5 Easy Yoga Poses for More Energy

These yoga poses are so easy they'll feel like cheating

easy yoga for more energy

When you feel sluggish and tired, the right kind of yoga can help unleash a fresh gush of energy.

When blood flows freely to different parts of our bodies, we tend to have more energy. 

This is because yoga can help unblock parts of the body that are stiff. This loosening process can in turn generate more heat and energy.

In this post, you’ll learn about favorite yoga poses to do for more energy. These are easy poses so even beginners can follow along.

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Let’s dive in.

1. Breathing pose

Let’s start with the basics of all: breathing. Our bodies thrive on the energy we get when we take in oxygen by breathing.

This pose is perhaps the most basic of all the poses in this article. It works the abs, deltoids, lats, and rhomboids. 

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It charges our red blood cells and breathing out carbon dioxide and relaxes the body through its deep breathing pattern.

How to do it

  • Sit with your legs crossed and your arms on your thighs.
  • Take deep breaths.

2. Half pigeon pose

One way this pose releases energy is by activating the hips and thighs. It is also one of the more advanced poses, but beginners can still do it. 

How to do it

  • Assume the downward dog pose and extend one foot, with the top of the toes resting on the floor.
  • Bring the other leg under your body in your front. This leg should be flexed and close to the body.
  • Hold this position for a few seconds and repeat with the other leg.

3. Chair pose

The chair pose is also the foundation of many more complex poses.

This energizing pose works in many areas of the body, like the chest, legs, core, and shoulders. It’s not hard to see why many advanced poses use it.

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How to do it

  • Stand upright with your arms outstretched to your front.
  • Gently bend your knees, pushing them away from your feet.
  • Lower your buttocks towards the ground until they are almost perpendicular to your legs. 
  • Move your arms over your head, with your palms facing each other.

4. Tree yoga pose

The tree pose improves strength in the back and legs, leading to better balance and mobility. This yoga pose gives a sense of grounding.

How to do it

  • Stand upright and rest the sole of one foot flat on the thigh of the opposite foot.
  • Balance on the other foot while keeping it straight.
  • Place your palms over one another and move your arm over your head.
  • Return to your starting position and repeat with the other leg.

5. Warrior II

There are many variations of the warrior pose, but the warrior II is perfect for beginners because of its ease and effectiveness.

This pose works the shoulders, chest, thighs, and arms.

How to do it

  • Stand upright, move one foot backward, and align both your feet such that they are perpendicular to each other.
  • Bend the opposite knee and push it forward, with both the thigh and knee of that leg aligned.
  • Extend both your arms in the opposite direction, both parallel to their corresponding legs.