Stretching after Exercise, Stretching before Exercise, Vinyasa,
Cooling down your body after exercise is essential. A cool down involves stretching the muscles that have been worked in order to maintain flexibility as well as avoid cramps and injury. Whether following a cardio or strength workout or after playing sports yoga is a brilliant option for your post-exercise cool down. In fact, there are a number of yoga poses that are particularly helpful for restoring your muscle tissue after exercise. What's more since yoga helps to calm the mind you are sure to feel refreshed and reenergised after your yoga cool down. The majority of those who exercise are well aware of the importance of stretching prior to their workout routine. However, many overlook the incredible option of practicing yoga not just as a workout in itself, but as a means of stretching their bodies prior to beginning a cardio or weight-lifting regimine. Yoga can be utilized to dynamically stretch and warm-up your muscles and many sportsmen and athletes now consider yoga a superior warm up to traditional stretching. Yoga for Energy and Inspiration by Julie Montagu
1. Yoga to Calm The Mind: Manage Stress
Strong body, calm mind. This all levels sequence is designed to focus the restless mind and guide you back to the openness and peacefulness of the present moment. By opening the back body, and giving the kidneys a squeeze, a flush, and more space, you will bring your stress hormones back into balance. Each asana in this Grokker Premium video will help you feel grounded, centered and ready to face the complexities of life with a strong and open heart. Join Anusara Expert, Siri Peterson, in this Grokker Premium video. All Levels
2. Love the Skin You're In #2
Stabilize all of your systems with a skillful practice to clear your mind, strengthen your core, free your joints and expand the compassion in your heart. In this Grokker Premium Video, continue to align your body and refine the tone in your core. Follow Samantha S. Brown in the second video of this three part series on loving yourself exactly as you are.
3. Chair Yoga: Neck and Shoulders
Melt tension through the neck and shoulders with stimulative exercises for the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Grokker Yoga Expert Sierra Campbell will guide you into this simple, yet deeply restorative yoga and meditation practice focused on complete relaxation seated in a chair, in a car, or in flight. Sit back and soothe stress away with simple methods for lasting relaxation in this Grokker Premium video. Appropriate for all levels.
4. Learn Healthy Movement Patterns
Welcome to the healthy movement practice. In this Grokker Premium video, Tanya Fitzpatrick will guide you through a brief clinic on healthy movement habits to keep you free from pain in everyday life.
5. Arm and Shoulder Pain Relief - Freedom From Pain
Deeply alleviate pain in the arms and shoulders. Whether you are experiencing symptoms of fibromyalgia, old injuries or accidents, or simply poor lifestyle habits, this series is designed to help you find simple, effective pain relief techniques for everyday life. In this video, Tanya Fitzpatrick guides you through simple, effective exercises to relieve pain.
6. Tension Tamers: Surrender Stress
Allow your body to settle as you surrender all stress. In this Grokker Premium video focused on stressed reduction, you'll work with breath exercises to first calm the mind, then open the muscles of the chest to free up the space around the heart center. Robyn Capobianco includes corrective release exercises to release the hips, shoulders, and upper back as well. Discover the power of the mind body connection as you release stress from head to toe in this entire series on taming tension. Appropriate for all levels.
7. Strengthening the Outer Hips
Healthy hip muscles are the key to maintaining good balance, keeping good posture and providing effective locomotion. This Grokker Premium video will focus on strengthening the outer hip muscles- the adducter group as well as the gluteals. Strong outer hips (literally) help us stand, walk, and move through the world with strength, confidence, and ease. Grokker Yoga Expert, Siri Peterson, will move you through a strong asana sequence that will tone, strengthen and stretch the outer hip muscles, culminating in vashistasana, that will leave you feeling steady, grounded, and confident.
8. 15 Minutes to Bliss
This guided meditation will lead you through a soothing sequence of supported poses to help you release tension from your fingers to your toes. Grokker Yoga Expert Matece Skow has skillfully created this practice that focuses on freeing both body and mind. Let go of the day and follow along with this video to fully inhabit a blissful and inner quiet.
9. Taoflow: 20 min. Nourishing Life
Cultivate optimal health and longevity with this 20-minute session of Taoflow nourishing life practices. Taoflow Expert, Cain Carroll will begin with qi washing to to improve circulation of blood and lymph, followed by a series of pressure point self-massage and organ strengthening exercises. In this Grokker Premium video, follow Cain as he guides you through practices that have been used for thousands of years by yogis in India and Taoist sages in China to prevent injury and disease and promote radiant health of body and mind. No experience necessary.
10. Feet Health Therapeutics #3
The health of your feet is essential for stabilizing the lower body, legs, and aligning yourself in space. Samantha Matthews walks you through an exercise for massaging the plantar fascia to keep the feet healthy and strong. This is the last of the videos for this focus.