This is the place to find a selection of videos that work for folks with weak or injured wrists or those that just don't like sun salutes! You'll also find some short classes to help build up, protect and strengthen those carpal muscles. We also recommend checking out our Yin and Restorative Section for more classes that are easy on the wrists.
A perfect way to start your day leaving you feeling gently energised, stronger and a sense of clarity and focus. This Kundalini yoga class uses the Surya Kriya. This gentle yoga class practice starts with right nostril sun breathing. Mostly gentle and accessible postures (if you need something quite gentle, just give the frog sequence a miss) are done with a beautiful backdrop of music, mantra and drumming. There’s some drumming, chanting and it ends in 1 minute silent mediation.
The Human Method: Somatic Movement for Head, Neck and Jaw
A somatic exploration class to help release head, neck and jaw tension. This class is brilliant to learn more about our body, and become curious about how our individual parts interact. With a greater understanding of the individual movements, the whole self becomes clarified. The entire class takes part on the floor, supine, with just very small movements so that we can become curious about the way our body works. No need for a yoga mat, just a comfortable, carpeted floor to lie on and wear clothes to keep you warm and allow you to move around.
The Human Method: Somatic Movement for Breathing
This somatics class is an exploration to unlock our patterns of breathing. This c lass takes place entirely on the back, supine. Once we start to breathe to our full capacity, we notice ourselves feeling calmer, more focussed, and better able to sleep. Most of us tend to breathe too fast, not breathe to our potential, and not breathe at all when life gets difficult. At times of stress, many of us find it difficult to pay attention; the breath is an easy way in. This class will help to make breathing muscles more resilient, reduce shortness of breath, improve lung capacity, manage respiratory complications and reduce the impact of respiratory problems on your mental health. Particularly those recovering from illness, injury, or feeling emotionally overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious, will benefit from this class.
Qigong for Nourishing the Heart
In addition to pumping and circulating our blood tirelessly all day long, our hearts also work to metabolise all life experience. As such, it deserves to be nurtured and appreciated. This is exactly what we will do in this qigong class! Qigong Fire element meridian forms are followed by practices that cultivate playful intentions and healing energy. All forms will be done standing, but they can also be done seated. No mat necessary! All levels of mobility welcome, these practices are accessible to all bodies.
Qigong for Healing the Heart
When beset by painful circumstances, the heart can harden and become numb. Nourishment and calm are what slowly begin to heal the heart when it’s been impacted by the difficulties of life, particularly heartache, sadness, and grief. This qigong class includes a short talk, meditation, and gentle movements to help the heart on its journey to healing. This class can be done anywhere - is demonstrated standing, but can be done seated, or is a very beautiful practice when lying down as well.
Qigong for an Awakened Heart
This qigong class helps to orientate towards the qualities of an awakened heart, and how this can help us live more fully and freely in the world. After some warmups, we practice the qigong form Fire’s celestial animal, the Chinese phoenix! Then we will close with a sunflower meditation and visualisation practice. All forms will be done standing, but they can also be done seated. No props or mat necessary!
The Human Method: Somatic Movement for the Spine
This somatics movement therapy class is an exploration to become curious about, and clarify the movements of our spine. When we are clearer on your understanding of how your individual parts interact, your whole self becomes more integrated. The entire class is based on the floor, with only very subtle movements for you to gain a deeper understanding of how your spine works.
Qigong for a Compassionate Heart
Compassion is a natural quality that begins to arise when we begin to free ourselves from the fetters that bind the heart. Qigong forms that help us embody the freedom and spaciousness of the heart will then lead into a practice that awakens our compassion. All forms will be done standing, but they can also be done seated. No mat necessary!
Awakening to Yourself
Oestrogen is an anti-inflammatory, so your perimenopausal symptoms can include sore joints and muscle stiffness, especially around the hips, shoulders, wrists and ankles. Join Petra for this simple morning class with somatic movement to help you limber up, lubricate joints and set a positive intention for your day ahead. You can even practice this class in bed.
Unwind tension with this mostly forward folds, gentle and relaxing yoga class with a focus on breathwork. Trust the process and safely soften your defences with this forward-folds focused mostly floor-based Yoga practice. Use a light, stress-relieving version of Ujjayi (victorious) breathing, to soften the throat and chest, and drop towards the earth more fully. This will help to release habitual tension patterns and become more present and free from worries, opening up a new space inbetween your thoughts. You will need a couple of bricks or books and a bolster or some cushions
Qigong for Calming the Heart
In Chinese medicine and Qigong, the heart is seen as the sovereign and ruler of your body. In this gentle qigong class, we explore movements that help calm the heart and help it govern our bodily domain with care, spaciousness and ease. These gentle Qigong forms are accessible to bodies, yet are powerfully calming. This practise can be done standing, but you can also do them all seated in a chair. No mat is required.
Embracing Your Personal Power
A personal power Kundalini Yoga Kriya (a set of Kundalini Practises), known as Nabhi Kriya. This class works directly on your navel chakra, the seat of your personal power. Expect strong abdominals work, breahwork and repetitions. Mostly done on the back, no need for a yoga mat, this is a great practice to increase confidence.
Tap Into Intuition: Third Eye Chakra Yoga Nidra
In this yoga nidra we will dive deep into reclaiming our innate ability to have clarity. We will access our insight and profound intuition leading to a sense of self-trust and heightened inspiration in life.
Authentic Expression: Throat Chakra Yoga Nidra
In this yoga nidra you will be guided into cleansing any blockages or limiting beliefs that stand in the way of your authentic self. A profound journey to reclaim your voice and your unique expression into the world.
Wake Up and Shake Up
A morning stretch, shake up and wake up class exploring yin yoga poses to wake up the body and shake up the energy. This is a yoga class unlike anything you've done before. Featuring 'tantrum-asana' - great for releasing anger and frustration! No mat needed just wake up, stretch and release all pent up emotion.
Kriya to Energise
You can do this seated or lying down. Join Kiranjot for energising class through Kundalini yoga body movements and breathwork. This uplifting class works on the ten bodies: the 10 bodies are the kundalini equlivalenet of the koshas, The Soul, Negative Mind, Positive Mind, Neutral Mind, Physical Body, Arc Line aka Halo, Aura, Pranic body, Subtle Body and Radiant Body. With a savasana, resting pose, at the end of the physical movements, then with chanting and mandra. This class is a fantastic all round tonic. No yoga mat needed, suitable for those with wrist issues, and suitable for most levels of mobility and strength (with modifications).
Kundalini Yoga For Confidence