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Make these 5 yoga poses the secret to your energy

Yoga provides a wide variety of physical and mental health benefits. In addition, certain yoga poses could be used to increase your body’s energy levels.
cobra pose is good for stretching
Cobra pose can boost energy levels! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Himalayan Siddhaa Akshar Published: 16 Sep 2021, 17:53 pm IST
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Yoga is an ancient science, which has provided us with holistic tools for wellness. Yoga encourages physical, mental and spiritual well-being through the process of asanas, pranayama, and meditation. Yoga works on the aspects of the body, mind, and spirit for your overall well-being.

Asanas are physical postures that when coupled with the correct breathing techniques, can be used to build your physical strength and flexibility. Yoga increases your body’s mobility, helping you feel more energized. Along with asanas, pranayama and meditation practices are also some of the ways to add a zing to your day through breath and meditative focus.

This is how yoga helps in energising you

Many researches have been conducted to prove how practising yoga releases happy hormones in your system. These hormones help you feel joyous and energetic throughout the day. Practitioners of yoga, who have a regular and consistent practice tend to lead happier and fulfilled lives.
These asanas will help you feel energised.

1. Veera Bhadrasana

Formation of the posture:

Step 1: Form ‘Ashwasanchalanasan’ with right leg forward.
Step 2: Lift your palms up and extend your arms above your head. Now, straighten your back and bring the arms in contact with the ears.
Step 3: Stretch your right leg and balance on the toes of the left leg. Look straight ahead

Veera Bhadrasana
It is also known as Warrior’s Pose. Image courtesy: Grand Master Akshar

2. Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

Formation of the posture:

Step 1: Lie down flat on your stomach with palms placed under your shoulders.
Step 2: Keep your feet together, with toes on the ground. Inhale and then lift your head, shoulders and torso up at a 30 degree angle.
Step 3: Ensure that your navel remains on the floor, your shoulders are broad and head slightly raised upwards.

Feel more energetic by regularly practicing Bhujangasana. Image courtesy: Grand Master Akshar

3. Mushti Mudra in Padmasana


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Formation of the posture:

Step 1: Sit in ‘Ardha-Padmasana’ with your right foot over your left thigh.
Step 2: Lift your left foot and place it on your right thigh facing up. Pull your feet closer to your hips.
Step 3: Drop your knees to the floor. Make a fist with your palms and place them on your knees.

Mushti Mudra in Padmasana
Up you energy levels with this asana. Image courtesy: Grand Master Akshar

4. Paschimottanasana (seated forward bend)

Formation of the posture:

Step 1: Begin with Dandasana. Ensure that your knees are slightly bent while your legs are stretched out forward.
Step 2: Extend your arms upward and keep your spine erect. Exhale and empty your stomach of air.
Step 3: While exhaling, bend forward at the hip and place your upper body on your lower body.
Step 4: Lower your arms and grip your big toes with your fingers. Try to touch your knees with your nose.

Add Paschimottanasana to your daily yoga routine. Image courtesy: Grand Master Akshar

5. Sirshasana (headstand)

Formation of the posture:

Step 1: Begin by assuming Vajrasana. Place your elbows on the ground.
Step 2: Your interlocked palms and elbows must form an imaginary equilateral triangle. Place the crown of your head on the floor in front of your palms.
Step 3: Your palms should act as a support to the back of your head. Walk with your toes towards your head until your back straightens.
Step 4: First lift your right leg up and align it with your upper body. Use your core strength, balance and lift your left leg up.
Step 5: Join your legs and point your toes down. Remain in this position for as long as you are comfortable.

Sirshasana can positively impact your energy level. Image courtesy: Grand Master Akshar
Word of Advice

Those having lumbago, neck pain, spondylitis and high blood pressure should not practice these postures.

Yoga adds energy and stamina to your body. It removes toxins, and helps you shed excess weight. It instils calmness and balances your emotions and mind.

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About the Author

Himalayan Siddhaa Akshar is an internationally acclaimed Spiritual yogic master. He is the founder, chairman, and course director of Akshar Yoga and president of World Yoga Organisation. He is also the President of the International Siddha Foundation. ...Read More

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