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. Yin Yoga for the Outer Hips
Develop inner awareness, improved circulation, and flexibility through the outer hips. In this quiet practice with Yin Yoga Expert Matece Skow, you'll engage in deep meditation using the breath to target increased mobility through the hips. You''ll finish this Grokker Premium video feeling a profound sense of inner calm, with more space and a greater range of motion through the pelvis.
2. Morning Flow Practice
This is a great routine to get you ready for your day.
3. 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.
4. Mountain Pose Tutorial
The mountain pose, or Tadasana, looks easy but there is more to it. Once you learn the proper alignment of this pose, you can practice it anywhere.
5. 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.
6. Deep Stretching Therapeutics: Lower Body
Tone and stretch your legs to protect your back. You'll need a foam roller, tune up balls, a block, a strap and a mat, and prepare to undo the spine compressing effects of sitting all day or pounding the pavement in your running shoes. Designed to deeply stretch and open the legs, Join Grokker Yoga Expert Robyn Capobianco in this Grokker Premium video that will unlock your lower body and teach you how to keep your low back healthy. Breathe through it, some of the stretches are intense. Appropriate for all levels.
7. Yoga for Detox
When you're feeling tired and weighed down, yoga is a great way to detoxify your body—and reboot your mind! In this Happy Yoga session, Julie will guide you through a series of yoga poses that specifically work on stimulating your internal organs including the kidneys, colon, liver and lungs. By twisting, bending and stretching your body you will begin to feel re-energised and full of feel-good, happy hormones.
8. Stress Reduction: Action
Sometimes you have to speed up to slow down. Tune into your hearts intent, and transform that intention into action with a more vigorous yoga sequence geared to transform your stress and release you into effortless relaxation. This intense mixed levels practice from our celebrated Anusara expert, Samantha Shakti Brown, is the perfect way to take the edge off your day. For more Grokker premium videos on stress reduction, visit Samantha's collection.
9. Fit & Aligned: Strong & Powerful Vinyasa
This vinyasa class is designed to kick your asana into transformation. Wake up the most powerful muscles in your body, ignite your metabolism and learn the functionality of yoga postures on and off your mat. Be prepared to work hard, hold steady and create the power needed to align yourself perfectly into inversions.
10. Stress Reduction: Intention
Alleviate stress by taking control of your breath, and connect to your heart through clear intention. Join Grokker Yoga Expert, Samantha Shakti Brown, as she moves you through a mellow, all levels practice, that will teach you techniques to ease your mind and body. So take a break from the stress of your fast paced life and indulge in this Grokker Premium video. This is video 1 of 3 in the Yoga for Stress Reduction series. All levels.