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. How to Meditate with Kino
When I first started to develop a meditation practice I was afraid that my mind wasn't calm enough. But just like with yoga you don't need a calm mind or a flexible body to start. The practice itself creates the calm, flexible mind that is needed for spiritual practice. I recommend starting off with something very simple. Sit for five minutes a day and bring your attention to your breath. This short clip on how to meditate was filmed at Balans Yoga in Goteborg (Gothenburgh) Sweden.
2. Knee Health Therapeutics #3
Strengthening the muscles around the knee joint is imperative for maintaining healthy joints and preventing knee pain. Samantha Matthews presents this program on improving knee health through continuous strengthening of the "magic button," a term coined for the vastus medialis's key role in conjoining knee joint mobility and stability. Check out Sam's Knee Health collection for more.
3. Restorative Yoga for Better Sleep
Go beyond Shavasana and learn a simple series of poses which will prepare the body and mind for deep sleep. Grokker Yoga Expert, Matece Skow, demonstrates a simple, yet profoundly effective remedy for symptoms of insomnia with this guided sequence. This Grokker Premium video will take you through a series of full bodyrelaxation techniques and peacefully prepare you for the sleep required for optimal emotional and physical well-being. All Level.
4. 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.
5. 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!
6. 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
7. Taoflow: Hip Opening Meditation
Exhale tension from deep within the body. Begin with four traditional hip opening movements to warm and align the hips and spine, followed by 30 minutes of guided breathing meditation. This full sequence class is a complete system of inner energy cultivation, facilitating the free flow of blood and vital energy, while calming the mind and settling the spirit. Join Taoflow Expert Cain Carroll for some powerful meditation in this Grokker Premium video, no experience necessary.
8. Yoga for Every Day
In this class Julie will take you through the exact yoga sequence she does every day to keep her feeling energized, balanced and happy. In addition to strengthening and toning your body, the mental benefits of a regular daily yoga practice include stress relief, mental clarity, focus and increased confidence. Are you ready to become a healthier, happier version of you?
9. Freedom From Pain: Tight Hip Pain Relief
Release tension in the hips. Whether you are experiencing symptoms of pain from 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 will show you exercises to open the hips for more freedom in the legs and lower spine.
10. 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.