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. 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.
2. Handstand: Basic Practice
Join in on this playful sequence that explores how to do a handstand! This beginner sequence will help you prep the body for the full-body posture which includes working the core, shoulders, and opening up the hamstrings. Can't get enough of this handstand sequence and you want more? The good news is Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, has an Exploring Handstand collection. Check it out!
3. Fire Element: Vinyasa Energy Flow
A fast and powerful practice. This Fire based flow, part 3 in a 6 part series, is intended to connect you to your power energy center. This fast paced class will promote circulation and strengthening while building heat to support access to your inner fire for personal transformation. Follow Power Vinyasa Expert Christy Evans as she focuses on core strengthening, arm balancing, and twisting postures to stimulate the muscular and digestive systems in this Grokker Premium video.
4. 20 Minute Yoga Flow for Core Strength
This is an instructional 20 minute yoga video that aims to strengthen the core in preparation for arm balances such as crow pose, headstand, handstand and forearm stand. The intention is to work all parts of the core including the upper abs, lower abs and obliques in a variety of ways that keeps the body guessing.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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!
10. Athletic Yoga for Cross Training
Adding some isometric holds and plometrics to your yoga for a great pre training warm up or to cross train.