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. Advanced Bird of Paradise - Svarga Dvijasana Pose
Open the body and the mind in this playful sequence focusing on bird of paradise. Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, created this flow to help you gracefully ease open the hips and hamstring. This Grokker Premium video will also assist you to prepare your body and mind for the full expression of this beautiful peak posture. If your looking for a lighter practice, check out Christy's Exploring Bird of Paradise Pose collection.
2. 60 Min HARDCORE YOGA Workout (Advanced)
MIND AND BODY BALANCE. Do this yoga routine anytime to refocus and tone your body. Level 2-3. This workout burns 164 - 225 calories. Original music, shot in New Port Beach California.
3. Handstand: Advanced Practice
Master the step by step technique to the perfect handstand in this Grokker Premium video. Yoga Expert Christy Evans encourages you to listen to your body, breathe, and enjoy the journey. If this sequence seems too challenging to begin with, check out Christy's Exploring Handstand collection for a variety of videos to cater to your current needs.
4. 30 min De-Stressing, Refreshing Yoga Workout for Beginners
Center yourself with this de-stressing Yoga routine. Tone your abs, core, legs, butt, and more. Level 1 -- 2. Only 30 minutes long.
5. Space Element: Vinyasa Energy Flow
Connect with your center of wisdom and inner guidance. Working up the spine to the third eye chakra, this 5th video in the 6 part series, focuses on the element of Space. This Grokker Premium video invites a 'beginners mind' (opening to new possibilities) throughout this intermediate practice. Physically, space is expressed through shoulder openers, mobility in the neck, and inversions to increase blood flow to the brain. Join the always playful Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, to cultivate a spacious perspective as she invites you to notice subtle aspects of breath and mindfulness within a dynamic flow.
6. 30 Minute Creative Power Flow
This is a 30 minute instructional power yoga that asks you not to use a mat (just for fun - to get out of our comfort zones.
7. 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.
8. 15 min full body yoga power flow
Just under 15 minute yoga sequence designed to strengthen the entire body and build endurance. This power flow sequence is suitable for people with a bit of experience with yoga. Always move within a pain-free range, and always begin with a warm up first.