Rock Your Yoga is a daily yoga and lifestyle program on Z Living. Each episode combines yoga routines, alignment tips, solutions for common ailments, nutrition tips, and action steps to bring the yoga lifestyle to everday living. Yoga teacher and lifestyle expert Sadie Nardini guides each class with enthusiasm and encouragment, showing you stress-and-tension relieving poses, on top of a wide-range of life-changing routines. Her cool, accessible teaching style, down-to-earth yoga tips, and centered-living tools make this a yoga series like no other.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Rock Your Yoga - Forrest Yoga - Netflix
Forrest Yoga is a modern yoga style based on Hatha yoga. It was created by and named for Ana T. Forrest, an American yogini. It is known for “its long holding of positions, emphasis on abdominal core work, and standing series that can go on for 20 poses on each side”. Reputed for its intensity, the style emphasizes connecting to one's feelings in order to work through physical and emotional trauma.
Rock Your Yoga - Philosophy - Netflix
Forrest Yoga's vision and mission is “to mend the hoop of the people”. Ana T. Forrest wrote, “I began to read about Black Elk, a healer and Medicine Man of the Oglala Lakota Sioux. He's best known for sharing the teachings of the Sioux with a white man named John Neihardt (who earned the name Flaming Rainbow), who published them as Black Elk Speaks. In that book, he shared a powerful vision he'd received through a 'rainbow door' when he was nine years old, about his mission to protect a 'medicine wheel' around a sacred tree on the 'good red road' that is the true good medicine of the native peoples. At the time Black Elk had his vision, the assault on the traditions of the Sioux was well under way; their culture and Spirit were dying out. Black Elk proclaimed, 'The Rainbow Hoop of the People has been broken.' He wanted to restore it, and this became his life's work...reading about Black Elk's life's work helped me to articulate my own—I call it Mending the Rainbow Hoop of the People.” In this style, “the healing aspect of Forrest Yoga extends to the emotional body. Students are encouraged to breathe into tight spots or places where they feel stagnant energy in order to free up emotional issues that may be stored there.” The style is founded on four principles, or “pillars”: Breath, to help connect in feeling with one's body and ignite passion for living Strength, via intense core sequences and long holds of poses that generate heat and heighten the senses Integrity, in working with the edges of one's practice, particularly around physical and emotional injuries, developing tools to deal with fear and struggle Spirit, to create a sense of freedom and “courage to walk as your Spirit dictates” Some sources cite a fifth pillar exemplified by the style's motto, “Go Deeper”.
Rock Your Yoga - References - Netflix