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  • Warm Up for Fall!

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    Get warm and cozy this fall with some yoga!

    Here's a featured lineup of online yoga classes designed to warm up your body in preparation for whatever is coming next, be it a long trail run, a tough climb, a gnarly surf, a hardcore yoga practice...whatever it is that you do.

    1. A Vinyasa Warm Up with Kiyomi Takahashi

      This online yoga class is quick and energizing. Practice first thing in the morning to start the day off strong or practice mid-morning/mid-afternoon for an energy boost. This uplifting flow will surely bring heat to the body and increase your vitality! (19 mins.)

    2. A Spine and Core Warm Up with Danielle Diamond

      Warm up in preparation for a full Vinyasa yoga practice. In this free online yoga video, Danielle will share several yoga exercises to strengthen your core and align the spine. Feel centered in mind and body. (2 mins.)

    3. A Shoulders & Hips Warm Up (Yoga for Dudes) with Chad Moline

      Warm up those tight shoulders and hips! Chad will teach simple shoulder openers, lunges for the hips, and twists for spinal lengthening – all great movements to practice before surfing or other physical activities. (18 mins.)

    4. Warm Up the Body: A Pre-Workout Sequence with Desi Bartlett

      Warm up the muscles – especially the lower extremities – to prep for a run, workout, or yoga practice. In this free yoga video, Desi will share a Sun Salutation variation intended to counterbalance repetitive forward motion. (2 mins.)

    5. Yoga for Runners with Sage Rountree

      Designed for runners, this online yoga class offers simple yoga exercises to practice before a run or other physical activity. Enjoy a dynamic warm up to get the glutes firing and the lower legs ready to run. Practice alignment and concentration exercises to help sharpen your focus during a run or workout. Move through longer holds of poses to stretch the quads, hip flexors, outer hips, inner thighs, and hamstrings. (23 mins.)

    Stay toasty, yogis.

  • Class Review: Vinyasa Warm Up with Kiyomi Takahashi

    The deets.

    Style: Vinyasa Length: 19 minutes Intensity: Level 1 = All-Levels, Beginner Yoga Video Focus: Warm Up Props: 2 Blocks + Blanket 

    On the teacher.

    Kiyomi Takahashi combines her love for yoga with her passion for nutrition. She is committed to uplifting everyone she connects with and is honored to share the beautiful teachings of yoga. She's known for her precise guidance, warm encouragements, and as-needed modifications in a supportive light-hearted environment.


    On the class.

    • Quick. If you're on-the-go and only have a small window of time to practice, this online yoga class is an excellent option.
    • Energizing. This online yoga sequence is perfect to charge yourself up. Practice it to kick start your day or to pick your energy up in the mid-morning or mid-afternoon.
    • Expansive. Kiyomi guides you through an uplifting flow sequence designed to open your body with energy-boosting breath work to increase your vitality.

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    What people are saying.

    "Good morning routine."

    Dig this Vinyasa warm up? Find more heating online yoga classes with Kiyomi Takahashi on YogaVibes.

  • Strike A Pose: A Quick Warm Up Sequence

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    This week’s free online yoga video is brought to you by Danielle Diamond, founder of Xen Strength Yoga. In this short online yoga practice, Danielle will teach you some simple yoga exercises to get you warm and ready for your practice at home or on-the-go.

    All of the movements instructed in this video are intended to warm up the spine, engage the core, and create more space in the body. Begin rippling through some cat/cow exercises (some personal favs), followed by another exercise designed to set your abdominal muscles on fire (in a love/hate sorta way).

    It's important to wake up the core and align the spine before you get your flow on. It prepares you for the practice by centering your body and mind and it creates more fluidity in your body before you dive into a full Vinyasa flow.

    It should be noted that the exercises shared in this online yoga video are awesome to explore even if you don’t intend to rock a full practice. This warm up is versatile and can be applied to other physical and/or non-yogic endeavors. Rock these exercises pre-gym sesh, pre-run, pre-climb, etc. Rock out this sequence in the morning to ignite your day. Also, turn to this sequence anytime you need to break for some mental and physical equalizing.

    You can bring these exercises with you wherever you go and practice them whatever the circumstance. Airport. Home. Hiking trail. Yoga studio. No matter. Use these movements to feel fired up and set to tackle whatever is coming up next.

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     Dig this yoga video with Danielle Diamond? Check out her growing collection of free yoga videos and full on flows at www.YogaVibes.com.

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  • A Serious Kick-Butt Yoga Experience

    Have you come across our Xen Strength Yoga classes yet?

    If not, allow me to introduce you.

    For a serious, kick-butt yoga experience you gotta rock some Xen Strength Yoga with Danielle Diamond.

    These online yoga classes strategically incorporate light weights into a lively Vinyasa flow. The Xen Strength Yoga program is designed to sculpt, lengthen, and challenge every muscle group for a total-body, sweat-stimulating workout. So, snatch a pair of light (3-5 pound) hand weights and get your asana to the mat.

    First, warm up with a newly added rigorous upper body and core sequence. In this online yoga class, you will get the intense energetic burn you want without sacrificing precise alignment and missing out on all the benefits of yoga that you love. In this Vinyasa flow, you will be inspired to work toward your edge and to challenge yourself. Yet, you’ll also be encouraged to honor your current skill level – to stay true to where you are at. (23 mins.)

    Xen Strength Yoga with Danielle Diamond

    You can definitely run-through this flow and treat it as a stand-alone practice. If you’re so daring, you can follow it up with another kick-butt Xen Strength Yoga flow to get in a full hour-long experience. Check out Danielle’s Xen Strength Cardio Challenge or Xen Strength Hip Opening class to experience more intensity, flow, and sweat.

    What’s the word on Xen Strength Yoga online?

    Let’s see what people are saying so far…

    "DD, you are my hero! I used to be a bodybuilder, but now that I am 50, I have gotten bored with traditional weightlifting. Not to mention, a slight loss of energy! So, yoga with weights gives me hope that the beauty, strength, and peace of yoga can be paired with some weight training, to hopefully achieve a dynamic result!" John

    "Loved it very much!!!!!!! Thank you, Danielle!"

    "Wow! Quick + sweaty with a good cool-down stretch...that's how I would describe this one…"


    Test drive some Xen Strength Yoga for yourself to see what all the buzz is about! Invite in all the benefits of your yoga practice paired with some weight training to achieve profound, dynamic results.


    Photo Credit: Yoga with Weights via www.breathinghappy.tumblr.com

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