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. Beginner Bird of Paradise
Open up your heart to receive joy, and harmony! Join Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, as you learn how to become more balanced both physically and emotionally after learning to fly in Bird of Paradise. This Grokker Premium video will help you to gain the strength and find the balance needed to gain full flight. You can continue the journey of delving deeper into this pose by watching the rest of her collection called Exploring Bird of Paradise Pose.
2. 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!
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Power Yoga Workout
Power Yoga Workout is designed to burn calories, increase balance, and tone the entire body. This video features yoga elements that are designed to create heat throughout the body, lubricate the joints, and increase overall flexibility. Relax and relieve stress with this flowing Yoga workout that will leaving you feeling refreshed and renewed.
9. 5 Yoga Poses You're Doing Wrong
I'm not much for rules; every body is different and needs to follow their own rules of alignment. But there are technical fundamentals for engaging the right muscles in these 5 strength poses that, once acquired, enhance your mind-body awareness and reduce risk of injury for these and other strength exercises in yoga and everything else you do.
10. Yoga Cardio Burn Workout
Yoga Cardio Burn Workout is a series of aerobic-paced yoga exercises that is designed to jumpstart the metabolism to burn calories and increase flexibility for an incredible fat meltdown. Tighten your abs and strengthen your core as you tone your arms, legs, butt, chest, shoulders, and back with this flowing combination of Yoga poses that will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed.