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. Arm Balances and Inversions
Arm balances and inversions are a staple of a strong yoga practice. Bringing the head below the chest area, can stimulate our nervous system and boost energy levels through increased blood circulation. Join Celest for this enjoyable and energising introduction to inversions.
2. Strengthen Your Core
The Strengthen Your Core Podcast provides you with deep focused abdominal work that will strengthen all aspects of your practice. The practice focuses on floor work including traditional boat (navasana) pose, pick-ups and learning how to jump through with straight legs on blocks. The practice reviews mula-banda and the small details of engaging the stomach though out your entire practice and concludes with counter-stretches to release the core.
3. 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.
4. 30 minute afternoon power yoga
A 30 min instructional yoga video with playful sequencing. Best for people with experience with yoga. Definitely not for total beginners. Always work within a pain-free range, and be sure to warm up before beginning.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Flow Till You Glow Series: Cardio Flow
If you're short on time and looking for a fast-paced flow, then you're in the right place. This class will get your heart rate pumping through cardio vinyasa that also incorporates elements of interval training. You'll definitely be sweating on this one, so grab a towel and make your way to the mat.
10. After the Holidays Workout
This is a routine will help you shed these holiday pounds will increasing your flexibility.