Upper Body Strength 5 is a playful and challenging upper body workout that strengthens the wrists, shoulders, chest, triceps and core.
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The videos in the Yoga 15 series incorporate 5 disciplines—Strength, Flexibility, Balance, Relaxation and Mobility—to optimise performance and support recovery. There are also sequences designed to relieve pain and for both breathing and meditation.
In Flexibility Flow, we move through the classics—Sun Salutation A, Lunge Salute, Sun Salutation B, and finish with a hip-opening sequence.
Depending on the flexibility of your quads and hip flexors, this sequence is either going to be incredibly hard or a walk in the park.
In Hip Openers 3, we flow through progressively deeper poses that stretch the hips from multiple angles. It's a great one to do post-workout.
Twist And Bend combines yoga twists and sidebends to stretch muscles throughout your body. It's a great one to do after a workout.
In More Hamstrings, we practice forward bends to stretch the entire back of the body—the ankles, calves, hamstrings, lower and upper back.
In Hip Openers 2, we flow through some deeper hip openers, including Low Lunge, Lizard, Half Frog and Reclining Butterfly.
In this Deeper Backbends sequence, we open up the front of the body and strengthen the back of the body to improve posture and relieve pain.
In Sun Salutations, I break down Sun Salutation A—a classic sequence of poses that you will find in many hatha and vinyāsa yoga classes.
Beginner Sidebends stretches muscles throughout the body, focussing especially on the shoulders, obliques and intercostals.
Hip Openers 1 stretches the hips from every angle. Legendary PT Kelly Starrett advises athletes to "Spend as much time in a lunge as you can."
Beginner Twists is one of my favourites. The poses feel amazing and it's great for relieving lower back, upper back, shoulder and neck pain.
In this Calves and Hamstrings sequence, we'll focus on stretching the entire back of the body in a progressive series of Forward Bends.
In this sequence, we strengthen the abs, obliques, lower back, pelvis and hips. Try to keep your core engaged throughout.
In Beginner Stretch, we increase flexibility and mobility in muscles throughout the body and get to know some of the basic yoga postures.
Dissolve Tension is a gentle, restorative sequence that focuses on letting of tension to alleviate pain in the upper and lower back.
In this sequence, we introduce Sun Salutation B—a series of poses similar to Sun Salutation A with the addition of some standing poses.
This sequence combines dynamic and static poses to loosen up tight hips. It's great for improving suppleness and alleviating back pain.
Easy Stretch is a gentle sequence designed to release tension in the shoulders, chest, obliques, hips, hamstrings, calves and ankles.
Total Relaxation is where it's at if you're feeling stiff and achey. We loosen up the calves, hamstrings, hips, back and shoulders.
Pain Killer is designed to release tightness, increase mobility and relieve aches, pains and stiffness throughout the body, naturally.
In Core Strength 3, we practice isometric and concentric-eccentric exercises to strengthen the core—the abs, obliques and lower back.
Sidebends and Hip Openers mobilises the spine, stretches the sides and opens up the hips. We finish with a short breath meditation.
In Better Posture, we loosen up the wrists, elbows, shoulders, spine and hips and stretch the calves, hamstrings, hips and lower back.
Be Like Water is designed to loosen up the spine, hips, shoulders and backs of the legs to improve suppleness and fluidity of movement.
Relax The Hips is designed to loosen up the hips and stretch the calves and hamstrings. It's a great one to do after a workout to release tension.
Deep Release is an intense sequence that opens with Box Breathing, moves through some gentle stretches and finishes with an extended meditation.
Depending on your perspective, you’re either going to find Lower Body Strength 5 fun and creative or cruel and unusual punishment.
Flexible Spine includes a couple of more advanced backbends. It's a nice, lazy flow to try if you've been practicing for at least a few months.
In Core Strength 5, we work the abs in a series of Plank and Boat pose variations, and finish with the mother of all abs stretches—Wheel pose.
Hip-Opening Twists stretches the hip flexors, groin, glutes, TFL, hamstrings and calves. We finish with an extended body scan meditation.
In this Hip Stability sequence, notice how challenging your balance strengthens the hips and core. This is crucial for preventing back pain.
In this sequence, we step up the pace. It's great for improving your balance and also for increasing your hip strength and flexibility.
In Wheel Prep, we open up the hip flexors, stretch the chest, loosen up the shoulders and activate the glutes, in preparation for Wheel pose.
Tip The Balance is a fun balance sequence based around Tree pose. Try to stay motionless in the poses and graceful in your transitions.
Balance And Stability requires concentration, coordination and core control and improves balance, flexibility, mobility and strength.
In a Bind tests balance, strength, body control, flexibility and endurance. I ask you to hold some hard poses, so get ready to shake.
Total Focus is designed to help you develop your powers of focus and concentration, which can be very useful, especially in competition.
Moon Landing integrates twists, hip openers and core strengtheners to challenge your balance, flexibility, coordination and proprioception.
Balance Transitions links together a series of tough balancing poses that build strength and stability. Please make sure you are fully warmed up.
In Perfectly Aligned, try to keep your alignment top of mind. This will help to create a sense of stability from which to work on your balance.
Getting Sideways is a challenging, twisting balance sequence that builds strength in the arms, legs and core and improves spinal mobility.
Party Tricks is one of the most fun and challenging videos in the entire series. We flow through pretty much all the advanced balancing poses.
In Balance Foundations, we practice some basic yoga balancing poses—Tree and Warrior 3—that also improve hip strength and flexibility.
Beginner Backbends focuses on spinal extension. Backbends are fantastic for improving poor posture, especially if you have to sit a lot.
Take Flight is an advanced Balance sequence that feels a bit like a puzzle. It requires good stability and mobility in the hips.
Supple Spine is great for reducing stiffness, increasing suppleness and alleviating upper and lower back pain. We extend, flex and rotate the spine.
Supple Back is focussed primarily on mobilising the spine. It's a relaxing sequence that you can practice towards the end of the day.
In Long Hard Day, we loosen up the neck and shoulders, stretch the outer hips, glutes and groin and release tension at the lower and upper back.
Strong And Supple is a fun routine with some novel variations to try. It requires great balance, a strong core and good mobility in the hips.
Acrobatics is a playful back-bending sequence with some pretty advanced postures. If you're feeling strong and supple, it's a fun one to practice.