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Low On Energy? Here Are 7 Yoga Poses To Fuel You Up

If you wish to deal with the lack of energy and fatigue the holistic way, then yoga is the thing for you

Written by: Shubhangi ShahPublished at: Nov 21,2021
Updated at: Nov 21,2021

On some days, you are brimming with energy. But on others, you find it difficult to get anything done. Your only resort -- gulping one cup of coffee, or masala chai, after another. And yes, we get you. When that caffeine flowing through your bloodstream reaches your brain, it gives you that much-needed kick and makes you alert. Such convenience, only if it didn’t have any downsides. According to the US National Library of Medicine, too much caffeine can cause anxiety, dizziness, restlessness, dehydration, insomnia, and can lead to caffeine dependence. So, what’s the way out? Gladly, there is a holistic way to deal with that lack of energy and fatigue, only if you are ready to go the Yoga way. So get into comfortable clothing, hop on that Yoga mat, and let’s begin!

Yoga Poses To Get That Boost Of Energy

Whether you are an amateur or a pro, Yoga is for everyone. If you are looking for poses to get that kick of energy, then backbend poses are for you. These make your spine flexible, open your chest, and give you that dose of energy. So, here are some poses you must do:

Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

This pose stretches your chest, abdomen, shoulders and upper arms, and strengthens your legs and glutes. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to do this pose:

  • Lie flat back on the floor with legs extended straight and arms to your side.
  • Bend your knees and place your feet on the floor hips distance apart.
  • Move your hips closer to your heels, firm up your abdominal muscles and glutes, and gently lift your hips from the floor.
  • Stay in this pose for a couple of breaths.
  • Exhale and start lowering gently.

Camel Pose (Ustrasana)

This pose, which involves a backbend, opens your heart, makes your spine more flexible, and strengthens your shoulders and back. Here is how you can do it:

  • Start by kneeling on the floor, with your knees shoulder-width distance apart.
  • Place your palms on your hips, inhale, and start arching backward.
  • Recline backwards to the point that you are able to hold your lower legs with your palms.
  • Stay in this pose for a few breaths and come out of this pose gently.

Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

This particular pose targets almost every part of your body and is great for balance, strength and flexibility. Here is how to do it:

  • Start in the tabletop position with palms under your shoulders and knees under your hips.
  • Take your palms a few inches forward, tuck your toes and rise such that you come in an inverted ‘V’ pose.
  • Stay in this pose for a couple of breaths.

Sphinx Pose (Salamba Bhujangasana)

This one is an easy pose that involves a gentle bend in your spine.

  • Start by laying on your belly with your forehead on the ground and arms on your sides.
  • Let the top of your feet on the floor, place your palms near your shoulders.
  • Keeping your palms and forearms on the floor, inhale gently and start lifting your forehead and your chest. Remember, your abdomen should remain on the floor.
  • Stay in this pose for a couple of breaths.

Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

This one opens your chest, makes your spine flexible and strengthens your shoulders.

  • Start by laying on your belly.
  • Place your palms near your shoulders.
  • While inhaling, start lifting your head and chest from the floor.
  • Remember, there should be a gentle bend in your arms.
  • Stay in this pose for a few breaths.
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Upward-Facing Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana)

Here is how you can do this pose:

  • Start by laying on your belly.
  • Next, place your palms near your shoulders.
  • While inhaling, start lifting your head, chest and upper body from the floor.
  • Lift yourself till your arms are straight and your upper body no longer touches the floor.
  • Stay in this pose for a few breaths before lowering yourself to the ground.

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Dancer’s Pose (Natarajasana)

  • Start by standing straight with your palms on your sides.
  • Next, shift your weight on your left leg and lift the right one a couple of inches from the floor.
  • Bend your right knee and bring your right ankle near your right hip.
  • Grasp your right foot with the right palm and start lifting your right leg.
  • Bring your chest a couple of inches forward for balance.
  • Extend your left arm upwards.
  • Extend your right leg as much as you can and there should be a bend in your spine.
  • Stay here for as much as you can and repeat the same on the opposite side.

So, these are some of the poses you can do whenever you feel that slump in energy, and get energised.

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