Vinyasa Yoga

Yoga Videos for Cooling Down after Exercise and Stretching before Exercise

Leslie Perryman • November 1, 2017
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
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1. Knee Health Therapeutics #3
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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.
2. Freedom From Pain: Upper Back Pain Relief
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Discover exercises designed to alleviate neck and shoulder tension. Whether you are experiencing symptoms of fibromyalgia, old injuries or accidents, or simply poor lifestyle habits, this series will help you find simple, effective pain relief techniques for everyday life. In this video, Tanya Fitzpatrick will show how to open the shoulders and release neck tension.
3. Neck Pain Relief - Freedom From Pain
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Chronic neck pain isn't something you should leave untreated. Whether you are experiencing symptoms of fibromyalgia, old injuries or accidents, or simply poor lifestyle habits, this video will teach you simple, effective neck pain relief techniques for everyday life.
4. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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For those of you suffering from sore wrists or carpal tunnel, Tara shows you a few simple yoga poses to help ease your pain.
5. Lower Back Care #1
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Learn to use a series of low-impact exercises to realign the natural curve of your spine. This video will ease pain along your lower spine, and is perfect for a workday break or the end of your day. If you enjoy this video, be sure to watch the rest of Samantha Brown's videos designed to soothe your lower back.
6. 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.
7. Lower Back Care #3
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If you're suffering from chronic back pain, this video is the perfect exercise antidote to strengthen and heal your lower spine. Samantha Shakti Brown helps to strengthen the natural vertebral curve in this Grokker Premium video. Sam is our celebrated Anusara expert, follow her as she guides you through a practice to optimize alignment in your lower spine. The exercises she has provided in this sequence will help you maintain strength and muscle integrity throughout the day. This is the third video from the Grokker Premium video collection on Lower Back Care.
8. Yoga For Lower Back Pain
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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. Move For Flexibility
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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.
10. Strengthening the Outer Hips
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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.
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