5 Simple Yoga Poses to Boost Your Energy

Super tired and outta juice?

 

Irena recommends:

 

  • Restorative Yoga to nourish your body, mind, and spirit!  

  • Healing Bath Tubbies with Epsom Salt and some drops of lavender oil.

  • Sit quietly in Meditation for 10 minutes.  For a meditation practice click here.

  • Play in the Garden.  Whether it's going for a walk outside, standing barefoot on the earth, or getting your hands into dirt. 

  • Take a Break :)  (and not a Kit-Kat kinda break) but time to unwind, relax, and do something you LOVE.

 

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because coffee isn't working

You know those days when you wake up tired?  The alarm goes off and you feel like you just fell asleep.  The day drags on and coffee just isn't working.  What we need desperately is deep relaxation.  And all it takes is 5 - 20 minutes to recharge our batteries. 

 

SIMPLIFY LIFE to ACCESS ENERGY

Simple and gentle poses will help us to feel well rested.   Our minds are clear and less distracted and decisions are easier to make.  We'll be able to tackle tasks much more quickly and easily.  

 

recharge in as little as 5 minutes

Try these 5 Restorative Yoga Poses and you'll feel a world of difference.  

 

What you'll need:

Grab some pillows, a firm blanket, and a timer.


5 Easy and Energizing Yoga Poses

Tip #1 - great energy booster

Restorative Yoga Pose Irena
  1. Set your timer for 5 minutes.

  2. Grab your blanket and fold it in half lengthwise, so it's about 12 inches wide and at least as long as your spine.  
  3. Seated on the floor, carefully lean back and rest over the blanket for those 5 minutes.

  4. Focus on your breath.

  5. After 5 minutes, mindfully bend your legs and roll to the right.  Pause on your right side for a few breaths and then use your arms to press up to seated.


Tip #2 - relieve headaches

Restorative Yoga Relieve Headache Irena
  1. Set your timer for 5 minutes.

  2. Grab your blanket.  For this pose we'll place the blanket underneath the neck.  Specifically in the space between the base of the skull and the base of the neck.  Roll up your blanket to to support your neck, adjusting the height as necessary.
  3. Rest over the blanket for those 5 minutes.

  4. Focus on your breath.

  5. After 5 minutes, mindfully bend your legs and roll to the right.  Pause on your right side for a few breaths and then use your arms to press up to seated.


tip #3 - relieve lower back pain

Restorative Yoga Help Low Back Pain Irena
  1. Set your timer for 5 - 10 minutes.

  2. Grab your blanket and roll it up.  Grab your pillows or another firm blanket.
  3. Seated on the floor, carefully lean back and rest over the pillows.  Place the blanket underneath the backs of your thighs.

  4. Focus on your breath.

  5. After 5 - 10 minutes, mindfully bend your legs and roll to the right.  Pause on your right side for a few breaths and then use your arms to press up to seated.


Tip #4 - Get rid of insomnia

Restorative Yoga Help Insomnia Irena
  1. Set your timer for 5 minutes.

  2. Find a chair or couch.
  3. Place your calves and feet on the chair and rest your torso on the ground.

  4. Focus on your breath.

  5. After 5 minutes, mindfully bend slide your legs off the chair and roll to the right.  Pause on your right side for a few breaths and then use your arms to press up to seated.


Tip #5 - Improve Digestion

Restorative Yoga Improve Digestion Irena
  1. Set your timer for 10 - 20 minutes.

  2. Grab your blanket and fold it in half lengthwise, so it's about 12 inches wide and at least as long as your spine.  
  3. Grab 2 pillows.

  4. Seated on the floor, soles of the feet together, and pillows wedged under outer thighs.  Carefully lean back and rest over the blanket for those 10 - 20 minutes.

  5. Focus on your breath and relax your belly.

  6. After 10 - 20 minutes, mindfully bend your legs and roll to the right.  Pause on your right side for a few breaths and then use your arms to press up to seated.