Hatha Yoga Flow for the Entire Body

Namaste yogis and yoginis!

Be one with the flow and allow your body to go where it wants to go. Be prepared to work your entire body. We’ll be up and down and all around. In this video we’re breaking the rules and just freestyling it.

Even though this is a somewhat fast and intense yoga routine only do what you can and listen to your body. Don’t over extend yourself and take a break if your body needs to.

Let me know how you feel after in the comments below. I’m always interested to hear what you think and suggestions for upcoming videos. As always, like, subscribe, share and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel as well right here.

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Yin Yoga for the Heart and Lung Meridian

Namaste yogis and yoginis!

Open up your heart and lungs with this Yin yoga practice. Improve your posture, breath, boost your self confidence and improve the flow of your chi.

Yin yoga is based on the Taoist tradition of yin-yen energy. It relies heavily on utilizing the energies from your bodies major organs such as: heart, lungs, kidneys, gal bladder stomach and spleen. They refer to these energies as meridians. Taoists believe when one or more of these energies are blocked it disrupts the flow of chi and imbalances occur within yourself.

This Yin yoga focuses on the heart and lung meridians. I’ll be putting lots of emphasis on deep chest, shoulders and upper spine openers. Remember, we’ll be holding each pose for 3 minutes. Make sure you’re as comfortable as possible and I find it helps to put a blanket over your mat.

I really hope you enjoy this routine. I really want to hear what you think so please leave a comment. Like, share, subscribe and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel as well right here 

 

Yoga to De-stress and Make Your Body Feel Good

Namaste friends!

If you’ve been feeling stressed, anxious, irritated, tired, or tight anywhere in you body, then this is the perfect video for you.
I have three goals for you in this video:

  1. I want you to de-stress,
  2. I want you to feel open from your head to your toes,
  3. I want you to feel stretched through your whole body.

I keep all the poses passive and on the floor. Focus on the routine but don’t worry about how you look in each pose.

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Satnam!

Kundalini Kriya to Become Crystal Clear

Namaste yogis!

Clear your head with me! This Kundalini yoga Kriya to Becoming Crystal Clear will increase your creativity, energize you, strengthen your arms and help you make decisions.

Get ready for a lot of crazy arm work. It may look weird but it works. Remember stay hydrated, during Kundalini yoga. We pull in a lot of fiery energy into our mind and body therefore it’s important to balance that with yin energy – like drinking water. I made sure we get a nice stretch before and after since the Kriya specifically involves a lot of sitting.

Most of all have fun and don’t put pressure on yourself to go past the point of discomfort or pain. Feel free to comment and ask me questions. Please like, share and subscribe to my YouTube channel as well.

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Satnam!!!!

 

Yoga Chest Openers and Backbends

Hi Yogis!

Improve spinal flexibility, lengthen your core, see the world through a different perspective, improve posture, open your heart chakra, correct roundness of the shoulders with this chest opener and backbend routine.

I love backbends! there is such a sense of play and a childlike quality when it comes to these Asanas. I feel so long and strong after a series of backbends. I decided to combine some of my favorite chest openers and included them in this routine because I think they’re so connected.

Please listen to your body and take your time getting into these positions. Remember, I’m just here to guide you but YOU ARE THE BOSS! Also, I did forget to include a Savasana at the end which is important…sorry. Therefore, I strongly advise you to take a nice long Savasana to relax after such an intense workout.

Enjoy and please like, subscribe, share and leave a comment to let me know how you felt about the routine. Don’t forget to like and subscribe to my YouTube channel as well. 

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Namaste sweet Yogis!

Yoga Spinal Twists To Aid Digestion

Twist with me baby!!!

Aid digestion, help lower back pain and strengthen the oblique muscles within this lovely cleansing set.

I will take you through different variations of spinal twist from seated, to standing and table top position. Plus, we get to finish it off with Breath of Fire which is a very popular way to clean out the blood stream, increase vitality, energize, increase creativity, stimulate the navel point, strengthen the core and increase awareness in Kundalini yoga.

Breath of Fire is a very vigorous breathing technique which sounds like a dog panting. Please slow it down to long breathing if you start to feel dizzy. Very importantly ladies, if you’re in the first 3 days of your menstrual cycle – long deep breaths are fine.

Most of all I hope you enjoy this cleansing set.

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Namaste!

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Beginner Vinyasa Flow

Flow with me divine beings, and fill your heart with the power of the sun.

