Toggle High
Contrast On
Categories
Body icon
Body
We celebrate all shapes and sizes because we see nothing but beauty.
View Topic
Life icon
Life
GR8NESS isn’t something you do; it’s how you live.
View Topic
Mind icon
Mind
Infuse mindfulness and awareness into everything you do.
View Topic
Self Care icon
Self Care
Refresh, renew, and reconnect with your inner self to nurture your wellbeing.
View Topic
Soul icon
Soul
Connect with all of humanity and discover your true self.
View Topic
Body
We celebrate all shapes and sizes because we see nothing but beauty.
View More
Categories
A life in motion is a life well lived. Move. Discover. Grow.
View Topic
True health lies in finding the perfect balance of mind, body, and spirit.
View Topic
Chronic pain can be debilitating. Regain control of your body and mind.
View Topic
Remedies sourced from nature help heal pains, both seen and unseen.
View Topic
Feed your body properly and you’ll nurture more than just the physical.
View Topic
Life
GR8NESS isn’t something you do; it’s how you live.
View More
Categories
Ease the way you move through life with simplicity and intelligence.
View Topic
Strengthening your relationships helps you celebrate who you’ve become.
View Topic
Raising children is the job of a lifetime. And you never get to retire.
View Topic
Our planet is a marvelous gift. Become the change the world needs by helping it heal.
View Topic
They’re an extended part of your family. Care for them the way they deserve.
View Topic
Mind
Infuse mindfulness and awareness into everything you do.
View More
Categories
While you cannot escape the stresses of life, you can find shelter inside yourself.
View Topic
Calming anxiety, easing depression, and discovering peace of mind are within your grasp.
View Topic
Everyday tools, training, and techniques to convince your brain it can be so much more.
View Topic
From mantras for self-love to changing the way you look at wellness.
View Topic
category alt tag
Self Care
Refresh, renew, and reconnect with your inner self to nurture your wellbeing.
View More
Categories
The journey of self-discovery is never-ending. Embrace your journey.
View Topic
Feeling good about your outside impacts how you feel about your inside. Feel beautiful both ways.
View Topic
Soul
Connect with all of humanity and discover your true self.
View More
Categories
Dive into your practice and experience something new every day. Give your mind some space to grow.
View Topic
Feed your mind with powerful positive statements to help you believe in yourself.
View Topic
In a fast-paced world, sometimes the best thing you can do is to breathe.
View Topic
GR8NESS expert Expert Reviewed
Image by Burst / Pexels
503 Views
5 Min Read Time
0 Shares

8 Yoga Videos to Stay Calm and Focused

GR8NESS RATING
1
gr8 vote
GR8
0
meh vote
MEH
0
pass vote
PASS

Stress. You feel it creeping in the back of your neck. It seems you can’t escape from it, and so do 80% of workers in America. I’d say it’s fair to say that almost everyone out there has felt the effects of burnout at least once in the past few months.

You know what I’m talking about. Burnout, a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion brought on by prolonged or repeated stress. This is not your normal tiredness after working long hours. This is your months-worth snowball of ignored symptoms of fatigue that exploded.

People try all sorts of things to prevent burnouts, but can yoga be the key to keeping it at bay? We investigate.

The Road to Burnout

In many cases, the road to burnout goes undetected. We’re expected to feel stressed in our jobs, relationships, and, quite frankly, in our lives. It isn’t unusual to meet people that root for stress as the fuel to help us reach our goals.

However, at one point, all that stress and all the pushing can lead you to burnout. If you notice that:

  • Every day is a bad day.
  • Caring for your work or home feels like a waste of time.
  • You’re seriously exhausted all the time.
  • Most of the day, you feel overwhelmed.
  • You’re feeling under-appreciated.

Then, buckle up because you’re on the road to burnout. It might be time to press the yoga emergency button before it’s too late.

How Yoga Comes Into Play

After you’ve analyzed where your burnout is coming from – your work, your lifestyle, or your personality – then you must take action to stop it and prevent it. Fighting the burnout monster is all about a complete approach to self-care, and that includes taking time to care for all of you: mind, body, and soul.

One of the first ways to prevent burnout is by including relaxing activities and exercise into your daily routine. Guess what, yoga fits those two buckets.

In a recent study, researchers looked at the effects of yoga in the prevention and management of musculoskeletal and psychological issues, primarily burnout symptoms. According to the study, yoga was proven effective in physical improvement problems, quality of sleep, and reduced both stress levels and burnout in those who practice yoga and mind-body meditation.

Yoga for Burnout

If the effects of burnout are bringing you down, this easy, do-anywhere yoga sequence can help you fight back. Try to incorporate this routine into your daily life to make sure you keep burnout at bay.

The GR8 Yoga for Burnout Routine:

  • Low Lunge (Anjaneyasana).
    • Take 3-5 breaths on each side.
  • Goddess Pose (Utkata Konasana).
    • Stay for at least 5 breaths.
  • Easy Forward Fold (Uttanasana).
    • Take 5-8 breaths.
  • Cat (Marjaryasana)/Cow (Bitilasana).
    • Repeat for 3-5 rounds.
  • Child’s Pose (Balasana).
    • Stay for 5-10 breaths.

