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. 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!
2. Exploring Wheel: Advanced Practice
All roads lead to full wheel pose, or Urdhva Dhanurasana. Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, focuses on an advanced preparatory sequence to ease the body into this powerful posture. Deep back bends allow us to open our hearts and awaken the central channel of the body for a deeply revitalizing increase in energy. Experience loving compassion from the inside out in this Grokker Premium video. If your looking for a lighter practice with elementary modifications for wheel pose, visit Christy's Exploring Wheel Pose collection for both beginner and intermediate classes.
3. Strengthen Your Core
The Strengthen Your Core Podcast provides you with deep focused abdominal work that will strengthen all aspects of your practice. The practice focuses on floor work including traditional boat (navasana) pose, pick-ups and learning how to jump through with straight legs on blocks. The practice reviews mula-banda and the small details of engaging the stomach though out your entire practice and concludes with counter-stretches to release the core.
4. Hip-Opening Yoga Flow
Revive your hips and lower back while flowing through this powerful and effective yoga sequence.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Yoga Butt Vinyasa
This yoga class will tone and sculpt your glutes to give you a wonderful strong and shapely yoga butt. Julie will get you moving and sweating from the start in this dynamic vinyasa class. Expect to feel stronger, more confident and energized.
8. 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.
9. Free Your Spine: Twists
A healthy spine is essential for feeling freedom in your body. In this 3 part series lead by Grokker Yoga Expert Ashleigh Sergeant, you will move dynamically through challenging twists to experience a deep range of motion along the spinal column. Spiral through this Grokker Premium video to unravel tension in a challenging and playful practice. This is the first video in a three part series focused on feeling, understanding, and deepening movement within the spine through twists, core strengthening, and backbends. Suitable for intermediate to advanced levels.
10. Yoga For Arm Strength
Develop strength in your arms and upper body with this stamina building yoga class. Celest will guide you through proper alignment while strengthening the arms and shoulders in a wide range of movements. Mastering these postures is all about consistent practice so repeat this session as many times as you need to feel yourself improve.