or mind and bring us back to the present moment. Start with some grounding self-massage, then move gently with simple, repetitive, and breath-led movements to stabilise the nervous system. Additionally, we will pay particular attention to releasing tension in the head, neck, and shoulders to bring about a profound sense of relaxation and ease. This class is perfect after a long day or when we're overwhelmed. You will need a narrow block or a folded blanket and a brick.



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  • Yoga for Beginners: Your Full Yoga Practice35:57
    Yoga for Beginners: Your Full Yoga Practice

    Adam Hocke

    This yoga class is the final class of the second week of the yoga for beginners course. The focus of the class is completing a full practice and reviewing alignment. Expect a flowing class where we’ll join poses together with the breath, then move through standing poses, and finishing with seated twists, bridge pose and relaxation. Take this opportunity to choose your own intention for the practice before moving through all the poses and transitions learned this week in a way which feels good for your body today. The most important lesson in this class is listening deeply to how your body is responding to the practice and taking cues from your own body. You may need a couple of bricks.



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  • Yoga for Beginners: Find Your Strength31:07
    Yoga for Beginners: Find Your Strength

    Adam Hocke

    In this beginners yoga class, build on the skills explored in the previous classes, with a focus on upper body strength. There will also be time spent delving into the options for plank and chaturanga. Chaturanga can be a tricky pose which requires strength and patience to develop - but it’s not one to be afraid of. Learn to warm up the hands, arms and shoulders and how to build strength and safe alignment for this pose. You may need a couple of yoga blocks or bricks.



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  • Yoga for Beginners: Balance Strength with Softness34:23
    Yoga for Beginners: Balance Strength with Softness

    Adam Hocke

    This yoga for beginners class shows us how to be strong, and be kind to ourselves: a sense of self-compassion is just as important to cultivate as strength. This class has us stepping through from downward facing dog to a lunge. This requires core strength and balance, so the sequence incorporates drills to work on those skills. Physically, expect to explore lunge variations whilst mentally and emotionally exploring the concepts of strength and softness.



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  • Yoga for Beginners: Find Your Alignment28:55
    Yoga for Beginners: Find Your Alignment

    Adam Hocke

    Welcome to the second week of the yoga for beginners course! This first yoga class focuses on finding alignment in your yoga practice and listening to your own needs. It starts with a self check-in before moving into some familiar and new poses, all with the breath in mind. Expect to set an intention for the class and be guided with questions to help you tune into your body and personalise your practice. Explore new poses such as warrior two, side angle, triangle, wide legged fold and squat. You may need two blocks.



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  • Your Daily Shoulder, Neck & Head Practice17:51
    Your Daily Shoulder, Neck & Head Practice

    Adam Hocke

    This short yoga class mobilises, strengthens, and relaxes the shoulders and neck through their full range of motion. This is so important for our sedentary lives, and is a vital class for when you've ben busy at work, when you're feeling overwhelmed or when you're travelling. Additionally, you will give yourself a face, head, and jaw massage to help you release tension and find calm. Practise this class regularly as a preparation for your time on your mat or simply to feel good in your body. You will need a yoga brick or block.



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  • Your Daily Hips Practice21:44
    Your Daily Hips Practice

    Adam Hocke

    This short yoga class helps to mobilise, strengthen and relax the hips through their full range of motion. Practise this class regularly as a preparation for your time on your mat or simply to feel good in your body. A perfect class for after long sedentary periods, either working at a desk or travelling. You may need a couple of bricks and a blanket.



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  • Your Difficult Emotions Practice01:00:23
    Your Difficult Emotions Practice

    Adam Hocke

    A beautiful hatha yoga class to give you permission to feel all the things you're feeling, along with a safe space to process difficult or strong emotions. This class begins with a meditation and a breath-oriented slow yoga flow bringing space and warmth all around your heart along with many opportunities for self-soothing and embrace. Then we will take advantage of this compassionate environment and allow plenty of time for rest, processing, and healing in a few restorative shapes. You will need a strap, bolster, a blanket, and a couple bricks, although you can improvise with whatever you have at home.



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  • Evening Calm Yoga17:09
    Evening Calm Yoga

    Adam Hocke

    This calming yoga class is suitable for the evening and anytime you're needing to rest. It is a simple and straightforward grounding practice with a focus on the breath. We will use rhythmic breath as a powerful way to down-regulate the nervous system into calm and clarity, coordinated with simple movement patterns. This combination of actions and its powerful effect will help you slow down, ground and prepare for rest.



