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Four Yoga Poses for Instant Energy

July 21, 2017 | Aya Wellness

Are you looking for a mid-day energy boost?

When you’re stuck in an afternoon slump or feeling tired throughout the work day, yoga can bring practitioners a surprising jolt of energy to fight off fatigue.

Turns out, in addition to improving sleep quality, relieving stress/anxiety, and improving overall physical health, yoga can also be an excellent natural energy-booster.

Yoga works on unblocking energy that is stuck along the spine. You bring “life force” (also known as Prana) into all these areas of the body through breath and movement. You’re moving the circulatory system and awakening the nervous system, bringing new life into the body.

Active poses that stimulate the blood flow throughout the body, particularly backbends, can help combat fatigue and boost feelings of vitality, and might also help to counteract some of the effects of long periods of sitting.

Consider these yoga poses your yogic espresso shot! A quick, effective way to give you a natural surge of energy!

1. Cobra
Aya Healthcare Wellness Cobra Yoga Pose

 

 

 

 

2. Bridge
Aya Healthcare Wellness Bridge Yoga Pose

 

 

 

 

3. Floor Bow
Aya Healthcare Wellness Floor Bow Yoga Pose

 

 

 

 

4. Camel
Yoga for Instant Energy

 

 

 

 

 

 

This yoga tip is brought to you by Kathryn McCann of Hang Zen Yogis.