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4 yoga poses to keep you energized while quarantined

Updated: Mar 21, 2020

It's hard to stay active when you're forced to be inside 24/7. A lot of us fall into an unhealthy slump and don't do anything productive at all. We turn towards Netflix and food for the next couple of weeks. But although those things are great, living the Netflix and food lifestyle isn't very healthy. Here are some yoga poses to get you out of bed and energized:

1. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog)

To really bring energy to your entire body, remember to activate both your arms and legs. Don't forget about the smaller parts of our body that rarely get stretched out like your fingers and toes. Spreading those puppies out will bring a whole new feeling to the pose. Bringing your focus to these parts of your body will help you realize if they truly are working equally to hold our bodies up. As you focus your mind on these tips, make sure to continually breathe in the following fashion: relaxed, long, deep.

2. Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward-Facing Dog)

Opening up your chest and lengthening your spine should feel really good here after a long period of watching Netflix. Keep trying to lift your chest to the sky and avoid bringing pressure to your neck by throwing your head back. Remember to maintain your breath!

3. Ustrasana (Camel)

If you liked the feeling of the last pose, you will love this pose even more. This pose incorporates a backbend that will neutralize your terrible posture while eating all that ice cream. Let your shoulders sink back while lifting your chest to the ceiling. Allow your head to fall back as far as comfortable without putting pressure on your neck and don't forget to breathe!

4. Setu Bhandasana (Bridge)

Awaken your mind and your butt with this last pose. This pose can be restoring and energizing so it's the perfect way to end this short sequence. Keep your spine as long and straight as possible as you press your feet into the floor and lift up one vertebra at a time. Avoid turning your head to the sides and come down gradually like you came up.

Hopefully, these poses got your mind and body out of bed and energized to be productive!

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