By Suhana Keeranthodika

5 Best and Simple Energy Booster Exercises

An activity or physical movement that makes the heart rate up and releases endorphins will result in making up your energy levels. It is also necessary to have a healthy nutrition along with the energy booster exercises. Below we are going to discuss about the workouts through which you can feel complete relaxation.

Best Energy Booster Exercises

Breathing: In a stressful situation or even on a disheartening thought we take a deep breath which usually makes us relaxed. Breathe softly and gently, letting your belly to lift, hold the air few seconds lightly to the count of 5, exhale leisurely, allowing your abdomen to contract, to the count of 6. Repeat four times. The easy act of slow, deep breathing can be amazingly energizing. This is one of the best and simple energy booster exercises.

Energy booster exercises - breathing

Brisk walking: If I had to choose one energy-generating activity to recommend then it is walking. Walking in a fresh morning or a breezy evening, breathing the fresh air are all mentally and physically a recharge. Walk briskly soaking all the small beautiful sights and sceneries around you. Gradually, you may increase the pace enough to increase your heart and breath rates. As you walk, monitor your posture, be conscious of the range of motion in your hips and thighs, and move purposely, achieving the inhale-exhale control of your rib cage, you’ll feel so much better when you are finished.

Stretching: Even if you are fixed on your office desk or cubicle then practising a couple of stretching as a break is sufficient to provide an energy boost.

Anyway, it will become a comedy scene if you do complicated stretching at office, but you can do small stretches for instance, just try to hold your hands up as high as possible and hold up for few seconds. This exercise will stretch your hand and give relaxing feel to your muscles. Once when we sit for a longer time obviously we will feel lazy. By doing some stretches will shoot some energy.

The second stretch exercise which can be followed (not from office) is keeping your arms pulled out to the side and then grounding your upper body on the one hand so that you set your hands in a manner that it can reach the floor while another set of hands points up. This stretching has an expressive nature which can make you feel cosy by raising your energy level. You can perform this simple stretching comfortably and get lots of health benefits which you miss.

The third type of stretching is touching your toes while your legs are as straight as possible. While exercising this stretch, you are not permitted to bend your legs. If you bent, this stretching will not furnish you any health gains. In the beginning, you may feel difficulty in retaining your legs straight but after a few repeats, you can achieve the entire exercise smoothly.

The main benefit of stretching is that you can do it anyplace, you need not have to find and allot a specific place for stretching. In this busy schedule of life, most people are spending their good part of the energy in front of computers or screens, invisibly it consumes energy. For such people, stretching is the best choice. Although stretching will not bring a blow of benefits, but it can at least dash some energy in your body. Actually, stretching does more than an energy boost. It is capable of holding the arteries of brain open and limits clogging of the brain. These all are why stretching is one of the well-recognized energy booster exercises and quite an outstanding method to make one feel happy.

Cycling: We tend to think of physical activity as being tiring, but as a matter of fact, physical activity adds energy to our lives. Even if you ride for a 30-minute session of stable cycling there will be a boost in your energy levels. In the studies conducted in this matter, researchers were able to record positive electrical changes in the subject’s brains related to energy (the measures were recorded by an electroencephalogram).

How to put it into practice? Although a single session of cycling will put some liveliness in you, but for persistent results, try cycling at a light to moderate pace on a bike for 15 minutes three times a week. This will provide the provocation required for a steady increase in energy. Research shows that any kind of activity done outdoors may boost energy more than indoor activity does.


Surya Namaskar

Bonus to the physical advantages this sun salutation yoga excites and modifies practically every system in the body. It is good for heart and stimulates the cardiovascular system, thus boosting energy. Surya Namaskar is good for the digestive system and the nervous system also. Let’s see how the steps or asanas of Surya Namaskar are done.

