Yoga: Energy Poses—Part 2

Fight the winter blues by adding a short yoga practice to your schedule! These poses are ideal for waking up in the morning or when you feel a drop in energy during the day. We have selected several variations of moves targeting the extension of the spine, because in addition to reinforcing the back muscles, they open the heart and thus increase your level of attention.

6. Bridge (with one leg extended)


Why:

  • Tone the gluteus and hamstrings;
  • Open the chest.

Tips and tricks:
Bring the chest closer to the face to accentuate the opening of the heart. To go further, bring the shoulder blades together and intertwine the fingers in the lower back. For a better anchorage, keep both feet on the ground.

7. The Boat


Why:

  • Tone the abdominal belt;
  • Strengthen the thighs;
  • Engage the stabilizing muscles.

Tips and tricks:
Once in the posture, don’t forget to keep breathing well and relax the facial features. If necessary, decrease the intensity by holding the back of the thighs with your hands.

8. Torsion of the column on the ground


Why:

  • Take care of the column and surrounding muscles;
  • Improve the health of the digestive system.

Tips and tricks:
Keep lengthening the lower back by sitting on the edge of your sit bones while bringing the top of the skull to the sky. Pull the navel towards the spine in order to get a deeper twist.

9. Side Stretch


Why:

  • Extend the sides and lower back;
  • Open the hips and the back of the legs.

Tips and tricks:
Deepen the posture by turning the chest and looking up. If your body allows you to do so, grab the foot.

Eve’s style


Eve Guilbert

Yoga teacher at Wanderlust and Énergie Cardio, Lolë ambassador for three years

I discovered yoga in 2008. Having done ballet from childhood to adolescence, I found in yoga the same benefits that dance brought me, and even more. In 2009, I started teaching different styles to group classes in fitness centres. This experience was very rewarding to me because, among other things, it helped develop my confidence. Meanwhile, my passion for yoga has grown steadily. Last year, I made the best decision of my life, which was to follow the Wanderlust teacher training. What I want more than anything is to continue to learn and to help students through the practice of yoga.

 


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