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New Product Release: Ashtanga Yoga Beginners Complete Set

Experienced Ashtanga Yoga Teacher - Yuki Nakazawa

Check out this new release – the complete set of 7 Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga classes for Beginners.

This set of seven classes takes you through the fundamental postures and breath-work in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. It is a perfect for anyone wanting an easy introduction to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

That said, these set of classes are dynamic and require you to be physically fit. Previous yoga experience is ideal, but not essential. If you are a regular practitioner in yoga and you want to be introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, this is the set of classes for you.

We recommend that you practise and familiarise yourself with each class as many times as you like, before moving on to the next class. All you need is a clean space and a yoga mat!

Class 1: The focus of this class is Sun Salutation A (Surya Namaskar A). This series of yoga poses is one of the most commonly practised in yoga, and this class is an excellent introduction for anyone who hasn’t practised this free-flowing form of yoga before.

Class 2: The focus of this class is Sun Salutation B (Surya Namaskar B). Sun Salutation A and B is one of the most commonly practised in yoga, and generally starts off an Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga class.

Class 3: This class combines Sun Salutation A & B with the first set of Standing Postures.

Class 4: This class adds to your knowledge of the Standing Postures in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, and continues on from the standing postures learned from class 3.

Class 5: This class introduces the final set of standing postures in this introduction to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga – introducing the final set of standing postures. These new poses focus on balance, arm-strength, and lunges.

Class 6: This class introduces you to the Seated postures in Ashtanga Yoga that work on your hamstrings and flexibility, as well as two gentle Back Bend poses – these work on building your core and back muscles as well as your flexibility in these areas.

Class 7: In this last classes, it integrates all the postures and techniques learned from classes 1 to 6, and introduces you to more of the seated postures. This included seated Twists which are beneficial for your digestion and energy-circulation around the abdominal region.

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Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners – The Essentials

Practising Ashtanga Yoga on a regular basis is a great way to stay fit, flexible, and healthy. It promotes good physical health through exercises called yoga poses. These poses are done in a flowing sequence which is generally the same wherever you practice.

It is a great workout for your cardio-vascular system – the continual flowing poses coupled with a focus on breathing means you will generate a fair amount of body heat. Regular practice will hence significantly improve your level of ‘active’ fitness.

It is also excellent for improving emotional and mental health. The exercises / poses support improved focus and stability – which are important ingredients in having a balanced emotional and mental state.

Before you start doing Ashtanga Yoga it is worth noting that it is designed for people who have a reasonable level of fitness, or know have some yoga experience. It is not recommended for anyone with an injury or a health condition. It may be better to improve your level of fitness before starting Ashtanga Yoga.

The best way to start Ashtanga Yoga is to visit your local yoga studio that teaches Ashtanga Yoga or check out our downloadable Ashtanga Yoga Beginners Program. The seven class series is the perfect introduction to the fundamental postures and breath-work in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

When practising these classes, we also recommend that you familiarise yourself with each class as many times as you like before moving on to the next class. Each class is a progression from the previous class, so if you find one of the classes too much then just go back to the previous class.

In terms of equipment – your local yoga studio should have all the equipment you need. That said, you may want to get your own yoga mat.

When practising our downloadable MP3 yoga classes, the only equipment you will need is a clean clear space and a yoga mat!

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New Product Release: Vinyasa Hatha Beginners Yoga Complete Set

Hatha Yoga Teacher - Mark O'Brien

Check out this new release – the complete set of 6 vinyasa hatha yoga classes.

Designed for complete beginners or someone new to yoga who wants a proper introduction. This is the complete set of six classes that introduce you to breathing, body awareness, and some yoga postures that form part of Hatha Vinyasa Yoga.

This program is perfect for anyone who has never done yoga before or someone new to yoga who wants a proper introduction. It assumes no prior knowledge and will take you step-by-step through each aspect of the practice.

This program is a great way to gain the skills and/or confidence to attend a yoga class in your local community. The principles behind this program are at the heart of yoga – how to bring harmony to every aspect of ourselves, and developing awareness of our physical, emotional, and psychological nature. Its aim is one of transformation and spiritual happiness – something which is often missing in our modern day lives.

As each class builds upon the material in the previous classes, you will have the opportunity to see your healthy and well-being increase over the course of the program.