1. Pranamasana (the first posture)

Also identified as prayer pose. Stand upright to start on your mat with your both feet firmly adjusted. Breathe deeply, inflating your chest and reclining your shoulders. While inhaling, raise your arms to the sides. And as you breathe out, bring your palms in front to join together like you are praying to a deity. It builds a feeling of relaxation and attention for commencing the yoga poses

2. Hasta Uttanasana (raised arms pose)

Following the palms touched in the previous prayer position, inhale and raise your arms high up and lean backwards. Your biceps should extend near to your ears. The aspect is to release up your body by stretching the whole body backwards, then standing at your toes again. It tightens and tones the muscles of the abdominal area (belly area). It opens the chest and the rib cage making oxygen intake easy. The lung mass is fully used.

3. Hasta Padasana (hand-to-foot pose)

Now exhale, and bow ahead and then to down from the waistband. Go down to touch the ground by gripping your spine straight. Do this as you breathe out slowly and fully. Hasta padasana has many benefits as the posture includes stretching the complete back and muscles, which strikes the abdomen and spine. This position is great for the nervous system as it improves blood flow to the brain.

4. Ashwa Sanchalanasana (the equestrian pose)

Next is to slowly inhale, then stretch your body parallel to the terrain. Retain your hands to the side, and draw your right knee towards the right part of the chest and move your left leg to extend behind. Look up.

This pose can strengthen the back, abdomen and thigh muscles. Improves movement of the knee joints, stimulates the body to maintain good posture and checks back problems.

5. Dandasana (stick pose)

Sit on a mat, stretch your legs straight out in front of your body with your thighs as even on the floor as possible. If it is difficult to keep your spine upright, try sittinenergg with your back next to a wall for vertical position.

The few benefits of the stick pose are – to give support to your body’s stability to back and hip injuries, serve to soothe brain cells, improve the functionality of the digestive organs, form body consciousness, and to help improve the alignment of body.

6. Ashtanga Namaskara (eight-limbed salutation)

This is also recognized as presenting salutations using eight parts of the body. After waiting in Dandasana, mildly bring down your knees towards the floor and breathe out. Now keep your chin to halt on the ground, keep your hips raised in the air. As, your eight parts of which are two hands, two knees, chin and chest will lay on the floor while your hip stays tilted to the air.

This pose adds elasticity to the back and spine, and gives effectiveness to the back muscles. The pose is also considered to relieve anxiety by clearing stressful thoughts.

surya namaskar

7. Bhujangasana (the cobra pose)

This is also identified as Cobra (serpent) pose. The pose tries to align chest and trunk to 90 degrees to the floor by holding your legs and mid-section flat on the ground. At the same time, he/she who does this pose shouldn’t forget to use hands to assist their body and also not to induce to transfer the entire body weight onto them. Bhujangasana strengthens muscles in the shoulders, chest and abdominal region, and reduces stiffness of the lower back.

8. Parvatasana (the mountain pose)

While returning from the previous cobra pose by keeping your palm and feet where they were, and then gently lift your mid-section. Exhale as you enter the mountain pose. Parvatasana adds strength to the muscles of the arms and legs. It tones the spinal nerves and gives a good flow of blood to the spinal region. It improves blood flow to the brain.

Now from this phase, all the previous poses get to be repeated in anti-clockwise

9. Ashwa Sanchalanasana (the equestrian pose or low long pose)

Now from mountain pose, move on to the Ashwasanchalanasana. But this time, we do the opposite of what we did in the 4th pose that is the first Ashwasanchalanasana. Return back to your right foot forward position, while pausing the left foot behind, at its first position.

10. Hasta Padasana

Now gently draw your left foot forward, next to the right foot as you breathe out. Retaining the position of your hands unimpaired, raise yourself up to enter slowly to Hasta Padasana.

11. Hastauttanasana

Now gasp and lift your hands up, and twist backwards to enter Ardha Chakra Asana.

12. Pranama asana

Finally, blow out air and stand in a comfortable manner back in the Namaskara mudra (prayer pose). Feel the positive vibes in your mind and body. Twelve repetitions of this yoga exercise are ensured to produce maximum energy.

All of these practices and exercises will change the way of your mind adding good vibes to your everyday life, thereby being the best and simple energy booster exercises.

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