You know yoga. We at Movement for Modern Life know and are passionate about yoga. We know how much it has helped us in our lives.
These videos will help you do more yoga in your own time. No more rushing to class. Phew!
Inner Axis: Sleep Health Sequence
A wonderful class to do before bed to calm and relax yourself to prepare for a deep, healthy sleep. Expect supine stretches, a calming focus on the breath and standing poses to help you to focus on deepening your breath. Practice finishes with your legs up the wall, you'll need to be near the wall for this. Enjoy and sleep well. You will need a strap or belt and 2 blocks or books.
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.
Coming Home to Your Hips Slow Flow
A deep hips yoga class, a perfect antidote to long days spent sitting, which is about coming home to yourself. In this alignment-focused and beautifully sequenced slow flow, through working the deepest muscles of your hips and your core you will find a place you be can rest within yourself. You will need 2 blocks and a strap.
Feel The Fear & Do It Anyway: Jivamukti Inversions
A full, well-rounded Jivamukti yoga class, with a focus on inversions. Inversions are a super opportunity to change our perspecitve on life, and even take a look at the ways that we approach different things in life. This class will strengthen your core and shoulders to prepare your upper body for taking inversions. It doesn't matter what shape you make in the inversion and if you go upside down or not, it's all about how we look at situations. A great class for warming and strengthening, whether you're ready to go upside down or not. Remember to handle inversions with care, our egos can get in the way, so only work carefully and within your capabilities here! You will need a strap.
Moving Into Gratitude
Journey To Your Centre
A class to remember who we really are through the sutle body. In the first 15 minutes, you will explore a completely different kind of yoga, where you will explore deeply within yourself and your body to find the middle body, the deep centring space within us all. You'll move slowly, deeply, and softly through a highly conscious flow class which ignites a remembrance of centre as a place to rest into through all the activities of life. This class is magic for your nervous system. Note that the headstand tutorial can be watched as an addendum to this class if you have no experience of headstand.
Effort Without Struggle
In doing yoga, we can learn from the Buddha’s wisdom of working with right effort. This practice will look at how we can move through a practice and learn to identify when we’re putting in healthy effort, or when our effort feels a bit more like a struggle! There will be some strong arm balances like one-legged crow (eka pada galavasana) where we can play our edge, but also moments of surrender. Hope you enjoy it.
Vinyasa SOS: Intermediate To Advanced
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.
Bhakti To The Future
Cultivating Our Inner Light
A beautiful flow to open the heart, warm the back and still the mind. In the Yoga Sutra, the busy mind is described as quieting down through a number of ways: lengthening the breath, concentration on objects, or on experiences in deep sleep or dream states. It is also suggested that the mind can be quieted by concentration on the ever-present source of light that is believed to dwell inside the human heart. This light grows brighter when we do practices – like polishing a jewel that begins to shine and reflects the light all around it. We’ll look at ways to work with sunlight and moonlight in this fluid vinyasa-based sequence, and help awaken the source of light within each of us.
Forrest Yoga Back Strengthener
Metta: Care for Ourselves and Care for Others
Featuring moon rather than sun salutes, this more nourishing practice is a beautifully nurturing slow flow and a nourishing sequence for the heart and soul. Great for when your body needs a little extra support, but you'd like to keep your movement practice. The human heart circulates the most oxygen rich supply of blood to itself first before it moves it out to the rest of the body. As humans we can also learn to care for our own bodies and experience, and use this care as a springboard to cultivate greater care for others and the world. “It is not arrogant or egotistical to feel good inside. You had nothing to do with it. It's simply the honest response to clearly perceived Reality.” – Erich Schiffmann
Forrest Yoga Morning Wake Up Call
Get ready for your day the Forrest way! Start with gentle pranayama, then get the strength you'll need for the day with core work, twists. Get moving with sun salutations and be open hearted for the rest of the day with chest openers. The perfect way to move into your day.
Devotion: Practising Hanumanasana
Hanumanasana is a challenging pose – it’s the “splits” – but named after the monkey king Hanuman, who in one giant leap stretched across the continent of India to help save his Lord Rama’s wife, Sita. His act is one of devotion. When we practice Hanumanasana, it can feel really challenging, but if we consider what makes us act in the service of our highest self, or our volition in life – like Hanuman’s devotion and love inspired him to take that immortalized leap – the pose can perhaps be understood in a new light. In this practice we’ll look at Hanumanasana and consider the ways in which can embrace its difficulty with skill and insight.
Slow Deep Forrest Yoga Groove
Get deep into your lower body muscles and of course your core in this yin yang class that will warm and balance. Focusing on hip flexors, legs, psoas muscles and lower back this class will leave you feeling strong and calm. Begins with a 3 minute breath practice.
Soothing The Warrior
A creatively sequenced flow to sooth and nourish. The warrior isn't always about being driven but sometimes being patient and listening. This slow vinyasa yoga class is as soothing as it is strengthening. It's great whenever you need to be centred, or relaxed, or if you're on your moon cycle. With peak poses as dancer to warrior 3 balancing sequences, this isn't the most traditionally relaxing class, but it does find a way to feel watery with soothing qualities whilst working strongly.