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. 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.
2. 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.
3. Big Mind Meditation
A guided "big mind" meditation with Buddhist teacher Joseph Goldstein. In spiritual practice, time is not a factor. Practice cannot be measured in time, so let go of the whole notion of when and how long. The practice is a process unfolding, and it unfolds in its own time. It is like the flowers that grow in the spring. Do you pull them up to make them grow faster? I once tried to do that with carrots in my first garden when I was eight years old. It does not work.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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
8. Energy Meditation Series: Fire
This meditation is designed to connect you to your core, specifically the naval area up to your abdomen, through the use of breathing exercises, guided visualization and meditation. This video is structured to facilitate connection with Fire energy centered in your core, which is your power center, your center of inner strength and is the key to creating your drive, or flame, towards transformation.
9. Beginners Yoga For Deep Relaxation, Sleep, Insomnia, Anxiety & Stress Relief
In this Yoga video workout, Katrina Rupman and Meera Hoffman shares a yoga routine designed for deep relaxation and help with sleep problems. Katrina Repman and Meera Hoffman teach Yoga classes in Austin, Texas.
10. Quick Stress Fix - 5 Minute Sequence
Here is a quick and easy Yoga video to make feel good. This is a great little sequence to stretch the body and relieve any stress or tension. It is sure to re-connect you to your body and perhaps lift you up if you are feeling down. It is a great thing to do after work (or maybe before an interview) as you transition from your busy day to your evening. Take a moment to find what feels good! Smile! Practice self love.