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Starting your day with energising yoga poses can profoundly impact your overall
well-being. Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, incorporating some simple yoga
exercises into your morning routine can help increase your focus, clarity, and energy levels
through the day. Here are five easy poses that will increase your energy levels
and supercharge your day.



This variation of the Easy Pose can bring some vital life energy into a seated posture. It is a great way to start your day after a morning meditation to lift your spirits and brighten your day. While the Easy Seated Pose is considered a beginner’s pose, adding an arch can make it more challenging and energising. To practice this pose, sit up tall and distribute your weight evenly on both sits bones and the bottom of your pelvis. Cross your shins in front of your body and flex your feet under your knees to protect your joints. Place your fingertips on the ground behind you with your fingers and elbows facing away from your body. On an inhale, press into the ground with your fingertips to bring your back into an arch, looking up, and reaching the chest upwards. Hold for 3-5 breaths and bring your body back to sitting upright on an exhale.



Upward Salute is a simple yoga pose that can be very uplifting and energising. It helps you feel grounded and is an opportunity to explore activating the muscles of your feet and lower body. When you stand strong in your foundation with feet and legs strong and active, you will begin to feel a natural energy boost in this pose. To practice this pose, stand tall and evenly on both of your feet in Mountain Pose (Tadasana). On an inhale, raise your arms up towards the ceiling, palms facing each other, and look up. Engage your arms and fingertips to bring energy up to your hands. Hold for 3-5 breaths and bring your hands back down by your sides on an exhale.



This gentle back bending yoga pose will not only give you a boost of energy, but it will also strengthen your back muscles. This is a great one to do as a part of your warm-up as well, since it’s not quite as deep of a backbend as some of the other poses. To practice this pose, come onto your stomach, and place your forehead on the ground. Place your palms flat on the floor on either side of your ribs with your elbows pointed upwards. On an inhale, lift your head and shoulders up on the ground using the upper back muscles (keep very little weight in your hands). Keep your hands light on the ground and keep the tops of your feet down on the floor behind you. On your exhale, lower your head back down onto the floor and repeat 3-4 times.



This energising yoga pose will get you moving and bring a lot of warmth to your body. You can practice Locust Pose if you are looking to strengthen your back, hamstrings, and glutes. To practice this pose, come onto your stomach and rest your forehead on the mat, and relax the arms down by your side with palms face-down by your hips. On an inhale, lift your head, arms, legs, and feet off the ground. Energetically reach your hands back towards your feet and stretch your feet towards the back of the mat. You should feel the muscular work coming from your back, hamstrings, and glutes. Hold for several deep breaths, and release everything back down with an exhale. Repeat 3-4 times.



This is a deeper variation of Low Cobra Pose. In addition to giving you that much-needed energy boost, this is also a great stretch for the front of the body. To practice this pose, set up for Low Cobra Pose. On an inhale, press into the ground with your hands, and lift your entire torso off the ground to come into a backbend. Continue to press into the ground with your hands and use this energy to spread your shoulders away from each other. Look slightly up and forward. The tops of your legs are on the ground and energised with muscular activation. Hold for 3-5 deep breaths.


Please note you are partaking in this activity at your own risk.

If you have any concerns please seek the advice of a healthcare professional before attempting this activity.

Source: D’Arrigo C: Accessed October 2023