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. 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.
2. 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.
3. Handstand: Basic Practice
Join in on this playful sequence that explores how to do a handstand! This beginner sequence will help you prep the body for the full-body posture which includes working the core, shoulders, and opening up the hamstrings. Can't get enough of this handstand sequence and you want more? The good news is Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, has an Exploring Handstand collection. Check it out!
4. Hot Vinyasa Flow Yoga
This Vinyasa flow sequence is nearly a full length yoga class. You will warm up with sun salutations, then you will move through a complete practice of stretching, balancing, twisting, strengthening your core and resting.
5. 15 minute yoga video for strength
15 minute guided yoga sequence that is good for the whole body. Suitable for people with a little experience with yoga - definitely not for absolute beginners. Always work within a pain-free range. Great for the chest and shoulders, and building core strength.
6. 15 min full body yoga power flow
Just under 15 minute yoga sequence designed to strengthen the entire body and build endurance. This power flow sequence is suitable for people with a bit of experience with yoga. Always move within a pain-free range, and always begin with a warm up first.
7. Yoga For Runners
This video features warm ups for running. It will help you align your hips, release muscle tightness in the knees, quads, and hamstrings, lift the chest, and focus your breathing to increase stamina. Increase your balance, burn calories, and find your inner breath.
8. 20 Minute Yoga Flow for Core Strength
This is an instructional 20 minute yoga video that aims to strengthen the core in preparation for arm balances such as crow pose, headstand, handstand and forearm stand. The intention is to work all parts of the core including the upper abs, lower abs and obliques in a variety of ways that keeps the body guessing.
9. Advanced Headstand Tutorial
Esther shows an advanced way to get into a headstand in this video. Only attempt this if you know how to perform a headstand safely. Headstand is called the king of the yoga poses for its many great benefits. Inversions can be very dangerous if not performed properly.
10. Vasisthasana: Advanced Practice
Christy Evans weaves through all the fundamentals of the Side Plank to create this Advanced Immersion class. This Grokker Premium video will provide a systematic build into the arm balance. If your new to power yoga moves then checkout Grokker's Yoga Expert, Christy Evans, and her collection Exploring Vasisthasana. Tune into your own body, receive the breathe, and modify all the postures as needed. Enjoy! Advanced Level