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. Advanced Bird of Paradise - Svarga Dvijasana Pose
Open the body and the mind in this playful sequence focusing on bird of paradise. Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, created this flow to help you gracefully ease open the hips and hamstring. This Grokker Premium video will also assist you to prepare your body and mind for the full expression of this beautiful peak posture. If your looking for a lighter practice, check out Christy's Exploring Bird of Paradise Pose collection.
2. 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.
3. 7-Day Body & Soul Boot Camp: Receive & Unwind
This yoga class plays with receptivity through flowing circular movements that are incredibly calming to the body and mind. Led by Brett Larkin, you'll start with fast movements that then ground you back into your heart, ending with restorative postures and a short meditation to gain clarity on how to move forward in your personal goals.
4. 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.
5. 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!
6. Beginners Yoga For Weight Loss - Focus on Butt & Thighs Yoga Flow!
Lose Weight, Burn Fat & Calories, Detoxify, Improve Digestion, & Work Out your Butt & Thighs in this 30 Minute Fat Burning Beginners Yoga Work Out. Naturally Lose Weight, Gain Strength & Flexibility in this Full 30 Minute, Holistic Weight Loss Yoga Flow! Learn How To Safely and Naturally Burn Calories, & Slim Down in this Follow Along, Instructional Yoga Video. Certified Yoga Instructor, Jacqui Nadar from Austin TX, leads this Yoga flow. This is a Beginners level instructional Yoga video.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Side Plank: Basic Practice
This short class moves you through the alignment and key postures necessary achieve full vasisthasana or side plank pose. Let's play! Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, is a delight in this beginner level Grokker Premium video where she breaks down Full Vasisthasana pose. Checkout the advanced and intermediate sequences by exploring her collection of Full Vasithasana Pose.
10. Calorie Burning Workout
This is a quick 15minute full Power Yoga sequence, designed to get you sweaty, warm, and burning off calories and stress. This is a great sequence for weight-loss. I practice this sequence when I do not have a lot of time on my hands and want a vigorous practice.