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We know that yoga can seem intimidating and can seem like it’s a million miles away from what is attainable, achievable or even fun.

We also firmly believe that it really doesn’t matter how long your hamstrings are or whether you can touch your knees or toes or if you’re already in the cirque de soleil. Really that’s not what yoga is about. So what is yoga about?

To Movement for Modern Life, yoga is simply a tool. It is a tool which is guaranteed to make you feel better. Guaranteed. Starting with a little stretch and a little strength, you will find you feel a lot better in your body, and then you may start to breathe. You may start to feel some space in your head. In your life. You may start to feel that things feel possible that you never even knew were. But don’t take our word for it. Just get moving. Forwards ever, backwards never. Get moving and keep on moving a little bit every day. We have online yoga videos to e... Show more

 

  • Qigong and Restorative Yoga: Finding Balance26:56
    Qigong and Restorative Yoga: Finding Balance

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    This is the second class in the three-part series, Qigong and Restorative Yoga. The first part of this class is a qigong elemental practice that will help balance the Chinese Five Elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water in your constitution. We will then do some quieting restorative practices to finish. You’ll want to have a yoga bolster or sofa cushion and a blanket.



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  • Qigong and Restorative Yoga: Finding Harmony26:26
    Qigong and Restorative Yoga: Finding Harmony

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    Finding Harmony is the first of three classes in the series of Qigong and Restorative Yoga. It focuses on harmonising breath, body movement and the balance of yin and yang. It can be hard to find harmony in our lives of conflicting needs and priorities. Class starts with active qigong and then go on to a relaxing restorative yoga class. Ideally, have a yoga bolster and two blankets. Alternatively, you can also use a sofa cushion and two bed pillows.



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  • Gentle Yoga to Nourish and Support Series: (5) Effortless Ease28:37
    Gentle Yoga to Nourish and Support Series: (5) Effortless Ease

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    In this final class of this series of yoga/qi-gong moves to nourish, support and revitalise the body and mind, we orientate our practice toward effortless ease. In Chinese this is a concept known as wuwei, or effortless effort. It is something we cannot strive toward but rather a quality that arises spontaneously through steady cultivation and practice. As such, we will take the ideas of rooting, rising, aligning and balancing and see what is possible in working with the fluid flow of effortless ease.



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  • Take a Break: Yoga & Qigong Part1:  Exhale + Sooth 21:59
    Take a Break: Yoga & Qigong Part1: Exhale + Sooth

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    Take a short break from studies or your work. Much of our body’s tension is muscular, but actually, what the muscles and our body crave when we feel tight is deep, satisfying breaths.This short practice releases tension by focusing on exhaling fully and uses Burmese qigong, chest and shoulder openings and forward folds to calm and sooth the mind. Perfect for taking a break to release tension during the day, but also great after a hard day's work. Clothing by Rumi X.



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  • Moving Meditation: Qi-Gong Basics 322:45
    Moving Meditation: Qi-Gong Basics 3

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    This third part of the QiGong basics series begins to move the qi through the body. Inspired by the crane and the bear, which represent aspects of yin and yang respectively, the movements begin circulating qi through the body. Movements in qigong are generally slow, circular, repetitive, graceful and flowing. Its power is in its simplicity.



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  • Moving Meditation: Qigong Basics 223:23
    Moving Meditation: Qigong Basics 2

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    This second part of the Qigong basics series is aimed at purifying and cleansing the qi in the body. The qi, like any transportation system, can often be stuck, stagnant, overactive or diseased. These practices work to cleanse the body of toxic qi and fill it with healthy, vibrant qi. You finish feeling as though you have had a good internal wash that leaves you feeling more purified and nourished.



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  • Moving Meditation:Qigong Basics120:44
    Moving Meditation:Qigong Basics1

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    This first part of the QiGong basics series focuses on standing meditation and breathing practices, both central to the qigong tradition. QiGong is a Chinese energy practice that works with the principle of “xing ming shuang xiu” ”“ meaning “the spirit and body are equally refined and cultivated.” It is designed to bring the qi, or life energy, into the body and encourage it to flow without blockage. Founded on the virtues of trust, integrity, wisdom, and compassion, QiGong practices help create a feeling of inner and outer peace, energy, and wellbeing.



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  • Kapala Bhati  Breath04:46
    Kapala Bhati Breath

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    In this short class, Mimi shows the energising Kapala Bhati breath which is an invigorating tool for energising the body and clearing the mind of negative emotions.



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  • Mimi Winter Immune (3)39:45
    Mimi Winter Immune (3)

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    The third part of the immune series focuses upon internal cleansing. This class uses gentle movements, breath practices (pranayama), some QiGong as well as twists in order to give the body a deep cleanse. This class truly takes yoga as a purification practice to it's full meaning.



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  • Mimi's Winter Immune Part 232:49
    Mimi's Winter Immune Part 2

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    The second part of the immune boost from Mimi. This class picks up the pace from the first class. This yoga class uses a more invigorating vinyasa sequence to focus on improving circulation which in turn boosts white cells in the body, to help fight off colds.



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  • Winter Immune Boost33:02
    Winter Immune Boost

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    Give your immune system a boost at this time of year with this lovely gentle yoga class. Ideal if you feel you're coming down with a cold or to stave off colds when you're feeling a little run down. Mimi explains how yoga can be really therapeutic. Try this class and let the yoga do its magic.



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  • Winter Immune Booster (A Taster)07:27
    Winter Immune Booster (A Taster)

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    A taster of the full class - this is a short, slow grounded class, in which Mimi shows some great yoga poses for staving off the dreaded winter colds by giving your immune system a moving boost.



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  • Energising Flow01:09:19
    Energising Flow

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    Mimi weaves QiGong practices with a slow and steady flow. Join her in this smooth and meditative practice building to some gentle backbends. Guaranteed to leave you feeling balanced and refreshed.



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