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. Stay with the Breath
Thanissaro Bhikkhu is focused on helping you meditate while staying focused on breathing. Allow your mind to explore the thoughts that are coming up as you breath. This meditation is also focused on gently controlling thoughts by staying in the present moment.
2. Moving With The Breath
Correct breathing is an important part of a yoga practice. By connecting your breath to each movement you will be able to experience all the mental and physical benefits the practice has to offer. Join Celest for this easy to follow beginner class, that will have you feeling relaxed, balanced and happy.
3. Yoga Exercises on a Airplane
In this Health Tips video from Veria Living, traveling can be stressful to our mind and body. Here are some ways to keep calm and comfortable while in the air.
4. 14-Day Yoga Challenge: Mastering Wheel Pose
In this Grokker Premium video, Steffy will demonstrate the correct technique to lift into and master wheel pose. Wheel boasts a number of physical and mental benefits, including: increased spine flexibility, strength in your arms, wrists, shoulders and chest, and can energize you both physically and mentally.
5. Simple Stretches For Beginners
Yoga is the perfect style of exercise for improving overall flexibility. Whatever your level of flexibility, this session is all about getting you to feel good in your own body. Join Celest for this stress busting stretch session, that will leave you feeling totally relaxed and recharged. This video is the third and final in the 3 Steps To Yoga series.
6. Big Mind Meditation
A guided "big mind" meditation with Buddhist teacher Joseph Goldstein. In spiritual practice, time is not a factor. Practice cannot be measured in time, so let go of the whole notion of when and how long. The practice is a process unfolding, and it unfolds in its own time. It is like the flowers that grow in the spring. Do you pull them up to make them grow faster? I once tried to do that with carrots in my first garden when I was eight years old. It does not work.
7. 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.
8. Yoga to Calm The Mind: Breathe
Warm up with a 10-minute sequence of meditative postures to elongate the abdomen, chest, and side body. Then alleviate anxiety with breathing practices to center the mind amid stress. Anxiety creates poor breathing habits by constantly stimulating the autonomic nervous system, ultimately changing the way we breathe. These poor breathing habits, which are caused by anxiety, actually contribute to the anxiety itself, creating a viscous cycle. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Siri Peterson in this Grokker Premium video to rejuvenate the power of a healthy, natural breath. Let your breath bring you peace...
9. Yoga For Stress Relief
Join Adriene on the mat for a Yoga for stress relief sequence! This yoga practice is great for a tired body and a busy mind. Try this sequence to calm the nervous system and do a little energetic hygiene as you relive anxiety and stress from the body. Connect to your breath and take some time for YOU. Let go of that which is no longer serving you! Open your mind, your heart and stretch & soothe your body. Enjoy!
10. Tension Reducing Vinyasa
This vinyasa practice is all about reducing tension that can take a tight grip on your heart and chest, and is ideal for when feelings of anxiety become overwhelming. The class begins by easing you back into your breath with qigong techniques, then moving you into a gentle and calming vinyasa flow.