Yoga For Beginners: Thailand Free Class Video

Posted on May 8th, 2010 by admin in yoga for beginners | 4 Comments » — I teach people how to double their flexibility using Gravity Poses & nutritional supplements to support limberness. Click on the link above to join my free, 7-day email course. SIDE BENDING Stand with legs apart and arms stretched wide apart and palm facing downwards. Bend towards one side with the hand on that side touching the foot on the same side and the hand on the opposite side curled over your head and pointing in the same direction as the other hand. Feel the stretch on the waist and hold the position for a few seconds. Repeat for other side. Repeat 8-10 times. This also increases the flexibility of the body. COBRA POSE Lie flat on your stomach with hands beside your chest, legs straight. Slowly raise the upper part of your body with your face towards ceiling. Try to maintain an angle of 70 degrees between the ground and the upper part of the body. Hold this position for a few seconds. Feel the stretch at your abdomen and the lower back. Concentrate on your breathing. Draw your breath in as you stretch and exhale as you come down. Slowly go back to the starting position. Repeat 3-4 times. After a few days, try to hold the stretch for as longer times. This is a yoga pose and is known to relieve back pain and work on the tummy. http CALF STRETCH Stand on a step on the front half part of your feet. Raise yourself and try to shift the weight completely on the toes. Feel the stretch on the calves. Slowly lower yourself and go slightly below

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Yoga for Beginners DVD – Intermediates Class

Posted on May 6th, 2010 by admin in yoga for beginners | No Comments » ITS LIKE HAVING A REAL YOGA CLASS IN YOUR OWN HOME ! Consectetuer in In consectetuer Proin in sapien. Proin in sapien. Fusce urna magna neque. Fusce urna magna neque egeuat vitae lorem ipsum dolor urna magna. POSTURE Build a strong posture and learn to stand tall! TENSION: Every muscle, tendon, ligament and joint in the body is stretched and worked, releasing tension and building strength. STRESS: Feel your mood lighten as your self esteem increases. ENERGY: With every practice it is as if the energy tanks are being constantly replenished! DETOXIFY: Remove toxins from muscles, organs and joints and allow the free flow of blood, lymph and energy throughout the body. SLEEP: Everyone who does yoga reports on how much better they sleep. IMMUNITY: As the postures work on calming the body it also gives the endocrine and immune system organs a chance to function better. Say goodbye to colds! MUSCLE: There will be a marked improvement in muscle tone. This improvement in muscle tone encourages you to feel good because you look good! Sam Rao is one of the worldʼs finest yoga teachers. In this program you will experience his unique style of teaching that unites pupil and teacher in an atmosphere of fun and well-being. He teaches with enthusiasm, and brings warmth and clarity to his explanations. Doug Rao is best known in the for his work as an actor in which he has appeared as Detective Sergeant Turner in over 100 episodes of the UKʼs most popular TV

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Rejuvenate Tired Minds With a Pilates Class

Posted on March 19th, 2010 by admin in yoga pilates | No Comments »

Working forty hours a week, taking care of a family and trying to make ends meet can really tire and stress a person out. Most people try to find ways to relieve their stress and their tension by planning more activities such as going out to movies, the theatre or taking classes. Sometimes these extra activities have the reverse effect by heaping more stress onto an already overloaded plate. One of the best ways to rejuvenate tired minds is with a pilates class.

Taking a pilates class will not only help you get in to shape quickly, but the way in which the exercises have been designed will actually help your body de-stress and feel more relaxed than you can ever imagine.

Pilates exercises are a melding of yoga, strength training and stretching. The unique form of exercise was created by Joseph Pilates. His fantastic insight into how the body works and the best way in which to exercise and test the body was perfected over many years; but when he was ready to introduce his innovative exercise to a wider market, the exercises were an immediate hit – especially with professional dancers who used it to complement their already vigorous training regimes.

Today pilates has taken on a whole new dimension and there are pilates classes offered around the world. It is no wonder that so many people sign up for pilates class in order to benefit, not only from a strong body, but from a relaxed and rejuvenated mind. Much like yoga, pilates helps to clear your thoughts and gets you to focus on your movements, which has a meditative quality. By helping you focus on the present and what you are doing, your mind is instantly cleared of everything that bogs you down during the day thereby giving your mind a chance to rest and relax. By the end of your pilates class your mind will feel rejuvenated and ready to take on the world once again.

kate Lohan is an expert pilates instructor with over 15 years of teaching experience in the Los Angeles area. Her pilates related writings are a great contribution to our Pilates Class informative website

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Beginner Yoga Class Checklist

Posted on March 16th, 2010 by admin in beginners yoga | No Comments »

If you’re new to yoga, you might not know what to expect when you walk in the doors of a beginner’s yoga class for the first time. You might not even know how to start in choosing a beginner’s yoga class to attend. Here’s a “how to” checklist.

1. Nail down your goals and find the right style for you.

Everyone comes to yoga for different reasons. Sometimes these differences are slight, other times they’re vast.

For instance, are you interested in an intense physical workout to throbbing music, or are you on more of a spiritual path towards (quiet) enlightenment? Are you attracted to yoga because of its health benefits, and if so, is it physical or emotional health you are most interested in?

Are you interested in the philosophy and rich traditions of yoga, or are you on the other extreme and wouldn’t be caught dead reciting a mantra?

Whatever your personal needs and proclivities, there’s a yoga for you. If several flavors of yoga are offered in your area, do your research online or in the library to find which style would be the best fit for you.

Once you know what it is you’re looking for, you can set some goals. Call the teacher of the beginner yoga class you’re considering and ask if your expectations are reasonable.

2. Choose a drop-in or series beginner yoga class

A drop-in yoga class allows you to pay-as-you go. There will likely be some turnover week to week as to which students show up for class. The teacher is likely to keep this class on the mild side, because students will be at such differing ability levels.

