Hatha Yoga for Beginners Complete Set (Classes 1 to 7)
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 (Tadasana) and the first of the standing postures. Here you will explore the idea of moving in time with the breath (Vinyasa). The theme for this class is Ahimsa (Non-Violence).
Class 2 – a complete well-rounded practice with twists, forward bends, balancing postures, and practical yoga philosophy. You are guided through deep relaxation a the end of the session.Explore Downward-Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana) and the basic standing postures. The theme for this class is Contentment (Santosha).
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. It introduces you to the Sun Salutes, and Warrior 3 (Virabhadrasana III, another standing posture). Sarah also gives you a background on chanting AUM and it’s significance.
Class 4 – introduces you to Warrior 1 and 2 (standing postures referred to in Sanskrit as Virabhadrasana 1 and 2). You will also practice one form of pranayama (breath practice), called Ujjayi Breathing. Sarah also shares inspiring words about another yoga precept called ‘Tapas’, which translates to ‘discipline’ or ‘the fire within’.
Class 5 – focuses on Triangle Pose (Trikonasana) and Shoulder-Bridge Pose – a gentle back bend (Setu Bandhasana). Sarah also talks about the concept of ‘Balance’ in yoga, in relation to the ‘Middle Path’.
Class 6 – works on your core strength, introducing you to Utkatasana (Chair Pose), and Navasana (Boat Pose). It also integrates the Sun Salutations and poses learned from the previous work-out continuing to work on your stability and balance.
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 (Savasana). Sarah ends this set of practices with nourishment for the spirit, guiding you through a seated Lovingkindness Meditation.
This is set of 7 beginners level classes and total length is 409 minutes.