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. 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.
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.
3. Hatha Yoga for Relaxation
This video features moves that will help you reduce stress whether your a beginner or an advanced yoga student.
4. Lower Body Release
Feeling tight in the hips, legs and lower back? Create space and release tension in lower body with this restorative yoga session that has been designed to stretch and lengthen muscles including the hamstrings, inner thighs and calves. This relaxing class is great for stress relief and calming the mind.
5. 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.
6. Yin Yoga for the Neck and Shoulders
Suffer from tightness in the neck and shoulders? This deep tissue yin sequence will create space through the tighter muscle and joint structures within your neck and across the shoulder girdle. Breath by effortless breath, follow yoga expert Morgan Levay through this calculated yin series to melt tension through your upper spine in this Grokker Premium video. For more from Morgan, visit her Yin collection.
7. 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.
8. How to Relieve Stress, Neck Stretches, Tips for Pain Relief & Relaxation | Beginners Home Stretch
How to Relieve Stress & Tension, Neck Stretches for Pain Relief | Beginners Home Stretch Routine
9. Anxiety Reducing Meditation
One of the best things you can do to calm an anxious mind is meditate. In this guided meditation, Amy will take you deep into a beautiful forest where you will be able to witness your thoughts and feelings without self judgement. Come back to this meditation every time you are feeling anxious, scattered, or feel the need to re-focus your energy.
10. How to breathe better
This is an instructional video about breathwork basics and two pranayama teachniques - the three part yogic breath and nadi sodhana.