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. 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.
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. 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.
4. Daily Dose of Yoga: Fast Flow
This energetic and invigorating yoga class is the perfect way to kick start your day. Awaken your muscles and increase blood flow throughout the body. Join Grokker expert, Micheal James Wong for this challenging and dynamic class that will have you feeling strong and revived.
5. 15 Minutes to Bliss
This guided meditation will lead you through a soothing sequence of supported poses to help you release tension from your fingers to your toes. Grokker Yoga Expert Matece Skow has skillfully created this practice that focuses on freeing both body and mind. Let go of the day and follow along with this video to fully inhabit a blissful and inner quiet.
6. The "I Hate Stress" Sequence
Stress leads to bad eating habits, tension, illness, and disease, but keeping a regular stress-relieving yoga practice helps eliminate it. Follow this fun and easy routine from expert Tara Stiles to start feeling more relaxed and comfortable.
7. 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.
8. Taoflow: 40 min. Nourishing Life Practice
Cultivate optimal health and longevity with this 40-minute session of Taoflow nourishing life practices. Class begins with the six healing sounds to cleanse and strengthen the internal organs, followed by a series of pressure point self-massage and meridian washing. The practices you will learn here have been used for thousands of years by yogis in India and Taoist sages in China to prevent injury and dis-ease, and promote radiant health of body and mind. No experience necessary. Students of all levels are welcome (yes, total beginners too).
9. Yoga to Calm The Mind: Breathe
Warm up with a 10-minute sequence of meditative postures to elongate the abdomen, chest, and side body. Then alleviate anxiety with breathing practices to center the mind amid stress. Anxiety creates poor breathing habits by constantly stimulating the autonomic nervous system, ultimately changing the way we breathe. These poor breathing habits, which are caused by anxiety, actually contribute to the anxiety itself, creating a viscous cycle. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Siri Peterson in this Grokker Premium video to rejuvenate the power of a healthy, natural breath. Let your breath bring you peace...
10. Mindfulness Meditation
A guided meditation with spiritual teacher Adyashanti. The art of allowing everything to be as it is. "When we sit without a demand on this moment, without waiting for the next moment, without waiting to get it -- whatever "it" is -- when we are not waiting to get enlightened or to get love, peace, or a quiet mind, and when we stop demanding anything from ourselves -- then the sacred opens up simply because there is no demand being made upon it. True sacred relationship with this moment flowers when we are not asking it to be other than it is. Then the beauty blossoms. But if we ask the smallest thing of this moment, then we start to miss the beauty. Our asking distorts what we are able to see and experience in ourselves. The mind thinks that to be free, to be liberated or enlightened means to be wiped clean of all unpleasant experiences, but that's not the way it is. The Divine wouldn't dare defile itself by removing something. That would be like cutting off your arm. But to experience these same emotions or experiences as the mystery, as God, and as the mystery of yourself, is to totally transform them." ~ Quotes by Adyashanti