Yoga for Everyone
YO-GA (Yoga Online With Gregory Angell) – Practice Yoga from the comfort of your home.
It’s time to discover the combination of physical, mental, emotional, and energetic exercises that for thousands of years have hooked Yoga practitioners around the globe. Don’t be intimidated by Yoga terminology, fancy Yoga studios, and complicated poses. Yoga really is for everyone.
We need no equipment, no props. It’s so simple, we can take it anywhere and do it almost everywhere.
A key element to this offering is the direct link you have to my ongoing guidance, support, and encouragement (particularly for beginners – stick with it and I’ll assist with your transformation into confident and competent practitioners of Yoga). I’m always available to respond to any questions/requests and will guide and support in any way I can.
The library of recordings is growing week on week. Currently there are 160 to choose from.
Yang 陽 or 阳 male principle in nature.
Intense, vibrant, focussed, efficient, effective.
The objective of Yang Yoga is to strengthen the benevolent and eradicate the malevolent.
Yang Yoga is a fitness-based vinyasa practice. It was developed as an attempt to make Ashtanga Yoga more accessible to Western students (intense enough to be attractive for Western athletes and gym-goers). As an offshoot of Ashtanga Yoga, it has many of the same qualities and benefits, including building internal heat, increased stamina, strength, and flexibility, as well as stress reduction. Teachers design their own sequences, while students synchronise their breath with their movement. Yang Yoga is now a term widely used to describe many vigorous vinyasa styles.
Yin 陰 or 阴 female principle in nature.
Restorative, slow, soft, yielding, calm, deep.
Yin Yoga is where you invite your body to be included in your soul’s experience. It is the true feeling of coming home to your body.
The Yin practice is a very effective way to open tight hips and hamstrings. It serves as a unique and powerful tool for maintaining the greatest possible range of movement.
As one ages flexibility in the joints decreases and Yin Yoga is a wonderful way to maintain that flexibility, something that many don’t seem to be too concerned about until they notice it is gone.
Yin Yoga is a complement to the more active Yang Yoga. Both being different dimensions of Hatha yoga. The emphasis is long held deep stretches primarily targeting the connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and deep muscles. Short held poses do not give these areas time to fully stretch out. The majority of the poses are floor poses, with emphasis on the lower back, hips and hamstrings.
Yin will take you further in your regular Yoga practice, improve your athletic performance, increase agility and joint mobility.
The difference, when you engage your bodies for a Yin Yoga practice, is that you attempt to release the muscles from their activity, rather than contract them. This is the ‘capacity to deeply relax’. It is a letting go and release to find a deep surrender, yet a revitalisation, without a forceful struggle of straining to achieve. Through this openness and awareness, you are more able to go inward to see what is there.
YO-GA POWER HOUR
Power Hour sessions offer an intense, efficient, effective, 60 minute, full body workout. Everything your body needs to function at its absolute best. The ultimate cross training.
Add to that all the benefits from sweating, deep breathing, dissolving tension and quieting the mind, and we really have something very special here.
A combination of traditional Yoga with other forms of fitness. The great thing about YO-GA FUSION is variety. The workouts are constantly evolving, offering a variety of sessions that target different areas of the body.
This section offers some extremely high quality productions for you to enjoy (directors, cameramen, and sound engineers were employed for these productions). These include Yin Yoga, Yang Yoga I, Yang Yoga II, Power Hour, and Sun Salutations.
- the ability to endure a difficult process or situation without giving way.
The difference between YO-GA ULTRA sessions and any of the other YO-GA sessions is time i.e. we have plenty of it i.e. two hours. This extra time gifts the opportunity to touch everything, including endurance levels (what I like to call ‘exploring the edge’).
Endurance, a single word with a powerful meaning. It basically means that you have to stay focused and continue the journey in spite of thousands of obstacles.
The Golden Rule: never allow the things you can’t do to stop you doing the things you can do.
A selection of Sun Salutation sessions with different durations and mantras. A complete workout in itself.
A collection of short meditation and mindfulness exercises accessible to everybody.
Meditation isn’t about controlling or quieting the mind. It’s about being more at ease with the mind.
You are successfully meditating if you meditate. If you take one moment to see what is occurring inside your own mind, without getting involved in its contents, without engaging in the dialogue, just observing, you are doing it right. What happens to you as a result of the observation, therein lies the wild and magnificent adventure!
Meditation can help bring about a natural sense of peace and well-being that can extend into every aspect of our lives. People who meditate regularly tend to sleep better, handle the ups and downs of daily life with more clarity and ease, and relate to others with more compassion and warmth.
There is a reason it has been around for thousands of years and practiced by people from all walks of life and on all parts of the globe.
For many of us, relaxation means flopping out on the couch and zoning out in front of the TV at the end of a stressful day. But this does little to reduce the damaging effects of stress.
Rather, you need to activate your body’s natural relaxation response, a state of deep rest that puts the brakes on stress, slows your breathing and heart rate, lowers your blood pressure, and brings your body and mind back into balance. You can do this by practicing these short relaxation sessions.
Essentially, Yoga therapy is the application of techniques to alleviate ailments with the view of promoting self-care and encouraging overall well-being.
It’s a self-empowering process of implementing a personalised and evolving Yoga practice. It not only addresses issues in a multi-dimensional manner, but also aims to alleviate suffering in a progressive, non-invasive and complementary manner. Depending upon the nature of the difficulties/disturbances, Yoga therapy can not only be preventative or curative, but also serve as a means to manage the difficulties, or facilitate healing in the person at all levels.
A comprehensive selection of short demonstrations explaining, in detail, different aspects of the classes.
An extensive library of educational articles, enabling you to gradually broaden your understanding of the vast subject matter of Yoga.
You have ‘at your finger tips’ the infinite organising power of the Universe.
Yogis from ancient times devoted their lives to exploring our subtle energy systems and it is amazing that we now have access to this wisdom. We can use it to help transform our lives from the inside out.
Mudras have been used in the Eastern World for thousands of years. Their purpose is to channel and redirect energy within the body to achieve optimal health and vitality. The word Mudra translates as ‘seal’. It is used to describe a physical gesture made with the body or the hands.
Nada, from the Sanskrit ‘नाद’, means ‘sound’. Nada Yoga is the Yoga of sound.
It has been scientifically proven that the whole universe is made up of vibrations. The ancient Indian scriptures affirm that the Universe was created by sound. As you experiment with different Nada Yoga practices, maybe you will also find that sound is indeed a powerful doorway into the Great Mystery.
Humans have understood for centuries that sound has a profound effect on the human body and mind. Ever since our discovery of music and shamanistic chanting we have been pushing the boundaries of how the healing effects of sounds and frequencies can be measured.
Everywhere we turn in nature, we find 528Hz. Chlorophyll, which helps plants draw energy from light and gives them their green colour, vibrates at 528Hz.
The bees that pollinate many of these plants buzz around at 528Hz. And the rainbow that completes this picturesque scene has 528Hz at its heart as well, as it refracts the same greenish-yellow light found in chlorophyll.
Access to class playlists (people seem to love them!)
Put life in perspective with these short yet sage offerings. These wise and beautiful messages from such positive thinkers will get you in the right mindset to tackle whatever obstacles lie ahead.
I am continually adding content to YO-GA (a month does not pass without exciting and new additions for you to enjoy).
“Life is a flash of lightning in the dark of night. It is a brief time of tremendous potential.” Alan Wallace