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. 30 Minutes to Unwind
Looking for a quick sequence to alleviate the body of stress and rejuvenate the mind? In this Grokker Premium video you will be guided through a short sequence to restore both the body and mind. Grokker Yoga Expert, Matece Skow, will guide you through two poses to shift into a more relaxed state that will help you to relax, rejuvenate, and open the heart and breath. All Levels.
2. Yoga to Calm the Mind: Peacefulness
Calm your restless mind, and bring yourself home to the peacefulness of this moment. Each asana in this progressive sequence will help you feel grounded, centered and ready to face the complexities of life with a strong open heart. Join Anusara Expert Siri Peterson in this Grokker Premium Video for anxiety.
3. 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.
4. Taoflow: Squat Sequence
This is a forty-minute Taoflow Lab where you will learn proper alignment, breathing techniques and of one of the most important positions for overall health and longevity: Womb Squat. Class begins with a few minutes of free-style Shaking to clear the mind and warm up the body. Then, follow Qigong Expert Cain Carroll to move into Joint Opening exercises to increase circulation and awareness of the joints in preparation for in-depth study and practice of Womb Squat. Students of all levels are welcome to check out this Grokker Premium video.
5. Grounding Yoga Sequence for Travel
This a grounding sequence that helps your body adjust to the stress of traveling. The instructor will show you moves that will help the hips and clear the mind.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Dolphin Pose
In this how to do video, Colleen and Brenna are going to explain and demonstrate the Dolphin Pose.
A guided meditation on emptying the mind with Buddhist teacher Gil Fronsdal. "The third form of patience is acceptance of truth. It is the willingness to see deeply, without resistance, the truth of the moment and the truth of the deepest levels of reality. This includes living in accord with the insight that at our core there is no self to build up, hang onto, or defend. Seeing the luminous emptiness at the center of all things means that we can begin to let go of grasping to a self-conscious and fixed idea of who we are. This requires a kind of patience, because deep spiritual insight is an affront to the ego. Most of us orient our lives around a limited view of ourselves; it can be quite frightening to let this view go. The patient acceptance of truth that allows us to let go is a personal strength developed together with the strengths of virtue, discernment, wisdom, resolve and loving-kindness." ~ Quotes by Gil Fronsdal
10. 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.