Life can be overwhelming at times, and yoga is a great way to relieve the anxiety that can come from stressful situations. You’d be amazed to see the effects that controlling your breathing can have on your body and your overall wellbeing. Sometimes just having something else to focus on can be incredibly helpful. Boston University’s School of Medicine has been able to establish a link between yoga and mood improvements, adding to the growing evidence of yoga benefits on state of mind. Hit the mat and discover for yourself how yoga can help you to unwind and remove the clutter from a busy mind. Yoga for Detox by Julie Montagu
1. Deep Stretching Therapeutics: Lower Body
Tone and stretch your legs to protect your back. You'll need a foam roller, tune up balls, a block, a strap and a mat, and prepare to undo the spine compressing effects of sitting all day or pounding the pavement in your running shoes. Designed to deeply stretch and open the legs, Join Grokker Yoga Expert Robyn Capobianco in this Grokker Premium video that will unlock your lower body and teach you how to keep your low back healthy. Breathe through it, some of the stretches are intense. Appropriate for all levels.
2. Restorative Heart-Opening Yoga
Experience 60 minutes of restorative yoga bliss in this relaxing practice for opening the heart. In this class, you'll be guided through a sequences of poses to open the shoulders and upper back so you can rest more comfortably in supportive, heart opening backbends. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Talya Lutzker through this deeply relaxing sequence designed to ease stress, quiet restless thoughts, and bring you home to your hearts center.
3. 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.
4. Detox, Cleanse, Revitalize: PM Detox
End your day with this twisting movement meditation meant to cleanse both body and mind. Twists stimulate the digestive, lymphatic, and the endocrine system, and put gentle pressure on your vital organs to massage out toxins. This is a beginners practice to release the built up the tension of the day, and prepare your body for relaxation. If we understood the effect that stress had on our bodies, we would choose not to let it in. Allow Siri to aid in letting your stress go. Visit Siri Peterson's Anusara collection for more with this amazing Grokker expert.
5. Yoga For Dummies & Complete Beginners Part 4 Relaxation, Stress and Pain Relief
Yoga For Dummies & Complete Beginners Part 4 Relaxation, Stress and Pain ReliefIn this beginners at home yoga class, Jen Hilman shares a very basic yoga poses for complete beginners. This is basic yoga routine workout designed for relaxation, stress relief and pain relief. It specifically includes flexibility stretches and poses to help relax the body and is great before bedtime or when you need help falling asleep.
6. Taoflow: Squat Sequence
This is a forty-minute Taoflow where you will learn proper alignment and breathing techniques for overall health. Class begins with a few minutes of free-style Shaking to clear the mind and warm up the body. Then, follow Qigong Expert Cain Carroll to move into Joint Opening exercises to increase circulation and awareness of the joints in preparation for in-depth study and practice of Womb Squat. Students of all levels are welcome to check out this Grokker Premium video.
A guided meditation on emptying the mind with Buddhist teacher Gil Fronsdal. "The third form of patience is acceptance of truth. It is the willingness to see deeply, without resistance, the truth of the moment and the truth of the deepest levels of reality. This includes living in accord with the insight that at our core there is no self to build up, hang onto, or defend. Seeing the luminous emptiness at the center of all things means that we can begin to let go of grasping to a self-conscious and fixed idea of who we are. This requires a kind of patience, because deep spiritual insight is an affront to the ego. Most of us orient our lives around a limited view of ourselves; it can be quite frightening to let this view go. The patient acceptance of truth that allows us to let go is a personal strength developed together with the strengths of virtue, discernment, wisdom, resolve and loving-kindness." ~ Quotes by Gil Fronsdal
8. Confidence Building Guided Meditation
This short guided meditation, created by Scott Mills, Ph.D., allows you to quickly deepen your experience of confidence and boldness in your daily life. For free guided meditation downloads and information on coaching.
9. Energy Meditation Series: Fire
This meditation is designed to connect you to your core, specifically the naval area up to your abdomen, through the use of breathing exercises, guided visualization and meditation. This video is structured to facilitate connection with Fire energy centered in your core, which is your power center, your center of inner strength and is the key to creating your drive, or flame, towards transformation.
10. 14-Day Yoga Challenge: Yin Yoga for Your Hips I
This is a relaxing and restorative yin yoga session is designed to open your hips, relax your lower body, and relieve tension. By extending pose holds, you will find extra space in your lower body and alleviate any stiffness and stress you may be feeling.