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. 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.
2. Joint Relaxation Vinyasa
Heavy emotions can translate into tense energy that can collect throughout your body. In this vinyasa practice, you'll focus on rotational movement throughout all your major joints to reduce any congestion or stiffness you may feel. It is also great for reducing heart and chest tightness associated with feelings of anxiety and panic attacks.
3. 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.
4. Introduction To Backbends
Backbends are one of the most invigorating types of yoga pose. They stretch the hip flexors and help open up the shoulders and chest - an area where many of us hold tension. Join Celest as she guides you through this safe and easy to follow introduction to backbends.
5. Stay with the Breath
Thanissaro Bhikkhu is focused on helping you meditate while staying focused on breathing. Allow your mind to explore the thoughts that are coming up as you breath. This meditation is also focused on gently controlling thoughts by staying in the present moment.
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 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. Morning Flow Practice
This is a great routine to get you ready for your day.
9. Restorative Shoulderstand
Support yourself. Created to rejuvenate the body through gentle poses, guided relaxation, and deep fluid breath cycles, this restorative inversion class will give you a shift in perspective and re-define comfort for your achy body. Join Yoga Expert Talya Lutzker in this Grokker Premium video that will leave you deeply replenished.
10. 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.