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.Fast-paced yoga offers a satisfying workout because of the strong demands it places on the body. While you may be dripping with sweat and begging for mercy, you will find that you’re thrilled with the results. If you think yoga isn’t a “real workout” because it’s of its slow pace and calm nature, fast-paced yoga will make you eat your words. This energetic yoga style has you constantly switching from one pose to the next, and it is expressly practiced daily – that’s right, even if you’re still sore from the previous day’s workout. Yoga for Energy and Inspiration by Julie Montagu
1. Power Yoga: Onese1f
An athletic yoga-based workout aimed to increase strength, flexibility and stamina. This full length total body workout focuses on combining dynamic breath with a series of strong, flowing and static movements. Lookout for modification demonstrations throughout the video.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Air Element: Vinyasa Energy Flow
Radiate compassion from the inside out. This Air based flow, part 4 in a 6-part Energy Flow Series, is designed to create spaciousness around the heart, lungs, and throat. This practice emphasizes postures that promote respiration and circulation while connecting to the essence of compassion. In this Grokker Premium Video, be inspired and uplifted as you explore playful back bend variations and hip opening postures. Follow Vinyasa Expert, Christy Evans, as she inspires your flow.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. After the Holidays Workout
This is a routine will help you shed these holiday pounds will increasing your flexibility.
8. 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.
9. Advanced Headstand Tutorial
Esther shows an advanced way to get into a headstand in this video. Only attempt this if you know how to perform a headstand safely. Headstand is called the king of the yoga poses for its many great benefits. Inversions can be very dangerous if not performed properly.
10. Vasisthasana: Intermediate Practice
This Grokker Premium video features Vashisthasana, or the side plank pose in an accessible sequence for intermediate students. You will be safely guided through all the basics in this intelligent flow, while challenging your endurance as Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, weaves inspiration through breath, concentration, and core integrating movement. This Vasisthasana series works on building strength to prepare you for the final posture. When you've perfected this module, check out the entire series in Christy's collection called Exploring Vasisthasana. Intermediate Levels