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. 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!
2. 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.
3. Morning Yoga: 20-minute Energizing Flow
It's Thursday morning and it is nearly the weekend, and this video is perfect to get you going right. The flow starts with a little facial massage to release any tension that may have built up during the week and then goes on to some fun and challenging poses such as Dancers or Natarajasana to invigorate your body for the rest of the day. Join Celest Pereira in this Grokker Premium Video for your Thursday morning flow from the Morning Yoga Series.
4. 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.
5. Energizing Full Body Flow
This class is an opportunity to practice what you have learned in the series so far including standing poses, inversions, arm balances, core stability and hip openers. Join Celest for this full body flow, that will have you feeling strong, energised and ready to continue with confidence on your yoga journey.
6. Morning Yoga: 20-minute Fun Flow
Friday morning and it is nearly the weekend, so this super fun flow is sure to make sure you have an awesome day. This wonderful flow includes dancers pose to invigorate your body and prepare you for the day ahead. Join Celest Pereira in this Grokker Premium Video for your Friday morning flow from the Morning Yoga Series.
7. Yoga for Energy and Inspiration
Feeling a little tired and unmotivated? You are not alone. Everyone has moments when we just don't have the energy or the will to do anything productive. However, the secret is to just get moving! Just 20 minutes of light activity to get your heart pumping and blood flowing will have you feeling instantly more inspired and revitalized. In this session, Julie will guide you through the yoga poses that she has designed specifically for those times when we are in need of a mental re-boot for more energy and inspiration.
8. 14-Day Yoga Challenge: Yoga for Abs & Core
This quick ab-focused flow is perfect for building a strong core, which is key for stabilizing your entire body and enhancing your athleticism.
9. Daily Dose of Yoga: Fast Flow
This energetic and invigorating yoga class is the perfect way to kick start your day. Awaken your muscles and increase blood flow throughout the body. Join Grokker expert, Micheal James Wong for this challenging and dynamic class that will have you feeling strong and revived.
10. Strength Building Yoga For Beginners
Yoga is a great way to gradually build strength in your body. In this class, you will learn key yoga poses that will work to strengthen your arms, core, and legs. Join Celest for this fun and easy to follow session that will have you feeling confident and powerful in your body. This video is the second of three sessions in the 3 Steps To Yoga series.