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.Practicing yoga first thing in the morning can be an incredibly effective way of increasing your energy levels throughout the day. Like other types of exercise, yoga reduces fatigue, and certain poses have been shown to leave you feeling particularly energized. A study by the University of Oxford found that yoga was able to help healthy people of varied ages feel increases in their energy levels. The study concluded that just a half hour of yoga stretches and breathing exercises were enough to dramatically improve both the mental and physical energy levels of the subjects.Yoga for Energy and Inspiration by Julie Montagu
1. Move for Strength
Want a stronger core, arms and legs? Not only can yoga make you more flexible and reduce stress, it can also make your entire body stronger. Julie will guide you through a series of strengthening yoga sequences designed to challenge both your body and mind. Feel empowered as you build multi-directional strength and confidence as you start to feel great from the inside out.
2. Julie's Simple Happiness Pose
For those times when we are feeling not-so-great, practicing an inversion or ‘legs up the wall” pose can be an effective way to increase our energy levels, lower stress and boost our mood . In this session Julie will guide you through her “happiness pose” that she does each day to feel more energized, focused and present.
3. Energize Your Extremeties
Revitalize your body by opening up the energy ports within your hands, feet and toes. Allow the chi to flow through these extremities and improve circulation throughout the body. Join Sonia Doubell in this Grokker Premium Video for her series Yoga for Tension Relief, and melt away the stresses and strains of life!
4. 35-Minute Yoga Body
Join Andrew for a vigorous power vinyasa class that'll boost your metabolism and sculpt lean muscles. This practice is high on energy and free-flowing, so grab a mat and get ready to sweat!
5. Invigorating Tuesday Morning Flow
If you feel like you need a Tuesday morning pick me up, then this wonderful 20 minute flow is designed to get your day off on the right foot and energize you for the day ahead. Join Celest Pereira in this Grokker Premium Video for your Tuesday morning flow from the Morning Yoga Series.
6. Move for Stress Relief
Is stress holding you back from living your best life? It is almost impossible to feel our best when we are experiencing stress. In this Happy Yoga session, Julie will guide you through the ultimate stress-relieving yoga flow, full of postures, poses and sequences that will extract tension from your body and allow you to mentally detach yourself from troubling, stressful thoughts.
7. Energizing Vinyasa: Twist and Flow
This vinyasa class is all about twisting through your body and tuning in to your natural ability to detoxify. Use the core of your values to support your path to desire while eliminating the skeptical voices in your head.
8. Energizing Vinyasa: Groove and Flow
When was the last time you danced? Shake your yoga tail feather by embracing movement, free flow, and getting groovy on the mat. You will leave this class feeling invigorated and might even have a little more swagger in your step.
9. Lean & Strong Yoga: Full Body Strength
Strengthen your practice with this vinyasa-based flow that is designed to tone you from head to toe. This intermediate class will help perfect your technique while building long, lean muscles. If you've tried the other classes in Rocky's Lean & Strong series, you'll enjoy this practice as a culmination of many of the components in his other classes.
10. 14-Day Yoga Challenge: Rocket Standing Series
This standing series is called the rocket, and will test your balance, get you sweaty, and leave you feeling absolutely fantastic. Join Steffy White in this Grokker Premium Video where she'll take you through a strengthening rocket standing series.