Therapeutic Benefits

If you've got a body part that's giving you trouble you've come to the right place! Bad back? Painful knees? Ouchy Hips? This is your SOS toolkit for when something hurts.

 

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  • Forrest Yoga Neck & Jaw Release36:04
    Forrest Yoga Neck & Jaw Release

    Kristi Rodelli

    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.



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  • Shoulder Stabilisation Workshop25:02
    Shoulder Stabilisation Workshop

    Andrew McGonigle

    Dr Yogi gives us an essential series of movements for anyone with troubled shoulders. Shoulder stabilisation and strengthening is essential for all vinyasa flow yoga practices and for those of us who suffer from painful shoulders from poor posture, arthritis, instability or injury. This yoga class can improve your shoulder strength and stability when you practice this sequence regularly. You will need a strap, a block and a bolster.



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  • Knee Stabilisation Workshop33:34
    Knee Stabilisation Workshop

    Andrew McGonigle

    Ease painful, swollen or stiff knees with this sequence from Dr Yogi, which will stabilise the knee area and build strength and stability in the knee joint. Includes Dr Yogi's advice on why the knee is vulnerable to injury and top tips to keep the knee safe during yoga. Whether sore knees are caused by sports and exercise or arthritis, regular and mindful use of this video will improve strength and mobility and reduce pain. You will need a block and blanket.



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  • Lower Back Workshop27:15
    Lower Back Workshop

    Andrew McGonigle

    Do you suffer with aches and pains in your lower back? In this workshop-style tutorial, Dr Yogi talks you through some top tips on soothing your lower back in your yoga practice, finding out why the lower back is so prone to injury and how to protect the lower back during your yoga practice. Following this, a short sequence focusing on the lower bck and strengthening the core has been carefully designed to simultaneously strengthen and release your spine from pain and tension caused by injury, arthritis or repetitive strain such as too much driving or time spent at the computer.Try to do this video at least three times a week to really feel the benefits and as with any sensitive area of the body, seek medical advice to avoid doing further damage.



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  • Qigong Breathing16:15
    Qigong Breathing

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    Any time you need to calm and nourish yourself, try these 5 types of breathing that lead to Embryonic Respiration, and then finish with a simple, gentle yet potent practice called Inner Nourishment. In China, this practice has been done since the Ming Dynasty. Believed to strengthen all internal organs, it has strong affect on digestion and respiration, menstruation, fatigue and heart disease.



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  • Yoga For Sciatic Relief27:15
    Yoga For Sciatic Relief

    Deanne Liew

    Sciatic pain is common in pregnancy, and many others may need sciatic relief. This targetted class is gentle and focused on relieving pain on the sciatic nerve. You'll massage your feet, stretch your legs and open your hips and you'll learn moves to do every day for those of use who suffer from sciatic pain.



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  • Pilates for Lower Back Pain38:05
    Pilates for Lower Back Pain

    Antonia Ptohides

    A pilates class specifically focused on strengthening the SI (or sacro-illiac) joint. The lower back can sometimes feel pain because of tweaked SI joint, so it's great to give it strength back. A tough, targetted class to release the tension in the SI joint by strengthening the glutes, tummy and hips. You will need a cushion or block or pilates ball.



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  • Yoga For Athletic Recovery34:38
    Yoga For Athletic Recovery

    Clive Fogelman

    A recovery sequence for athletes designed to create openness and facilitate deep release in the body. A great complement to any physical activity, with hip openers, hamstring stretches, back bends and calf stretches - ideal after exercise of any kind, or indeed after a dynamic yoga class!



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  • Protect Your Neck02:29
    Protect Your Neck

    Andrew McGonigle

    A short tutorial class by Dr Yogi in which he shows us some of the issues many of us have with our very fragile necks, and how to protect the neck in headstand.



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  • Shoulder Blades and Shoulder Girdle03:12
    Shoulder Blades and Shoulder Girdle

    Andrew McGonigle

    A short tutorial class by Andrew, Dr Yogi, in which he shows us the importance of keeping strength in the shoulder girdle. This is a key piece of anatomy for all of us, and can be viewed as an anatomical explanation to Kristi Johnson's 'wrapping the shoulders' video, for the Forrest Yoga technique to keeping the shoulders stable.



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  • All about the Shoulder Joint03:24
    All about the Shoulder Joint

    Andrew McGonigle

    A short tutorial class by Andrew, Dr Yogi, in which he shows us points of possible instability in the shoulder joint and how to protect our shoulders with external rotation in key yoga poses of downward dog and dancers pose.



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  • All about the SI Joint02:57
    All about the SI Joint

    Andrew McGonigle

    Non-Yogi's probaby don't know about the Sacro-Illiac Joint. But most who have a regular practice do. And that's not a good thing. The SI joint needs to be kept stable, and Andrew offers some tips on how to do this.



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  • All About the Knee03:31
    All About the Knee

    Andrew McGonigle

    A short tutorial brought to you by our Dr Yogi on the workings of the delicate knee joint and how to protect the knee in some key yoga postures.



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  • Find Your Feet03:23
    Find Your Feet

    Andrew McGonigle

    All about the Feet. In this short tutorial, Andrew, Dr Yogi, talks about the role of the feet and their impact on the whole body. Focusing on collapsed arches, Dr Yogi has some tips for building the arches, which will also help with pronation issues.



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  • Tight Hips Recovery11:44
    Tight Hips Recovery

    Lizzie Reumont

    This short yoga class takes place supine, so it is great for those recovering from injuries or for after a really long walk, run or cycle-ride. Also great for after a long day at the office or for after travel to ease your hips back to health. Plenty of very accessible stretches to take the strain out of hips which tighten from exercise or from sitting still for a really long time. Thanks to Wellicious for their beautiful clothes!



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  • Quick Neck Release06:36
    Quick Neck Release

    Kristi Rodelli

    The neck holds so much unnecessary tension. This short tutorial class gives you essental tools to deal with daily tension which accumulate in the neck and upper shoulders. The class releases the neck, upper trapezius, helps release the jaw, elbows and wrists and allows greater bloodflow to the brain. No need to be on a yoga mat, do this class everywhere and anywhere, every day and feel the tension slip away.



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  • Yoga for Desk-Bound Backs 218:30
    Yoga for Desk-Bound Backs 2

    Lucy McCarthy

    This class focuses on releasing tension often held in the shoulders if we sit at a desk for prolonged periods as well as unravelling tension held in the hips, another frequently tight area for those desk jockeys out there. Great for unwinding the effects of prolonged sitting. This class is great to take as a break in the course of the day, or at the end of the day. You will need a strap.



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  • Yoga for Desk-Bound Backs18:29
    Yoga for Desk-Bound Backs

    Lucy McCarthy

    This gentle, hatha class gives the back and neck some simple releases for those of us who have been stuck at a desk, on a train, plane or behind the wheel all day. You will find that you have new, oxygenated bloodflow to the spine and feel a million times better after these simple poses. You may need a block.



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