Take the edge off by finding quiet from the inside out.When you think of exercises that can help you relax, yoga is often the default. This is because yoga is all about remaining calm while maintaining some uncomfortable positions that slowly become more comfortable the longer you practice. Yoga is even a great way to help kids relax, as it can decrease stress and improve attention and behavior, according to a study by Wayne State University. And heck, if yoga can help even children find their calm, then you know that’s powerful stuff! Calming yoga is wonderfully beneficial in clearing the cobwebs from your mind and helping you to find your center. Restorative Yin Practice by Amy Rogg
1. Dolphin Pose
In this how to do video, Colleen and Brenna are going to explain and demonstrate the Dolphin Pose.
2. Meditation for Energy: Earth
Completing this meditation will help you to stay grounded, centered, and with a sense of having enough. Through the use of breathing exercises and guided visualizations you will feel that sense of grounding, or connection to the earth, that will give you a feeling of balance and serenity.
3. Guided Sympathetic Joy (Mudita) Meditation
Is it possible that the amount of love, happiness and success available to worldly beings is not finite? How would it feel to rejoice in the happiness of our fellow humans? A guided meditation on sympathetic joy (mudita) with Buddhist teacher Joseph Goldstein. "Sympathetic joy is the ability to feel joy in the happiness of others. Its near enemy is a sense of comparison -- concluding that our experience makes us superior, inferior, or equal to someone else. This is the force of assessing ourselves in relation to someone else's experience. We separate ourselves and in our separateness measure, evaluate, and affirm ourselves in relation to someone else's life. Comparison itself, regardless of the conclusion we draw, is a source of pain and delusion in the mind. When we touch the spirit of sympathetic joy in our heart, it connects us with the happiness of all life. Sympathetic joy embraces all those enjoying happiness themselves and brings us together with them. Their well-being is our own." - Jack Kornfield
4. Yoga For Dummies & Complete Beginners Part 4 Relaxation, Stress and Pain Relief
Yoga For Dummies & Complete Beginners Part 4 Relaxation, Stress and Pain ReliefIn this beginners at home yoga class, Jen Hilman shares a very basic yoga poses for complete beginners. This is basic yoga routine workout designed for relaxation, stress relief and pain relief. It specifically includes flexibility stretches and poses to help relax the body and is great before bedtime or when you need help falling asleep.
5. Energy Meditation Series: Air
This meditation is structured to facilitate compassion and forgiveness through the use of specific breathing exercises, guided visualizations, and meditations focusing on the area around the heart. Join Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, as she invites you to sit in 'open meditation' (sitting with no specific agenda) as an opportunity to assimilate the benefits of your Air based meditation practice. This Grokker Premium video will end with a chime to bring you back to into your authentic body. You are invited to turn off electronics, light a candle, and create a meditation space that is inviting and supports your practice. All Levels
6. Stay with the Breath
Thanissaro Bhikkhu is focused on helping you meditate while staying focused on breathing. Allow your mind to explore the thoughts that are coming up as you breath. This meditation is also focused on gently controlling thoughts by staying in the present moment.
7. Restorative Yin Practice
Being over stimulated and anxious can cause irritation and imbalance in our body systems. This wonderful yin and restorative yoga class will help nourish your senses and center your energy. Enhance your experience by lighting some candles, rubbing lavender essential oils on your pressure points, and grabbing an eye pillow.
8. How to Relieve Stress, Neck Stretches, Tips for Pain Relief & Relaxation | Beginners Home Stretch
How to Relieve Stress & Tension, Neck Stretches for Pain Relief | Beginners Home Stretch Routine
9. Energy Meditation Series: Space
This meditation is designed to create awareness and attention to the throat primarily, and neck and shoulders secondarily. The throat is the communication center, or space center, of the body and through activities that strengthen and balance the senses of the throat, you will improve your skills of authentic communication and self-expression and help you better relate to others.
10. Energy Meditation Series: Water
The intention of this meditation is to experientially connect you to your creativity through breathing exercises and guided visualizations. The focus is on the lower abdomen, or water center, which is the place to channel this creative energy and help you to go with the flow.