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  • 5 Practices to Get Movin' & Groovin'

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    Moving sloth-like? Stuck in a slump? Rebounding from sickness? Sounds like you could use a heavy dose of energizing yoga.

    Find liberation from stagnation and lethargy by taking yourself to the mat. And when you get there, bring it on. And by it, I mean an invigorating flow. I know your mental body is tricking you into a slower-paced, restorative-esque yoga at home experience. Don’t be persuaded by these slippery, sneaky thoughts. Sometimes what you need is the opposite of what you want. If your desire is to get pumped and overcome a state of “blah,” you need a yoga booster...not a yoga sedative.

    Battle and beat the blah-ness in the following online yoga videos.

    1. 30 Minute Pick Me Up! with Joan Hyman

    This fun moving online yoga flow will start off with breath of fire to get the Shakti surging. Stretch out your hip flexors and move into Ustrasana (camel pose) to boost your energy and receptivity!

    2. Invigorating Morning Flow with Ashley Turner

    This is the ideal online yoga class for energizing, detoxing, and building mental focus. Begin with a luxurious opening sequence of two invigorating kriyas to wake up the physical and pranic bodies and flush out any stagnation or lethargy. Then, dive into a strong, comprehensive standing sequence of twisting and balancing poses to wring out every corner of the body. End feeling energized, clear, and awake. (92 mins.)

    3. Ten-Minute Tune Up with Taj Paxton

    I know you’re busy, but I’m sure you can manage to set aside 10 minutes. In this short online yoga class, use powerful breath work, core exercises, and long, deep stretches to awaken and energize.

    Pre-practice, join Pete Guinosso for a brief pranayama practice:

    4. Using Your Breath to Energize Your Practice

    The breath connects the mind, body and spirit. Pranayama (breath/energy movement) is a powerful tool for working the nervous system in your yoga and in your life. Learn how to use breath in this online yoga practice to energize your nervous system and, therefore, you. Explore the advanced practice of getting the breath to reach different parts of your body. Energy flows to where your awareness and breath goes. (7 mins.)

    5. Kundalini Practice to Fortify the Body's Stress Defenses with Maya Fiennes

    In this online Kundalini yoga class, musician and yoga teacher Maya Fiennes combines her talents to create a stunningly beautiful Kundalini practice focused on fortifying the body's stress defenses. Maya uses movement, breath, mantra, and chants all set to her own exhilarating music to awaken the spirit, energize the body, and relax the mind. These sequences are designed to detoxify and strengthen kidneys and adrenals, the body's first line of defense against stress-induced illness. Among the easiest styles of yoga to learn, Kundalini can produce dramatic results quickly. You will feel more awake and aware, healthier, and better able to face everyday challenges. Enjoy live music from Matthew Moon (www.matthewmoon.com). (88 mins.)

    Get moving, yogis.

    ~Tess

    Photo Credit: Warrior II via www.aliveinthefire.com

  • Pete Guinosso in the Spotlight

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    We are super excited to be evolving and expanding our partnership with Pete Guinosso, an internationally recognized yoga teacher. Pete is the creator of the Lighting The Path teacher training program (Yoga Alliance registered 200 hours), Yoga for Change, Yoga Prankster movement, and travels internationally teaching workshops, conferences, and adventure yoga retreats.

    After thirty years of running, cycling, and competitive sports, Pete was astonished to learn that his biggest challenge and adventure would happen on a yoga mat. Within six months of practicing yoga consistently, not only did Pete feel stronger and more flexible, but he also began to realize the deeper benefits of meditative movement.

    Known for his joyful energy, compassionate guidance, and sense of humor, Pete creates a spiritual yet light-hearted environment for his students to uncover the deeper benefits of yoga.

    Pete's teaching style is best described as a Forrest Yoga Inspired Vinyasa flow. His online yoga classes are designed to help you journey toward connecting the mind, body and spirit through vigorous asana, breath work, and awareness. Powerful and dynamic sequences are crafted to create a fluid practice of meditative movement, while also cultivating a strong awareness of proper alignment.

    "Sometimes we laugh, sometimes we cry, and we will always sweat on the mat." ~Pete G.

    To get a feel for Pete’s style, check out his latest online yoga class on YogaVibes: Unraveling the Hips, Shoulders & Neck.

    This invigorating, 60-minute online yoga class is intended to create freedom and strength in the hip, neck and shoulder areas. Use intensely focused breath work and asana (including inversions, standing poses, and Vinyasa) to safely unlock these habitual tension spots. What’s more, strengthen and lengthen the muscles around these joints to create space and promote ease of movement. This online yoga offering is great for athletes. Practice this class regularly to walk through life with greater grace and freedom.

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    Whether a newcomer to yoga or an advanced student seeking adventure and challenge, turn to Pete as your guiding source. Visit Pete’s Teacher Spotlight page to find more of his amazing online yoga classes and free online yoga videos on YogaVibes.

    ~Tess

    Learn more about Pete at www.PeteGYoga.com

  • Weekend Intention: Journey to Your Core

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    This weekend, amongst your sun bathing, beer drinking, and other general acts of merriment, carve out some time to cater to your core. Turn up the heat and awaken your center in one (or more!) of the following online yoga experiences.

    Journey to the Core with Pete Guinosso

    Get ready for a physical and mental journey deep into the core of your own being. In this Vinyasa yoga experience, you will do focused work for strength and flexibility using awareness, breath, and asana. This online yoga class includes strong core exercises (modeled after the Forrest Yoga ab workouts), twists, and standing pose sequences. (46 mins.)

