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. 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.
2. 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.
3. Calorie Burning Workout
This is a quick 15minute full Power Yoga sequence, designed to get you sweaty, warm, and burning off calories and stress. This is a great sequence for weight-loss. I practice this sequence when I do not have a lot of time on my hands and want a vigorous practice.
4. Handstand: Intermediate Practice
Handstand is an invitation to soften and honor your experience of fear, and playfully move beyond this limiting boundary into a state of deep core integration. Christy Evans will guide you into your core, and out of your fear. This Grokker premium video on Power Vinyasa is appropriate for all levels. For a more challenging practice, visit the other videos within the Exploring Handstand collection by Christy.
5. 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.
6. 30 min Intermediate Invigorating Yoga Routine
REJUVENATE & DE-STRESS. Second in the series. Do this short yoga routine anytime to recharge & relax. Level 2-3. This workout burns 302 - 415 calories.
7. 30 minute afternoon power yoga
A 30 min instructional yoga video with playful sequencing. Best for people with experience with yoga. Definitely not for total beginners. Always work within a pain-free range, and be sure to warm up before beginning.
8. Exploring Wheel: Intermediate Practice
Christy Evans invites you to shine from you heart center by opening into Urdhva Dhanurasana, the full wheel pose. This Grokker premium video is for advanced students. If you are looking to lighten or challenge your practice, checkout Christy's Exploring Wheel Pose collection which features an opportunity to meet your skill level. Enjoy!
9. Beginner Bird of Paradise
Open up your heart to receive joy, and harmony! Join Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, as you learn how to become more balanced both physically and emotionally after learning to fly in Bird of Paradise. This Grokker Premium video will help you to gain the strength and find the balance needed to gain full flight. You can continue the journey of delving deeper into this pose by watching the rest of her collection called Exploring Bird of Paradise Pose.
10. 30 Minute Power Yoga Vinyasa Flow
A 30 minute instructional power yoga vinyasa flow best suited for people with experience with yoga. It's recommended to begin with a warm up, and always move within a pain-free range.