Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like this Winter has me wanting to hibernate. Perhaps it’s the grey, wet and dreary weather? Or the seasonal craving for warm comfort foods? But, I feel like I need a jolt of invigorating energy to get me going these days. This is why I created a yoga for energy beginners flow.
It’s a great class to invigorate and energize the body and mind. Use this class in the morning to greet the day with positive vibes, or as a mid-afternoon boost to gain some focus. 15-minutes is all you need to breathe and move.
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Yoga for Energy Beginners Flow
We’ll begin this class seated in Sukhasana for a short body scan. Checking in with the energetic quality of mind and breath? From seated come onto all fours for cat and cow, followed by a brief child’s pose.
Next, we’ll begin our yoga for energy beginners flow. From all fours rise into a downward facing dog. After a short pedal to stretch out the calves and mobilize the legs float into a plank for a few breaths. Glide back into down dog, then step into a forward fold. Rest in uttanasana for a few breaths before rising to stand.
After a reset, fold forward again into Uttanasana. Step the left leg back , drop the left knee to the floor and lift the torso. Hold the low lunge and breathe. During this lunge, place the arms across chest and then rotate to the right. Repeat this three times, holding the third twist. Use the breath in the twist to open the arms out, up and back across the chest.
Repeat the breath three times, before folding to the floor, and stepping back into downward dog. Then, float to plank, hold for a breath. Lower the knees to the floor, then let the torso lower. Lift the head, shoulders and chest into a cobra pose before rising back to all fours, and lifting into downward dog.
Step again into forward fold, and rise to stand. Repeat everything on the other side. From downward dog take child’s pose and rest. Rise up and sit in sukhasana. Taking a moment to notice the energetic quality of the body, mind, and breath now compared to the beginning of your practice. Finally, ending the class with three grounding breaths.
- Do you get energy dips during the day?
- What do you do to stay focused?
- Does the season/weather affect your energy?