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. Side Plank: Basic Practice
This short class moves you through the alignment and key postures necessary achieve full vasisthasana or side plank pose. Let's play! Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, is a delight in this beginner level Grokker Premium video where she breaks down Full Vasisthasana pose. Checkout the advanced and intermediate sequences by exploring her collection of Full Vasithasana Pose.
2. 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.
3. Exploring Wheel: Advanced Practice
All roads lead to full wheel pose, or Urdhva Dhanurasana. Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, focuses on an advanced preparatory sequence to ease the body into this powerful posture. Deep back bends allow us to open our hearts and awaken the central channel of the body for a deeply revitalizing increase in energy. Experience loving compassion from the inside out in this Grokker Premium video. If your looking for a lighter practice with elementary modifications for wheel pose, visit Christy's Exploring Wheel Pose collection for both beginner and intermediate classes.
4. Earth Element: Vinyasa Energy Flow
Strong and steady full circle practice. This Earth based flow practice, part 1 in a 6-part series, connects you to your steady red root energy. Leg strength and alignment are emphasized through sustaining postures while linking abdominal breathing to this Earth based flow. Follow Vinyasa Expert Christy Evans to establish alignment and settle into a powerful structure with a variety of standing postures in this Grokker Premium video. This integrating and grounding practice brings us back to our roots and our connection to Earth.
5. 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.
6. Free Your Spine: Core
Move that middle and strengthen those abs! A healthy spine is essential for experiencing the inherent freedom of your body, heart and spirit. This 2nd class, in the 3-part series, invites you to dynamically play with your own energy. Grokker Yoga Expert Ashleigh Sergeant brings you fun, creative and personalized ways to strengthen your core and lengthen your spine in this Grokker Premium video. A strong focus on individualized, creative and spontaneous movement helps make this core work-out fun and challenging. Intermediate Level
7. Handstand: Basic Practice
Join in on this playful sequence that explores how to do a handstand! This beginner sequence will help you prep the body for the full-body posture which includes working the core, shoulders, and opening up the hamstrings. Can't get enough of this handstand sequence and you want more? The good news is Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, has an Exploring Handstand collection. Check it out!
8. Calorie Burning Workout
This is a quick 15minute full Power Yoga sequence, designed to get you sweaty, warm, and burning off calories and stress. This is a great sequence for weight-loss. I practice this sequence when I do not have a lot of time on my hands and want a vigorous practice.
9. Yoga For Runners
This video features warm ups for running. It will help you align your hips, release muscle tightness in the knees, quads, and hamstrings, lift the chest, and focus your breathing to increase stamina. Increase your balance, burn calories, and find your inner breath.
10. Fire Element: Vinyasa Energy Flow
A fast and powerful practice. This Fire based flow, part 3 in a 6 part series, is intended to connect you to your power energy center. This fast paced class will promote circulation and strengthening while building heat to support access to your inner fire for personal transformation. Follow Power Vinyasa Expert Christy Evans as she focuses on core strengthening, arm balancing, and twisting postures to stimulate the muscular and digestive systems in this Grokker Premium video.