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. Restorative Yoga to Open Your Heart
Open your heart to find internal peace. This practice will guide you through a series of postures, meditations and breath work that are designed to powerfully and gently open the heart center. Join Grokker Yoga Expert, Matece Skow, as she guides you to relax deeply, breathe fluidly, and let go in this Grokker Premium video. All Levels.
2. Morning Flow Practice
This is a great routine to get you ready for your day.
3. 15 Minutes to Bliss
This guided meditation will lead you through a soothing sequence of supported poses to help you release tension from your fingers to your toes. Grokker Yoga Expert Matece Skow has skillfully created this practice that focuses on freeing both body and mind. Let go of the day and follow along with this video to fully inhabit a blissful and inner quiet.
4. Restorative Yin Practice
Being over stimulated and anxious can cause irritation and imbalance in our body systems. This wonderful yin and restorative yoga class will help nourish your senses and center your energy. Enhance your experience by lighting some candles, rubbing lavender essential oils on your pressure points, and grabbing an eye pillow.
This yoga and pilates blend is a great stretching routine for after a tough workout. It's also effective to use before bed to help you relax and fall asleep faster. We hold each of the stretches in this routine for 30 seconds. Some of the exercises you see in this routine are more dynamic, and fluid, but the vast majority are static stretches. It's important to realize that you should not do a routine with static stretches before you do the rest of your workout, particularly any kind of tough HIIT routine or strength training. Holding stretches in a static position before you do your regular workout can put you at risk for injury, so make sure that you save these kinds of flexibility and stretching workouts for after your workout is finished.
6. 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.
7. Yoga for Travel: Calm Inner Center
Restore deeply. If you're feeling wiped out, stressed, or scattered from travel, this Grokker Premium video is the perfect remedy to put you at ease and bring you home to yourself, no matter what your surroundings are. Allow Grokker Yoga Expert Ashleigh Sergeant to lead you back to your inner source of calm, revitalized energy. This short and sweet all-levels practice will leave you with a deep connection to self stability and a profound, centered awareness.
8. Ujjai Breath and the Three Part Breath
This video offers a short primer on the intrinsic, powerful benefits of effortless breath control. These two practices are meant to assist you in any yoga practice by giving you basic exercises to strengthen your diaphragmatic focus through each inhale and exhale. In this Grokker premium video, Anusara instructor Sam Shakti Brown reminds us how to focus on the breath in order to maximize the physical and emotional gratifications of yoga.
9. Guided Meditation on Anatta (Non-Self)
A guided three part meditation session focusing on anatta or no-self with Buddhist teacher Joseph Goldstein. The first part will focus on helping to open the mind to listening. The second part focuses on learning to accept the cycle of life. Lastly it will focus on being free of the body and letting thoughts arise as they occur in the mind.
10. Restorative Yoga: Discover Body, Mind & Spirit
Restorative Yoga is perhaps the most gentle, loving and healing of all the types of yoga. This Grokker Premium video leads a very still and quiet practice. This restorative sequence will deeply soothe your soul, quiet your mind and relieve your body of pain and discomfort. The intention is to tap into the parasympathetic nervous system facilitating the body's own healing resources and allowing for deep rest and relaxation. Join Grokker Yoga Expert, Cindy Walker, as she leads you though one of the most beneficial types of yoga. Appropriate for beginners to advanced students.