7-Week Weight Loss Challenge
Navigate yourself to the right skill level calendar, then follow along each day with your prescribed workout. Each day's workout for each level is located in the drop-down menu on the series page here! WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE 2020: This one is designed to help all abilities and all body shapes focus on weight loss through healthy activity and healthy lifestyle tips. Crafted with precise diligence, this collection is part of the "Best of Gaiam TV" series, and there will always be three distinct fitness levels to consider in each workout or practice. This design has two-workouts per-day as the default, a morning and afternoon session tailored to your level. The goal is to workout for at least 25 days per month, 22 at least. See if you can get two-a-day in, but always consult your physician to see if these exercises are correct for your body. Download one of the PDF calendars and choose your own adventure, marking off each workout that you complete on the calendar!
Healthy Tip #101: Having a fitness parter committed to the same journey and program format as you can increase your success rates, happiness, confidence, and overall well-being. Is there a friend or partner that might take the challenge with you? Simply texting back and forth that you've completed your workouts or practices for each day can amplify the accountability you seek to complete this challenge and see the results you are energized towards by even being on this digital page in the first place. Self-motivation and social-motivation can team up on this experience, use your talents, make your goals!
Focused Mind Peak Performance
Present moment awareness is the key to excellent athletic performance. Yoga teaches the mind to focus and sync with the body in order to access this state of awareness. This slow-paced yet deeply strengthening practice will help you reach your peak.
Yoga for Inflexible People
Yoga is for everyone, especially if you are not flexible! Clean out the cobwebs of tight muscles and joints with this practice that restores elasticity. Using a chair as a prop, increase spinal movement and joint mobility while finding length and strength.
Yoga for Your Recovery Day
A gentle effective full body unwind to support muscle repair and cellular regeneration. Stretch your muscles, unwind kinks and finish with twists to balance the spine. Leave reset and ready for your next workout.
Looking to wind down from a busy day and get ready for a restful sleep? In this simple 25-minute sequence, Ashleigh incorporates some ordinary home items into the practice, including a chair to put your feet up on at the end!
Yoga for Better Sex
This hatha practice from Ashley Turner is an intermediate class designed to help you access greater freedom and fluidity.
Easy Twisting Yoga
This one is all about twists and generating equilibrium in the mind and body. Twist to calm down, or twist to perk up, but explore the energy balance you can achieve in simply twisting with intention.
Ashleigh starts off Season 2 with a morning routine that features some of her favorite moves, coordinated in a sequence that brings balance and energy into your body as you bring your awareness to the day ahead.
Easy Back & Legs
Explore yoga postures to strengthen and lengthen the muscles of the legs in order to find stability and freedom in the low back. Use these movements regularly to build power and flexibility.
Easy Neck & Shoulders
Learn powerful tools to loosen the tight areas around the neck and shoulders that can cause restricted movement, headaches and fatigue. These practices can be used again and again to release stress and tension in order to find freedom and space.
3 Essential Yoga Poses
Explore how to safely and effectively practice three of the most common yoga postures: downward dog, cobra and standing forward fold. Learn how to perform these poses with healthy alignment so you can avoid injury and increase strength and flexibility.
Your First Yoga Class
Feeling intimidated about taking a yoga class? Don't be! Everyone was a beginner once and Ashleigh shares all the things you need to know when planning to attend your first yoga class.
Flow- Twists & Bends
This beginner's practice from Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee is designed to integrate forward bends and closed twists into your practice.
Flow- Twists & Back
This beginner's practice from Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee is designed to help you flow through challenges in backbends and open twists.
Flow- Intro Sun
This beginner's practice from Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee is designed to introduce you to the grounding empowerment of saluting the sun.
Guide to Yoga Twists
Learn the basics for safe and effective twists. Twists are great for restoring mobility to the spine, bringing healthy blood flow to the organs and creating balance in the whole body. Props: Towel/blanket.
Creating a Healthy Yoga Habit
Some habits are for survival, some are luxurious, & some habits are just plain bad. Rodney shows you that yoga can be a habit that enriches your human experience, a discipline that pays you back for the time & effort you commit to its practice.
Restorative Ease into Sleep
The gift of practicing restorative poses is sometimes too scarce in most yoga practices. It can be perplexing to give yourself permission to restore, which in a sense, can feel like admitting you are defeated. Rodney arranges a way for you to give in.
Motivation for Healthy Eating
How can yoga help you with your relationship to food? Mindfulness is the key, training for awareness through gratitude. Rodney helps you center in poses that connect your mind & body as practice for those moments before, during, & after a nourishing meal.
Yoga for Joint Freedom
A great sage once said that enlightenment feels like space in the joints. With over 300 joints in your body, learning how to fluid, spacious, and rhythmic in each will allow you to live life with ease, adapting and receiving moments as they come.
Yoga for Spinal Health
The health of your body is directly related to the health of your spine. Reeducate the natural curves of your spine, develop a healthy posture, and protect the central nervous system in this slow-moving practice.
Yoga for Tight People
Your tightness is actually a good thing! In yoga, this resistance provides a way to better understand our bodies and minds. Release bindings and restrictions in common tight areas, revealing space and freedom.
Meditation for Loneliness
A meditation practice that immediately takes you back to the remembrance that you are not alone and that you are always supported and connected to those you love.
Meditation for Stressful Days
Learn to find an inner state of calm that can transform your stress into power.
Meditation for Emotional Balance
A short, yet extremely effective practice to help you find a sense of steadiness in the midst of fluctuating emotions.