We all have those mornings when it’s tough to get out of bed. When you’ve finally rolled out of from under the sheets you might feel like you need caffeine. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a hot cup of coffee or tea, but when you start to crave it just for the caffeine buzz you have to wonder how your energy levels are doing.
Here are some great tips for boosting your energy to keep you alert throughout the day.
1.) Try Breath of Fire
Kundalini yogis know what’s up when it comes to breath of fire. This powerful breath technique has many physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health benefits including boosting energy. It’s the kundalini solution to a cup of coffee! It will help you feel energized and alert throughout the day.
- digestive issues
- heart conditions
- eye, ear, or sinus problems
- high blood pressure
(Try long deep breathing instead if you’re experiencing any of the above!)
2.) Practice Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar)
Sun Salutations are practiced for many reasons; one of the intentions is to honor the sun which gives us life so it’s no surprise that it also gives you energy. They can also help build internal heat and warm up the body to experience more freedom in static poses. So how do you practice a sun salutation? There’s no one, easy answer since most traditions have different ways to practice them. Although there’s no perfect blueprint, that can work to your advantage. Be creative, be bold, and do what feels right for you! Here are a few tips from yoga journal to help you on your journey.
Some important questions to ask yourself when you feel your energy is low: how much sleep have I had? Are my eating patterns different? Take a moment to reflect on any other habits you may have adopted that could be making you feel tired. In yoga, it’s important to figure out what patterns to let go of. The techniques learned in yoga will help, but it’s always best to complement with lifestyle changes, even small ones like going to bed a half hour earlier or turning off the TV an hour before bed.
Love these ideas but want to learn in-person with a dedicated teacher? Join us for a Kundalini or Vinyasa class in the heart of Whistler Village and feel your energy soar!