LEARN | Yoga Foundations

LEARN | Yoga Foundations

The Learn component includes guided videos of the full poses, common mistakes, and pose modifications using a variety of yoga props and household objects. The Yoga Foundations teachers will take you through each movement to make each pose accessible, no matter how much time or space you have or what your current level of ability is.

Suggested equipment: bolster, blocks, strap, blanket.
Time: 5 - 10 minutes.

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LEARN | Yoga Foundations
  • Sit

    Knowing how to sit properly is vital to our overall health and wellbeing. This is a very important pose that you can (and should) practice anywhere. It’s a hip opener that’s great for the spine and has a long list of benefits. Good posture will help with lower back pain, prevent headaches, increa...

  • Breathe

    Breathing is one of the most important things we do. Breathing correctly is an effective technique to reduce stress and increase our ability to move through life with a calm confidence. You can also practice these exercises in your car, on the bus, or while you are at work.

  • Savasana

    Savasana is a conscious resting pose to help you release stress and tension in your body and mind. Make sure to support your body before starting so that you can fully let go during the pose. Savasana is all about finding the balance between movement and stillness.

  • Cat-Cow

    Cat-Cow is a great pose for the spine and circulation. This pose engages your arms, shoulders, core and pelvis, and will ultimately help you stand taller and move stronger in your life.

  • Child's Pose

    Child’s Pose is a calming rest pose that opens the hips and stretches the thighs and lower back. It’s the ideal pose to come to for rest while practicing on your own or in a yoga class. Although foundational, Child’s Pose can be quite challenging if you don’t know how to support yourself in the p...

  • Ragdoll

    Ragdoll is a transitional pose that brings you from standing upright to touching the floor with your hands, and back to standing again. The purpose of this pose is to move with your breath as you increase your spinal mobility and core strength. Practicing Ragdoll will help to release tension and ...

  • Forward Fold

    Forward Fold is a hamstring stretch that teaches you to hinge from the hips. In this pose, use your knees and feet to support your back, and elongate the spine while breathing slowly. Forward Fold will feel difficult at first but hamstring flexibility improves quickly, especially if you practice ...

  • Reclined Hamstring

    Reclined Hamstring is a hamstring stretch supported by the ground. It’s a gentle stretch and great for opening the hips and reducing lower back pain.

  • Plank

    Plank pose is all about strength, stability, endurance and activating your core. This weight-bearing pose is critical to practice for our entire life because it keeps us strong. Plank pose will also help to improve your posture, balance, and flexibility.

  • Upward Facing Dog

    Upward Facing Dog is a pose that stretches the chest and spine while strengthening the wrists, arms and shoulders. It improves posture, energizes the body, and provides relief from fatigue.

  • Downward Facing Dog

    Downward Facing Dog is a common yoga pose. You’ll encounter it in Namaste Yoga as well as most yoga classes that you attend. The pose stretches the chest and shoulders, and strengthens the upper body, arms, shoulders, chest and legs. In other words, it strengthens and energizes the whole body.

  • Sun Salutation

    Sun Salutation sequences together some of the poses we’ve just learned: Plank pose, Forward Fold, Downward Facing Dog and Upward Facing Dog. The breath is key. Every movement in the sequence has a choreographed inhale or exhale.

  • Reclined Butterfly

    Reclined Butterfly is a relaxing and restorative pose. This hip-opening pose gently stretches your inner thighs and groin, and helps you to let go of tension and calm the body.

  • Twist

    Twists introduce a new way of moving the spine, not just through a forward bend / backbend, but side to side. They are great for spinal health and can be very calming for the nervous system.

  • Lunge and Transitions

    Lunge pose is a foundational pose for many different types of movement practices, including yoga. Lunges strengthen the core, the legs, and increase stability in the hips.

  • PROGRAM GUIDE | Yoga Foundations

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    The Yoga Foundations program guide is designed to give you a visual reference of each pose, along with the variations of each, through high-quality photographs and descriptions, and also includes a customized 14-day training plan to get you started. It’s perfect if you are on the go and want some...