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. 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.
2. 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.
This quick ab-focused flow is perfect for building a strong core, which is key for stabilizing your entire body and enhancing your athleticism.
5. 30 Min Athletic Morning Yoga for Legs
A morning yoga practice for people who want to a bit of an athletic practice. This sequence is designed for the legs - the lengthen the hamstrings, inner thighs, quads and hip flexors. Always work within a pain-free range.
6. Intermediate Bird of Paradise - Svarga Dvijasana Pose
Get ready to fly! In this reparatory video you will focus on preparing the hamstrings, hips, shoulders, and the side of the body for Svarga Dvidasana, or Bird of Paradise. Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, has offered modifications in this Grokker Premium video to make the pose accessible to beginners. If your looking for a challenge or would like to further explore this pose, you are invited to view Christy's Exploring Bird of Paradise collection.
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.
9. 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.
10. 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.