In this video I will take you through a beginner Vinyasa Flow routine designed to help you come up with Asanas which flow well together.

Vinyasa basically means to arrange something in a special way. Think of this as a foundation of any Vinyasa routine. Vinyasa Ashtanga or Power Yoga is great for burning calories, building stamina, increasing your strength and balance.

In this practise be prepared to sweat and move from pose to pose quickly, as well as moving up and down on almost a constant basis with very short breaks. Try to avoid having a big meal before the practice and save the feasting for later and keep hydrated.

Vinyasa A and Vinyasa B – which are also known as Surya Namaskar A and Surya Namaskar B – are a set of sun salutation or Asanas expressing gratitude to the sun. The transitions are just as important as the actual poses.

Most of all, have fun. Don’t put pressure on yourself to do the routine super fast. It’s completely OK to flow through each Vinyasa slowly and carefully until you feel more comfortable to speed up.

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Namaste!

Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners

If you have never tried Ashtanga flow before THIS is the perfect routine for you! Flow with me slowly with each pose explained so there’s no frustration. Enjoy!!!

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Beginner Yoga Against A Wall

Namaste!!!

Practice beginner Hatha yoga poses against a wall with me. This is one of my favourite routines because it forces me to put extra effort into my alignment and posture. Not to mention there is an oh so delicious Shavasana with your legs up the wall which does wonders for your back and helps with insomnia. Enjoy and please don’t forget to like and subscribe and share your comments below. Also check out my YouTube channel for more great yoga videos 

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Yoga And Emotions: The Not So Mellow Hippie

Hi yogis and yoginis!

Today I want to talk about the different emotions I experience during or after my practise and how it’s not always pretty.

What’d you say!? Isn’t yoga supposed to relax and get rid of negative feelings? Sometimes yes, but then I have those days where I feel extreme anger especially during a Kundulini or Vinyasa practise. You see, I have come to realise that yoga doesn’t allow me to forget that I am human. A red blooded human with ego, greed, jealousy, loneliness, frustration, competitiveness and all those ugly feelings we wish we didn’t have. What yoga DOES do however is to force us to face and acknowledge those feelings so hopefully we can deal with them while away from our mat.

In Kundulini yoga we often practise a lot of vigorous breath work for long periods of time, especially while performing breath of fire, where we pull in a lot of air and fire into our bodies. This is a very masculine and aggressive element, so it’s not uncommon to feel very angry after. I’ve had moments where I’ve said to myself “I didn’t know I was so mad at this person, I want to punch them in the face”! Yes…yogis have those feelings too! The good news is this gives me the opportunity to face the situation without cowering away from it and hopefully coming up with a good solution. We keep so much bottled up inside of us for various reasons, perhaps we want to fit in, maybe we don’t want to face judgment or we want to keep up some sort of image we have of ourselves. The more we do this the more negative emotions we store in our cells or we get that mysterious stomach ache, tightness in our muscles, headaches, etc. It may sound cliché but our mind and our bodies are much more connected than we realize.

During my Yin practise I have had moments of frustration, sometimes as little as “oh…I wish I could be more comfortable in this pose”.

Other times I had a very cleansing cry after. Yin yoga is a series of poses – mostly hip openers – held for 3 to 5 minutes with very little talking. Therefore, it becomes a very introspective experience without any distractions. Hip openers are very connected to the second chakra which holds our emotional and creative side. I have found that this practise can help with issues of forgiveness for yourself and others. It also increases our creative potential and feminine sexuality.

With my Vinyasa practise I experience feeling of impatience, disappointment and jealousy. Jealousy towards yogis who are better than me. Yes, I know…this is very immature of me.

After all, it’s our competiveness which makes us push ourselves harder and do better. With that being said, I very much admire all these yogis and am grateful that I feel challenged by them.

I guess the moral of the story is; don’t be afraid of the human experience, it is what it is for a reason, with all its shit and glory. After all, you can’t appreciate the sweet without the bitter. Accept all your feelings, even the nasty ones and deal with them, face them head on and stop hiding. Allow yoga to help you with this and remember, it ok to laugh at the ridiculousness of it all!

I’d really love to hear about your own experiences. What emotions bubble up to the surface when you are doing yoga? Please tell me about them in the comment section below and don’t forget to leave a like, subscribe and share my blog. You can also check out my YouTube channel by clicking on the link. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-FQOAyJIek3IJa01GWspOg

Namaste!!!!!!!!!