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. Women's Health: Yoga for Fertility
Open your whole self to creative abundance. Designed for women wishing to conceive, this gentle, supportive sequence encourages fertility through opening physically and receiving emotionally. Move through sweet grounding postures, centering breath-work, and intent-based guided meditation. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Sierra Campbell in this class designed to connect your life creating force to your well-planned goals for motherhood. This Grokker Premium video is appropriate for all levels.
2. A Guided Relaxation
Use this guided relaxation, or Yoga Nidra, after any yoga practice or on its own. It is important to relax the nervous system after yoga exercises. The nervous system needs to integrate the effects of the poses so you can reap all the benefits.
In this Grokker Premium video Steffy will take you through a short guided mindfulness meditation to help you be present in the moment and relieve stress. Unwind and relax further while Steffy guides your through pranayama, a breathing meditation that will leave you feeling fantastic.
4. 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.
5. Yin for the Lower Body
Feel the benefits of a quiet mind, and a deeply relaxed lower body. In this challenging yet rewarding Yin Yoga sequence, you'll spend powerful meditation time opening your legs, hips, and the lower spine. Allow celebrated yoga Expert, Matece Skow, to guide you toward restoration of the lower body. She will leave you feeling relaxed, yet both physically and mentally awakened in this Grokker Premium video.
6. Supported Restorative Forward Bends
Restorative yoga takes many forms and in this class Judith Hanson Lasater will guide you through supported forwards bends and meditation. These two elements make a perfect pairing because forward bends lead us naturally and intuitively towards a meditative state. As a result of this practice you'll feel more open and aligned back body.
7. Energy Meditation Series: Water
The intention of this meditation is to experientially connect you to your creativity through breathing exercises and guided visualizations. The focus is on the lower abdomen, or water center, which is the place to channel this creative energy and help you to go with the flow.
8. Stress-Busting Yoga
Welcome to your Stress Busting Yoga session, perfectly designed to relive stress and tension after a long day of work. This sequence includes lots of movements that are connected to the breath, which is perfect for clearing stressful thoughts from the mind and leaving you feeling refreshed and ready for sleep. Join yoga expert Celest Pereira for a transformational flow that is sure to bring you into a deep, peaceful state.
9. Yin Yoga Anywhere
Discover the profound benefits of even the simplest practice. This short, sweet yin sequence is taught using just the support of a wall to make it accessible to everyone. Designed to stretch the shoulders, hips and hamstrings safely, this all-levels class will deeply open the body and reduce stress whether you are a beginner or long-time practitioner. Yin yoga is typically practiced with an assortment of props to support the body, however, in this class Grokker Yoga Expert Matece Skow demonstrates simple and effective poses you can do anywhere.
10. An Evening Yoga Practice
In this video, Esther shows us a bedtime yoga exercise to unwind and sleep well.