3 Yoga Poses to Boost Your Energy

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Have you ever felt like you wanted to crash after a heavy meal or a late night? Well, sometimes all it takes is a little bit of yoga and some deep breathing to bring back your energy. These four yoga poses will do exactly that and make you feel great.

Bow Pose

Start by lying facedown on a yoga mat and bend your knees so your feet are up towards the ceiling and grab your ankles with your hands. Press your feet away from your head, ankles heavy in your hands, knees hip-width apart, and lift your chest off the ground. Breathe deeply for five to 10 breaths.

High Lunge Twists

Start with both feet together and step your left leg back and form a high lunge with the right knee bent. Inhale and straighten the legs and lift the arms high. On the exhale, come back down to a high lunge, reaching the left arm forward and right arm back to twist the upper body. Inhale back to center with the legs straight and arms high and go to the other side, right arm forward and left arm back. Do 10 to 20 reps, swap the legs and do the same on the opposite side.

Chair Twist Pose

Stand with your feet together, bend your knees and sink your hips back as if sitting down in a chair, reaching your arms high towards the sky. Inhale lengthen through the spine and on the exhale, take your hands together to the center of the chest in a prayer position. Twist to the right, placing your left elbow outside your right thigh, looking over your right shoulder. Inhale back to chair pose and exhale and do the twist on the other side. Do this for one minute, alternating between sides.