These practices are great for the morning. They are especially designed to give you some get up and go, no matter how much time you have; if you're giving yourself a short weekday gift of starting the day well or a beautiful, longer energising weekend practice to give yourself the time and space you need to feel just great.
We think you'll find that the day goes with so much more panache and ease after you start the day by getting moving.
Effortless Morning Standing Flow
Connection of life within! A soulfully simple yoga class to honour your path. A simple yoga flow to celebrate the connection of life within you. Starting with sun salutes and then simple standing poses and twists, followed by standing forward folds and ending with squat twists.
Top of the Morning Hatha
A breath-centred mostly standing poses hatha yoga class in which we use our breath to restore, renew and revitalise us. Standing poses are great for gently strengthening us, and we use the breath to energise and invigorate the body. Perfect for creating a calm, vibrant start to the day. Thanks to Fabletics for their clothing.
Morning Mindful Flow
A grounding, centring mindfully paced vinyasa flow. Bring an open mind to this beautiful flow which uses pranayama and the mantra SO-HUM is weaved throughout the class. Learn how to unify the body, mind and breath, and use your breath with the mantra to organise the mind, whilst the body is led through a mindfully paced flow class. Perfect for starting your morning in a mindful way whilst energising the body. With thanks to Emily, Founder of OurMala for joining Zephyr in class.
Rise and Shine
A perfect practice to start your day with. To put a spring in your step and brightness into the body. Great for days when you're feeling sluggish and need a kick start to your day in a gentle way. This class ends with a lovely long savasana so you're rested and ready for the day.
Physical Aspects: Moving Mindfully To Explore Your Body
An exporation of your hands, wrists, shoulders, this flow is great for those of us who spend a lot of time at computers, have a strong asana practice or any other activity that builds repetitive strain. Working on all fours this flow moves on from the exploration of our bodies limits and begins to prepare the physical self for the demands of more challenging postures. Preparing the core and basic all round flexibility, this class works well as a stand alone sequence for the mornings or as a lovely warm up for stronger classes. Watch in combination with Dan's Discussion Of The Physical Aspects Of Yoga.
(6) Insight & Intuition: The 3rd Eye Chakra
A meditative class to awaken the higher mind, quieten the internal chatter and stimulate your intuitive abilities. Starting with quieting eye movements, and then with gentle poses with a block to rest on your third eye chakra. Suitable for doing before bed, or in the morning, enabling you to act with insight and intuition throughout the day. You will need a block and an eye mask.
(3) The Solar Chakra: Empower and Transform
Forrest Yoga Morning Flow
A short burst of Forrest Yoga to get you moving and ready for the day. With moves to fire up your abdominals, pranayama to get your digestive system going and stretches to get stretched into your day, this is the perfect way to start your day, the Forrest Yoga way!
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.
Wakey Wakey Sleepy Head
Hatha Yoga For Everyday
A very simple but effective Hatha yoga class with a focus on correct alignment throughout, which uses the poses taught by Dr. Yogi's (Andrew McGonigle). Perfect for waking you up, this class features a range of standing poses, backbends, forward bends and twists. This class is a classic in the reportoire for giving you a full-body stretch and strengthen whilst remainding mindful and with a focus on the breath throughout. You may need two blocks.
Morning Backbend Espresso
A short and sweet flow to kick start your day the right way. This practice focuses on building and moving energy around the system to get your whole body and mind zinging for the day ahead. Just over 20 minutes long but every second is dedicated to helping you feel nothing short of glorious!