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. Exploring Wheel: Intermediate Practice
Christy Evans invites you to shine from you heart center by opening into Urdhva Dhanurasana, the full wheel pose. This Grokker premium video is for advanced students. If you are looking to lighten or challenge your practice, checkout Christy's Exploring Wheel Pose collection which features an opportunity to meet your skill level. Enjoy!
2. 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.
3. Wheel: Basics Practice
Christy will wake up the core, open the hips, hamstrings, and prepare the shoulders to find more ease in Urdhva Dhanurasana also known as the wheel pose. This is a beautiful posture and Christy breaks down the fundamentals of this full back bend in this Grokker premium video. Join Christy Evans in other playful flows that will help you shine through exploring her collections.
4. Power Yoga Workout
Power Yoga Workout is designed to burn calories, increase balance, and tone the entire body. This video features yoga elements that are designed to create heat throughout the body, lubricate the joints, and increase overall flexibility. Relax and relieve stress with this flowing Yoga workout that will leaving you feeling refreshed and renewed.
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. 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.
7. Flow Till You Glow Series: Dance Flow
Fluid movement to bring out your inner dancer. Come find the child-like sense of freedom and exploration on the mat with Grokker expert, Beth Stuart. This dance class will utilize flowing dance inspired-moves with vinyasa poses, to give you an amazing full body workout. You'll need a little extra space around the mat for this class. When your ready to start moving, may your way to the mat!
8. Fire Element: Vinyasa Energy Flow
A fast and powerful practice. This Fire based flow, part 3 in a 6 part series, is intended to connect you to your power energy center. This fast paced class will promote circulation and strengthening while building heat to support access to your inner fire for personal transformation. Follow Power Vinyasa Expert Christy Evans as she focuses on core strengthening, arm balancing, and twisting postures to stimulate the muscular and digestive systems in this Grokker Premium video.
9. 30 minute afternoon power yoga
A 30 min instructional yoga video with playful sequencing. Best for people with experience with yoga. Definitely not for total beginners. Always work within a pain-free range, and be sure to warm up before beginning.
10. Space Element: Vinyasa Energy Flow
Connect with your center of wisdom and inner guidance. Working up the spine to the third eye chakra, this 5th video in the 6 part series, focuses on the element of Space. This Grokker Premium video invites a 'beginners mind' (opening to new possibilities) throughout this intermediate practice. Physically, space is expressed through shoulder openers, mobility in the neck, and inversions to increase blood flow to the brain. Join the always playful Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, to cultivate a spacious perspective as she invites you to notice subtle aspects of breath and mindfulness within a dynamic flow.