This may be just what you’re looking for if you just want a taste of yoga but don’t want to buy an expensive package of classes. This may also be a good choice for you if your schedule won’t allow you to attend a class every week. Keep in mind there are significant drawbacks.

One, because the class is ongoing, you will never get to start at “the beginning.” You may be a little lost at first while you learn the culture of the class. Also, drop-in beginner yoga classes tend to be repetitive.

A series yoga class is different in that you buy a set number of classes and each class builds on what you learned in the previous week. A good series class is repetitive only in that there is some review each time, but then the teacher introduces new material.

You can learn much more much faster in a series class, but again there are drawbacks. First, if you miss a class it may be difficult to make up the material that you missed. Also, you will be asked to pay for the whole series up front.

Take a look at your level of commitment, your schedule and your budget and decide whether a drop-in or a series class is better for your needs.

3. Make sure the teacher has adequate training.

Yoga is now a significant contributor to sports injuries. This can be attributed to two things: students pushing themselves too hard for perfection and inadequate training of instructors.

Don’t be shy in asking your potential instructor about their background. There are certifications for teaching “gym yoga” that an instructor can get in a long weekend. A three day training is just enough to make someone dangerous. That’s not to say that some of the people who start with such certifications don’t turn out to be excellent instructors by dedicating themselves to practice and increasing their knowledge over the course of months and years.

There are of course people who teach yoga with no formal certification whatsoever, and though it might be difficult for these teachers to get liability insurance, there’s nothing illegal about it. Keep in mind that yoga is a spiritual tradition thousands of years old, and the idea of giving someone a certificate for learning a few poses and breathing techniques would have been an odd idea indeed even seventy years ago. It is one thing to wake up one morning and decide to teach yoga with little to no experience. It is quite another to teach after living for years under the tutelage of a master yogi who just doesn’t believe in certificates.

As a general rule, seek out yoga teachers with at the very least 200 hours of training. In the United States there’s an organization called the Yoga Alliance that offers a registry of teachers who attended training programs that meet certain standards. Someone can have the Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) designation from the Yoga Alliance and still be a crummy teacher, but usually RYTs are a safe bet.

4. Look into additional costs of the yoga class.

Sometimes there are additional costs involved in taking a beginner’s yoga class besides the registration fee. You may need to buy your own yoga mat, strap, or other props, for instance. In some classes you may need to buy certain books for study or even special clothing of a certain color.

It is important to know what the related costs are up front so that you and your bank account won’t encounter any surprises later on.

I hope this checklist will help you find a beginner’s yoga class that’s right for you.

David Morgan is a Kripalu Yoga Teacher who offers Knoxville, TN yoga classes. Find out more about yoga for beginners on his web site and get a free relaxation recording by subscribing to his newsletter that covers yoga in Knoxville and the East Tennessee region.

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beginners yoga 10 mins gentle morning class with Robbie

Posted on February 19th, 2010 by admin in beginners yoga | 4 Comments »

A 10 min free yoga class for all body types including beginners. Gentle morning practise with sydney teacher and filmmaker Robbie Baldwin.

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Beginner Yoga Positions : Reclining Twist Yoga Poses

Posted on December 12th, 2009 by admin in beginners yoga poses | 1 Comment »

Yoga instruction for a healthy life. Learn how to perform the reclining twist, a beginner yoga pose in this free video.

Expert: Amy Pancake
Bio: Amy Pancake is a yoga instructor at Yoga Yoga studio in Austin, Texas.

Duration : 0:1:33

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Hatha Yoga Flow 3 – 42 minutes

Posted on November 14th, 2009 by admin in beginners yoga | 6 Comments »
Join Sarah through this gentle, vinyasa based yoga flow, designed for all skill levels. This class covers many of the basic postures found in any given yoga class and is both short and thorough. Sarah leads you throw the postures with easy to follow instructions that leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. At only 42 min, this flow is perfect for a yoga class during a lunch break or any time during the day your body needs a lift. Duration: 42 min

We filmed this class at Trout Lake Park in Vancouver, BC it was the first filming session for and Sarahs first time on camera.

Benefits: tones and lengthens the entire body, relieves stress, improves posture, increases circulation, increases well being

Contraindications: this yoga flow is suitable for all levels, however, if you have any chronic pain, or are recovering from injury consult your health practitioner before beginning any yoga practice

Teacher: Sarah Holmes

Duration : 0:42:0

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Beginner Yoga Positions : Neck Releasing Yoga Poses

Posted on September 1st, 2009 by admin in beginners yoga poses | 8 Comments »

Yoga instruction for a healthy life. Learn how to perform the neck release, a beginner yoga pose in this free video.

Expert: Amy Pancake
Bio: Amy Pancake is a yoga instructor at Yoga Yoga studio in Austin, Texas.

Duration : 0:1:17

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Beginner Yoga Positions : Tree Pose in Beginner Yoga

Posted on September 1st, 2009 by admin in beginners yoga | 17 Comments »

Yoga instruction for a healthy life. Learn how to perform the tree pose, a beginner yoga position in this free video.

Expert: Amy Pancake
Bio: Amy Pancake is a yoga instructor at Yoga Yoga studio in Austin, Texas.

Duration : 0:1:40

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Beginner Yoga Positions : Shoulder Releasing Yoga Poses

Posted on August 18th, 2009 by admin in beginners yoga poses | 2 Comments »

Yoga instruction for a healthy life. Learn how to perform the shoulder release, a beginner yoga pose in this free video.

Expert: Amy Pancake
Bio: Amy Pancake is a yoga instructor at Yoga Yoga studio in Austin, Texas.

Duration : 0:1:21

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