Naked Yogic Breathing 1 (Pranayama): The Bandhas and Nadi Shodhana!

Full-Video: https://vimeo.com/209949232
Teacher: Cat Noble
Student: Collibrina
(Level: Beginner-Intermediate)
The styles of yoga most popular around the world these days tend to focus on asana, the poses. Traditionally, however, yoga is considered to have eight “limbs” or aspects, with asana being the third. All of the limbs work together to create the full practice, and no single limb is more important or necessary than another. Pranayama, translated in English as “breath work”, is the fourth limb. The way that we breathe controls the flow of “prana” (like qi or life force energy) through the body.
This video will teach practitioners the bandhas (energetic locks to move prana up the spinal column), as well as nadi shodhana (alternate nostril breathing), which balances the two main energetic channels in the body and can help to focus and balance the mind. Practitioners will learn how to employ the bandhas alone and in a few different asana. We will also learn proper technique for nadi shodhana, including how to properly incorporate the bandhas.
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Naked Yoga for Tight Butt and Sciatica!

Full-Video: https://vimeo.com/210973103
Teacher: Collibrina
(All levels)
Collibrina leads a hip-opening practice that could relieves minor sciatica and releases hip tension. There are two variations on pigeon pose in this practice as well as some strengthening chair pose interspersed with the hip stretching poses. This sequence is recommended for those who are strong beginners to advanced in their yoga practice. This practice is not recommended for those with severely crippling sciatica as it is still not gentle enough. Consult your doctor before doing any yoga at this strong beginner level if you have any history of health problems with your hips.
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Naked Piano Yoga!

Full-Video: https://vimeo.com/213245434
Teacher: Collibrina
(All levels)
This yoga sequence is geared in exercises that get you moving at your piano, work desk and chair. These practices will help stiffness and health problems that can be caused by an overly sedentary lifestyle. This sequence is welcome to all levels, just listen to your body and understand what your limits are.
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Naked Kitchen Yoga 1: Wake Up Yoga!

Full-Video: https://vimeo.com/150534285
Instructor: Erin Selene
Student: Collibrina
(All Levels)
For anyone who’s wanting to wake themselves up in the morning before breakfast, this is the video for you! Students will learn to make use of their own kitchen space for the purpose of practicing yoga. Ideal for anyone without a lot of space, studio apartment dwellers and those who would rather stay at home than practice in the studio. No previous yoga experience is necessary, and depending on the kitchen being practiced in, postures can be modified to utilize space.
In this video you will learn: Forward bends (with counter), leg raises (with cabinet and counter).
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Naked Healthy Food 1: Eating Meditation!

Full-Video: https://vimeo.com/150380748
(All Levels)
Teacher: Joia
Student: Collibrina
In this session, we bring mindfulness to our eating habits.  By bringing our full awareness to the present moment when eating, we can make better dietary choices for our health and experience the joy of gratitude for every meal.  Please bring a cup of hot water, a lemon for slicing, and an apple and join us in the kitchen. Cheers! -NYV0075B

Naked Kitchen Pilates 1: Full-Body Workout!

Full-Video: https://vimeo.com/150022346
(Intermediate Level)
Teacher: Joia
Student: Collibrina
If you feel you don’t have time to go to the gym or space at home to get your workout in, then this is the session for you!  This workout is done all in a tiny New York City kitchen.  We examine how to bring the mind-body awareness you craft at the Pilates studio back home into your daily life and routine.  And we use common kitchen objects such as plates, utensils, bottles, and water jugs as as props to help us build strength, core stability, and flexibility. -NYV0075A

Naked Muay Thai 4: Combinations!

FULL-VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/148636843
(Level: Basics)
Teacher: Cat Noble
Student: Gigi Jimiiji
This video will demonstrate some fundamental combinations, continuing with the concept of changing levels and bringing together four of the eight limbs. Practitioners are encouraged to train in an open space with plenty of room to move, and may use either a partner or a mirror for feedback on technique. -NYV0074D

Naked Muay Thai 3: Roundhouse Kick and Defense!

Full-Video: https://vimeo.com/148054217
(Level: Basics)
Teacher: Cat Noble
Student: Gigi Jimiiji
This video will demonstrate one of the defining features of Muay Thai – the Thai-style roundhouse. The roundhouse is the most common and practical kick in Muay Thai. Practitioners will learn the defining mechanics of the Thai-style roundhouse, basic levels and targets, and how to check a kick. Practitioners are encouraged to train in an open space with plenty of room to move, and may use either a partner or a mirror for feedback on technique. -NYV0074C

Naked Muay Thai 2: Jab, Cross, Hook!

Full-Video: https://vimeo.com/147118226
(Level: Basics)
Teacher: Cat Noble
Student: Gigi Jimiiji
This video will review the basic fight stance and introduce more detailed technique for some basic punches – a jab, cross and hook – with emphasis on accuracy and footwork. Practitioners are encouraged to train in an open space with plenty of room to move, and may use either a partner or a mirror for feedback on technique. -NYV0074B

Naked Muay Thai 1: Fight Stance and the Eight Limbs!

Full-Video: https://vimeo.com/146505073
(Level: Basics)
Teacher: Cat Noble
Student: Gigi Jimiiji
Martial arts can be practiced for any reason from combat to meditation and they result in a sense of discipline, confidence and responsibility as well as a deeper understanding of human nature and the Self. Muay Thai (also called the Art of Eight Limbs or Thai boxing) is a stand-up striking art. It evolved from Muay Boran (ancient boxing), the hand-to-hand combat style practiced in Thailand prior to the influence of Western boxing. Since the introduction of equipment and boxing rings, Muay Thai has become a competitive combat sport and is popular with MMA (mixed martial arts) fighters as a striking strategy. This video will demonstrate a basic fight stance and one basic strike for each of the eight “limbs” or basic strikes – punches, elbows, knees and kicks. Practitioners are encouraged to train in an open space with plenty of room to move, and may use either a partner or a mirror for feedback on technique. -NYV0074A

Naked Chair Yoga 3: Restorative and Lighter Practices!

Full-Video: https://vimeo.com/145710064
Instructor: Erin Selene/Trix E. Sleeves
(All Levels)
For a more restorative yoga practice, this video instructs students on how to modify their yoga postures by using a chair. This routine is ideal for anyone who has had a recent injury, senior yoga practitioners, or anyone needing a lighter practice. All of the postures demonstrated here can be done with or without the use of a chair.
In this video you will learn: Side Bends, Simple Twists, Adho Mukha Śvānāsana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose), and Savasana (Corpse Pose).
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Focus on Inversion 2: World Upside Down!

Full-Video: https://vimeo.com/144896035
Instructor: Trix E. Sleeves
(Intermediate/Advanced Level)
This practice is designed for more advanced yogis who are wanting to take their practice further, who may or may not have had difficulty with and/or fear of inversions in the past. The instructor’s approach is designed to make everyone feel comfortable at their own level, taking a more cautious route through turning everyone’s world upside down. Health benefits of inversions include better digestion, a more free flow of blood around the body, and “resetting” of the organs when needed. If a wall is being used, please practice with about 6-12 inches of space between the wall and your body.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT, IF YOU ARE NEW TO YOGA.
In this video you will learn: Bakasana (Crow Pose), Dolphin Pose, Pincha Mayurasana (Feathered Peacock Pose), and Salamba Śīrṣāsana I (Supported Headstand).
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