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. Taoflow: 40 min. Nourishing Life Practice
Cultivate optimal health and longevity with this 40-minute session of Taoflow nourishing life practices. Class begins with the six healing sounds to cleanse and strengthen the internal organs, followed by a series of pressure point self-massage and meridian washing. The practices you will learn here have been used for thousands of years by yogis in India and Taoist sages in China to prevent injury and dis-ease, and promote radiant health of body and mind. No experience necessary. Students of all levels are welcome (yes, total beginners too).
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.
3. Mindfulness Meditation
A guided meditation with spiritual teacher Adyashanti. The art of allowing everything to be as it is. "When we sit without a demand on this moment, without waiting for the next moment, without waiting to get it -- whatever "it" is -- when we are not waiting to get enlightened or to get love, peace, or a quiet mind, and when we stop demanding anything from ourselves -- then the sacred opens up simply because there is no demand being made upon it. True sacred relationship with this moment flowers when we are not asking it to be other than it is. Then the beauty blossoms. But if we ask the smallest thing of this moment, then we start to miss the beauty. Our asking distorts what we are able to see and experience in ourselves. The mind thinks that to be free, to be liberated or enlightened means to be wiped clean of all unpleasant experiences, but that's not the way it is. The Divine wouldn't dare defile itself by removing something. That would be like cutting off your arm. But to experience these same emotions or experiences as the mystery, as God, and as the mystery of yourself, is to totally transform them." ~ Quotes by Adyashanti
4. Iyengar Yoga Immune System Exercise
This video is meant to build the immune system by enhancing blood flow through the lymphatic and endocrine systems. Remember to breath.
5. Chair Yoga: Guided Rest and Relaxation
Rest an overactive mind. This guided meditation will carry you into meditative sleep. Completely relax through this Grokker Premium video designed to reduce tension and anxiety, and help you find a quiet space behind your eyes. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Sierra Campbell in this journey inward to explore rest, relaxation and deep sleep while in flight.
6. Daily Dose of Yoga: Gentle Flow
This restorative yoga class will help you relax the body and calm the mind. Join Grokker yoga expert, Micheal James Wong as he demonstrates a series of postures that will relieve tension in the body, settle the nervous system and leave you feeling stress free and peaceful.
7. Taoflow: 40 min. Basics
This is a forty-minute set of Taoflow basics. Class begins with traditional Shaking toclear the mind, detox the cells and rejuvenate the whole body. Then, the sequence movesthrough some of the basic Taoflow standing postures and movements, followed by gentlefloor work to open the hips, unwind the spine, and chill the mind. Students of all levelsare welcome.
8. 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.
9. Spiritual Vinyasa Flow
Connect to each breath and each movement to open the body, mind, and spirit. At its core, Vinyasa Flow is intended as a moving meditation that integrates the physical and the spiritual to help you connect to your feelings while toning the body. Follow Yoga Expert Cindy Walker as she guides you through a full yogic practice that encourages release while efforting and elevates you to a state of bliss. Suitable for Beginner & Intermediate Levels.
10. Taoflow: Stability
This is a forty-minute set of Taoflow Yoga that fosters stability and centeredness in body and mind with our celebrated Qigong Expert Cain Carroll. This all levels class begins with free-style shaking to clear the mind, detox the cells and rejuvenate the whole body. We then work with longer holds of specific postures to calm the nervous system, balance emotions, and strengthen the feeling of somatic presence in this Grokker Premium video. No props needed.