Yoga Foundations
1 Season . 15 Episodes

We are all on a different path--whether you are brand new to yoga or trying to reawaken your "beginner's mind," we have everything you need at your fingertips. Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee have utilized their three decades of experience to design this foundations series.

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Welcome to Rodney and Colleen's comprehensive beginner yoga guide.

We are all on a different path--whether you are brand new to yoga or trying to reawaken your "beginner's mind," we have everything you need at your fingertips. Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee have utilized their three decades of experience with students, teachers, and their own personal exploration to design this foundations series. Take the time to build your yoga foundation and enjoy the journey with these master instructors.

Host: Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman Yee
Episode 1
2 mins
What is the Yoga Foundations series all about? Rodney and Colleen give a brief overview of what you can expect.
Episode 2
28 mins
This practice is designed intentionally for those newer to the practice of yoga. Learn the foundations of through this sequence of accessible movements, standing poses, balancing poses, forward bends, twists and backbends.
Episode 3
24 mins
Standing poses are the foundation for your practice. This grounding and strengthening practice focuses on the legs and feet and by holding the poses for longer periods of time you will develop a sensitivity to your personal body architecture.
Episode 4
23 mins
Focus on mindful transitions as you move from pose to pose in this slow flowing practice with an emphasis on common standing postures in hatha yoga.
Episode 5
25 mins
Dive into the subtleties and anatomy of standing poses to better understand how to correctly align your feet and legs throughout your yoga practice.
Episode 6
27 mins
Learn to lengthen and ground to create space in the spine. A spacious spine allows ease in twists and backbends. Follow Colleen for modified variations.
Episode 7
24 mins
Explore twists and bends to give extra attention to the places where you might feel stuck. Wring out slow-moving energy with twists and open your mind with backbends.
Episode 8
31 mins
Focus on refining twists and backbends to help make them feel effortless and safe. Move methodically with attention to alignment in seated and standing postures.
Episode 9
28 mins
Cultivate patience and relaxation with an exploration of closed twists and forward bends. Shift your reflection inward by exploring standing and seated poses taught with many accessible variations.
Episode 10
28 mins
A flow to stimulate the organs, intestines, and spine to create heat and encourage purification. Explore a variety of twists and forward folds.
Episode 11
29 mins
Refine your understanding of the architecture and movement of the physical body by focusing on subtle aspects of closed twists and forward bends.
Episode 12
28 mins
Explore prep poses for inversions and arm balances to increase your agility and flexibility. Learn to enjoy challenges as you re-orient your body and mind.
Episode 13
30 mins
A foundational flow offering perserverence into your arm balances and inversions. Open your hips, build strength in your core, and explore challenging postures designed to prep your body for handstand and crow pose.
Episode 14
25 mins
Refine your practice by learning the healthy and safe way to prepare for more challenging poses. Break poses down and discover patterns so that even seemingly difficult poses become more approachable.
Episode 15
51 mins
Enjoy a well-rounded practice that starts with seated twists and moves onto some big standing poses and breath-to-movement. Close the practice with a short meditation.