Renowned vinyasa flow yoga teacher Annie Carpenter provides students of all levels with the tools they need to learn how to release tension and prevent injury in the neck, back, and shoulders.
These are the essential poses and methods for achieving and maintaining a strain and injury free back.
Annie Carpenter leads vinyasa flow classes, in-depth workshops, and teacher trainings at Exhale Yoga in Venice, California. Having studied anatomy, kinesiology, and developmental movement, she has created classes informed by her knowledge of the body’s structure and mechanics. With the perfect balance of fluid movements and rigorous discipline, Annie’s instruction focuses on proper alignment as a gateway to well-being.
Two 45-minute sequences target the major problem areas to help students build awareness both on and off the mat.
1. Neck, Upper-Back, Shoulders Saver: Sequence One will strengthen the upper back and shoulder girdle, providing the stability you need to keep your neck pain and tension free. The sequence will leave you feeling relaxed yet supported from the inside out.
2. Lower-Back Reliever: Sequence Two teaches you the optimal alignment for your lower back while sitting, standing, and moving. You’ll stretch the hips and thighs, strengthen the small muscles that support the spine, and twist to create balance in the back. Unravel aches and pains as you find proper postural alignment once and for all.
Yoga Journal’s Pose Encyclopedia is one-of-a-kind video tutorial from the most trusted name in yoga, Yoga Journal Magazine.
Every pose is presented in a 360 degree view and is accompanied by an in-depth tutorial, so you can safely and effectively learn the basics of each posture. You don't just learn the poses correctly and safely - you gain a deeper understanding of each posture.
A strong foundation means an effective practice as you study 35 essential yoga poses (standing poses, backbends, sun salutations, etc.) and prepare for wherever your practice takes you.
The DVD is a constant reference tool for both beginners and experts; no matter how advanced you are in your practice, you can refer to the Yoga Pose Encyclopedia DVD to refine your alignment. The Yoga Pose Encyclopedia DVD is also a great tool to help students understand the details of these foundational postures, and it provides great ideas for creating lesson plans.
With Jason Crandell. This comprehensive two-disc DVD set will give you the surest foundation for starting your yoga practice.
First, get to know the most essential yoga poses with Yoga Journal’s one-of-a-kind video pose encyclopedia. Every pose is presented in a 360 degree view and is accompanied by an in-depth tutorial, so you can safely and effectively learn the basics of each posture.
Next, use the essential poses you learned on Disc 1 to follow Disc 2’s challenging yet accessible practices. These well-rounded sequences will help you cultivate physical strength, flexibility, and comfort while soothing your mind and unraveling stress.
Starting your own practice has never been so easy. From Yoga Journal magazine, the most trusted name in Yoga today!
Join celebrated yoga visionary John Friend on this three-day live ‘intensive’ and catapult your yoga practice to new physical and emotional heights.
This three-DVD set filmed live and running over 8 hours, includes:
Master Class Day 1 - Using the autumn equinox as his inspiration, John provides precise alignment instructions to guide you through a flowing progression of energetic standing poses, stimulating backbends, and introspective forward bends.
Master Class Day 2 - Celebrate creativity through a wide variety of playful and artistic poses. John interweaves Anusara's Universal Principles of Alignment with a radiant spirit of fun!
Master Class Day 3 - The grand finale is a devotional practice where each pose constitutes an offering of love to all beings. This class will open you - both physically and spiritually - to new, lustrous depths.
Yoga for Morning, Noon & Night contains three short yoga practices, specially created by noted yoga teacher Jason Crandell, to boost energy, gain strength and reduce stress.
The yoga practices on the DVD include Morning: Boost your energy with a 20-minute morning practice that will awaken your body and mind and give your more clarity throughout your day (emphasizes sun salutations, sidebends and core strengtheners).
Noon: Gain strength with a 20-minute afternoon practice that will release physical and mental tension, leaving you refreshed and renewed (emphasizes shoulder openers, mild backbends and standing poses).
Night: Reduce stress with a 20-minute evening practice that will soothe your body and mind, preparing you for deeper, more satisfying sleep (emphasizes hip and hamstring openers and twists).
Special Feature: Interview with Jason about integrating your yoga practice into your daily routine. A yoga teacher for more than 10 years, Jason Crandell provides clear, encouraging and straightforward instruction and his sequences will give you the tools and inspiration to practice safely on your own. Jason is a contributing editor to Yoga Journal magazine, teaches at Yoga Journal conferences and leads workshops and retreats around the world.
Yoga for Well Being contains three short yoga sequences, specially created by noted yoga teacher Jason Crandell, for restful sleep, greater energy and mental clarity.
The DVD includes Restful Sleep: Sleep better with a 20-minute practice of soothing hip openers, forward bends and restorative poses that will prepare you for a better night's sleep.
Greater Energy: Invigorate your body with a 20-minute practice of revitalizing standing poses and shoulder openers to awaken your body and revive your energy.
Mental Clarity: Clear your mind with a 20-minute practice of quieting forward bends, twists and balancing poses to restore mental focus and clarity.
Special Feature: Interview with Jason about using your yoga practice to support health and well-being in your life. A yoga teacher for more than 10 years, Jason Crandell provides clear, encouraging and straightforward instruction and his sequences will give you the tools and inspiration to practice safely on your own. Jason is a contributing editor to Yoga Journal magazine, teaches at Yoga Journal conferences and leads workshops and retreats around the world.
Yoga Journal teams with Dr. Baxter Bell to bring you this unique, medically-grounded program to help you become stress hardy.
In this DVD, you’ll learn to recognize and modify your body’s fight-or-flight response to stress. You’ll also discover how yoga can relieve stress-related problems like muscular tension, headaches, insomnia, depression, and panic attacks.
Baxter Bell, M.D., is a California-based physician, yoga teacher, and medical acupuncturist with more than 15 years of family medical practice. He teaches, writes, and lectures internationally on stress because it addresses the underlying causes, not just the symptoms.
The easy to follow program features: Stress prevention workout to help you develop stress hardiness (35 mins); stress relief practice to calm you down and release tension (35 mins); three quick relaxation techniques; in-depth interview with Dr. Bell about the physiology of stress; alternate practice mode which allows you to practice with less verbal instruction once you’ve learned the yoga sequences; built in timer that lets you practice at your own pace; and a bonus DVD-ROM that links you to Yoga Journal articles about stress.
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