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This slow, strong, and steady flow will take you through core work, deep hamstring stretches and twists up to revolved triangle, and will throw in some arm balances including bakasana, parsva bakasana, and eka pada koundinyasana along the way. You’ll need a strap, a brick, and a bolster. (60 minutes/Intermediate)

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Adam Hocke Yoga by Adam, Adam Hocke - 2w ago

A short hip-based warm-up incorporating a combination of movement and static holds. We’ll work pigeon, lizard, and lunge before ending in a squat. (12 minutes/All Levels)

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Adam Hocke Yoga by Adam, Adam Hocke - 1M ago

This one is pure vinyasa flow. We will begin with very simple movements linking breath, core, and movement and slowly build a flow that moves through sun salutations, high lunge pulses, standing poses, a blanket surprise, arm balance and backbends. We will end with some simple pranayama and rest. You’ll need a blanket and two yoga bricks (or something about that size) (60 minutes/All Levels)

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If you want to learn how to balance in handstand, you need to learn how to fall out of handstand.  Here are my top tips…

Fall to the side!

Practise with me, 30 minutes towards handstand

  1. Have a room you aren’t frightened to fall over in. Clear space around you until you are relatively confident you won’t suffer paralysis or break any priceless works of art.
  2. Hop up without worry about balancing. We are not here for your instagram shot, we are here to learn to fall over, so commit to it.
  3. When you feel balance failing, lift one hand. I know, I know, this is not what you want to do. But believe me, this is what you need to do.
  4. Allow yourself to fall to the side. You do not want to splat on your back. And as much as someone suggests you can fall into a perfect wheel pose, for those of us learning, it’s probably not going to happen. If you fall to the side you will have a relatively gentle cartwheel to the side and your body will figure out how to land before you hit the ground.
  5. Take a break and try again before it seems like something horrible and scary has happened. You survived and it wasn’t awful. Now you can stop worrying about it and start learning to balance.

Other top tips:

  • Don’t practise in the center of the room with your arms tied together with a strap.  Although this teaching trick has value when you are more supported at the wall, here it prevents you from having a safe fall.
  • Don’t rush. When we rush we start forgetting about breathing, wrist positioning, and basic sanity. Slow down!

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Adam Hocke Yoga by Adam, Adam Hocke - 1M ago

This is not a restorative practice! This is a bolster practice to aid in opening the entire body. It can serve as a warm-up or as a short home practice. We will stretch around the hips, sustain a down-dog, stretch the side body, back-bend and invert. (20 minutes/All Levels)

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Adam Hocke Yoga by Adam, Adam Hocke - 2M ago

This class is all about embracing asymmetry and the movement through the side body all the way into the depths of us. We’ll do loads of side-stretches, backbends, and some ‘reformed’ wild-things. It’s a steadily paced flow leading up to some relaxing floor work. Let’s start the year off with a strong practice rooted in kindness and care. (60 minutes/All Levels)

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Here are my favourite practices that you can share with your friends, family, and loved ones who think they can’t do yoga. These practices are simple, accessible, and effective.

Accessible yoga audio practices

Breathe it out

As simple as it can get. This is a short and effective relaxation practice to get you breathing and feeling balanced. You can practice at your desk, your kitchen table, or on your mat. (5 minutes)

Get ready to relax

This is a simple practice filled with seated neck releases and shoulder stretches. We’ll go through a series of postures to help unwind tight necks, shoulders, and upper backs, and then develop a deeper awareness of breath. This will act as a practice to help calm you down, reverse the negative effects of computer posture, and potentially prepare you for seated meditation practice.  (15 minutes)

Shoulders be stretched

A quick seated (even on a chair) shoulder-opening series. Great anytime and even at your desk. (8 minutes)

Ten-minute wind-down

Here’s a really mellow ten-minute forward fold practice. Great before bed or when you just need to calm a neurotic mind down.  I did all the folds sitting on a narrow foam block.  If you don’t have one try a firmly folded blanket. Enjoy! (10 minutes)

15-minutes with a chair

Seated practice you can do anywhere with a chair. I often do it in airports! (15 minutes)

Accessible yoga video practices
Yoga For Beginners: Half Sun Salutation - YouTube
Learn a half sun salutation

Visit Movement for Modern Life for the full practice and subscribe for a 14-day free trial.

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Adam Hocke Yoga by Adam, Adam Hocke - 3M ago

Confused by bandhas, diaphragms, and core? In this live class we will follow the movement of breath in stillness, in stretch, through flow, through standing postures, through handstand hops, through backbends, twists, and folds, and into rest.  Totally straight-forward and clear, we will see how the ‘internal vinyasa’ of breath can deepen your experience of dynamic flow. Expect a well-rounded and complete practice. (60 minutes/All Levels)

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Adam Hocke Yoga by Adam, Adam Hocke - 3M ago

This morning class is to get you moving straight away! We will start with breath, proceed to flow that starts easy and then gradually gets tougher, and then move through a progression of standing poses. The flow will be non-stop for about 20-minutes! Before we finish you’ll get some time upside down in headstand, some backbends, and a relaxing twist. Wake on up! (30 minutes/Intermediate)

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The Three Stages of Savasana

Savasana is a pose that requires practice, time, and repetition to feel its deeper effects. It is also a pose in which a lot happens. Use the resources below to explore how to practise savasana and the three stages of this fascinating and mysterious pose. I recommend at least twenty minutes to be able to attempt working through all three stages.

What is Savasana? Read here

Before coming into savasana, make sure you have done a practice that satisfies your personal need or want to move and prepares the body to lie down. I have included a few links to gentle practices below, but you may enjoy a more vigorous and demanding pace if physicality helps you relax and ground.

Preparatory Practices:

Savasana Practice:

Luxury Savasana 20-minute audio practice

Relaxation (Stage One)

How to practise savasana (stage one):

  1. As you lie down, prop your joints and place the body into mild flexion. This means chin will be a tiny bit in, knees will be a little bit bent, wrists are lifted so shoulders can soften, etc.
  2. Scan the sensations of your body informally or formally by noticing each individual bone, joint, feature, and region.
  3. Practice a slow and relaxing breath. For example, 1:2 Breath (double length of exhale to inhale) works quite well. 

How to prop savasana:

Surrender (Stage Two)

After you are relaxed, much of your time in savasana will be spent in practising surrender. We surrender what happened during the practice and whatever is preventing us from experiencing the present moment. Of course, there is some emotional and physical pain we can not surrender. In that case, we learn to befriend it.

How to practise savasana (stage two):

  1. Give yourself permission for rest, release, and surrender 
  2. When you exhale, silently repeat a personal mantra. This best consists of a single word and can be anything!
  3. Notice internal and external agitations without judgment as they arise. Let go of what you can let go of and befriend the rest.
  4. Repeatedly return to breath and mantra as much as you need to aid the process of surrender.
  5. Little by little, let go of the above techniques until you have fully surrendered. This will take time! 
Groundlessness (Stage Three)

This final stage is hard to explain as it is entirely non-verbal and non-cognitive. You are sleeping yet fully awake. The outlines of the body seem to drift away. It is, as best as we can understand, being present in the awareness of pure consciousness. In a 20-minute savasana, you would be quite lucky to have five minutes of this. More likely, as a beginner, you may have only occasional glimpses of this feeling.

How to practise savasana (stage three):

  1. Time and patience

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