More and more men are practicing yoga. Both the New York Giants and the Seattle Seahawks have practiced yoga as part of their training due to the fact that it strengthens the core, builds upper body strength, balance, and stability. Yoga is also helpful in preventing injury, which makes it a great exercise for men who enjoy playing sports. And, according to the Journal of Sexual Medicine, yoga can also improve men’s sex lives, helping to enhance everyhting from their erections to their orgasms. If that’s not a great reason for men to practice yoga, then what is? Moving Meditation by Julie Montagu
1. Lower Body Release
Feeling tight in the hips, legs and lower back? Create space and release tension in lower body with this restorative yoga session that has been designed to stretch and lengthen muscles including the hamstrings, inner thighs and calves. This relaxing class is great for stress relief and calming the mind.
2. Moving Meditation
Mediation is a way for us to quiet the mental chatter we have in our minds and focus on being present in the here and now. Through this practice we can start to feel a sense of inner peace and calm as we realise that we can simply observe our thoughts without judging them or ourselves. In this Happy Yoga session, Julie will guide you through her Moving Mediation sequence which has been design to bring you back to your breath so you can start to feel more balanced as you let go of any worries that are preventing you from experiencing happiness.
3. 1. Sun Salutations for Beginners
The sun salutation is a series of yoga postures performed in a graceful flow, commonly found at the beginning of a yoga practice. Each movement is coordinated with the breath. Join Celest Pereira for this step-by-step guide to sun salutations that is designed to gently warm up the body, release tension in the muscles, and leave you feeling energized and excited for your next yoga session. This video is the first of three sessions in the 3 Steps To Yoga series.
4. Move for Stress Relief
Is stress holding you back from living your best life? It is almost impossible to feel our best when we are experiencing stress. In this Happy Yoga session, Julie will guide you through the ultimate stress-relieving yoga flow, full of postures, poses and sequences that will extract tension from your body and allow you to mentally detach yourself from troubling, stressful thoughts.
5. Yoga for Energy and Inspiration
Feeling a little tired and unmotivated? You are not alone. Everyone has moments when we just don't have the energy or the will to do anything productive. However, the secret is to just get moving! Just 20 minutes of light activity to get your heart pumping and blood flowing will have you feeling instantly more inspired and revitalized. In this session, Julie will guide you through the yoga poses that she has designed specifically for those times when we are in need of a mental re-boot for more energy and inspiration.
6. 2. Strength Building Yoga For Beginners
Yoga is a great way to gradually build strength in your body. In this class, you will learn key yoga poses that will work to strengthen your arms, core, and legs. Join Celest for this fun and easy to follow session that will have you feeling confident and powerful in your body. This video is the second of three sessions in the 3 Steps To Yoga series.
7. Relaxing Upper Body Release
Join Celest for a short yoga flow to release tension in the neck, chest, shoulders, and upper back. This sequence which includes standing poses, twists and folds will leave you feeling calm, focused and renewed. A great class for those who sit at a computer for long periods of time.
8. Daily Dose of Yoga: Strength Flow
Get your muscles working to tone and strengthen the body in this energizing, dynamic yoga class led by Grokker yoga expert, Micheal James Wong. This posture-focused sequence works the entire body and leave you feeling uplifted and revived.
9. Yoga for Back Strength
A strong back and upright posture enables us to stand tall and feel more confident and empowered. A strong, well-conditioned back can withstand more stress, and protect the spine better, ensuring that we are less likely to get injured as we move and exercise. In this session, Julie will guide you through a yoga sequence incorporating a series of dynamic poses that stretch and strengthen the back.
10. Body Awareness: 5-Minute Relaxation Technique
For times when you are feeling a little overwhelmed or anxious, this five minute body awareness exercise will bring you back to the present moment and free you from stressful thoughts. This relaxation exercise can be done at any time of day and is most effective when you sit in a chair with your feet firmly on the floor; but find the most comfortable seated position that works for you. Give yourself this little break to feel calm, happy and balanced.