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. Deep Stretching Therapeutics: Hips
In this 30 min therapeutic class, you will learn basic anatomy and range of motion for optimal hip health. Follow Grokker Therapeutics Expert Robyn Capobianco to release restrictions through self massage and asana. In this Grokker Premium video, Robyn shows you how to open up the joint and reload the system using a combination of corrective exercises and yoga. All levels.
2. Tension Tamers: Anxiety Balancing
In this series, Grokker Yoga Expert Robyn Capobianco reveals centering routines to deeply relieve the tension of your day. In this class she is focused on unraveling anxiety. Begin by working with guided breathwork, then release the neck and shoulders. Move deeper into pranayama (breathwork) in a supported inversion against the wall to shift your perspective and restore blood flow to the hips and heart. This Grokker Premium video is appropriate for all levels, even beginners, but will be therapeutic and informative for the advanced practitioner as well.
3. Tension Tamers: Anger Release
Derail stress. In this series, Grokker Yoga Expert Robyn Capobianco shows you how to take ownership of your emotions and responsibly express and alchemize each one. This class focuses on releasing anger. Begin in an active posture with synchronized breath work, then twist out the body to interrupt the stress cycle and begin to relax. You'll open the hips, elongate the spine, then end class with a guided meditation and breath work exercise to completely reset both mind and body. This Grokker Premium video is 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. Seated Therapeutics for the Neck and Shoulders
Release deep tension through the neck and shoulders to help alleviate pain and improve posture. You can adapt these seated postures to maintain an open chest and centered mind throughout your work day by substituting a chair for the bolster, or even come to standing to increase circulation through the lower body while you align the upper back. Allow Yoga Expert Morgan Levay to guide your body into a state of soft strength as you unwind the muscles along your spine.
6. Chair Yoga: Guided Rest and Relaxation
Rest an overactive mind. This guided meditation will carry you into meditative sleep. Completely relax through this Grokker Premium video designed to reduce tension and anxiety, and help you find a quiet space behind your eyes. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Sierra Campbell in this journey inward to explore rest, relaxation and deep sleep while in flight.
7. Gentle Moving Energy Flow
Gather in your own creativity as you unite breath and movement. In this accessible intermediate flow, you'll open the heart, the throat, and the upper back. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Lisa Sanfilippo through this respiration focused class, and align your inhalations with the intake and cultivation of inspiration. You'll end this class with a lifted chest, and a long, aligned spine. Both beginner and intermediate students will find something to enjoy in this Grokker Premium video.
8. Yoga For Lower Back Pain
The tight, achy, soreness and pain that comes from moving or twisting our backs makes us want to freeze and not move, and can perpetuate spinal immobility. This gentle yoga class will help loosen up what binds you and teach you safe and effective movements you can do to ease low back pain.
9. Yoga for Healthy Wrists | Yoga With Adriene
On this episode we learn a quick sequence for healthy wrists! Everyone can benefit from this practice and it can be repeated daily to improve wrist pain and assist with Carpal Tunnel! With the amount of hours we spend at the computer or at desk it is important to spend some time counter acting and tending to the wrists and all of the muscles that tie the room together. You can practice this at your desk or before yoga practice. You can repeat this sequence or each move 3 times, or do one move a day. I often hear people complain about wrist pain both on and off the mat. There is hope for us yet- lets commit to a practice of checking in with the wrists! Move with your breath and find what feels good - remember a little mindful TLC goes a long way. Enjoy!
10. 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.