Put Down The Coffee And Just Do These Simple Poses!
Have you ever been going about your day when from out of nowhere you start feeling tired? For me, this usually happens around 2:30pm every workday. I’m working on a project cruising along at a good pace, next thing I know, I want to lay down and take a nap! This is fairly common for those of us that work desk jobs as the body starts to fatigue when it is not in motion. This impact is felt greatly after you’ve eaten lunch as your body works hard to digest whatever you feed it. The good news is there are things you can do to reenergize yourself when you start feeling run down. Sure you can grab a cup of coffee, but this option doesn’t always work and depending what you put in your coffee, this idea could also negatively impact your overall wellness.
A better option to try when feeling sluggish is yoga!
The following article reveals 5 poses you can do that will give you a much-needed energy boost to get you through the remainder of your day. These poses can be done anywhere and do not take up a lot of your time.
See the poses below and be sure to pass these along to your friends that are reaching for that cup of coffee to wake up in the afternoon.
Raise your right arm towards the ceiling and turn your head to gaze at the ceiling.
You will feel a stretch in your legs and hips.
Repeat this pose on the other side
2. Upward Tree Pose Or Urdhva Vrikshasana:
This asana not only helps develop balance and cure menstrual cramps, but it helps you release stress and boosts your energy levels.
Performing The Urdhva Vrikshasana:
Stand straight with your feet slightly apart.
Keep your arms at your sides.
Press your hands together in front of your chest.
Keeping your hands pressed together stretch them towards the sky.
Arch your back and look upward
3. Downward Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana):
This asana provides you with the much-needed energy boost. You can perform this pose at any time of the day.
Performing The Adho Mukha Svanasana:
Get down on all fours like a cat.
Start on your hands and knees (like how you started the cat pose).
Keeping your toes tucked in, proceed to raise your hips.
Remember that the hips should be high, and you don’t have to keep the sole grounded.
Hold the position for around 10-15 seconds.
4. Cobra Pose Or Bhujangasana:
This pose stretches your back, stimulates breathing and oxygenation. It also rejuvenates and re-energizes your body.
Performing The Bhujangasana:
Lie face down on the floor.
Keep your legs straight.
Begin lifting your chest, ensuring that your hips remain grounded.
Arch your back until you feel a stretch.
Gently lower your back to the ground.
5. Child’s Pose Or Balasana:
This is one of the most effective yoga poses to increase energy. It helps you calm down and relaxes your body at the end of a yoga session.
Performing The Balasana:
Get into a kneeling position.
Tuck your chest into your thighs.
Bend forward and rest your forehead on the ground. Remember to keep your arms straight by your body’s side.