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.Practicing yoga first thing in the morning can be an incredibly effective way of increasing your energy levels throughout the day. Like other types of exercise, yoga reduces fatigue, and certain poses have been shown to leave you feeling particularly energized. A study by the University of Oxford found that yoga was able to help healthy people of varied ages feel increases in their energy levels. The study concluded that just a half hour of yoga stretches and breathing exercises were enough to dramatically improve both the mental and physical energy levels of the subjects.Yoga for Energy and Inspiration 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. Morning Yoga: 20-minute Energizing Flow
It's Thursday morning and it is nearly the weekend, and this video is perfect to get you going right. The flow starts with a little facial massage to release any tension that may have built up during the week and then goes on to some fun and challenging poses such as Dancers or Natarajasana to invigorate your body for the rest of the day. Join Celest Pereira in this Grokker Premium Video for your Thursday morning flow from the Morning Yoga Series.
3. Lean & Strong Yoga: Full Body Strength
Strengthen your practice with this vinyasa-based flow that is designed to tone you from head to toe. This intermediate class will help perfect your technique while building long, lean muscles. If you've tried the other classes in Rocky's Lean & Strong series, you'll enjoy this practice as a culmination of many of the components in his other classes.
4. Strength Building Yoga For Beginners
Yoga is a great way to gradually build strength in your body. In this class, you will learn key yoga poses that will work to strengthen your arms, core, and legs. Join Celest for this fun and easy to follow session that will have you feeling confident and powerful in your body. This video is the second of three sessions in the 3 Steps To Yoga series.
5. Morning Yoga: 40-minute Energizing Flow
Saturday mornings call for an extended yoga session designed to start your weekend off right. Celest will take you through an energizing flow that will take you into some more fun and challenging postures, such as crow pose and headstand.
6. 14-Day Yoga Challenge: Flow for Balance
This balancing flow is the perfect way to start your journey towards a more consistent practice. Get ready to feel centered, focused, and ready for anything. This Grokker Premium video will get your heart rate up, burn calories, leave you feeling energized and focused.
7. Energize Your Extremeties
Revitalize your body by opening up the energy ports within your hands, feet and toes. Allow the chi to flow through these extremities and improve circulation throughout the body. Join Sonia Doubell in this Grokker Premium Video for her series Yoga for Tension Relief, and melt away the stresses and strains of life!
8. Morning Yoga Stretch
This awakening vinyasa class focuses on simple postures to elongate the body and freshen the mind. Join Andrew Sealy in this 30-minute class that'll have you focused and ready to tackle the day.
9. Julie's Simple Happiness Pose
For those times when we are feeling not-so-great, practicing an inversion or ‘legs up the wall” pose can be an effective way to increase our energy levels, lower stress and boost our mood . In this session Julie will guide you through her “happiness pose” that she does each day to feel more energized, focused and present.
10. Flow Till You Glow: Nonstop Flow
As humans we crave movement. It's when we feel stuck or stagnant that we start to feel pain, anxiety, and worry. This vinyasa class is like a shot of espresso! It's perfect for when you're short on time and want to get energized or just need to move. Let's flow!