It is hard to make time from your busy schedule and take proper care of your health. But, certain practices can boost your energy and make it easy for you to get through the day. Some people depend on coffee and other energy drinks to do the same, but do you know there is a natural alternative? Yes! You are right..Yoga.
There are a few yoga poses that will make you feel more energized throughout the day. All you require is to perform a bit of back bending for better flexibility in your spine, stretches for chest muscle muscles, and boosting energy.
Have a look at some of the best yoga poses arranged in the order of intensity (low to high). Before you begin, we recommend you do a warm-up to avoid injury and pain, as we have also listed some deeper backend yoga poses, so take care of yourself.
Boost Energy Via Yoga
Practice Sukhasana after morning meditation. This yoga pose will add some vital life energy to your posture and lift your spirits. To practice this pose, all you have to do is sit up all and evenly distribute body weight on both sides and the bottom of your pelvis. Now, do the leg cross and place both feet under the knees to protect the joints.
Put your fingertips on the backside on the ground away from the body. As you inhale, press the fingertips to the ground and look up while keeping your back in an arch shape. Make sure to push your chest upwards.
Hold the breath for 3-5 seconds and pull your body back to a sitting position on exhale.
2. Urdhva Hastasana
This exercise does not require any back movement and is quite simple. It helps uplift energy and combat stiffness. Place both feet at a little gap in the mountain pose and stand tall and evenly. As you inhale, raise both your arms upwards and look up. Make sure both your palms must be facing each other. Now, to bring up energy into your hands, engage both arms and fingertips and hold your breath for 3-5 seconds. Now put both hands down next to your side on exhale.
3. Ardha Bhujangasana
This backend pose not only provides an energy boost but also strengthens the back muscles. Lie down with your stomach touching the floor and place your palms flat on the floor with elbows pointing upwards on either side of your ribs. While you inhale, lift your head and shoulders using the upper back and feet down to the floor. Make sure during this time put a very little weight on your hands.
While you exhale, put the lower back down to the floor. Practice this yoga pose 3-4 times and it will surely give you an energy boost.
If you practice this pose, we assure you will bring a lot of warmth to the body. Also, it is good for your back, hamstrings, and glutes.
Take a similar position like the one in Ardha Bhujangasana, but this time rest your forehead on the mat and let the arms relax by your side. Also, place the palm face down next to your hips.
Now, as you inhale, lift all four parts off the ground – the head, arms, legs, and feet. It is more like you are flying in the air and pushing your body against the wind. Try to stretch the feet towards the back of the mat and feel the muscular work in your back, hamstrings, and glutes.
While doing this pose, hold your breath for a few minutes and come back to the relaxing position as you exhale. Practice the pose 3-4 times to energize body parts.
Again, take a similar position to the one in Ardha Bhujangasana, but avoid locking your joints and use your palms and back to manage the weight. As you inhale, lift your entire torso off the ground and press palms into the ground. Let the energy help spread your shoulders away from each other and watch in front. Place the tops of your legs on the ground and let the body give an energy boost. It is also a good exercise for the front body.
6. Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
This pose is very much similar to the Bhujangasana, it’s just you need to let the lift muscles engage in here. Let the legs help lift your quads off the ground. The only difference between the two poses is it requires a bit more strength and energy. It is often used for Sun Salutations.
If you really want to give a natural boost to your body and energize it, try these poses frequently and be more consistent.
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