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. 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.
2. Neck and Shoulder Pain
If you have neck or shoulder tension from long hours at your computer or other kinds of physical or mental stress, Tara shows you a few simple yoga poses to help release tension.
3. 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.
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.
5. 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.
6. Hatha Yoga for Relaxation
This video features moves that will help you reduce stress whether your a beginner or an advanced yoga student.
7. Adyashanti - Just Sitting
This is a simple meditation that focuses on letting go and focusing on the moment. His simple and clear guidance helps you let go of the universe telling you what you should. It also helps you let go of your notions of what you need to change inside and outside of yourself at this moment.
8. Restorative Heart-Opening Yoga
Experience 60 minutes of restorative yoga bliss in this relaxing practice for opening the heart. In this class, you'll be guided through a sequences of poses to open the shoulders and upper back so you can rest more comfortably in supportive, heart opening backbends. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Talya Lutzker through this deeply relaxing sequence designed to ease stress, quiet restless thoughts, and bring you home to your hearts center.
9. 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.
10. 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.