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
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
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Supported Restorative Backbends
This class is all about supported backbends. Bending forward is a large part of our daily routine. We lean forward and sit at the computer facing forward. These restorative poses, guided by Judith Hanson Lasater, will help undo the constant habit of this action to help you relieve tension and reduce pain. Backbends do not need to be strenuous or intense in order to feel the benefits. These poses are more about opening rather than stretching.
5. Yoga for the Neck and Shoulders
Deeply release tension through your neck and shoulders as Ashleigh Sergeant guides you through a chest opening and upper back strengthening practice. This Grokker premium video is appropriate for all levels of practice and beneficial for all styles of yoga. Shine bright, open your heart, and breathe deeply.
6. Guided Metta Meditation
Take a moment to relax and find love. Compassionate metta meditation allows your mind to fill itself with joy by appreciating the smaller things in life. Metta Meditation will help you see the beauty in everything.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Find Focus and Be Present
When you feel anxious, chances are you've been worrying in circles. This practice will help you shift into a focused state through the use of balancing and standing poses. The goal of this focus is to bring you back to the present moment, dissolving any attachments to fear-based thoughts and busy thinking.
10. Shake and Flow: 40 min. Basics
This is a forty-minute set of Taoflow essentials. Class begins with traditional Shaking to clear the mind, detox the cells and rejuvenate the whole body. Follow Qigong Expert Cain Carroll through this series of powerful energy activation exercises to open the joints, scrub away tension, and get the life-force flowing in this Grokker Premium video. This is a standing practice you can do anywhere.