Yoga is a natural and efficient exercise to hike ones energy. These activities center on bringing back the lost life energy or Prana which we have consumed on everyday activity. Yoga allows proper breathing that results to a comely circulation of blood and air flow in the body. It is composed of different poses which has their own focus and role. By simply stretching out your muscles, toxins are released from the body. Other practices such as proper breathing (Pranayama) increases the body’s strength, revitalizes and freshens the whole body system while some poses employ proper balance which intensify focus and self-awareness.
Here are some Yoga poses to release toxins, and circulate blood flow and for energy boost.
Mountain Pose, Toe Lifts (Tadasana)
With your feet flat on the floor, straighten your back and put arms on the side. Breath deeply and slowly lift your arms above your head, coming up into your tighs and opening your heart and chest while you lift your toes at the same time. Exhale and bring down your arms and toes as well.
This is a great starting position and the foundation of standing positions. This position improve posture, strenghtens tighs and knees, firms buttocks and abdomen and reduces flat feet.
Cat Pose (Marjaryasana)
Inhale as you put your belly towards the mat. Exhale while your lift your chin and arch your spine upward, pulling your abdominal muscles in. Draw your belly to your spine and round your back toward the ceiling. The pose should look like a cat stretching its back. Release the crown of your head toward the floor. Repeat for 5 to 10 times.
This pose brings flexibility to the spine. This sequence also develop posture and balance to the body.
Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)
To do this pose, lie on your stomach, palm rest on the floor. Keep your legs together, pressing feet flat on the floor. Keep elbows bent on the sides as you slowly raise your head and chest from the floor. Inhale as you lengthen the sides of your body, then exhale pressing your tailbone down. Look straight ahead and hold for 20 seconds upward. Repeat as desired.
Cobra pose strenghtens upper back, shoulders, arms and chest. It eliminates, tension and stress. Poses for grounding, stabilizing, and empowering.
Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II)
Start with the Mountain pose, standing with feet apart and your hands on the sides. Exhale as you put your feet 4 to 5 feet apart while ensuring that both feet are aligned. Turn your right foot 90 degrees and your left foot angled slightly towards you to create balance. Face on your right foot but try not to twist or tilt your hips. Bend your right foot. Feel your thigh and leg strenghtens. Hold, and repeat position on the other side.
The Virabhadrasana II increases stamina. It helps to relieve backaches, and stimulates healthy digestion.
Tree Pose (Vriksasana)
Stand in the Mountain pose (Tadasana). Exhale, lift your right leg and rest the instep of your foot on your upper thigh, creating a triangle. Balance your self and put your hands into prying position. Raise your hands and create a triangle above your head, crossing your thumbs. Take slow breaths to improve stability. Reverse the motions to release. Repeat on the other side of your body.
This pose strengthens thighs, calves, ankles, and spine and improves balance.
Right Nostril Breathing (Surya Bhedana)
In this act, you will just be using your right nose. To start, sit straight and cover your left nose with your thumb and rest your other hand in your lap. Inhale for four second and exhale for six seconds. Repeat as desired.
This process uplifts, revitalizes and calms your mind and soul.
Breath of Fire (Bhastrika)
In this process, inhalation and exhalation should be of equal time length. For beginners, you can try slow, equal breaths, while some could do the rapid breathing.
This technique pumps life force in and out of the body. It also quickly oxygenates blood and stimulates the nervous system.