Gentler Online Yoga Classes
Gentler classes are perfect for beginners, older practitioners and for those days where you'd like to have a more mindful, slower practice.
All my free online classes can be watched on my YouTube channel.
Yin Yoga- Using the wall to Loosen your Hips
In this Yin yoga practice we'll be using the wall to help deepen the stretch and release in our hips. This practice is great for anyone and especially suited for people with lower back and/or knee issues. Poses include: - Rhino into the wall - Wall Straddle - Wall Figure 4 - Wall Squat - Wall Twisted root - Wall Butterfly Possible props: A blanket for extra support (on your mat) and socks to keep your feet warm. Intro music by my beautiful friend Oonagh Sherrard
Gentle Practice for Lower Back Release
This gentle 30 minute class will help your to release tension from the lower back, sacrum and hips. Helping to release lower back pain and increasing lower back and hip mobility. This practice is suitable for all levels, including beginners, older practitioners and anyone who's looking for lower back health. Included in this class: - Multiple spinal, sacral and hip releasing yoga poses - Therapeutic spinal release - Grounding meditation
Short and Sweet - Yoga for your Hips
In this short and sweet practice we focus on mobilising the hips to create more ease in our movement and to help release the lower back. We'll be moving the hips through it's full range of motion while strengthening the legs. This practice is suitable for all levels.
Yin Yoga for Lower Back Release
This 30 minutes slow and mindful yin yoga practice includes deep stretches which all focus on fascial release of the lower back and sacral area to help release lower back pain and increase mobility in this area. This yin practice is suitable for all levels. Included in this class: - Deep releasing Yin stretches: Dangle, Squat, Sphynx/Seal, Sleeping Swan, Shoelace, Half Saddle - Various options to safely practice this class - Complete talk through about yin yoga and fascial release Comment: Yes, Shoelace pose is only practiced on one side. You can feel both sides of your hips (Gluteus) in this pose, even though you might feel it slightly stronger in the top leg. If you like to balance it more, move slightly to the side until you feel it evenly in both hips .
Reduce Your Stress Levels - Working your Psoas muscle - Suitable for all levels
In this 1 hour class your hip flexors (and more specifically your Psoas muscle) will take a central position. Your body responds to stress, as a stress reflex, by shortening this deep muscle of the hip. Additionally when you have a more sedentary lifestyle this muscle will become weak impacting your posture. Stretching and strengthening your Psoas helps you to ground and to circulate energy throughout your body, increasing vitality and reducing your stress levels. Suitable for all levels. Included in this class: - Explanation of the Psoas muscle and the impact is has on you - Various poses to help stretch and release tension, and to help strengthen the Psoas muscle
Moving Meditation - perfect for a daily practice
Perfect for anyone who is after mindful movement to find connection to your body and focus of your mind. This practice is very popular by my students. It is best to practice a few days in a row to familiarise yourself with the movement so that the focus can stay drawn inwards. Perfect for an early morning practice before seated meditation. This practice is inspired by various teachings I have received from Shiva Ra and her beautiful partner Demetri Velisarius, whom I'm so grateful for to be my teachers. ———————- May I be a guardian for those who need protection A guide for those who’ve lost their way A bridge for those desiring to travel to the further shores A ship for those with oceans to cross A healing medicine - full of kindness and compassion A lamp in the darkness A refuge for those who seek shelter Planting the seed, to rise up as the awakened one May my heart be a vase of plenty My life be a tree of miracles And for the multitude of living beings May I provide Sustenance and awareness Until all are awakened and free ———————- Based on Shanti Deva’s prayer as taught to me by Demetri Velisarius
Short and Sweet - Breath Awareness
Our breath and how we breathe has a big impact on how we feel. And even though we breathe all day every day, most of the time we are not aware of the quality of our breath. This practice helps you to bring awareness to how you breathe and the benefits of bringing awareness to your breathing. In this video I explain the different areas in our body in which we can direct our breath, you'll get an understanding of how you can use the breath to focus your mind and how your breath can help you change how you feel. Breathing techniques included are belly breath, Ujjaji breath, and full yogic breath. If you are uncomfortable to sit on the floor please use a block or a chair. This practice is suitable and beneficial for everyone.
Gentle Upper Body Yoga Practice
A beautiful gentle 1 hour free online class with you! The main focus is to find a connection to your upper body and it includes a 10 minute guided heart meditation. This practice is suitable for all levels, including older practitioners and for anyone who's looking to release tension in shoulders, upper back and neck. Included: - Movement to release tension of your neck, shoulders and spine - Therapeutic wrist release - Body tapping connecting to the outer layers of the body - 10 minute guided heart meditation I hope you enjoy this practice. Please like my video and subscribe to my channel for more videos