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: 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.
3. 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.
4. Abs, arms, & hips - an Intermediate Yoga Flow
An intermediate yoga flow that works the abs, arms, and hips. Always move within a pain-free range.
5. Water Element: Vinyasa Energy Flow
Go with the flow. This Water based practice, part 2 in a 6-part series, invites you to 'ride the wave' through dynamic and rhythmic breath and body movements. In this Grokker Premium video, this fluid sequence fosters a playful exploration as we move through a circular (mandala) pattern around the yoga mat. Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, focuses on hip opening postures that are emphasized as we connect to our orange energy center for play (lila), creativity, and permission to go with the flow on and off of the yoga mat.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Detox Yoga | 20 Minute Yoga Flow for Detox and Digestion
Join Adriene for this sweaty cleansing Yoga For Detox practice! This detox yoga sequence is designed to make you sweat as you build strength and twist it out. Massage the internal organs, tone the body and shed weight with this mindful yoga flow for detoxification and digestion!
9. Flow Till You Glow Series: Cardio Flow
If you're short on time and looking for a fast-paced flow, then you're in the right place. This class will get your heart rate pumping through cardio vinyasa that also incorporates elements of interval training. You'll definitely be sweating on this one, so grab a towel and make your way to the mat.
10. 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.