Yoga Poses To Increase Energy
In need of an energy boost? Learn how to naturally rejuvenate yourself with 5 different yoga poses to increase energy!
How yoga poses can help increase your energy:
While yoga is often associated with relaxation and stress relief, it can also be a potent tool to increase your energy levels and revitalize your body and mind. Incorporating specific yoga poses into your practice can be a natural energy booster.
Much of where our “energy” (to get up and be productive) comes from is an energy center that is located in our upper to mid abdominal region. This area is called our solar plexus.
This is why yoga poses that activate our abdominal muscles and yoga poses that open and stretch through the abdominals are great to perform to help give us an energy boost. These poses are directly activating the energy of the solar plexus.
In contrast, yoga poses that are more like forward folds will be more relaxing and not as energizing.
The poses you’ll find below are great tools to use to naturally feel more awake and revitalized.
They can help awaken your inner power and open your hearts to help you conquer the day!
Keep in mind that many times our dip in energy is partially due to our thought patterns. Maybe the dip in energy happens at the same time every day; what can happen is that we just get used to this. Your body and mind remember and say, “Oh it’s 3 pm, I normally start to feel tired now.” Trust me I know ,I am working on this dilemma myself!
Taking some time to do a few energizing yoga poses will not only physically help wake up your body, but it can also help you feel more energized mentally.
It’s a great way to break up the old thought pattern of feeling tired.
Disclaimer: If you have any injuries or specific medical conditions, please consult with your doctor before performing these yoga poses.
Before doing the poses listed below, I recommend doing some type of warm-up. A few sun salutations are a great way to warm-up for yoga. I also recommend a cool down after the poses.
5 Yoga Poses To Increase Energy Naturally
1. Revolved Crescent Pose
Twisting postures are really great at helping move the energy around our solar plexus which can help to make us feel more energized.
This pose can be modified by performing it with the back knee down in a low lunge.
2. Boat Pose (Navasana)
Boat pose is one of those yoga poses that really works the abdominal muscles. Activating through the abdominals helps to enliven your inner power and can help you to feel ready to take on your day.
This pose can be modified by having the knees bent instead of straight.
3. Camel Pose (Ustrasana)
Camel pose deeply opens through the abdomen and chest which allows our energy to really flow throughout the entire body. In this yoga posture, we are very open to receive energy.
Backbend postures are great at helping us to feel more energized.
You can modify this pose by having your hands on your lower back instead of reaching for your ankles. If your hands are on your lower back, you will not lean back so far.
4. Locust Pose (Salabhasana)
I added in this pose because it works our lower back muscles (which are part of the core) while at the same time opening our chest, both of which can increase the feeling of energy.
This pose can be modified by keeping the hand at your sides instead of having the hands clasped together behind you.
5. Warrior 2 Pose (Virabhadrasana 2)
Warrior 2 pose isn’t specifically opening the chest or working the core, but I included it because I find that this pose can really make you feel energized when you tap into the meaning of the pose.
We can receive extra benefits from yoga poses when we really try to embody the shape we are making in the postures.
Warrior 2 is a strong pose and is about embracing your inner warrior spirit. What I mean by warrior spirit is the energy that helps us face obstacles in life with courage in order to provide a higher good for the world.
In warrior 2, the arms are energized, the legs are energized, and our gaze is looking straight out to where we want to go without fear.
The warrior spirit may frequently be hidden from many of us in everyday life. In this pose, really envision your warrior spirit and feel the power that it can bring you.
I hope you enjoy these poses and feel a lovely boost in energy after performing them.
If you would like a full guided yoga flow designed to boost your energy, I have linked one right below. Namaste everyone.