Class 1 – provides you with a gentle introduction to Hatha Vinyasa Yoga, and focuses on breath and body awareness.
Class 2 – introduces you to the distinction between good and bad stretches in a yoga practice. He explores the yoga principles of Ahimsa (‘Non-violence’), as well as breath awareness, gentle stretches and foundation postures of the sun salute.
Class 3 – in this practice you are encouraged to suspending judgement on how you perform, incorporating self-observation with Ahimsa which was introduced in the previous class – meaning non-violence to others and towards yourself.
Class 4 – focuses on alignment and your sense of stability in the postures, and introduces you to some new postures.
Class 5 – focuses on being focused and relaxed during your yoga practice, and will reinforce the concepts of alignment and stability from the previous class.
Class 6 – introduces you to more basic yoga postures, comfortable awareness of the breath, and lengthening & strengthening the spine.

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New Product Release: Yoga for Beginners Complete Set

Jivamukti Yoga Teacher - Sarah Trestrail

Check out this new release – the complete set of 7 beginners hatha yoga classes. The style is gentle and easy for beginners, and is from the Jivamukti Yoga school in New York, US. These classes are the most popular of our products, and now you can purchase them as a set at a discount price.

Well known for her ability to explain postures and yoga concepts in a clear, fun and simple way, Jivamukti teacher Sarah Trestrail has designed a series of classes that will give you a clear understanding and experience of the fundamental yoga postures.

This class is a Hatha Yoga class suitable to anyone new to yoga, and will have you ready to confidently step into a yoga class in no time!

Each class has a theme and focus posture. All classes in this program provide a whole-body gentle work-out. The body moves in rhythm with the breath as you move in and out of each posture. This is perfect for an absolute beginner, or for someone recently introduced to yoga looking for a proper introduction to the most common yoga postures and concepts.

Class 1 – a complete-body practice with some twists, forward bends and balancing postures, finishing with a relaxation section and short meditation.introduces you to Mountain Pose and the first of the standing yoga postures.
Class 2 – a complete well-rounded practice with twists, forward bends, balancing postures, and practical yoga philosophy.
Class 3 – a holistic practice for the body, mind and spirit, building on postures learned from the previous classes and introducing you to more variations.
Class 4 – introduces you to the poses of Warrior 1 and 2.
Class 5 – focuses on Triangle Pose and Shoulder-Bridge Pose – a gentle back bend.
Class 6 – works on your core strength, introducing you to Chair Pose and Boat Pose.
Class 7 – integrates the fundamental postures learned from the previous classes in a flowing Vinyasa class. It rejuvenates the body with a complete mind-body practice, and guided deep relaxation commonly referred to as Savasana.

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Not sure where to start as a beginner to yoga?

When I started practising yoga it was with no background as to what it was all about and what was involved. My first introduction to yoga was in a class where my partner had invited me to. It was full of strange terms and even more strange exercises.

Initially I found it hard to understand as it was so foreign to what I had experienced until then. It took me several months to be comfortable with the postures. I wondered at the time whether there was a more effective way to learn about yoga.

When we started to get material together for www.liveyogalife.com one of the things I had on my to-do list was get several of Australia’s best yoga teachers to record their best beginners yoga program. This would be a series of classes that took an absolute beginners – with no experience of yoga at all – to being comfortable with attending a beginners level yoga class at their local yoga studio.

We were blessed with two such programs:

Free Yoga ClassVinyasa Hatha Beginners series by Mark O’Brien – purchase complete series of 6 classes or any of the individual classes; and

Free Yoga ClassHatha Yoga (Jivamukti Style) Beginners series by Sarah Trestrail – purchase the complete set of 7 classes or any of the individual classes.

Both of these set of classes are perfect for anyone with no experience of yoga and a low level of fitness.

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New Product Release: Postnatal Yoga Program Complete Set

Experienced Postnatal Yoga Teacher - Ana Davis

We have just released the complete set of 8 Post Natal Classes are your supportive companions. You get the complete set of 8 classes for the price of 7 classes!

Created by renowned Byron Bay teacher Ana Davis – she brings her highly-in-demand skill & expertise to you, wherever you are. No previous yoga experience required.

Classes comprise of 3 parts which you can mix-n-match between classes for the yoga workout you really need in the time you have available. Get a complete workout in under 30 minutes! It’s really easy!

Use these yoga classes as dedicated time to nurture yourself. Your health and wellbeing is crucial to the health and wellbeing of your baby (and family). Assist your body and mind to rejuvenate after the birth.

Each yoga class has three parts:
(1) Centering
(2) Routine
(3) Relaxation.

You can choose to only do the routine and relaxation from any of the classes (each class has a theme or focus area) or just the centering and routine – all depends on how much time you have. The best bit is you can get a well-rounded workout in 30-40 minutes.

Special note: It is generally safe for you to commence practising yoga 6 weeks after giving birth. This will of course depend on your personal circumstances. We strongly recommend that you consult your medical practitioner before commencing yoga to ensure you are ready.

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