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Big day ahead? This class will help you wake up and get going with a slow, effective stretch. Essential oils enhance the experience, but if you don’t have them don’t sweat it, this is still a pretty great way to start your day. Absolutely beginner friendly, with modifications for sitting in a chair instead of on the ground.
Essential Oils for a Good Day
We will be using Frankincense for centering, Peppermint for energy and Wild Orange, a little liquid sunshine, to put an all-day smile on your face. You could substitute Sandalwood or Cedarwood for Frankincense, Wintergreen or Eucalyptus for Peppermint; and, Lemon or Grapefruit for Wild Orange.
Try making this class a part of your morning routine a few days a week to reap the benefits of increased energy, lower blood pressure, and an overall better mood. In a word…HAPPINESS!
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Had a long day? Need some help transitioning to evening or bedtime? This beginner friendly class is designed to give your day a soft landing. Essential oils help, but are not absolutely necessary, this class is all about relaxation. You can start out on the ground or seated in a chair.
Essential Oils for Relaxation
We will be using Bergamot for mood lifting, Marjoram for aches and pains and Lavender to soothe the nervous system. You could substitute Lemon or Orange for Bergamot, Eucalyptus or Peppermint for Marjoram; and, Spikenard or Sandalwood for Lavender.
Make this class a part of your post-work or pre-bedtime routine and reap the benefits of stress reduction, lower blood pressure, pain relief and better sleep. In all, a happier you. As always thank you for practicing with me and if you like this class, please subscribe to the channel so we can spend a little more time together.
We all know yoga is the key to a better day, but it’s hard to find the time. Waking up earlier is a cruel suggestion to someone like me who is not a morning person. Here is a quick 15-minute class designed to gently wake you up, stretch you out and send you off into the day a happier person.
Looking for a balanced yoga workout? This Interval Yoga Video works to achieve balance in the pace, intensity and body awareness. If you’ve got 45-minutes and you want to move and stretch, this might be the best way to spend them.
Next Level Yoga presents Interval Yoga
This class is designed to be a perfect balance of flow and slow stretching. Extra attention is given to body awareness and balancing front/back and inner/outer body strength. It’s a nice, quick workout, at the same time offers plenty of stretching to help avoid that post workout fatigue. For those of you who take my live classes, this was the featured class this June.
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You may already know that adding essential oils to your yoga practice can enhance the experience; but, have you ever wondered exactly how to do that? In this newest video from Next Level Yoga, we incorporate three of the most popular essential oils to the practice. This Yoga with Essential Oils video is the perfect, beginner friendly way to blend the health benefits of essential oils and yoga.
Yoga with Essential Oils Video
Essential oils have a lot of benefits, from inflammation reduction, to mood adjustment to pain management, it seems like there is an oil for most every situation. For more basic information on using essential oils in your yoga practice, check out this post, Yoga with Essential Oils
This video is a short, very basic class, accessible to all levels of experience. In fact, the majority of the class can be done either in or standing behind a chair, if sitting on the floor is not possible.
The Essential Oils You Will Need and Where to Get Them.
For this class, you will need the three most popular essential oils, lemon, peppermint and lavender. I use DoTerra essential oils and highly recommend them. However, there are other oils on the market that are also very good. If you are loyal user of another brand, by all means please use them with this video.
If you don’t know where to purchase these oils, here are some affiliate links to help you find the products you need from the two most popular brands. I recommend purchasing the DoTerra introductory kit which contains all three of the oils used in this video.
Question: What are the two things people tell me they want to work on most? Answer: Core Strength and Balance. Question: What are the two things people groan about when we work on them in class? Answer: Core Strength and Balance. Interesting….
Next Level Yoga presents Core Strength and Balance Challenge
Ready for a challenge? This class combines the two things clients request most, core work and balance. I firmly believe that balance is not improved by standing on one leg, but rather, by challenging the body’s ability to adjust during movements in all planes of motion.
Handily enough, all balance work requires core strength. This class has kneeling core and balance work, a core isolation flow series, then a long-levered balance sequence.
We finish on our backs with a tough and tricky series I call, dead crow progression. Not gonna lie, this one’s a killer. It may take you a couple times through to get it, but when you master this class, it feels amazing.
You will need a block.; if you don’t have a yoga block a large book like Stephen King’s It or Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will do, but put a string or rubber band around it so it doesn’t open on you at an inopportune time.
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Do you have neck and shoulder issues? If so, it might be caused by tight chest and shoulder muscles. Stretch & Strengthen the Upper Body is designed to loosen the muscles of the chest, shoulders and upper back. At the same time, working the muscles of the arms to develop tone and definition. Here is a link to the class Next Level Yoga Upper Body Class
If you want “yoga arms” or are already buff but need some definition to really prime your entry to the “gun show,” this is the class for you. It starts out slow and easy, then builds some mobility in the shoulders with some gentle flow work.
Then on to some deep upper body stretches to really loosen the chest and upper back. Finally, a smooth landing on the mat with some reclined stretching and a nice, long final relaxation.
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If you liked the short tribute to Yin Yoga video, take some time and check out my Yin Yang Flow Yoga video which is now available on YouTube. If you haven’t already, subscribe to the channel to receive notice when a new video is posted. Or, you can always follow this link to the class: Yin Yang Flow by Next Level Yoga
Seek Balance in all Things.
This Yin Yang yoga video is designed to balance the sweet ease of a yin yoga class, with the spicy effort of a yang flow class. The first twenty minutes are slow paced, gentle poses. The middle 20 minutes are a slow easy flow designed to loosen the joints and get your energy moving. The class finishes with 20 more minutes of quiet yin postures for a soft landing into final relaxation.
Bring a blanket or big towel for some extra padding. The class is a little longer, but it will be worth the time. Put on some quiet music, take some time for yourself, you deserve it. Enjoy.
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Need a break? My short Yin Yoga inspired class is now on YouTube. Grab a blanket or big towel, find a quite spot and take 20 minutes to stretch and chill. If you like the class and can find it in your heart to subscribe to my channel, I would be massively grateful.
What is Yin Yoga?
Yin yoga is based on the idea of yin and yang, opposing forces that retain balance in nature. Yin is the the cool, still and calm side, yang is the hot, dynamic and energetic side. As applied to the body, the yin is the tendons, ligaments and fascia while the yang would be the muscles and circulatory system.
In a Yin yoga class the poses are generally more gentle, held for a longer period of time, and closer to the floor. The idea is to place the body in a position close to the edge of the flexibility or range of motion, become still and allow the connective tissues to soften as time passes.