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. Thigh Energizer Sequence
Energize your body with this detoxifying thigh opening sequence that will leave you feeling great throughout the day. Join Sonia Doubell in this Grokker Premium Video for her series Yoga for Tension Relief, and melt away the stresses and strains of life!
In this Grokker Premium video Steffy will take you through a short guided mindfulness meditation to help you be present in the moment and relieve stress. Unwind and relax further while Steffy guides your through pranayama, a breathing meditation that will leave you feeling fantastic.
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
4. 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.
5. Forgiveness Meditation
If your looking to be guided into a state of forgiveness, this is the guided meditation is for you. Jack Kornfield will help you reflect on the past with a new understanding as he brings in deeper understanding of basic human nature. He allows and encourages you to reflect on your spiritual leaders for guidance while bringing the focus on learning to forgive yourself and others which allows you to let love in.
6. 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.
7. Morning Flow Practice
This is a great routine to get you ready for your day.
8. Meditation for Energy: Earth
Completing this meditation will help you to stay grounded, centered, and with a sense of having enough. Through the use of breathing exercises and guided visualizations you will feel that sense of grounding, or connection to the earth, that will give you a feeling of balance and serenity.
9. Big Mind Meditation
A guided "big mind" meditation with Buddhist teacher Joseph Goldstein. In spiritual practice, time is not a factor. Practice cannot be measured in time, so let go of the whole notion of when and how long. The practice is a process unfolding, and it unfolds in its own time. It is like the flowers that grow in the spring. Do you pull them up to make them grow faster? I once tried to do that with carrots in my first garden when I was eight years old. It does not work.
10. A Relaxing Guided Meditation
The goal of this meditation is to help clear your mind while placing a focus on breathing. Enjoy the relaxing music, ocean sounds, and the soothing narrator.