Remember, if you decide to practice this yoga session, make sure to listen to your body. If, at any point, something feels odd, stop immediately. If you have any chronic conditions or lesions, please consult with your healthcare provider before attempting any stretches.

When everything seems to be spiraling out of control, a mindful yoga practice can help us keep our stress levels managed. If you’re feeling disoriented and anxious, try combining breathing techniques, meditation, and yoga poses designed to help you stay calm and improve mental focus. If you’re looking for inspiration, hit play on these yoga videos to help you stay calm.

Yoga Break by Practice with Kris

A short 10-12 minutes yoga session to help you reset your mind and body. Use this video to help you set your intention for seated meditation practice. Consider incorporating this short yoga session during your lunch break to stay focused at work, primarily if you work from home.

Yoga for a Calm and Focused Mind by Chakrapod

Try this balancing 30-minute yoga session that incorporates balancing poses and hip-openers. Perfect for anyone that’s feeling anxious, these restorative poses will bring awareness into your body and mind, as well as releasing any tension you might feel on your hips, legs, and lower back.

Yoga to Calm the Body and Mind by Ekhart Yoga

This yoga video takes you through a short mediation, combined with a few yoga poses designed to settle the body and mind. Use this practice to remain centered and calm whenever your mind keeps wandering off. You’ll be practicing some twisting poses and restorative poses like legs up the wall to help stimulate your immune system.

Yoga for Concentration and Mental Focus by Yoga with Adriene

Try this yoga sequence to bring positivism into your life and regain balance. Rejuvenate your body with a 25-minutes yoga practice helps you stay centered and focused. Work hard on your body to keep your mental health balanced.

30 Minute Yoga to De-Stress by Yoga by Candace

If your stress levels are going through the roof, it’s time to change that. This uplifting yoga sequence opens your chest and legs to invite open-mindedness. Let go of any anxieties, focus on meditation, and movement to flow through this yoga practice with ease and come out of it feeling calm and centered.

Stress Relief Yoga by boho Beautiful

Try this 10-minute yoga sequence to get yourself ready for the day or reset your mind during your lunch break. Whenever you need a break from all the madness happening around you, hit play on this video to instantly feel more balanced.

5-Minute Yoga for Focus by Beyoutifullliving

Have five minutes? Then watch this video for a quick yoga sequence that helps you stay focused and grounded. Choose your favorite mantra and repeat it as you go through balancing poses that help you stay energized and focused. Make sure you’re tapping into your yogi breath to flow through this practice.

Calm Down Yoga Sequence for Kids by Mindful Minutes

We know that stress can be contagious, and kids aren’t immune to it. Bring them on your yoga practice and help them stay calm and relaxed. You can try this in the morning, before bed, or anytime your child feels anxious or upset. These gentle poses can help relax the mind and body, while the soothing music will introduce them to meditation.

Whenever you feel stress taking over, tap into these videos to help reset your mind, body, and spirit to remain calm and focus, despite the chaos going around you.

GR8NESS RATING
1
gr8 vote
GR8
0
meh vote
MEH
0
pass vote
PASS
Geraldine
GR8NESS Writer
Geraldine is a GR8NESS Contributing Editor who writes about self care, clean makeup and beauty, mental health, and relationships – as well as natural remedies and fitness. She’s a coffee enthusiast with Venezuelan roots, a former ballerina, and the sunscreen patrol. Most of the time, you can find her working on her skincare routine or trying a new dance workout.
Learn More
Related Articles
GR8NESS expert Expert Reviewed
Image by Erawnn Letue / Unsplash

What Does Research Say about Mental Health and Yoga?

There are many physical health benefits of yoga, such as improving gut health and digestion, and building strength and flexibility, but what does research say about its effects on mental health? Some say that those who practice yoga develop the ability to remain calm and focused, but is there scientific...
GR8NESS expert Expert Reviewed
Image by Tim Savage / Pexels

10 Yoga Poses to Help Boost Your Immune System

Most of us come to yoga for stress relief, strength, and spiritual connection. However, many yoga poses can help boost your immune system as well. A consistent yoga practice can improve your immune system, especially when dealing with stress. If you're turning to yoga for stress relief, try incorporating these...
GR8NESS expert Expert Reviewed
Image by Lightfield Studios  / Shutterstock 

5 Words to Know for Yoga Class Before You Go

Have you caught the bug? The one that’s all wrapped up in the spiral of a yoga mat, or a pair of new, stylish leggings for the yoga class you’ve planned to try? You’re all dressed up and ready to pose, minus one thing: understanding of the lingo. While you...
GR8NESS expert Expert Reviewed

6 Yoga Poses to Improve Gut Health and Digestion

We know that yoga can help relieve bloating. But if you're looking for daily poses to improve your gut health and digestion before you become uncomfortable, you've come to the right place. It's said that yoga can help alleviate symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, speed up digestion, improve intestinal...
The URL has been copied