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. Happiness Meditation
A guided mindfulness meditation on the body and breathing with Thanissaro Bhikkhu. The focus is guiding your through true happiness which involves avoiding wishing ill for others and embracing goodwill for all humans. If everyone found true happiness, than everyone would be happy, treat each other, and become self-actualized. Through this transformation the world would be a different place.
2. Restorative Shoulderstand
Support yourself. Created to rejuvenate the body through gentle poses, guided relaxation, and deep fluid breath cycles, this restorative inversion class will give you a shift in perspective and re-define comfort for your achy body. Join Yoga Expert Talya Lutzker in this Grokker Premium video that will leave you deeply replenished.
3. Yin Yoga for the Chakras
Discover new and profoundly calm inner space. Designed to increase openness and awareness of the Chakras, or energy centers within the body, this deeply healing yin sequence will leave you feeling centered both mentally and physically. Join Yin Yoga Expert, Matece Skow, in this Grokker Premium video to connect you deeper to your own life source and the cultivation of inner energy. All Levels.
4. 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.
5. Yoga for Detox
When you're feeling tired and weighed down, yoga is a great way to detoxify your body—and reboot your mind! In this Happy Yoga session, Julie will guide you through a series of yoga poses that specifically work on stimulating your internal organs including the kidneys, colon, liver and lungs. By twisting, bending and stretching your body you will begin to feel re-energised and full of feel-good, happy hormones.
6. Moon Salutation
The Moon Salutation, also called Chandra Namaskara in Sanskrit, is a great sequence of yoga poses to calm you and to get you more in touch with your feminine side.
7. Dragons Tutorial
This video will explain the Yin Yoga version of the Dragons, which are the Yin Yoga versions of the Lunge. You will be shown alternatives and options and will learn about contraindications for the pose.
8. Deep Stretching Therapeutics: Upper Body
Counteract the damage done by hunching over the computer, preparing dinner, driving, or giving your kids a bath. In this Grokker Premium video you'll learn how to open up your front body to release tension in your shoulders, neck and upper back. Grokker Yoga Therapeutics Expert, Robyn Capobianco, leads you through a deep stretching sequence that will ease pain, and restore the proper alignment of your upper spine. You will need a pair of yoga balls and 2 blocks. All Levels.
9. The "I Hate Stress" Sequence
Stress leads to bad eating habits, tension, illness, and disease, but keeping a regular stress-relieving yoga practice helps eliminate it. Follow this fun and easy routine from expert Tara Stiles to start feeling more relaxed and comfortable.
10. An Evening Yoga Practice
In this video, Esther shows us a bedtime yoga exercise to unwind and sleep well.