Exercise in general can boost your mood, but when you can’t muster the energy or the time to head to the gym, or go for a run, yoga is a great alternative. The increase in oxygen to your muscles will allow you to feel more alert and focused. Do these 4 moves recommended by Active.com.

Modified Down Dog Split:

downdog“Start in a pushup position, lift your hips, and move into downward facing dog. Take five breaths. Raise your right heel toward the ceiling as high as you can, then slowly lower your left forearm to the floor. Keep both palms flat on the floor.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warrior 3:

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“Straighten your left arm and put your right foot between your hands. Shift your weight onto your right foot as you raise your left leg. At the same time, raise your torso until it is parallel to the floor and reach your arms forward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modified Half Moon Arc:

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“Place hands on the floor beneath your shoulders. Rotate your hips to the left and raise your left arm toward the ceiling. Bend your left knee back, and reach your left hand behind you to hold your foot.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tree:

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“From half-moon arch, turn your hips and shoulders back toward the floor, then use your core muscles to roll your body up to standing. Place the sole of your left foot on your right inner thigh. Lift your arms straight up above your shoulders.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To find out more visit: http://www.active.com/health/articles/4-yoga-poses-to-boost-your-energy