Yoga can be a great way to boost your energy levels. The Health Yoga Life studio, located in Boston, Massachusetts, promotes the idea of accepting prana, or life force, into the body via breathing and movement through yoga. While practicing active poses, you are circulating the blood flow to the various parts of the body, essentially waking them up. By practicing energetic and invigorating yoga you can fight fatigue and even reverse the effects of long periods spent sitting, like many of us are forced to do when working at the office.Not only can challenging yoga be great for the body, but it can also work wonders on the mind. There’s no greater feeling than finally being able to hold yourself up in the crane pose, or knowing that you’ve improved your flexibility enough to execute frog pose with your legs flat against the ground. There’s no question that you’re in the best shape of your life when you can remain in poses like these for an extended period of time. Perfecting these poses can take months or even years, but the challenge pays off in the end.Move for Stress Relief by Julie Montagu
1. 20 Minute Yoga Flow for Core Strength
This is an instructional 20 minute yoga video that aims to strengthen the core in preparation for arm balances such as crow pose, headstand, handstand and forearm stand. The intention is to work all parts of the core including the upper abs, lower abs and obliques in a variety of ways that keeps the body guessing.
2. 30 Minute Power Yoga Vinyasa Flow
A 30 minute instructional power yoga vinyasa flow best suited for people with experience with yoga. It's recommended to begin with a warm up, and always move within a pain-free range.
3. Athletic Yoga for Cross Training
Adding some isometric holds and plometrics to your yoga for a great pre training warm up or to cross train.
This is a 30 minute instructional power yoga that asks you not to use a mat (just for fun - to get out of our comfort zones.
6. Strengthen Your Core
The Strengthen Your Core Podcast provides you with deep focused abdominal work that will strengthen all aspects of your practice. The practice focuses on floor work including traditional boat (navasana) pose, pick-ups and learning how to jump through with straight legs on blocks. The practice reviews mula-banda and the small details of engaging the stomach though out your entire practice and concludes with counter-stretches to release the core.
7. Iron Yoga
A yoga-inspired weight training session or a bodybuilding-inspired yoga practice? Either way you look at it, this Iron Yoga class is a challenge of the body and mind. It's recommended to try Iron Yoga under the supervision of a certified professional before attempting this video. You may not want to use any weights the first time, graduating to very light weights when you're confident you can hold the poses with proper technique.
8. Twisting For Detoxification Yoga 34 min
Cleanse Your Body the natural way. Try these poses to stimulate your liver to do the work. Slow down aging and boost your immunity system as well. This workout burns 96 - 132 calories.
9. Side Plank: Basic Practice
This short class moves you through the alignment and key postures necessary achieve full vasisthasana or side plank pose. Let's play! Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, is a delight in this beginner level Grokker Premium video where she breaks down Full Vasisthasana pose. Checkout the advanced and intermediate sequences by exploring her collection of Full Vasithasana Pose.
10. Core Yoga with Blanket 30 min
Bathing suit season comes & goes, but we all want strong toned abs all year round. This routine will help you build amazing core strength. Whether you're an elite athlete or an occasional exerciser, this routine will become an essential part of maintaining your overall fitness and health. This workout burns 85 - 116 calories.