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. 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.
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. 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.
4. 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.
5. Introduction To Backbends
Backbends are one of the most invigorating types of yoga pose. They stretch the hip flexors and help open up the shoulders and chest - an area where many of us hold tension. Join Celest as she guides you through this safe and easy to follow introduction to backbends.
6. Yoga for Every Day
In this class Julie will take you through the exact yoga sequence she does every day to keep her feeling energized, balanced and happy. In addition to strengthening and toning your body, the mental benefits of a regular daily yoga practice include stress relief, mental clarity, focus and increased confidence. Are you ready to become a healthier, happier version of you?
7. Morning Yoga: 40-minute Energizing Flow
Saturday mornings call for an extended yoga session designed to start your weekend off right. Celest will take you through an energizing flow that will take you into some more fun and challenging postures, such as crow pose and headstand.
8. 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.
9. 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!
10. Morning Yoga Stretch
This awakening vinyasa class focuses on simple postures to elongate the body and freshen the mind. Join Andrew Sealy in this 30-minute class that'll have you focused and ready to tackle the day.