    Core Fusion® Barre Open (6) with Elisabeth Halfpapp of Exhale Spa 

    Fusing the disciplines of core conditioning, Pilates, the Lotte Berk Method, and yoga, this highly acclaimed transformational fitness experience incorporates 50 years of collective teacher expertise. Core Fusion classes allow you to work from the inside out, consistently delivering results, including washboard abs, a tighter and higher backside, and a perfectly toned body. This online yoga class is open to all levels and no experience is required. (62 mins.)

    Core Extravaganza with Ashley Turner

    Gear up for a core extravaganza! Challenge your entire core (both back body and front body) with a plank series and some unique core exercises on the floor. Get strong and feel more confident after practicing this online yoga class. (19 mins.)

    Core Flow with Danielle Vardakas-Duszko

    Get all set for an Honest Yoga signature flow spiced up with intense core exercises. This online yoga class is an all around great practice for your mind and body that will ignite your center from the big toes up! This practice will enhance your regular yoga routine by strengthening and toning your entire torso, allowing your practice to advance to more challenging asana. Work your rectus abdominis (the six-pack abs) and transverse abdominis (the girdle that wraps from the sides to the front of the torso). (65 mins.)

    Journey to your core to strengthen and satisfy the nucleus of your being. Better support yourself and your practice and also enhance your bikini-bearing beach bod. Be solid to the core, yogis.

    ~Tess

    P.S. For more core exercises, visit our FREE and FUN collection of core stimulating yoga videos.

  • Feature Friday: What’s New?

    We’ve added some fresh and fab online yoga videos this week to entice your yoga palate. Check out the latest.

    To start with, we’ve launched two new online yoga practices with Pete Guinosso.

    Peacock Pose Here's Pete rockin' some Peacock Pose....Sweetness!!

    Feelin’ worn out? Stuck in a slump? Suffering from a lethargic stupor? Wake up!

    Set aside some time to just breathe in Pete’s online pranayama practice: Using Your Breath to Energize Your Practice.

    The breath integrates the mind, body and spirit. Pranayama (breath/energy movement) is a powerful tool for working the nervous system in your yoga and in your life. Learn how to use your breath in this online yoga practice to energize your nervous system and, therefore, you. Explore the advanced practice of getting the breath to reach different parts of your body. Energy flows where your awareness and breath goes. So, send your breath to areas that need some extra love. (7 mins.)

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    Feelin’ tight? Are those habitual sitting and slouching tendencies coming back to haunt you? Or maybe all that intense running and cycling has you so knotted up that bending over to pick up your shoes in the morning has become a challenge paired with moans of agony. Man. You gotta loosen up and do Pete’s new online Vinyasa flow: Hips and Hamstrings.

    Move in a struggle-free way to work your edges in this online yoga class. Use deep hip and hamstring opening poses to access these areas physically, and use your breath to mindfully work the realm between uncomfortable and comfortable. This is a great practice for athletes (runners and cyclists) who commonly suffer from tight hips and hamstrings, but it’s also beneficial for anyone who sits for long periods each day. Is that you? (40 mins.)

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    Maybe you just crave a change of scenery – a shift in perspective. Turn things around in Ashley Turner’s short online yoga practice: How to Do Headstand.

    Break down the king - the big boy - of all poses, Headstand (Sirsasana), so you can rock this beneficial inversion safely and smoothly. Learn methods to get into and out of the pose and a couple of different variations to spice things up. (12 mins.)

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    Lastly, add some zing to your workout routine in this free online yoga video with Desi Bartlett: Warm Up Your Body Pre-Workout. Prepare your muscles and mind for a run, an intense gym sesh, or a fiery yoga practice in this short yoga sequence.

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    We trust that this is enough newness to entice and excite your yogic appetite this week. Eat up and enjoy.

    Happy Friday, yogis!

    ~Tess

  • What’s the Yogi Tool of the Trade?

    The basis of yoga is really simple.

    Yoga means to create union between the mind, body, and spirit. The word yoga stems from the Sanskrit root word “Yuj” which means "to yoke" or bring together.

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    To create this union, we yogis need a tool.

    So, what is the magical yogi tool of the trade?

    Take a deep inhale. Okay, now exhale. There it is!

    The breath.

    The breath allows for the deep integration of the mind, body and spirit.

    The breath that we establish throughout the practice is called the Ujjayi breath, also known as the “Victorious Breath.“

    Learn how to do this heating, victorious form of pranayama with Pete Guinosso in his new online yoga class: Using Your Breath to Energize Your Practice.

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    Pranayama (breath/energy movement) is a powerful tool for working the nervous system in your yoga practice and in your life. Learn how to use the breath in this online yoga practice to energize your nervous system and, therefore, you. Explore the advanced practice of sending the breath to reach different parts of your body. Energy flows where our awareness and breath goes. That’s why it is super important to breathe!

    I’ll say it again and again: The breath is your greatest teacher in the practice (and in life). It is your greatest tool. It let’s you know what’s up. It signals you to back off. It allows you to go deeper. It frees up tension, stress, and anxiety. And it allows you to release your thinking mind - to let go of all the distractions surrounding you. It allows you to let go. What an awesome tool, right? Heck yea, it is! But like anything, you need to actually practice using the tool to master it.

    Here’s your chance to practice, yogis.

    Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one's being, from bodily health to self-realization. Yoga means union - the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one's actions. ~B.K.S. Iyengar

    ~Tess

    Photo Credit: Image via www.antaratma.photoshelter.com

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