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  • Self Care Flow42:40
    Self Care Flow

    Adam Hocke

    This yoga class is perfect for when we feel anxious, stressed, overwhelmed or just have a busy mind. It is a gentle class for anytime; when you just feel that you need to be kind to yourself, when you are anxious and wired, or when you don't like what you're reading in the news. Come back to the reality of your body and breath with this flow practice. In this sequence we go through familiar and calming patterns of movement and spend time enjoying the internal life of postures through strengthening techniques that bring us more deeply into our bodies and the reality of the present moment. As we start feeling a bit better, we round it off with some self-massage and a powerful compassion meditation.



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  • Hit The Wall Hatha31:00
    Hit The Wall Hatha

    Adam Hocke

    A complete hatha yoga class at the wall with alignment focus. The wall is a fabulous prop to give us support and give us feedback on our alignment, so move your mat to the wall for this fun and revealing complete practice. As you use the wall's support and feedback, you will learn much about the way you transmit force through your body and where there may be imbalances and inefficiencies in your alignment. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to invert, twist, and stretch with more leverage and depth. Meet your new favourite prop! You will also need a chair.



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  • Balance Challenge23:18
    Balance Challenge

    Adam Hocke

    A yoga class to help develop your strength and stability in balance postures by challenging yourself with your balance. We will use a brick to bring new life into tree and warrior three postures. Learn some muscular patterns and alignment methods to work these poses more efficiently.



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  • Feel Better Flow27:20
    Feel Better Flow

    Adam Hocke

    The perfect class for when you are not feeling your best and you want to move into a better feeling. This class is great for when your immunity levels are low, you might be recovering from illness or injury or you just feel you need to improve your self-confidence gently. This is a beautiful self-care practice of self-massage, breathwork, gentle movements, and a supported inversion. These gentle practices will stimulate your immune system and then the flow is very gentle, perfect for slower days. Additionally, we will work with the power of intention and visualisation to bring wellness to your physical body.



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  • Everybody Flows: Happy Hips & Hamstrings18:42
    Everybody Flows: Happy Hips & Hamstrings

    Adam Hocke

    This yoga class helps to mobilise and feel your hamstrings and the full circumference of your hips, especially if you feel tight or restricted in these regions. To make this class more accessible if you feel inflexible, we will spend a good portion of the practice supine on our backs. You can use this as a preparation for standing poses or to stretch areas of the body which might feel tight after travel, spending long times seated or after running or cycling. You will need a strap, a yoga block or a folded blanket.



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  • Everybody Flows: Shoulder & Wrist Love19:51
    Everybody Flows: Shoulder & Wrist Love

    Adam Hocke

    This yoga class explores new and classic ways to stretch, release, and mobilise your shoulders and wrists. This is your opportunity to care for parts of you that hold on to much stress and can take a beating in flow yoga. You can use this as a preparation for a more vigorous practice, or to just help to mobilise shoulders and wrists to help manage areas of the body that might be holding onto stress. You will need a yoga brick and a massage ball or tennis ball.



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  • Begin (again) 7: Day of Rest11:26
    Begin (again) 7: Day of Rest

    Adam Hocke

    When you're having a day off, it's great to have a more restful yoga class. Today's gentle yoga class is for when you've been stressed out or overwhelmed and when you need some rest. A very simple, gentle yoga class with some neck and shoulder stretches and a lovely, long yogic relaxation in savasana (not guided). You'll need a brick, block or bolster to sit comfortably. For beginners or refreshers.



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  • Begin (again) 5: Open Up12:01
    Begin (again) 5: Open Up

    Adam Hocke

    This beginners yoga class focuses on the shoulders and upper back and is perfect for those of us who spend too much time seated or hunched over. Address chronic tightness in upper chest, back, and shoulders with this introduction to shoulder mobility and backbends. This is an active yoga class with chair poses, high lunges, and accessible backbend postures. You will need a strap. For beginners or refreshers.



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  • Begin (again) 1: Just Breathe06:04
    Begin (again) 1: Just Breathe

    Adam Hocke

    The first in our beginners yoga class series. This short and simple introduction to yoga flow by means of feeling and employing the self-care tool of breath, the essential tool in our yoga journey and our ongoing journey of life! Learn the basics of a half sun salutation and cat/cow postures. For beginners or refreshers.



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