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. Yoga For Arm Strength
Develop strength in your arms and upper body with this stamina building yoga class. Celest will guide you through proper alignment while strengthening the arms and shoulders in a wide range of movements. Mastering these postures is all about consistent practice so repeat this session as many times as you need to feel yourself improve.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 30 Min Athletic Morning Yoga for Legs
A morning yoga practice for people who want to a bit of an athletic practice. This sequence is designed for the legs - the lengthen the hamstrings, inner thighs, quads and hip flexors. Always work within a pain-free range.
5. Advanced Headstand Tutorial
Esther shows an advanced way to get into a headstand in this video. Only attempt this if you know how to perform a headstand safely. Headstand is called the king of the yoga poses for its many great benefits. Inversions can be very dangerous if not performed properly.
6. Yoga Butt Vinyasa
This yoga class will tone and sculpt your glutes to give you a wonderful strong and shapely yoga butt. Julie will get you moving and sweating from the start in this dynamic vinyasa class. Expect to feel stronger, more confident and energized.
7. 15 minute afternoon power yoga flow
A 15 min instructional power yoga video. Best for experienced yoga students. Definitely begin with a warm up - do not go into this cold.
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. Air Element: Vinyasa Energy Flow
Radiate compassion from the inside out. This Air based flow, part 4 in a 6-part Energy Flow Series, is designed to create spaciousness around the heart, lungs, and throat. This practice emphasizes postures that promote respiration and circulation while connecting to the essence of compassion. In this Grokker Premium Video, be inspired and uplifted as you explore playful back bend variations and hip opening postures. Follow Vinyasa Expert, Christy Evans, as she inspires your flow.
10. Move for Stress Relief
Is stress holding you back from living your best life? It is almost impossible to feel our best when we are experiencing stress. In this Happy Yoga session, Julie will guide you through the ultimate stress-relieving yoga flow, full of postures, poses and sequences that will extract tension from your body and allow you to mentally detach yourself from troubling, stressful thoughts.