Fast-paced yoga offers a satisfying workout because of the strong demands it places on the body. While you may be dripping with sweat and begging for mercy, you will find that you’re thrilled with the results. If you think yoga isn’t a “real workout” because it’s of its slow pace and calm nature, fast-paced yoga will make you eat your words. This energetic yoga style has you constantly switching from one pose to the next, and it is expressly practiced daily – that’s right, even if you’re still sore from the previous day’s workout. 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. Cardio + Core Vinyasa
This vinyasa class is all about building heat, and strengthening and elongating your core. Not only does a strong core make you feel great, but it is essential for every day activities and maintaining a healthy back.
2. Flow Till You Glow: No Chaturanga Flow
Sometimes you just don't feel like doing chaturanga in your practice. But don't let that fool you, this class will still be plenty challenging. Beth Stuart will guide you through a vinyasa flow that will open your chest, and strengthen the muscles in your arms and shoulders. When you do come back to a practice involving chaturanga, you'll feel stronger and be able to practice more safely.
3. Full Body Breakdown: Tone Your Asana
Join Emily-Clare Hill for this energizing and lower-body building flow that will get your heart rate up and sculpt a strong and lifted backside. The class starts by gently awakening the muscles on the back of your body, then jumps into some wonderful heat-building and strengthening moves. This may be a fast-paced flow, but do not fret, you'll still reap the relaxing benefits of a vinyasa flow class.
4. 14-Day Yoga Challenge: Rocket Standing Series
This standing series is called the rocket, and will test your balance, get you sweaty, and leave you feeling absolutely fantastic. Join Steffy White in this Grokker Premium Video where she'll take you through a strengthening rocket standing series.
5. 35-Minute Yoga Body
Join Andrew for a vigorous power vinyasa class that'll boost your metabolism and sculpt lean muscles. This practice is high on energy and free-flowing, so grab a mat and get ready to sweat!
6. Move for Strength
Want a stronger core, arms and legs? Not only can yoga make you more flexible and reduce stress, it can also make your entire body stronger. Julie will guide you through a series of strengthening yoga sequences designed to challenge both your body and mind. Feel empowered as you build multi-directional strength and confidence as you start to feel great from the inside out.
7. Full Body Breakdown: Dynamic Core
A strong core is about more than just aesthetics. Find better posture and mobility as you join Grokker expert, Emily-Clare Hill for this intermediate vinyasa flow class that focuses on building strength throughout your core. Through a number of dynamic movements, Emily will show you how to best engage and strengthen your entire mid-section while reaping the benefits of a flow class. Grab your mat, and a blanket or scarf and make your way to the mat.
8. Energizing Vinyasa: Groove and Flow
When was the last time you danced? Shake your yoga tail feather by embracing movement, free flow, and getting groovy on the mat. You will leave this class feeling invigorated and might even have a little more swagger in your step.
9. Yoga for Energy and Inspiration
Feeling a little tired and unmotivated? You are not alone. Everyone has moments when we just don't have the energy or the will to do anything productive. However, the secret is to just get moving! Just 20 minutes of light activity to get your heart pumping and blood flowing will have you feeling instantly more inspired and revitalized. In this session, Julie will guide you through the yoga poses that she has designed specifically for those times when we are in need of a mental re-boot for more energy and inspiration.
10. 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.