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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

 

  • Jivamukti: Neck and Shoulder Vinyasa36:14
    Jivamukti: Neck and Shoulder Vinyasa

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    This full, well-rounded Jivamukti yoga class is a vinyasa flow which is a full-body and mind stretch focusing on the neck and shoulders. This class is designed to lengthen the space of the neck and shoulders, an area which suffers so much for most of us in this modern life. Enjoy some delicious neck and shoulder stretching amidst a flowing Jivamukti flow class.



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  • Jivamukti Happy Heart50:45
    Jivamukti Happy Heart

    Lizzie Reumont

    Open the heart and the hips, areas which most of us hold tension, with a beautiful, well-rounded Jivamukti yoga class which will open and mobilise your shoulders, hips and most importantly, your heart. You will need blocks or bricks and a strap.



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  • Express Backbends43:35
    Express Backbends

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    A Jivamukti Vinyasa yoga backbending class. You'll get moving straight away, no chanting, no faffing, just a lovely well-rounded yoga sequence with a focus on backbends.



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  • Bhakti To The Future19:40
    Bhakti To The Future

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    In just twenty minutes you'll be surprised how far and deep you can get into your backbends. Best done after you've warmed up, this Jivamukti yoga backbend class will get you bending back and aiming right into the future.



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  • Jivamukti Backbend Express37:32
    Jivamukti Backbend Express

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    A well-rounded, soulful and shorter Jivamukti practive with a focus on lengthening and strengthening the spine through backbends. Backbends not only lead to a strong spine but also open the front of the body and the heart centre. This is a practice to cultivate love and giving to others. You will need a block.



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  • Backbends for Moving Forwards58:42
    Backbends for Moving Forwards

    Lizzie Reumont

    A jivamukti yoga class designed to give us the ability to look back, and act with wisdom, even as we charge forward in life. A full Jivamukti vinyasa yoga class but with extra soul and focus on the back of the body. Thanks to our friends Wellicious for their gorgeous kit.



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  • Protect and Strength for Wrist and Shoulders21:51
    Protect and Strength for Wrist and Shoulders

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    This short jivamukti yoga class will help to protect and strengthen your wrists and shoulders. These delicate sometimes suffer from wrist pain whilst doing yoga, people who use computers and older folks. Try to do this practice twice a week to strengthen these key areas.



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  • Devotional Jivamukti Yoga Class01:35:01
    Devotional Jivamukti Yoga Class

    Emma Henry

    This full-length Jivamukti class is an offering, Class focuses on taking on a blessed state, an offering up even as the class progresses through some challenging, fast vinyasa through twisting, hip opening, back and forward bending sequences and some challenging balances. Give yourself the time for a full-length class. As you offer up your practice, you will find you will receive so much more than just a really thorough physical workout!



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  • Wake Up with Morning Jivamukti37:27
    Wake Up with Morning Jivamukti

    Emma Henry

    This shorter Jivamukti practice is perfect for the morning, or when you might be shorter on time, but it's a full-length class, no frills but expect thrills. The class includes juicy vinyasa sequences, twists, back and foreward bends, plus headstand. Everything you'd want to set you up for the day. You may need blocks and a blanket.



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  • Cleansing Twisty Jiva Flow01:18:16
    Cleansing Twisty Jiva Flow

    Emma Henry

    This challenging, full-length fast paced Jivamukti class is a cleansing, rinsing twist-based, a strong and risinging practice. Starts with chanting and call and response Sita/Ram. This chant is chosen as Ram is the seat of the Manipura Chakra, the centre of ego and insecurities and this is what we're rinsing out when we're twisting from the centre. Sita/Ram are the perfect couple, and from this practice, this is the most perfect asana practice. The intention is set to being the most perfect being we able to be. With this intention, this Jivamukti class will keep you moving.



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  • Forearm Balance Tutorial23:20
    Forearm Balance Tutorial

    Emma Henry

    Emma prepares us for the key consituents for the complex pose of Forearm Balance (Pincha Mayurasana)- this is a balance which requires open shoulders, good balance and plenty of core strength. You will need a block. This tutorial shows us how to prepare, open and strengthen for the pose, how to safely perform Forearm Balance by the wall and then how to perform Forearm Balance in the middle of the room and how to fall out of it. You will need a belt, and possibly another rolled up mat.



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  • Jivamukti: Hips & Backbends01:13:13
    Jivamukti: Hips & Backbends

    Emma Henry

    Challenge yourself with this dynamic flow that will take your practice to new heights. Emma builds a clever progressive sequence ”“ taking you deeper into long holds, deep backbends and hip-openers. Includes side plank, forearm balance, bird-of-paradise, splits (hanumanasana) and full wheel. Class starts with a chant: May all beings everywhere know peace.



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