13 Nov Energize your day!
Yoga for a more Energetic Day
As we move into fall and winter, the days get shorter and the to-do list seems to get longer. You’re getting a solid workout from yoga, building your core strength and endurance capabilities, but did you know you can actually increase your energy with regular practice?
Studies show that some yoga poses reduce fatigue and provide regulation and control of cortisol. This stress hormone has a primary influence on how we react to stress and effects important functions like digestion, circulation, sleep and wake patterns, and mood. Not only does yoga improve sleep quality, relieve stress, and condition overall physical health, yoga is one of the best natural energy-boosters with help of cortisol control.
One of the easiest ways to boost energy through your yoga practice is through deep breathing and supplying neglected areas of the body with renewed life. By cultivating prana through breath and movement, you’re helping to move the circulatory system and awakening the nervous system. This happens in poses that help to elongate the spine, like bridge or camel. In these poses you also open of the chest and bring emphasis to the heart, energizing the body further.
As you work to focus and reduce stress in your practice, energy levels are naturally increased and balance can be restored to the body. Not only will yoga help to clear negative energy with each warrior pose, space will be made for positive energy to replace it.