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. 14-Day Yoga Challenge: Yoga for Abs & Core
This quick ab-focused flow is perfect for building a strong core, which is key for stabilizing your entire body and enhancing your athleticism.
2. Hot Vinyasa Flow Yoga
This Vinyasa flow sequence is nearly a full length yoga class. You will warm up with sun salutations, then you will move through a complete practice of stretching, balancing, twisting, strengthening your core and resting.
3. Yoga Weight Loss & Balance- Vinyasa 1
Yoga Weight Loss & Balance- Vinyasa 1 is a short but powerful series of authentic Yoga poses that are designed to stretch and strengthen key muscle groups, burn fat, and improve balance for a lean and toned body. Reduce stress and optimize your weight loss potential. These moves will also help to sculpt your arms, legs, abs, shoulders, buns, and back.
4. Exploring Wheel: Intermediate Practice
Christy Evans invites you to shine from you heart center by opening into Urdhva Dhanurasana, the full wheel pose. This Grokker premium video is for advanced students. If you are looking to lighten or challenge your practice, checkout Christy's Exploring Wheel Pose collection which features an opportunity to meet your skill level. Enjoy!
5. Wheel: Basics Practice
Christy will wake up the core, open the hips, hamstrings, and prepare the shoulders to find more ease in Urdhva Dhanurasana also known as the wheel pose. This is a beautiful posture and Christy breaks down the fundamentals of this full back bend in this Grokker premium video. Join Christy Evans in other playful flows that will help you shine through exploring her collections.
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. Weight Loss & Balance Workout
This video is designed to stretch and strengthen key muscle groups, burn fat, and improve balance for a lean and toned body. Reduce stress and optimize your weight-loss potential, along with sculpting your arms, legs, abs, shoulders, buns, and back.
8. 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.
9. Calorie Burning Workout
This is a quick 15minute full Power Yoga sequence, designed to get you sweaty, warm, and burning off calories and stress. This is a great sequence for weight-loss. I practice this sequence when I do not have a lot of time on my hands and want a vigorous practice.
10. 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.