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. Julie's Simple Happiness Pose
For those times when we are feeling not-so-great, practicing an inversion or ‘legs up the wall” pose can be an effective way to increase our energy levels, lower stress and boost our mood . In this session Julie will guide you through her “happiness pose” that she does each day to feel more energized, focused and present.
2. 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.
3. 14-Day Yoga Challenge: Upper Body Flow
This challenging upper body vinyasa flow will focus on opening the heart, expanding the chest, and finding space between your shoulders. Join Steffy White in this Grokker Premium Video and flow through your upper body.
4. 14-Day Yoga Challenge: Flow for Balance
This balancing flow is the perfect way to start your journey towards a more consistent practice. Get ready to feel centered, focused, and ready for anything. This Grokker Premium video will get your heart rate up, burn calories, leave you feeling energized and focused.
5. Yoga for Weight Loss
Is it possible to lose weight by practicing yoga? The answer is yes! Yoga is not only a great way to burn calories, it also reduces stress levels in the body which can assist in weight loss. So if feeling lighter and more toned is your goal, then this Happy Yoga class is designed just for you. Join Julie for this energizing yoga session that is sure to have you feeling healthier and happier.
6. 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.
7. 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?
8. Move for Stress Relief
Is stress holding you back from living your best life? It is almost impossible to feel our best when we are experiencing stress. In this Happy Yoga session, Julie will guide you through the ultimate stress-relieving yoga flow, full of postures, poses and sequences that will extract tension from your body and allow you to mentally detach yourself from troubling, stressful thoughts.
9. 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.
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.