Yoga for Energy

Feeling sluggish? These back-bending yoga poses for energy will awaken your mind and body.

Bridge Pose

bridge pose
  (SET-too BAHN-dah) setu = dam, dike, or bridge bandha = lock Bridge Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Lie supine on the floor, and if necessary, place a...

Cobra Pose

  (boo-jang-GAHS-anna) Cobra Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Lie prone on the floor. Stretch your legs back, tops of the feet on the floor. Spread your...

Downward-Facing Dog: Step-by-Step Instructions

downward facing dog
  Downward facing dog, or Adho Mukha Svanasana, is the most iconic yoga postures around. Think of yoga, and you think of downward facing dog,...

Half Lord of the Fishes Pose

Half lord of the fishes
  (ARE-dah MOT-see-en-DRAHS-anna) ardha = half Matsyendra = king of the fish (matsya = fish indra = ruler), a legendary teacher of yoga Half Lord of...

Lord of the Dance Pose

lord of dance
  We’ll start with a modified version of the pose. The full pose will be described in the Variation section below. (not-ah-raj-AHS-anna) nata = actor, dancer, mime raja...

Pigeon Pose

King Pigeon Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions
  King Pigeon Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Kneel upright, with your knees slightly narrower than hip width apart and your hips, shoulders, and head...

Sphinx Yoga Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions

sphinx pose
  Sphinx Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Lie on your belly, legs side by side. Firm your tailbone toward your pubis and lengthen it toward...

Upward Bow (Wheel) Pose

upward bow
  (OORD-vah don-your-AHS-anna) urdhva = upward dhanu = bow Upward Bow (Wheel) Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Lie supine on the floor. Bend your knees and set your...

Upward-Facing Dog Pose

upward facing dog
  (OORD-vah MOO-kah shvon-AHS-anna) urdhva mukha = face upward (urdhva = upward mukha = face) svana = dog Upward-Facing Dog Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Lie prone on the...
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