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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. 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.
2. Dharma Discussion on Breath Meditation
Thanissaro Bhikkhu discusses breathing along with a variety of meditation techniques.
3. 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.
4. Yoga for Skateboarders: Leg Stretching
Heighten your performance and stretch those legs. If you're suffering from ankle immobilization, tight joints, and sore legs, Ashleigh has created the perfect sequence for alleviating your chronic symptoms. Designed for skateboarders, but effective for all athletes who experience these symptoms, the targeted postures that Ashleigh showcases in this video will allow you to feel, and perform, at your best.
5. Therapeutics: Foot Health #1
Feet health is critical for aligning the body. In this Grokker premium video, Anusara expert Samantha Shakti Brown demonstrates therapeutic techniques for keeping your feet healthy and strong. If your interested in finding more feet care exercises checkout Samanth Shakti Brown's collection Feet Health.
6. Move For Flexibility
Yoga is great for our physical lives because when our body feels good we feel more confident and happy. A regular practice will stretch out your limbs and improve flexibility, which is important for increasing our range of motion so we feel our best as we move through the day. In this Happy Yoga class, Julie will guide you through some of her favourite poses for increased flexibility and the release of muscular tension in the body.
7. Gentle Yoga for the Lower Back
Unwind deeply, slowly, and spaciously from the inside out. These postures have been designed to bring awareness, agility, and relaxation through the deep tissue structures in your lower back. In this all-levels class, join Grokker Yin Yoga Expert, Matece Skow, as she guides you into a quiet Yin Yoga practice that will rejuvenate both mind and body. After this Grokker Premium video you'll find that inner space and freedom take on a whole new meaning.
8. 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.
9. Lower Back Care #2
If you sit or stand for most of the day without conditioning your lower spine, chances are you suffer from back pain. In this Grokker premium video, Anusara instructor Sam Shakti Brown guides you through some essential asanas (yogic postures) for keeping your lower spine strong, aligned, and healthy. Checkout her Lower Back Care collection for more videos to help with back pain.
10. Therapeutics: Knee Health #2
Learn how to strengthen the vastus medialis, or what Sam call's the "magic button" with these essential exercises to help you find pain free knees. Sam Shakti will guide you through exercises that strengthen the muscles around the knee joint. These exercises include hip opening moves and forward folds with clear posture modifications to bring the benefits of each pose to your needs. Avoiding hyperextension is critical, and strengthening the muscles around the knee joint will aid in preventative muscle engagement to keep you from overextending the joint structure. If your still experiencing knee pain, visit the Grokker premium collection on knee health exercises.