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. Morning Yoga Stretch
This awakening vinyasa class focuses on simple postures to elongate the body and freshen the mind. Join Andrew Sealy in this 30-minute class that'll have you focused and ready to tackle the day.
2. 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.
Challenge yourself with this strengthening power yoga sequence. Enjoy the benefit of "hot yoga" by heating your body from the inside out. Fire yourself up, lengthen and tone your muscles and feel the flow of prana from your fingertips to your toes.
5. Free Your Spine: Backbends
A healthy spine is essential to unleashing the inherent freedom of your body, heart and spirit. By playing with spinal movement through backbends and experimenting with inversions and transitions, you will liberate powerful access points to spinal freedom. In this 3rd video in the Free Your Spine series with Grokker Yoga Expert Ashleigh Sergeant, you will explore new and familiar poses. Follow your own creative energy and discover new pathways to freedom in this Premium video. Suitable for Advanced Levels.
6. 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.
7. Intermediate Bird of Paradise - Svarga Dvijasana Pose
Get ready to fly! In this reparatory video you will focus on preparing the hamstrings, hips, shoulders, and the side of the body for Svarga Dvidasana, or Bird of Paradise. Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, has offered modifications in this Grokker Premium video to make the pose accessible to beginners. If your looking for a challenge or would like to further explore this pose, you are invited to view Christy's Exploring Bird of Paradise collection.
8. Iron Yoga
A yoga-inspired weight training session or a bodybuilding-inspired yoga practice? Either way you look at it, this Iron Yoga class is a challenge of the body and mind. It's recommended to try Iron Yoga under the supervision of a certified professional before attempting this video. You may not want to use any weights the first time, graduating to very light weights when you're confident you can hold the poses with proper technique.
9. 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.
10. Hip-Opening Yoga Flow
Revive your hips and lower back while flowing through this powerful and effective yoga sequence.