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. Wheel: Basics Practice
Christy will wake up the core, open the hips, hamstrings, and prepare the shoulders to find more ease in Urdhva Dhanurasana also known as the wheel pose. This is a beautiful posture and Christy breaks down the fundamentals of this full back bend in this Grokker premium video. Join Christy Evans in other playful flows that will help you shine through exploring her collections.
2. Weight Loss & Balance Workout
This video is designed to stretch and strengthen key muscle groups, burn fat, and improve balance for a lean and toned body. Reduce stress and optimize your weight-loss potential, along with sculpting your arms, legs, abs, shoulders, buns, and back.
3. Water Element: Vinyasa Energy Flow
Go with the flow. This Water based practice, part 2 in a 6-part series, invites you to 'ride the wave' through dynamic and rhythmic breath and body movements. In this Grokker Premium video, this fluid sequence fosters a playful exploration as we move through a circular (mandala) pattern around the yoga mat. Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, focuses on hip opening postures that are emphasized as we connect to our orange energy center for play (lila), creativity, and permission to go with the flow on and off of the yoga mat.
4. Twisting For Detoxification Yoga 34 min
Cleanse Your Body the natural way. Try these poses to stimulate your liver to do the work. Slow down aging and boost your immunity system as well. This workout burns 96 - 132 calories.
5. Harmony: Vinyasa Energy Flow
Move in harmony! This 6th part in the 6 part series will incorporate all of the previous elements to align and harmonize our physical and energetic body. Emphasize the harmony within through breath, meditation, and movements that support balance to our Solar/masculine and Lunar/feminine aspects with our Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans. This Grokker Premium Video will inspire, uplift, and expand from a grounded, connected, and centered sense of Self. All Levels
6. 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.
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.
9. 30 min Intermediate Invigorating Yoga Routine
REJUVENATE & DE-STRESS. Second in the series. Do this short yoga routine anytime to recharge & relax. Level 2-3. This workout burns 302 - 415 calories.
10. 20 min Beginner Total Body Body Yoga, Tone & Cardio Workout
FULL-BODY BLASTER AND YOGA! GET A total body make over in only 18 minutes. This workout burns 186 - 255 calories. Work your abs, core, legs, butt, and more. Do these moves 3 times a week with 30-90 seconds rest in between sets. Use 3-5 pound dumbbells with this exercise. Men, triple the poundage.