3 Energizing Yoga Poses You Need To Do Right Now

Bliss out with these three invigorating poses from Jen Wendowski, owner of Philadelphia's Yoga Habit studio.

November 17, 2016
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When the weather gets cold, it’s easy to get sedentary. Boost your activity and mood with these three lighthearted poses.

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triangle pose
Triangle Pose

This back and core strengthener can help improve your balance and shift your energy level upward. Step your feet about 4 feet apart. Turn your left leg 90 degrees and pivot your right foot slightly inward. Extend both arms so they are parallel to the floor. Shift your hips back as you stretch your left hand forward. Lean forward and let your left hand rest on either your shin or a block, while reaching your right hand up. Hold for five breaths and switch sides.

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reverse plank
Reverse Plank

Sit on the floor with your legs extended in front of you and your hands slightly behind your hips. Press down through your palms and lift your hips toward the ceiling as you extend your toes toward the floor. Release your head gently back to ease tension in your neck. Take three deep breaths. This empowering yet grounding move helps to stretch open and awaken the front side of your body.

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happy baby pose
Happy Baby

Lie on your back and bring your knees to your chest. With your arms pressed against the inside of your knees, grab the outside of your feet and turn them to face up. Pull your knees to your armpits and breathe deeply. Smile.