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. Water Element: Vinyasa Energy Flow
Go with the flow. This Water based practice, part 2 in a 6-part series, invites you to 'ride the wave' through dynamic and rhythmic breath and body movements. In this Grokker Premium video, this fluid sequence fosters a playful exploration as we move through a circular (mandala) pattern around the yoga mat. Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, focuses on hip opening postures that are emphasized as we connect to our orange energy center for play (lila), creativity, and permission to go with the flow on and off of the yoga mat.
2. 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.
3. 5 Yoga Poses You're Doing Wrong
I'm not much for rules; every body is different and needs to follow their own rules of alignment. But there are technical fundamentals for engaging the right muscles in these 5 strength poses that, once acquired, enhance your mind-body awareness and reduce risk of injury for these and other strength exercises in yoga and everything else you do.
4. 14-Day Yoga Challenge: Strong Flow
This strong flow is going to get your blood pumping, get you sweating, and leave you feeling great in no time. This dynamic flow is a fantastic way to get your muscles working and find that perfect yoga body.
5. 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.
6. Vasisthasana: Advanced Practice
Christy Evans weaves through all the fundamentals of the Side Plank to create this Advanced Immersion class. This Grokker Premium video will provide a systematic build into the arm balance. If your new to power yoga moves then checkout Grokker's Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, and her collection Exploring Vasisthasana. Tune into your own body, receive the breathe, and modify all the postures as needed. Enjoy! Advanced Level
7. Yoga Basics Workout
This video features traditional yoga poses that sculpt the entire body. You will work out your hips, arms, legs, obliques, and abs.
8. 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!
9. 30 Min Athletic Morning Yoga for Legs
A morning yoga practice for people who want to a bit of an athletic practice. This sequence is designed for the legs - the lengthen the hamstrings, inner thighs, quads and hip flexors. Always work within a pain-free range.