You woke up on the wrong side of the bed, you stayed up too late the night before, the coffee machine broke, you have too much work to do, whatever it is that is making you tired, here’s a convenient cure- YOGA! Take 5-10 minutes out of your busy day to move your body, feel your breath and focus your mind and get back to feeling like your chipper self! Try these 3 Yoga Poses for More Energy below:
Backbends have a natural ability to energize us. Try this gentle backbend to give you an energy boost. Lay down on your back and place your feet hips width apart. Take your arms by your sides. On your inhale, lift your hips and reach your arms over your head. On your exhale roll down slowly one vertebrae at a time and lower your arms down by your sides as well. Do 10-15 more rounds of that, moving with your breath.
Twists are extremely detoxifying. They open our shoulders and upper back which can become tight from being overworked and overstressed. Try this simple twist to open and recharge your tired body. Lay down on your back and hug your knees to your chest. Take your arms out into a T shape and drop your legs to the left. Breathe here for 10-15 breaths. Then, bring your knees back to your chest and drop your knees to the right. Take about 10-15 breaths here and then bring your knees back to you chest.
I know some of you were wondering- is a nap included in this sequence?! Because yes, if you are tired sometimes what you really need is rest! And don’t worry, for those of you who don’t think you have time to rest, this is a real pose, not a nap. Lay on your back and make yourself comfortable. Notice your breath. Feel your whole body relax and rest. Feel your head grow heavy and relax. If your mind wanders bring yourself back to your breath. Remain here for 5 minutes or longer if you’d like.
Let me know in the comments below if this sequence helped you gain more energy!