Yoga is the best therapy to heal all your body aches, tiredness and give you an instant energy boost. Once your body starts ageing, feeling tired and lethargic is inevitable. Here are a few simple yoga asanas to cure the tiredness and release all the tensed energy making you feel refreshed and recharged.
Our bodies can feel fatigued for many reasons. Lack of exercise, sitting throughout the day, unhealthy eating and poor sleep are the most common factors for the overall feeling of tiredness or lack of energy. Yoga is one of the best forms of exercise when you are tired. Practising yoga significantly improves the quality of life, as well as mood and fatigue.
Yoga is an excellent natural energy booster. It reduces the heaviness of inertia in the body. Yoga improves body balance and unblocks the energy zones along the spine. Through breath and movement, yoga improves blood circulation and ignites the nervous system and brings new life into the body. Research shows that just 15 minutes of yoga can boost brain function and energy, which is perfect for those days when you’re feeling lethargic and slow.
Consider these six yoga asanas, as a quick effective way to give you the boost of energy you need in the morning or throughout the day.
Paschimottanasana (seated forward bend)
This asana will stretch your spine, hamstring and lower back. By stretching the spine, this asana energises the nervous system. It can soothe headaches and anxiety and reduces fatigue.
Bhujangasana (cobra pose)
This asana will tone your body and the spinal nerves. It is a very useful asana to keep your back healthy. It also stretches the muscles around your ribs, allowing your rib cage to expand and thus can increase your breathing capacity. It also gently squeezes the adrenal glands, giving you a feeling of alertness and vigour.
Setuasana (Bridge pose)
A backward bending asana that tones the lower region of the spine and gives a good stretch to the abdominal muscles. It also helps relieve neck strain and corrects sagging shoulders. This asana helps to reduce stress and anxiety.
Ardha Chandrasana (Half moon pose)
Named after the moon, this asana helps in developing and maintaining strong legs, glutes, quads, hamstrings and overall muscle strength and mobility. It tests and improves focus and balance. Also helps to relieve stress.
Padhastasana (standing forward bend)
This asana massages and tones the digestive organs while increasing flexibility in your calves and hamstrings. It can release excess air from your abdomen and improve blood flow. It relieves tension by relaxing the neck and shoulders. It increases concentration, boosts creativity and motivation.
Ardha Matsyendrasana (half lord of the fishes)
This asana improves posture and counteracts the effects of sitting for long periods. It strengthens your core and particularly muscles supporting your spine. It also cleanses internal organs.
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