We all know that life is busy these days but if you want to be filled with energy and feel amazing every day, then this is one daily routine that you really need to set up and keep.
Adaptations to Your Daily Routine
If you have been feeling a little overwhelmed in life as of late or have found that your energy levels have been dissipating dramatically, it really is time to make some changes. Small adaptations to your daily routine can be incredibly powerful and will give you a new lease on life. But where do you start? First, it’s worth considering any energy drains. You may have people around you who somehow seem to sap your strength. You may be working far too many hours and struggling to find any time for yourself. Maybe stressors may seem to be coming at you from all sides. Worse, if you are struggling to sleep as well, then fatigue can quickly set in. If this sounds all too familiar, it’s time to make small but significant changes.
Yoga – the Daily Routine That Keeps Giving
If you are already a yoga devotee, you will know just how much better you feel after a regular session. We all have days when we feel just too tired to roll out the yoga mat or we compromise and shorten the session. Instead of this, why not practice some energizing yoga postures? Whether you are a big fan of yoga or completely new to it, one very positive adaptation to your daily routine will be to incorporate a yoga session that really suits your needs.
Yoga provides so many amazing health benefits and it’s crazy if we cannot consistently make time for it. The great thing about yoga is that you can use it to improve health on a physical level but also improve emotional health too. Yoga can fit in with your lifestyle, even if you are incredibly busy. Try some energizing yoga postures first thing in the morning and try to fit in another yoga session in the evening. It’s good to wind down after a busy day with some restorative yoga so you energize first thing and restore your mind and body in the evenings.
Even 20 minutes of yoga will boost your energy levels and make you feel great. Once you start reaping the benefits, this will be one daily routine you will really want to keep going.
How a Daily Yoga Routine Can Stimulate Energy
Yoga provides a unique mind and body connection. In life, we rely on our inner energy as being free-flowing but there is so much that can alter or prevent that energy from doing so. If you start to feel fatigue, it’s vital that you remove any blockages and to focus just on the postures that stimulate your body and heal it.
The yoga life force is utilized through movement and through the breath. When you practice yoga, you can awaken the whole nervous system; it’s like breathing new life into your body. When you stretch the spine, you eradicate feelings of fatigue and vitality floods through you. If you spend much of your day sitting still, an active daily routine will counteract the negative implications of sitting for long periods of time. Backbends are super stimulating. They clear stagnant energy within the spine and invigorate your whole body but when you open the chest, you clear the negative energy of old emotional blockages too.
With this in mind, try out this energy-boosting yoga sequence that will make you feel great.
The Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)
The bridge pose helps to boost your metabolism as it improves the health of your thyroid. It also provides a wonderful stretch for the back, calming the brain, easing stress, and even helps combat mild depression. If you have digestive problems, the bridge pose may help as it stimulates abdominal organs.
The Camel Pose (Ustrasana)
The camel pose gives energy levels a real boost. It’s a dynamic posture, relieving aches and pains of the back and combats feelings of fatigue or anxiety. It also opens the chest and improves respiratory issues.
The Spinx Pose (Salamba Bhujangasana)
This can be used as a prelude to bhujangasana or used as a pose in its own right. It helps to alleviate stress from the body, firms the buttocks, opens the chest and lungs, but it also helps relieve some tension in the shoulders.
The Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)
The cobra is a well-known yoga pose with an abundance of health benefits. This gentle but empowering stretch opens up the chest and lungs and strengthens the buttocks. It also stimulates the abdominal organs and is good for digestive health. The strong backward bend strengthens the spine and it helps to alleviate stressors or fatigue. It may even awaken kundalini within.
The Pigeon Pose (Kapotasana)
This pose is really for advanced yoga enthusiasts, but if you are fairly comfortable with it, it’s worth giving it a go. It has some incredible benefits along with boosting energy levels, but this is an advanced and dynamic posture which stretches out the whole of the front of the body. It greatly strengthens the muscles of the back but it also tones and tightens the neck and stimulates the abdominal organs.
Half Lord of the Fishes Pose (Ardha Matsyendrasana)
This spinal twisting pose provides an energizing effect to the spine. It helps to relieve aching backs and can help to alleviate sciatica. Practice this pose to boost energy levels and to stimulate both liver and kidneys. It can also increase abdominal health.
Lord of the Dance Pose (Natarajasana)
The lord of the dance pose is a beautiful, graceful, energizing pose that stretches out the shoulders and opens up the chest. It improves balance while stretching and strengthening the legs. You feel wonderful once you learn to focus on a point ahead and balance remains constant.
Finish with the corpse pose (Savasana) and contemplate how your body feels.
Well, that’s it. Practice these amazing yoga poses at the start of your day and your energy levels will soon rocket. If you do not feel very flexible in the mornings, don’t worry, be gentle with your body and reduce the stretch until you become a little more flexible. It’s not about reaching extreme postures, it’s about the amazing energizing benefits. Practice these postures regularly for a week or more and see how much better you feel.