Menu Join
Back to overview

Yoga Month Challenge

Week 1 Standing Poses:

By Esther Ekhart, José de Groot, Esther Teule

This week we focus on standing poses to cultivate strength and stability on and off the mat. 

Standing poses class 1

Day 1: Getting started - Increase your stability

35:35

Standing poses 1

In today's class we practise 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!

 

Leave a comment
About this class
Teacher Esther Ekhart
Level All Levels
Duration 35:35
Style Hatha, Vinyasa Flow
Extra content
New to online yoga?

Practicing yoga online is different to a regular yoga class. So we have put together some tips to help get you started practising yoga at home. Read our article... 8 tips on how to do yoga at home

Make your practice easier...

The concept of 'discipline' needs a new perspective. Irina Verwer, talks about 'Tapas' (which translates as discipline) and how it makes our practice easier and leads to freedom... Stability Leads to Freedom

Sitting like a mountain

Day 2: A grounding meditation

23:59

Sitting like a mountain

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 Meditation
Extra 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! 

Standing poses class 2

Day 3: Challenge yourself

38:51

Standing poses 2

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 Flow
Extra content
Dealing with a challenging practice

Sandra Carson talks about how she deals with challenges in her practice... 

Dealing with challenges in your yoga practice

Open hips, hands and feet

Day 4: This week's Yin class

67:37

Open hips, hands and feet

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 minds

Leave a comment
About this class
Teacher José de Groot
Level All Levels
Duration 67:37
Style Yin Yoga
Extra content
Why practise 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... The Benefits of Yin Yoga

Alternative option

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 :) 

Standing poses class 3

Day 5: Feel empowered!

77:10

Standing poses class 3

In this final class almost all the poses that you practised in the first 2 parts will be repeated here in a flow. You will feel empowered and strong after this class! Enjoy

Leave a comment
About this class
Teacher Esther Ekhart
Level All Levels
Duration 77:10
Style Vinyasa Flow
Extra content
Keep your knees safe!

Proper alignment of your feet and knees in your practice is essential to avoiding injures. Learn how to keep them safe in Esther's guide to.. 

Safe knees and feet in yoga

What about day 6-7?

A regular practice does not mean you have to practise every day... but if you want to why not repeat one of the classes from this week or try another Yin yoga or meditation class.

Close

Uh-oh, are we looking funny?

Our site is optimised for Chrome on Android.
Please upgrade your browser for a better experience.

Download Chrome
Close