core workouts

  • Fresh Vibes: Core Workouts!

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    Yes, core exercises develop strong, sculpted, and swimsuit-catalogue-ready abs.

    We all know this. Some of us want the look. Some of us could freakin’ care less.

    Superficialities aside, all of us should care about cultivating deep core strength. Because it’s not only about appearances.

    Core strength is the key to a happy, stable, and secure body.

    Developing deep core strength allows you to live, breathe, and move more freely and confidently.

    Why?

    Core work is balancing to the third chakra (manipura chakra). Located near the navel, the third chakra is your energetic center for power and self-esteem. Balancing your third chakra will help you stand tall and move through life with greater grace and confidence.

    So, core work isn’t solely focused on the enhancement of the physical body. It’s much, much more. But if enhancement follows...hey, so be it.

    To start the journey to core strength, check out our newly added core-centric online yoga videos:

    • Core Fusion® Barre with Nicole Uribarri Hit the barre for Exhale's signature full body workout designed to give you chiseled abs, toned legs, cut arms, and a high, lifted booty. This ballet inspired, core-centric online yoga video features isolated exercises with focus on alignment, flexibility and posture as you work through targeted mindful muscle movements. Push yourself to the limit - and then find balance - as every hard worked muscle is followed by a deep, relaxing stretch. Open to all levels. (59 mins.)
    • All Abs with Justin Michael Williams Here it is...an online yoga class that's focused entirely on strengthening your core! If this class seems overwhelmingly challenging at first, don’t fret. Commit to practicing it 3x/week and your strength will build! (18 mins.)
    • Core Stability for the Lower Back with Sigrid Matthews Strengthen all the core muscles and the legs to support the lumbar spine. When there is low back discomfort, it often feels as though it needs to be "stretched out." This practice teaches you how to create harmonious strengthened muscles so your low back feels stable, open, and capable. The poses featured in this yoga video are taught progressively to give you options. Do as little or as much as feels right for your body and back. (28 mins.)
    • Core Fusion® Barre with Anna Gagie Here’s Exhale Spa's signature full body, core-centric workout again! All levels are welcome to get in on this core-strengthening, sweat-inducing challenge. (57 mins.)
    • Core Workout with Ted McDonald This is a short, sweet, and hardCORE online yoga sequence. As always, do the best you can. Remember your form is more important than repetitions. You can always add more repetitions, but if your form is incorrect you may injure yourself or strain your back. Have fun, don't take it too seriously, keep a positive state of mind, and eventually the strength will come! (13 mins.)

     

    Enjoy the journey to core strength!

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  • Fresh Vibes: Backbending Basics, Core Workouts & More!

    We have a new line-up of online yoga videos bound to satisfy just about any yogi.

    Alignment-based? Check.

    Vinyasa? Check?

    On the restorative side? Check.

    Core workouts? Check.

    Awesomeness? Check!

    Delve into the Backbending Basics...

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    Transforming the Body and Mind: Yoga Basics Asymmetrical Backbends with Darcy Lyon

    Backbends open the lungs, expand the chest, free the spine and support new patterns of lightness and fullness within. Asymmetrical backbends are particularly informative as they reveal imbalances you may not know you have in your physical structure. In this foundational online yoga video filmed live at Yoga Tree, you’ll balance steadiness with expansion as you journey through progressive asymmetrical backbends. (57 mins.)

    Backbends, Belly Backbends & Nataraja with Sarah Faircloth

    Welcome to the first of three backbend classes in a series that will take you through the basics of the level 2 syllabus of the Anusara Yoga style. In this online yoga class, you will practice backbends, belly backbends and Nataraja arms: mermaids, pigeons and dancers. This class is challenging, yet the accessible teaching style of step-by-step instructions will make the poses approachable and doable. (87 mins.)

    Fire Up Your Navel Center...online yoga classes

    The Complete Yoga Core Strength Program with Kino MacGregor

    The integration of deep core strength is a key component in every yoga practice. Developing the muscles that line the interior space of the pelvis will support the torso to help you maintain good posture and a healthy back. No matter how beginner or advanced you are, this online yoga practice offers you a complete yoga program to develop and train your core strength. For regular yoga practitioners, this will be an intense practice aimed at burning away obstacles along the inner body. For new students, this will be an intro into the power of true core strength. (52 mins.)

    Lighting the Flame with Kate Duyn Cariati

    This Divali-inspired Level 2/3 online yoga flow (with Rama references throughout) features Archer Pose and creative bow variations. Twist into revolved standing and arm balancing poses to awaken the fire of your navel center. End in Yoga Dandasana and an asymmetrical scorpion variation. (87 mins.)

    Take it sloooooooow…

    Restore & Balance: Slow Flow with Cristi Christensen

    In this slow moving Vinyasa flow, Cristi will guide you to honor new beginnings and lift barriers so you can connect more fully with the divine essence of yourself. This is a great practice to kickstart your day! Start in a supine, restorative position and warm up with slow Sun Salutations and a standing flow. Finish with a long pigeon pose, seated twists and savasana. (90 mins.)

    Slow Down & Reset with Stacey Rosenberg

    Press your reset button in this deeply grounding online yoga practice filmed live at Yoga Tree. Working literally from the ground up, you will open your hips in an innovatively sequenced practice that utilizes long holds and dynamic engagement in poses. Find ease and freedom by strongly working the foundation of poses. (71 mins.)

    What strikes your fancy? 

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