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5 Yoga Poses To Get Rid Of Weakness & Fatigue

Try these simple and effective yoga poses to get rid of weakness and fatigue

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Energy is necessary for your day-to-day work and other bodily processes. Lack of energy can lead to fatigue, weakness, lack of concentration, and not being willing to work. Stable levels of energy can keep you going thus helping you achieve your goals without fail and on time. There might be days that you often feel tired around the afternoon and you think it's just time for a nap.

The afternoon slump is common among all the 9-5 workers, especially the ones that get perpetually tired post-lunch making it harder to get through the day. Post-lunch drowsiness can cause mental and physical fatigue among all employees. But yoga can help you get rid of the slump and afternoon fatigue after lunch. Try these yoga poses to quickly eliminate that afternoon slump or fatigue.

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1. Child's Pose

The child's pose may be helpful for your hips and back, relaxing them and allowing them to stretch. In this pose, you will have to kneel and sit on your knees.

Lean forward while keeping your buttocks on your heels, and rest your forehead on the floor. Place your arms next to your legs, palms facing up. Try to inhale and exhale slowly and deeply. Complete at least eight breaths.

If you find it difficult to rest your forehead on the floor, give this a try. Kneel and sit on your knees with your knees slightly apart. Lean forward and fold your arms in front of you on the floor. Now rest your forehead on your arms and continue inhaling and exhaling.

2. Downward Facing Dog Pose

This is one of the traditional yoga poses in which you bend forward. It can be restful and rejuvenating. This pose can help relieve back pain and sciatica. It helps manage imbalances and improves strength.

The pose focuses on muscles like hamstrings, deltoids, gluteus maximus, triceps, and quadriceps. You should:

  • Get on all fours.

  • Your hands should be aligned under your wrists and your knees under your hips.

  • Press into your hands, tuck your toes, and lift up your knees.

  • Move your sitting bones slowly up toward the ceiling.

  • Slightly bend your knees and lengthen your spine and tailbone.

  • Your heels should be slightly off the ground.

  • Press firmly into your hands and distribute the weight on both sides of the body.

  • Pay attention to the position of your hips and shoulders.

  • Your head should be in line with your upper arms and your chin tucked in slightly.

  • Hold this pose for at least 1 minute.

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3. Cobra Pose

This stretches your abdomen, chest, and shoulders. It strengthens your spine and may soothe sciatica. It helps the muscle groups: hamstrings, gluteus maximus, deltoids, triceps, and serratus anterior. It also helps manage stress.

Follow the steps:

  • Lie on your stomach and place your hands under your shoulders with your fingers facing forward.

  • Draw your arms to your chest, and your elbows should not go out to the side.

  • Press into your hands and slowly lift your head, chest, and shoulders.

  • Lift part way, halfway, or all the way up.

  • Slightly bend your elbows.

  • Let your head drop back to deepen the pose.

  • Release back down to your mat and breathe out.

  • Bring your arms by your side and rest your head.

  • Slowly move your hips from side to side to release tension.

4. Bridge Pose

The bridge pose helps regulate blood pressure. It calms the brain and alleviates stress. It is beneficial in managing mild depression and is good for abdominal organs, lungs, menstrual pain, fatigue, headache, and anxiety as well.

  • Lie on your back, place your hands at your sides, bend your knees, and your feet should be flat on the floor close to your butt.

  • Press into your feet while you lift your hips and torso to create a straight line from your knees to your shoulders.

  • Hold the pose for up to 30 seconds, then lower your hips to the floor.

5. Legs Up the Wall

This is one of the most simple yoga poses that is performed against a wall. Viparita Karani offers extreme relaxation and relief from anxiety. It is suggested to hold the pose for at least 5 minutes for effective results.

You can keep your eyes shut and use a calming eye pillow if required. When your legs are flipped upwards, it helps the blood rush back down to the heart and has a calming effect.

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Topics:  Yoga Asanas   Fatigue 

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