We could all use a little pep in our step! Yoga is a great, natural way to get the blood pumping through your body so you feel energized, refreshed, and ready to take on your day! Check out these 4 yoga poses and make an impact on your body today!
Before you begin any of these back bending energy boosts though make sure your body is properly warmed up.
Our warm-up of choice starts by dropping wild orange essential oil into our hands, rubbing the palms together then cupping our hands over our mouth and nose to take 5 deep breaths in.
From there we go into 5 reps of sun salutations moving nice and steady with our breath. Make sure to pause between each pose and that each movement is initiated by your breath.
Once you feel warm and fluid you're ready to hold the poses below for increased energy and focus throughout your day!
1. Upward Facing Dog (Urdhva Mukha Savasana)
In this pose your legs are up off the ground as you press firmly into the tops of your feet and hands allowing your back to arch.
Keep chin slightly tucked and remember to breathe deeply into your heart center.
2. Upward Salute with an Arch (Urdhva Hastasana)
Start by standing up tall, raise your arms over your head
Clasp hands together and add in an arch
Hold for 3-5 breathes while engaging your core
3. Camel Pose (Ustrasana)
Stand on your knees hip-distance apart making sure your shoulders are stacked over your hips
Curl toes underneath and place hands with fingers facing down on your lower back
Start to lean back, look up toward the ceiling and reach your chest forward
Stay here for 3 breaths
4. Fish Pose (Matsyasana)
Lie flat on your back with your legs extended long and place your hand's palms down underneath your glutes
As you inhale press your forearms into the ground and lift your chest up toward the sky
Place the top of your head on the ground and take 5 deep breaths