Vinyasa Yoga

Yoga Videos for a Calm Mind and Overcoming Sadness

Leslie Perryman • August 13, 2015
Yoga for Energy and Inspiration by Julie Montagu
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1. Move and Breathe
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This entire yoga sequence is all about paying attention to your breath as you move. As you take deeper breaths you increase oxygen in you body which brings greater mental clarity. Join Julie for this rejuvenating Happy Yoga session that will allow you to completely unwind and find a sense of inner calm and serenity.
2. Ujjai Breath and the Three Part Breath
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This video offers a short primer on the intrinsic, powerful benefits of effortless breath control. These two practices are meant to assist you in any yoga practice by giving you basic exercises to strengthen your diaphragmatic focus through each inhale and exhale. In this Grokker premium video, Anusara instructor Sam Shakti Brown reminds us how to focus on the breath in order to maximize the physical and emotional gratifications of yoga.
3. Daily Dose of Yoga: Gentle Flow
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This restorative yoga class will help you relax the body and calm the mind. Join Grokker yoga expert, Micheal James Wong as he demonstrates a series of postures that will relieve tension in the body, settle the nervous system and leave you feeling stress free and peaceful.
4. Detox, Cleanse, Revitalize: PM Detox
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End your day with this twisting movement meditation meant to cleanse both body and mind. Twists stimulate the digestive, lymphatic, and the endocrine system, and put gentle pressure on your vital organs to massage out toxins. This is a beginners practice to release the built up the tension of the day, and prepare your body for relaxation. If we understood the effect that stress had on our bodies, we would choose not to let it in. Allow Siri to aid in letting your stress go. Visit Siri Peterson's Anusara collection for more with this amazing Grokker expert.
5. Stress Busting Yoga Pilates Workout - Relaxing Stretch Workout for Flexibility
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This yoga and pilates blend is a great stretching routine for after a tough workout. It's also effective to use before bed to help you relax and fall asleep faster. We hold each of the stretches in this routine for 30 seconds. Some of the exercises you see in this routine are more dynamic, and fluid, but the vast majority are static stretches. It's important to realize that you should not do a routine with static stretches before you do the rest of your workout, particularly any kind of tough HIIT routine or strength training. Holding stretches in a static position before you do your regular workout can put you at risk for injury, so make sure that you save these kinds of flexibility and stretching workouts for after your workout is finished.
6. Acceptance
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A guided meditation on emptying the mind with Buddhist teacher Gil Fronsdal. "The third form of patience is acceptance of truth. It is the willingness to see deeply, without resistance, the truth of the moment and the truth of the deepest levels of reality. This includes living in accord with the insight that at our core there is no self to build up, hang onto, or defend. Seeing the luminous emptiness at the center of all things means that we can begin to let go of grasping to a self-conscious and fixed idea of who we are. This requires a kind of patience, because deep spiritual insight is an affront to the ego. Most of us orient our lives around a limited view of ourselves; it can be quite frightening to let this view go. The patient acceptance of truth that allows us to let go is a personal strength developed together with the strengths of virtue, discernment, wisdom, resolve and loving-kindness." ~ Quotes by Gil Fronsdal
7. Grounding Yoga Sequence for Travel
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This a grounding sequence that helps your body adjust to the stress of traveling. The instructor will show you moves that will help the hips and clear the mind.
8. Breath Regulation Practice
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Calm your nerves and focus your attention with Amy Rogg. This anxiety-reducing practice will guide you through a relaxing vinyasa flow that features simple breathing techniques like Ujjayi to help reduce and alleviate feelings of anxiousness.
9. 14-Day Yoga Challenge: Mastering Wheel Pose
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In this Grokker Premium video, Steffy will demonstrate the correct technique to lift into and master wheel pose. Wheel boasts a number of physical and mental benefits, including: increased spine flexibility, strength in your arms, wrists, shoulders and chest, and can energize you both physically and mentally.
10. Yoga for the Neck and Shoulders
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Deeply release tension through your neck and shoulders as Ashleigh Sergeant guides you through a chest opening and upper back strengthening practice. This Grokker premium video is appropriate for all levels of practice and beneficial for all styles of yoga. Shine bright, open your heart, and breathe deeply.
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