Week 1: Standing Poses
By Esther Ekhart, José de Groot, Esther Teule
Cultivate strength and stability
Promote strength and stability on and off the mat. These classes will help build your stamina, explore specific poses and build your strength.
This program is all about establishing a regular practice so we recommend that you practice the daily schedule suggested. However it's really up to you.
If you decide not to follow the full schedule, try to practice at least three times a week. If you decide to do this then we recommend that you follow day 1, 3 and 5.
Day 1: Getting started - Increase your stability
In today's class we practice a variety of standing poses to get stronger and to increase your stability on and off the mat. This class prepares you for the longer class on day 5. Enjoy the process of building strength and stability on the mat and feeling it flowing into your daily life off the mat!
About this class Teacher Esther Ekhart Level All Levels Duration 35:35 Style Hatha, Vinyasa FlowExtra content
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Day 2: A grounding meditation
Connecting to the place where we are grounds our energy. By consciously connecting to the earth and her nurturing quality, our system can relax and replenish. In this meditation you are invited to sit like a mountain, breathing its silence and grounded beingness.Leave a comment
About this class Teacher Esther Teule Level All Levels Duration 23:59 Style MeditationExtra content
What is yoga to you?
If you think about what Yoga means to you.. what comes up. Write it down and contemplate your answers. If you want to know what yoga is to Esther Ekhart, read her answers here.
Repeat yesterday's class
Esther recommends that you repeat the class from yesterday - Standing poses 1. Check in with your body and if you feel up to it.. go for it!
Day 3: Challenge yourself
This class challenges your strength, stamina and stability. Add some new poses to your practice, amongst them Warrior I and Warrior III, Intense Side Stretch and Revolved Triangle and repeat some of the poses we practiced in class 1.Leave a comment
About this class Teacher Esther Ekhart Level All Levels Duration 38:51 Style Hatha, Vinyasa FlowExtra content
Day 4: This week's Yin class
In this session you will learn to deepen your breath, while you go through some intense poses which open your hands, feet and hips. Great session for those who have stressful jobs and want to reconnect with their breath to calm down their mindsLeave a comment
About this class Teacher José de Groot Level All Levels Duration 67:37 Style Yin YogaExtra content
Why practice Yin Yoga?
Because the feeling that you are left with after you have gone through a Yin Yoga session is amazing! You do yourself, your body and your mind a great favour. Learn more about it in...
Do you feel like repeating yesterday's class would be good for you? If you want to repeat yesterday's class Standing poses 2 you can always end your week with the Yin class on day 6 or 7.
Check in and see what you need... follow your own flow :)
Day 5: Feel empowered!
In this final class almost all the poses that you practiced in the first 2 parts will be repeated here in a flow. So if you feel tired take Child Pose / Balasana instead of a vinyasa flow. You will feel empowered and strong after this class! Enjoy.. Next week monday we continue with Twists.Leave a comment
About this class Teacher Esther Ekhart Level All Levels Duration 77:10 Style Vinyasa FlowExtra content
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What about day 6-7?
A regular practice does not mean you have to practice EVERY day.. but if you want to why not repeat one of the classes from this week. If you did not practice the Yin class on day 4 it can be a nice idea to give it a go.