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. Back Pain
Having some pain in your lower back? Try out these yoga poses which can help relieve the tension.
2. The Art of Pranayama: Breathwork
The breath is the foundation of our yoga practice. In this lesson we will introduce the concept of prana and how energy can flow optimally through the body to create more strength, ease, and vitality. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Siri Peterson to explore a three-part breath that will allow you to access your fullest lung capacity. To solidify the lessons of this Grokker Premium video, we will move into ujayyi breath, the essential breath that will accompany your Hatha yoga practice. All Levels.
3. 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.
4. 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!
5. Simple Guided Meditation on Relaxation
This meditation was designed to be a simple guided affirmation to help you relax after a busy day. The creator of this meditation hopes that it helps you in your daily practice.
6. 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.
7. Forgiveness Meditation
If your looking to be guided into a state of forgiveness, this is the guided meditation is for you. Jack Kornfield will help you reflect on the past with a new understanding as he brings in deeper understanding of basic human nature. He allows and encourages you to reflect on your spiritual leaders for guidance while bringing the focus on learning to forgive yourself and others which allows you to let love in.
8. Stress Reduction: Intention
Alleviate stress by taking control of your breath, and connect to your heart through clear intention. Join Grokker Yoga Expert, Samantha Shakti Brown, as she moves you through a mellow, all levels practice, that will teach you techniques to ease your mind and body. So take a break from the stress of your fast paced life and indulge in this Grokker Premium video. This is video 1 of 3 in the Yoga for Stress Reduction series. All levels.
9. Bananasana Tutorial
Bananasana it provides physiological and energetic benefits. This is an instruction guide on how to do the pose and it will provide alternative ways to do the move and still receive physical benefits.
10. Restorative Yoga to Lengthen the Spine
Matece shows you how to help you keep your spine flexible, agile, and create a space that will strengthen it's ability to feed take care of the body. In this Grokker premium video, she will help calm your mind in this soothing restorative pose by guiding your mind through a journey of forgiveness and understanding. If you felt encouraged and refreshed from this video, please explore Matece Skows collection called Restorative Yoga.