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. 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.
2. 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.
3. Earth Element: Vinyasa Energy Flow
Strong and steady full circle practice. This Earth based flow practice, part 1 in a 6-part series, connects you to your steady red root energy. Leg strength and alignment are emphasized through sustaining postures while linking abdominal breathing to this Earth based flow. Follow Vinyasa Expert Christy Evans to establish alignment and settle into a powerful structure with a variety of standing postures in this Grokker Premium video. This integrating and grounding practice brings us back to our roots and our connection to Earth.
4. Air Element: Vinyasa Energy Flow
Radiate compassion from the inside out. This Air based flow, part 4 in a 6-part Energy Flow Series, is designed to create spaciousness around the heart, lungs, and throat. This practice emphasizes postures that promote respiration and circulation while connecting to the essence of compassion. In this Grokker Premium Video, be inspired and uplifted as you explore playful back bend variations and hip opening postures. Follow Vinyasa Expert, Christy Evans, as she inspires your flow.
5. 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.
6. Weight Loss & Balance Workout
This video is designed to stretch and strengthen key muscle groups, burn fat, and improve balance for a lean and toned body. Reduce stress and optimize your weight-loss potential, along with sculpting your arms, legs, abs, shoulders, buns, and back.
7. Yoga for Beauty
This a video that will help you become more beautiful, burn fat, tone the entire body while increasing strength, flexibility, grace, and balance. Sculpt tight abs, legs, buns, arms, and shoulders as you lift your chest and tone your back through this flowing combination of core-strengthening poses. The breathing techniques will help you visualize yourself as a beautiful person and bring out a radiant, rejuvenated, and confident new you.
8. 30 Minute Creative Power Flow
This is a 30 minute instructional power yoga that asks you not to use a mat (just for fun - to get out of our comfort zones.