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  • Fresh Vibes: Balance Out, Break Free, Build Strength & More!

    Here are the newest additions to our varied and fabulous collection of online yoga videos.

    Browse the collection to discover what aligns with your vibe.

    To balance out...

    Check out Cristi Christensen’s new Vinyasa slow flow. Open your shoulders and hips in preparation for an online yoga class full of opportunities to play with and challenge your balance. Poses include handstand, the bound version of half moon balance (chopasana in ardha chandrasana), forearm balance (pincha mayurasana), and standing visvamitrasana (bird of paradise). Finish with an opportunity to be creative and free, enjoying some lovely restorative poses. (88 mins.)

    To strengthen your center...

    Enjoy an ab strengthening and arm balancing yoga video with Peter Barnett. In this online yoga sequence, Peter presents exercises that build core strength in preparation for practicing arm balances, and then presents opportunities to practice a number of advanced arm balances. (34 mins.)

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    To break free from the negative ...

    Focus on Samana Vayu - to digest not only physically but mentally - in this practice shot live at Yoga Tree Hayes in San Francisco with ParaYoga teacher, Brenna Geehan. You know your Samana is strong when you are learning your life lessons and not repeating the same mistakes over and over again. This Hatha yoga online practice focuses on balanced breathing (Sama Vrtti), forward bends, and twists with the use of Bandhas (energy locks). (80 mins.)

    To sweat it out...

    Hit your mat for a cardio quickie. Running is bad for your joints, ellipticals can be a waste of time, and spending hours in an air-conditioned gym can't be good for anyone's chakras! This online yoga video, led by Justin Michael Williams, takes the pain out of cardio and brings it to a place you love (or will come to love) - your yoga mat. You'll be guided through a simple building-block sequence that's specifically designed to increase your heart rate and build up your cardiovascular strength. Cardio conditioning has countless benefits. It increases metabolism, improves heart health, and leads to great sustenance in your yoga practice. Be ready to sweat and move! (28 mins.)

    To open up...

    Join Sean Gray for a practice created to open the upper chest and rib cage by allowing each inhale to lift and expand this area. Then, take the journey deeper with a challenging sequence of twists and backbends, really getting in there and opening it up! (77 mins.)

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    Enjoy!

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  • Class Review: Xen Strength Cardio Challenge with Danielle Diamond

    The deets.

    Filming Location: Montclair, New Jersey Style: Vinyasa Yoga with Weights Length: 41 minutes Intensity: Level 2 = Moderate Intensity Focus: Crazy, Sweat-Inducing Flow Props: Pair of light hand weights (3-5 lbs.) Average Rating: 5/5

    On the teacher.

    For over fifteen years, Danielle Diamond has been teaching a kick-asana yoga class. With heavy focus on alignment and breath, Danielle creates a creative sequence, designed to make you smile as much as you'll sweat. Her program, called Xen Strength Yoga, is a modern twist on yoga combining a powerful Vinyasa flow with light hand weights.

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    On the class.

    • Work toward your edge. This sequence is designed to challenge you. Expect sweat!
    • Honor precise alignment and your skill level. Danielle inspires her students to challenge themselves without sacrificing alignment and safety.
    • Mix it up. This flow creatively weaves in light hand weights to up the ante of a standard Vinyasa flow. Get a taste of something new. Expand your idea of yoga!
    • Get pumped. Experience a killer cardio challenge. You’ll be working every muscle group while burning lots of energy.

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    What people are saying.

    "This was a great workout...loved it!!! I can't wait for more videos from Danielle to be recorded!!" ~Debra G

    "Excellent!" ~Nomnso K

    "Loved it very much !!!!!!! Thank you, Danielle!" ~Silvanne P

    "Wow! Quick + sweaty with a good cool-down stretch... that's how I would describe this one. My only wish is that it would be a bit longer in order to (possibly?) incorporate a slightly longer warm-up with the vinyasa flows and then some more with the weights - maybe extend the main sequence or add a shorter one that specifically gets at the triceps/biceps? Still, I liked this!" ~Amanda S

    From Danielle’s website: Xen Strength Yoga with Weights is a revolutionary method that combines a creative yoga flow with strength training, to provide a transformational workout designed to sculpt, lengthen, and challenge every muscle. Yes, you’ll not only get a hot yoga body, but according to those smarty-pants doctors at Harvard, you’ll also build muscle mass, increase bone density, and help prevent osteoporosis when practicing both yoga and strength training!

    Find more online yoga classes with Danielle Diamond HERE.  

    Get more on Danielle Diamond at www.xenstrength.com, find her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

     

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