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Start the New Year with Yoga - At the Library!

Posted over 2 years ago by Heather H

As the New Year approaches, you might be considering a resolution for yourself or your children aimed at improving your health, reducing your stress level, or simply picking up a new hobby.

That’s where the latest edition of our ongoing “At the Library” series comes in – as yoga is great way of tackling all three of these resolutions!

Want to learn more about upcoming Yoga programs @ the Library?

Check out this blog post:

Yoga @ the Library Winter-Spring 2019

Get up-to-date information:

  • Check out our programs page online
  • Pick up our latest program guide at your local Library
  • Call us at 419.259.5200

Streaming Yoga Videos on hoopla

Would you rather begin your yoga practice in the warmth and comfort of your own home? We can help with that too!

Core Power Yoga: Calorie Blast Yoga (streaming video - hoopla)

Core Power Yoga: Calorie Blast Yoga

Core Power Yoga, the hottest in-studio practice, offers three ultra-efficient toning and fat burning yoga workouts you can do at home. Ignite your metabolism and burn calories as you transform your body from the inside out.

My Yoga: Balance And Burn - Season 1 (streaming video - hoopla)

My Yoga: Balance and Burn, Season 1

This practice from Faith Hunter is all about getting a burn while maintaining balance. From modified salutations to a flow of standing balancing poses, this class will light you up and bring you back to center.

Rodney Yee: Best of Yoga, Season 1 (streaming video - hoopla)

Rodney Yee: Best of Yoga, Season 1

Acclaimed yoga instructor Rodney Yee leads you through the "best of" yoga for today's top yoga practices! Discover the benefits of Flow Yoga, Core Yoga and Power Yoga all in one Gaiam program. Rodney guides you through the "best of" poses and sequences within these three types of yoga, delivering the ultimate yoga experience.

Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners

Rodney Yee: Yoga for Beginners, Season 1

If you are new to yoga, Gaiam's Yoga for Beginners video is an ideal place to start. Yoga instructors Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman teach you the importance of proper alignment while giving you the tools to establish a successful Yoga routine that can enhance your daily life. Start your day energized and ready to take on anything that comes your way and end your day by relaxing and releasing your stress. All the while, take in the sights and sounds of beautiful Molokai, Hawaii.

Good Morning Yoga - A Pose-by-Pose Wake Up Story (streaming video - hoopla)

Good Morning Yoga

Yoga helps children learn how to focus, relax, and both self-monitor and self-soothe. Good Morning Yoga instills these skills and enables children to jump-start the day with energy and excitement through gentle exercises, a heartwarming narrative and wonderful illustrations.

Good night yoga - A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story (streaming video - hoopla)

Good Night Yoga

For parents and caregivers looking for a fun and effective new bedtime routine. Good Night Yoga teaches children a simple flow of yoga postures inspired by their favorite characters from nature. Moving from Sun Breath to Cloud Gathering to Ladybug & Butterfly and more, children learn techniques for self-soothing, relaxing the body and mind, focusing attention, and other skills that will support restful sleep and improve overall confidence and well-being.

Yoga Books and DVDs

We carry a variety of yoga books and videos to help guide you through practice. Some of my favorites include:

Office Yoga - Simple Stretches for Busy People by Darrin ZeerOffice Yoga
This illustrated book takes a humorous look on the everyday opportunities to incorporate yoga, meditation, and stretching into our lives. Try the “Close the Deal Warrior Pose” or the “Morning Meltdown Stretch.”
Pick Your Yoga Practice by Meagan McCraryPick Your Yoga Practice
Surprisingly, there are a number of different types of yoga! This book breaks down the dozens of yoga styles from Ashtanga, to Kundalini, to Bikram and more, so that you can find the perfect type of yoga practice for you.
Yoga for kids. Outer space blast-offYoga for Kids
Outer Space Blast Off and Dino-Mite Adventure
This is a great set of videos that present yoga programs in a kid-friendly way, incorporating themes like dinosaurs and outer space.
Rodney Yee’s Yoga Series
Renowned yoga instructor Rodney Yee offers a variety of videos of varying degrees of difficulty. Try A.M. & P.M. Yoga for Beginners for a lighter practice, or Ultimate Power Yoga for a more advanced program. What I like most about his videos are the scenic locations featured. After all, it’s much easier to find your Zen when you’re staring at a beautiful seascape!

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