Sara Ivanhoe – Crunch Candlelight Yoga Free Tutorial Download
Soothing Yoga for Stress Relief and Relaxation Welcome to Crunch Fitness. You’ll unwind and drain your tension away with this soothing, restorative yoga program. In just thirty minutes, melt anxiety into tranquility with yoga postures specifically chosen to release tension, increase strength, improve balance, and enhance flexi-bility. Don’t let the candles fool you; you can do this workout any time as a personal “pick me up.” The emphasis on breathing and meditation will help you feel recharged and renewed; it may even help you sleep better. There is more to health than being thin or fit. A little yoga every day is the best R & R you can wish for. All fitness levels. A yoga mat or a non-slippery surface and bare feet are highly recommended. The CRUNCH Philosophy: The CRUNCH fitness program welcomes people from all walks of life regardless of shape, size or ability. We created a workout environment that is not competitive or judgmental. Enjoy these favorite classes with imaginative instructors in an atmosphere that makes working out fun. Meet the instructor: Sara Ivanhoe, Los Angeles. Certified yoga instructor. Fitness philosophy: Yoga is like a marathon, not a sprint; slow and safe persistence gives you the best results. The main thing is to have fun and keep your sense of humor. Enjoy and you’re more likely to stick to it. Favorite binge food: pasta. Please consult your physician before beginning this or any other exercise program.
The name may suggest a bedtime yoga routine, but these deep stretches and restorative postures are also appropriate in conjunction with a cardio or strength training workout–or as a stress buster at any time of day. Instructor Sara Ivanhoe has a soothing, encouraging manner, but dispenses with the pseudo-spiritualism of some programs (as opposed to the real Eastern philosophy espoused in more serious efforts). She takes the time to explain the essential yogic breathing and each posture is clearly demonstrated–including modifications. After seated stretches, she teaches a series of kneeling cat poses, launches into down dog, and a standing twist. For balance: tree pose, then lunges, forward bends, and a butterfly stretch. This 43-minute practice isn’t particularly advanced or strenuous, so beginners will be fine. Also included is a 16-minute “wake-up” routine, intended specifically for energizing in the morning with a standing cat stretch, pyramid pose and a squat. –Kimberly Heinrichs